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Alex Samuels is a political reporter for The Texas Tribune.

85 Babies Under 1 Year Old in Nueces County Have Tested Positive for COVID-19...

Eighty-five infants who are under the age of 1 have tested positive for the coronavirus in Nueces County since testing began there...

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Says Dr. Anthony Fauci “Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking...

Despite Texas’ surge of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Tuesday evening that he doesn’t need the advice of the...

Running for Congress While Responding to a Pandemic, These Three Texans Say They’re Uniquely...

Pritesh Gandhi had spent months courting abortion-rights and gun safety groups, hoping to win their endorsements in his congressional primary runoff.

George Floyd Laid to Rest in Houston as Protests Against Police Brutality and Calls...

Hundreds of people filed into a Houston chapel Tuesday to pay their final respects to George Floyd, whose death at the hands...

The Texas suburbs are slipping away from the GOP. These women for Trump want...

Panelist Jacquie Baly responds to a question during a Trump Victory Leadership Initiative Training hosted by Women for Trump at Gulf...

“It’s like they’re frightened to talk to me”: Texas campaign workers of color face...

While campaigning for a City Council hopeful earlier this year, Arash Farasat was assigned to knock on doors in an affluent Dallas...

Gov. Greg Abbott signs several school safety bills in wake of shooting at Santa...

Capping off a yearslong effort to prevent another school shooting like the Santa Fe High tragedy, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a series of bills...

Texas Expansion of Medical Cannabis Nears Finish Line After Senate Approval

Marijuana advocates were handed an unlikely victory Wednesday after the Texas Senate advanced a bill greatly expanding the list of debilitating medical...

Texas Senate passes bill to give more teachers access to guns in classrooms

Ray Dunn, CEO of On the Mark Enhanced Tactical Training, teaches a gun training class for educators in Harrold ISD. Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The...

Texas medical marijuana expansion gains steam in Senate, even after prior stonewalling

Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, is sponsoring a medical marijuana bill. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune Even as the Senate stonewalls a handful of bills aimed...

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