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Karen Brooks Harper is an Austin-based freelance writer for the Texas Tribune.

Texas House Advances Bill That Would Ban Homeless Encampments in Public

The Texas House on Wednesday moved to advance a bill that would ban homeless encampments in public places statewide, a move that...

Texas Recommends Resuming Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Shots after CDC, FDA Give Green Light

Texas health officials on Friday told vaccine providers across the state that they could resume using the one-dose COVID-19 Johnson & Johnson...

Texas House Votes Down Budget Amendment Aimed at Giving Health Coverage to More Uninsured...

The Texas House on Thursday rejected an attempt to direct the governor and state health officials to use billions in federal dollars...

All Texas Adults Will Be Eligible for Covid-19 Vaccine on March 29

All Texas adults will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine regardless of age, occupation or health status starting on March 29, state...

Texas Democrats have failed to pass voter access legislation for years. The pandemic may...

This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The article is available...

Texas Can Reject Mail-In Ballots Over Mismatched Signatures Without Giving Voters A Chance To...

If they decide the signature on the ballot can't be verified, Texas election officials may continue rejecting mail-in ballots without notifying voters...
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Balancing Higher Health Risks and Spotty Internet, Reopening College in The Rio Grande Valley...

Isolated without Wi-Fi in the rural Hidalgo County home he shares with his dad, Ruben Homar Martinez is determined to graduate from...

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