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Karen Brooks Harper, The Texas Tribune

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

At Least One Major Texas Abortion Provider Resumes Procedure Lawmakers Tried to Prohibit, After...

At least one major abortion provider on Thursday resumed providing the procedure to patients who had been previously shut out by Texas'...

At Least 92 Texas Hospitals Were Out of ICU Beds Last Week, According to...

As the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19 spreads and sends unvaccinated Texans to the hospital with serious illness, hospitals are under...

Texas’ Biggest County Saw a Sixfold Jump in Vaccine Rates After Offering $100 for...

A week after public health officials in Texas’ most populous county started handing out $100 cash cards to locals getting their first...

Federal Judge Rules for Texas, Temporarily Restores Federal Health Care Funding Extension

A federal district judge on Friday temporarily reinstated a 10-year extension of a federal health care program that Texas uses to help...

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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