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Shannon Najmabadi is the higher education reporter at The Texas Tribune.

Local Health Authority Resigns in Texas Border County Battered by Coronavirus

The top doctor advising Starr County on local health policy resigned abruptly Monday, leaving a key position temporarily vacant in a rural...

Texas Lifts Tampon Ban at Bar Exam After Complaints Over Discriminatory Policy

Tampons and pads are no longer contraband at the upcoming bar exam for aspiring lawyers in Texas. Pausing a...

These “Last Responders” Deal With the Bodies As Coronavirus Deaths Surge in the Rio...

Reporting and writing by Shannon Najmabadi, photography by Miguel Gutierrez Jr. McALLEN—Juan Lopez is in the ambulance bay of...

Want a Coronavirus Test in Texas? You May Have to Wait for Hours in...

By 8 a.m. Friday, the line of cars waiting at an Austin coronavirus test site snaked out of the parking lot and...

Outside of Texas’ Big Cities, Some Are Still Waiting Nearly a Month for Coronavirus...

Roving test sites staffed by the Texas National Guard — a state solution to increase coronavirus test access outside of major cities — have...

As Coronavirus Hits Texas, the State’s Top Health Official is Spending 30 Hours a...

The acting head of Texas’ massive health and human services bureaucracy, who is leading a 36,600 employee agency during a global pandemic, is also...

UT-Austin President Greg Fenves Leaving Texas Flagship June 30 for Emory University

University of Texas at Austin President Greg Fenves is expected to announce this week that he will leave the state’s flagship college...

Coronavirus Prompts Texas Universities to Extend Spring Break, Move Classes Online

Pat Neff Hall at Baylor University. Photo credit: Shelby Knowles for The Texas Tribune. More than a dozen Texas universities...
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UT tuition increasing 2.6% at all campuses for 2020-21 year

University administrators at a Board of Regents meeting April 2 in Austin.  Emree Weaver / The Texas Tribune

New Texas law protects rent-to-own customers against criminal prosecution

Texans who sign rent-to-own contracts to lease furniture, electronics and other household items will receive new protection against being arrested or criminally...

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