COVID-19 Drives Texas Sales Tax Collections to Record Lows

Texas took in about $2.6 billion in state sales taxes in May, according to new numbers released today. The May collections were...

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Asked to Release Inmates During COVID-19

A new petition filed with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals renews the fight to end Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on inmate...

How to Request a Mail Ballot for the July Runoff

If you want to request a mail-in ballot for the July 14 primary runoff election, you have a little more than a...

Texas Families of Kids Who Lost Free School Meals Can Get Money

Many Texas families rely on free or reduced-cost school lunches, and over 3.5 million Texas school children have temporarily lost their much-needed...

Three Top Texas GOP Officials Who Oppose Expanding Mail-In Voting Have Each Used It

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include a comment from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's office. Three of...

State to Connect Nursing Home Residents with Family During Pandemic

Texas nursing home residents may soon be Zooming with the rest of us.  The Texas Health and Human Services...

George Strait Stars in New COVID-19 PSA From Governor’s Office

A new COVID-19 public service announcement from Gov. Greg Abbott’s office features beloved Texas country music star George Strait. In fact, Abbott...

How to Plan for Summer in the Age of COVID-19

Summer is when families and friends get together, plan barbecues, hit the pool and the lake, take trips to their favorite destinations...

Dating in a Pandemic Means Connecting at a Distance

“This whole thing has made a huge culture shift,” said Aaron Estrada, an Austin resident and single man, when he opened up...

Will COVID-19 Be the Impetus for Medicaid Expansion in Texas

Often your health care benefits stem from your income. What does that look like when you are unemployed because of the pandemic? 

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