Texas Unemployment Ticks Up Again As State Reinstates Job Search Requirements

There were 93,895 new claims for unemployment in Texas last week, according to the Labor Department. That’s up from the previous week’s...

TABC Suspends 18 Bars’ Licenses for Defying Closure Order

More than 800 bars in Texas were expected to defy Gov. Greg Abbott’s closure order as part of  "Freedom Fest” on Saturday....

Texas Unemployment Claims Trend Reverses Course

After falling in recent weeks, first-time Texas unemployment claims increased last week by 96,141, representing a 7.4% increase over the previous week....

Texas Runs Risk of Census Undercount, Which Would Hurt

The year 2020 will be one to remember given the pandemic, the economic downturn, and protests for justice and police reform. It’s...

Rent Relief for Many Texans Ends Soon, and Evictions Can Resume

Relief for many renters is coming to an end on Monday.  The Texas Supreme Court had extended the moratorium...

Grand Parkway expansion included in state transit plan

The southern sections of the State Highway 99/Grand Parkway have been given the green light after officials approved Texas’ 10-year transportation plan....

Texas COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Hit New Records but No Slowing of Reopening

Texas broke two COVID-19 tracking records this week. On Thursday, the state saw its largest single-day increase in positive cases, 2,504, breaking...

NASA’s First Launch in Nearly 10 Years a Welcome Escape From Coronavirus News

Tomorrow, Americans will be able to look to the sky (or flip on a news channel) for a change in perspective, as...

Texas Unemployment Claims Drop a Little, Remain Above 100,000

About 106,000 Texans filed first-time unemployment claims last week. That is a drop from the previous week’s total of 117,000, but it...

Many Texas Restaurants May Not Survive Pandemic

As the political debate rages about whether Texas is moving too fast or not fast enough to get back to business, there...

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