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Colorado lawmakers pass bill making Juneteenth state holiday

Apr. 11, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers have passed a bill designating Juneteenth, which celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S., as an official state holiday, and Gov. Jared Polis is expected to sign it. The House on Monday overwhelming passed legislation recognizing the June 19 paid...

Biden administration files 3rd lawsuit in Texas over voting

Mar. 24, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday filed a third lawsuit over voting rights in Texas, keeping America's biggest red state at the center of a fight over new and in many cases more restrictive election laws passed last year by Republicans. The newest challenge...

Police kill gunman after standoff at Galveston Bay-area home

Mar. 10, 2022 19:02 PM EST

CLEAR LAKE SHORES, Texas (AP) — Police fatally shot an armed suspect Wednesday after an hourslong standoff at his home in a community near Galveston Bay, officials said. An officer dispatched to the home in Clear Lake Shores at about 5 a.m. Wednesday was met with a gunshot from...

Democratic runoff set up in Texas attorney general race

Mar. 10, 2022 16:48 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas civil rights attorney Lee Merritt suspended his campaign for Texas attorney general Thursday, setting up a May runoff between the top Democratic primary vote-getter Rochelle Garza and former Galveston mayor Joe Jaworski. During a news conference in Houston,...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Feb. 28, 2022 07:13 AM EST

Amarillo Globe News. February 24, 2022. Editorial: State must move quickly to ease Texans’ pain The fallout and finger-pointing continues in the aftermath of last week’s massive electric grid failure that at one point left some 4 million Texans without power as...

TABC boys and girls Texas high school basketball rankings

Feb. 22, 2022 10:11 AM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Here are the final Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school boys and girls rankings for the 2021-22 season. FINAL BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Richardson, 30-1; 2. Duncanville, 28-1; 3. Spring Westfield, 28-1; 4. Austin...