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Supreme Court temporarily blocks Texas law that allows police to arrest migrants

Mar. 04, 2024 21:24 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ plans to arrest migrants who enter the U.S. illegally and order them to leave the country is headed to the Supreme Court in a legal showdown over the federal government’s authority over immigration. An order issued Monday by Justice Samuel Alito puts...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Mar. 04, 2024 07:11 AM EST

Dallas Morning News. March 2, 2024. Editorial: Texas voters, beware of pro-secession candidates Some Republican primary candidates have signed an unpatriotic pledge to “take Texas back.” Today is Texas Independence Day. It’s a day that marks our...

Gov. Abbott says Texas wildfires may have destroyed up to 500 structures

Mar. 01, 2024 22:22 PM EST

STINNETT, Texas (AP) — Wildfires may have destroyed as many as 500 structures in the Texas Panhandle, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday, describing how the largest blaze in state history scorched everything in its path, leaving ashes in its wake. Texas officials warned that...

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas wildfires may have destroyed up to 500 structures, damage assessments continue

Mar. 01, 2024 14:57 PM EST
BORGER, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas wildfires may have destroyed up to 500 structures, damage assessments continue.

On the Rio Grande, 300 miles apart, Biden and Trump try to use immigration to election advantage

Feb. 29, 2024 19:25 PM EST

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — On the banks of the same Rio Grande but 300 miles apart, President Joe Biden and GOP challenger Donald Trump on Thursday surveyed the U.S.-Mexico border and tussled from a distance over who is to blame for the nation's broken immigration system and how to fix it. ...

LGBTQ+ advocacy group sues Texas AG, says it won't identify transgender families

Feb. 29, 2024 15:51 PM EST

A national LGBTQ+ advocacy group is suing the Texas Attorney General's office rather than hand over information about its support of transgender children receiving gender-confirming medical care. According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in Texas court, PFLAG National says Republican...

Judge blocks Texas law that gives police broad powers to arrest migrants who illegally enter US

Feb. 29, 2024 14:31 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday blocked a new Texas law that would give police broad powers to arrest migrants suspected of illegally entering the U.S., dealing a victory to the Biden administration with a broad rejection of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's immigration enforcement...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Feb. 26, 2024 07:15 AM EST

Dallas Morning News. February 23, 2024. Editorial: Ivan Cantu is scheduled to be executed next week, and that’s wrong Texas should not be putting people to death. Death row inmate Ivan Cantu is scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas on...

Texas school legally punished Black student over hairstyle, judge says

Feb. 22, 2024 16:18 PM EST

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — A Black high school student’s monthslong punishment by his Texas school district for refusing to change his hairstyle does not violate a new state law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination, a judge ruled on Thursday. Darryl George, 18, has not been...

Illinois governor's proposed $53B budget includes funds for migrants, quantum computing and schools

Feb. 21, 2024 16:10 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker pitched a $52.7 billion state spending plan Wednesday with more money to address the migrant crisis, education and quantum computing, while proposing tax increases that will mostly target business, including a major sports betting tax hike. ...