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Houston lifts boil-water order affecting more than 2 million

Nov. 29, 2022 08:13 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials lifted an order Tuesday that had called for more than 2 million people in the nation's fourth-largest city to boil their tap water before drinking or using it. The boil order had been in effect since Sunday, when a power outage at a purification...

Water boil order issued for more than 2 million in Houston

Nov. 28, 2022 18:47 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — More than 2 million people in the Houston area were urged to boil their tap water Monday after a power outage at a purification plant prompted the mayor to initiate a review of what went wrong. The boil order notice tells customers in the nation's fourth-largest...

Uvalde mom sues police, gunmaker in school massacre

Nov. 28, 2022 17:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last conversation Sandra Torres had with her 10-year-old daughter was about her nervous excitement over whether she’d make the all-star softball team. Hours later, Eliahna Torres was one of 19 children and two teachers massacred at their elementary school in Uvalde, Texas....

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 21, 2022 07:11 AM EST

Austin American-Statesman. November 16, 2022. Editorial: Texas medical marijuana program is a buzzkill It falls far short of potential to help Texans Nearly eight years after Texas first legalized medical marijuana, the state-run program remains plagued...

Texas executes man for killing ex-girlfriend and her son, 7

Nov. 16, 2022 21:56 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate who killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her 7-year-old son more than 17 years ago was executed on Wednesday, after courts rejected his appeals over claims of religious freedom violations and indifference to his medical needs. Stephen...

Sick child treated after migrant bus arrives in Philadelphia

Nov. 16, 2022 15:36 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A bus carrying 28 migrants from Texas arrived in Philadelphia on Wednesday, including a 10-year-old girl suffering from dehydration and a high fever who was whisked to a hospital for treatment. Advocates who welcomed them with coats and blankets as they arrived...

Texas sends next busload of migrants to Philadelphia

Nov. 15, 2022 17:43 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that Philadelphia will be the next destination for migrants the state is transporting from the U.S.-Mexico border by the thousands to Democratic-led locales, putting a new bus on the road a week after the Republican easily won reelection. ...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 14, 2022 07:18 AM EST

Austin American Statesman. November 9, 2022. Editorial: Church leaders should obey the law regarding politics and the pulpit Federal law says ministers can’t make partisan political pronouncements from the pulpit, but some church leaders in Texas and around the...

Energy company laying off 135 in Louisiana, offshore

Nov. 10, 2022 15:59 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An energy company is laying off 135 employees at a Louisiana office and various offshore locations. Lafayette news outlets report that Houston, Texas-based QuarterNorth Energy made public its layoff plans for the Lafayette office and the offshore locations in...

From sensation to struggles: Dem stars Abrams, O'Rourke fade

Nov. 10, 2022 14:31 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Stacey Abrams and Beto O'Rourke catapulted to Democratic stardom in 2018 by defying expectations and nearly pulling off upsets in Georgia and Texas. But they flopped four years later in governors' races Tuesday even as other Democrats muscled out remarkably...