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Texas moves to ease border gridlock over 'sense of urgency'

Apr. 14, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The logjam of trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border finally began breaking Thursday after nearly a week as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott eased off his latest dramatic action over immigration that has gridlocked some of the world's busiest trade ports and taken a mounting economic toll. ...

Officials: Texas foster care center sex-trafficked minors

Mar. 10, 2022 21:51 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — State officials told a federal judge Thursday that employees at a foster care center under a state contract to shelter children who had been trafficked for sex had been trafficking those children themselves. The matter arose at an emergency hearing before U.S....

Oil billionaire GOP donor sues Beto O'Rourke for defamation

Mar. 07, 2022 18:30 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas oil pipeline billionaire is suing Beto O'Rourke for defamation after the Democrat criticized his $1 million donation to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's campaign following last year's deadly winter blackout. O'Rourke, who won the Democratic nomination for...

Texas still working through rejected ballots after primary

Mar. 02, 2022 20:38 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans promised new voting rules would make it “easier to vote and harder to cheat.” But as the dust settled Wednesday on the nation’s first primary, voters in both parties had their ballots caught by the changes. By and large, Texas' primary...

Live updates: Cisneros, Rep. Cuellar head to runoff in Texas

Mar. 02, 2022 03:11 AM EST

The latest developments on Texas' primary election: AUSTIN — Democratic challenger Jessica Cisneros, a 28-year-old immigration attorney running for Congress with heavy support from progressives, has forced a primary runoff against U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar in South Texas. ...