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Matthew McConaughey won't run for Texas governor in 2022

Nov. 28, 2021 21:42 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Actor Matthew McConaughey isn't running for Texas governor after months of publicly flirting with the idea of becoming the latest celebrity candidate. The Academy Award winner said in a video posted Sunday night that political leadership was not a...

Can Biden find the right balance on immigration?

Nov. 27, 2021 00:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats wielded demands to fix the nation’s broken immigration system as a cudgel against Republicans in the 2020 campaign. Elect us, went the argument, and we’ll stop the cruel treatment of migrants at the border, and put in place lasting and humane policies that...

Samsung says it will build $17B chip factory in Texas

Nov. 23, 2021 22:49 PM EST

Samsung said it plans to build a $17 billion semiconductor factory outside of Austin, Texas, amid a global shortage of chips used in phones, cars and other electronic devices. “This is the largest foreign direct investment in the state of Texas, ever,” Texas Gov. Greg...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 22, 2021 09:02 AM EST

San Antonio Express-News. Nov. 19, 2021. Editorial: Release all JFK assassination records. It’s been 58 years Fifty-eight years ago today, on the last full day of his life, President John F. Kennedy arrived in San Antonio for the first leg of a trip...

Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson ending decades in Congress

Nov. 20, 2021 14:07 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, a trailblazing Black Democrat in Texas who has served in Congress for nearly 30 years, announced Saturday that she will not seek reelection next year. Johnson, 85, is a political fixture in her hometown of Dallas, where...

Report: Texas still at risk of winter power blackouts

Nov. 18, 2021 17:17 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is still at risk of power blackouts this winter in the event of extreme weather like the catastrophic February storm that buckled the state's electrical grid and left millions of people without heat for days, the nation's grid monitor said Thursday. ...

O'Rourke raises $2M in first day of Texas governor campaign

Nov. 17, 2021 16:28 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke said Wednesday he raised more than $2 million after announcing his campaign for Texas governor, showing an ability to still quickly pile up cash after coming off failed runs for the U.S. Senate and presidency. The money came...

Democrat Beto O'Rourke running for Texas governor in 2022

Nov. 15, 2021 17:20 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O’Rourke is running for governor of Texas, pursuing a blue breakthrough in America’s biggest red state after his star-making U.S. Senate campaign in 2018 put him closer than anyone else in decades. O'Rourke's...

Lawmaker switches parties as Texas GOP makes border inroads

Nov. 15, 2021 16:57 PM EST

FLORESVILLE, Texas (AP) — A longtime Democratic lawmaker from South Texas switched parties Monday, giving Republicans another boost in their aggressive attempts to make inroads with voters along the U.S.-Mexico border. State Rep. Ryan Guillen has been one of the most...

Security staffing at Travis Scott show unclear, chief says

Nov. 10, 2021 22:06 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Organizers of the Astroworld music festival have not provided investigators with clear records about private security personnel working the grounds when a massive crowd surge during headliner Travis Scott's set led to at least eight deaths, Houston’s police chief said...