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Federal officials in Houston to investigate highway project

Dec. 06, 2021 18:45 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Federal officials investigating a disputed $9 billon Houston area highway widening project heard the complaints of residents and activists on Monday who argued the proposal would cause lasting economic and environmental damage to their communities. Federal Highway...

GOP McCarthy's 'angry' rant stalls, does not stop Biden bill

Nov. 19, 2021 14:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Part political performance, part stall tactic, Republican leader Kevin McCarthy unleashed a long, rambling and vitriolic speech overnight, seizing control of the House floor and preempting for a time the vote on President Joe Biden’s big domestic policy bill. ...

Funeral held for Texas teen who died at Astroworld festival

Nov. 14, 2021 22:21 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Brianna Rodriguez, who at 16 was among the youngest of the 10 people killed as the crowd surged at the Astroworld music festival in Houston, has been remembered by friends and family for her friendliness and love of dance. Over 250 people gathered...

Texas lawmakers pass new congressional maps bolstering GOP

Oct. 19, 2021 05:50 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans approved redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation’s largest red state. The maps were approved...

Texas lawmakers pass new congressional maps bolstering GOP

Oct. 19, 2021 05:48 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans approved on Monday redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation’s largest red state. The maps were...