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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott demands answers as customers remain without power after Beryl

Jul. 14, 2024 22:43 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — With around 270,000 homes and businesses still without power in the Houston area almost a week after Hurricane Beryl hit Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday said he's demanding an investigation into the response of the utility that serves the area as well as answers about its...

Adrián Beltré is going from All-Star Game in Texas to Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown

Jul. 14, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrián Beltré took a side trip on the way to his induction in Cooperstown, with the third baseman going back to where he finished his Hall of Fame career. Beltré is serving as an ambassador for Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game deep in the heart of Texas,...

Biden postpones planned trip to Texas on Monday after Trump rally shooting

Jul. 14, 2024 13:27 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden postpones planned trip to Texas on Monday after Trump rally shooting.

After Beryl, Houston-area farmers pull together to face unique challenges

Jul. 14, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

PORTER, Texas (AP) — Hurricanes cause trouble for everyone, but farmers have a whole other list of problems. Beryl has been no exception: Over the past week, the storm damaged crops, soaked rabbits and chickens, terrified goats, put horses at risk of developing colic and left cows...

A popular tour guide's death leads to more scrutiny of border issues

Jul. 13, 2024 13:12 PM EDT

Kristie Thibodeaux's gunfire death made headlines first because it happened in the French Quarter — New Orleans' oldest neighborhood and a place where residents of historic homes and owners of tourist-dependent restaurants and clubs have long worried about recurring violent crime. ...

The Texas Rangers grew up as a franchise when they hosted the All-Star Game 29 years ago

Jul. 13, 2024 11:38 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Former Rangers president Tom Schieffer saw the 1995 All-Star Game at their new ballpark as being like a graduation ceremony for the franchise that already had been in Texas for more than two decades. All of the pomp and circumstance was at The Ballpark in...

MLB All-Stars back in Arlington, where 11 future Hall of Famers started outside in Texas heat in '95

Jul. 13, 2024 06:11 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball was still stinging from a strike that had wiped out the World Series the previous season when the 1995 All-Star Game was played in the stifling Texas heat at the Rangers’ new ballpark. Buck Showalter certainly remembers how hot it...

Weslaco pitcher earns top Texas 6A softball honor after leading team to state title

Jul. 12, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — The Blue Bell/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 6A all-state softball team, distributed by The Associated Press: FIRST TEAM Pitchers: Madelynn Cantu, Weslaco, soph.; Cameryn Harrison, Katy, sr.; Peyton Tanner, Brazoswood, sr. ...

Federal judge refuses to block Biden administration rule on gun sales in Kansas, 19 other states

Jul. 12, 2024 16:11 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge in Kansas has refused to block the nationwide enforcement of a Biden administration rule requiring firearms dealers to do background checks of buyers at gun shows, leaving Texas as the only state so far where a legal challenge has succeeded. U.S....

Actor Matthew McConaughey tells governors he is still mulling future run for political office

Jul. 12, 2024 15:29 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Actor Matthew McConaughey continued to tease he might run for political office to a room full of governors Friday, joshing about drinking his brand of tequila with at least one of them the night before and taking advice from another to be himself if he ever does run. ...