Governor: Texas hits 5,000 new virus cases for first time

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that Texas has surpassed 5,000 new coronavirus cases in...

Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas, Louisiana

By JUAN A. LOZANO The Associated Press HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Beta trudged toward the coasts of Texas and Louisiana on Sunday, threatening to bring more...

Texas becomes 1st state to surpass 1 million COVID-19 cases

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has become the first U.S. state with more than 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases as the nation continues to...

Willacy Co. officials urge Port Mansfield evacuate as TS Hanna strengthens

Officials in Willacy County are recommending the evacuation of Port Mansfield as Tropical Storm Hanna continues to strengthen as it heads toward the South...

Tropical Storm Gamma moving into Gulf, may turn northward

The National Hurricane Center says a hurricane hunter plane has flown over an area near the Yucatan Peninsula. Tropical Storm Gamma should continue to move...

Governor says virus tests may increase as schools reopen

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that coronavirus testing in Texas could increase as schools reopen amid a sharp drop-off...

Mexico makes good on water debt to US

After nearly a year of uncertainty about whether Mexico would be able to fulfill its water debt to the United States, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the two countries have reached an agreement to satisfy the debt by Friday, just one day before the treaty deadline to do so is set to expire. Under the terms of the agreement — known as Minute No. 325 and which was signed by representatives from both nations during an outdoor event in Cuidad Juarez Wednesday — Mexico will fulfill the remainder of its five-year obligation to the U.S. by transferring ownership of water already stored at the Amistad and Falcon International Dams. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Abbott recommends Texans stay home as coronavirus cases surge

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune With cases of the coronavirus surging to record levels in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott recommended Tuesday that Texans stay home...

Biggest unknown with Beta is how much rain it will bring

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — As Tropical Storm Beta neared the Texas coast Monday, the biggest unknown was how much rainfall...

Texas surpasses 20,000 virus deaths, second highest in US

By ACACIA CORONADO Report for America/ Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 20,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths Monday, as COVID-19 continues to surge in...