Small east Texas town has to boil water during Thanksgiving due to old infrastructure

ZAVALLA, Texas — The nearly 700 residents here must boil their water this Thanksgiving as the small east Texas town grapples with aging infrastructure that has left residents without safe water for 10 days this month. The working-class town, 23 miles southeast of Lufkin, has had problems with its water system for years, but issues … Read more

‘I don’t want part of that:’ Galveston County commissioner explains why he once joined Oath Keepers

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Galveston County commissioner is now explaining why he was once a member of the Oath Keepers. Several members of the far-right extremist group have been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S.Capitol. ABC13 partner, The Texas Tribune, reports that more than 3,000 Texans are in the … Read more

The Texas Tribune and other newsrooms sue to force Uvalde officials to release shooting records

The Texas Tribune, along with a group of other news organizations, filed a lawsuit Monday against the city of Uvalde, the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office and the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District asking a judge to order the release of records related to the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School. The lawsuit states that … Read more

Biden administration can’t force Texas hospitals to provide emergency abortions, judge rules

Texas hospitals will not be required to provide emergency abortions after a federal judge ruled the Biden administration was unauthorized to enforce such a rule. The video above is from a previous report. U.S. District Judge James Wesley Hendrix in Lubbock ruled that the guidance by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services went … Read more

It’s not just COVID-19: Why Texas faces a teacher shortage

Over the last two years, Texas’ public education system has been through the wringer, from shifting to online classes and debates about making masks mandatory to the ongoing tensions over how race and sex should be taught in schools to, most recently, the renewed discussion over school safety in the aftermath of the mass shooting … Read more

Texas hospitals denying care to pregnant patients out of fear of abortion laws, medical group says

The Texas Medical Association is asking state regulators to step in after it says several hospitals afraid of violating the state’s abortion ban have turned away pregnant patients or delayed care leading to complications, The Dallas Morning News reported. In a letter to the Texas Medical Board – the state agency that regulates the practice … Read more

School counselors grapple with supporting students in age of mass violence

AUSTIN, Texas — All it took was the mere mention of Uvalde for Alma Rodriguez to start tearing up. The video above shows the Uvalde school shooting timeline.. The El Paso native was among dozens of school counselors who packed a dimly lit room at the Austin Convention Center on Monday to attend a training … Read more