Tag: Texas

This Special Election Is Testing Republican Efforts to Court Latino Voters

SAN ANTONIO — For as long as María Rodríguez can remember, the South Side of San Antonio has just about always elected Democrats, Hispanics like herself who emphasized improving public education and access to health care. But last week, as she walked out of an early polling site where she had cast a ballot in […]

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Suspected White Supremacist Who Killed Unarmed African Immigrant Released On Bail After Delayed Arrest

NewsOne Featured Video Have you ever pulled your car into a random driveway in order to turn around and drive back the other way? Of course, you have. It’s such a normal thing to do that most motorists do it without even having to give it a first thought, let alone a second. But, apparently, […]

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Supreme Court Again Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday once again refused to immediately block a Texas law that banned most abortions after six weeks. But the justices agreed to fast-track their consideration of appeals from the Justice Department and abortion providers in Texas, scheduling arguments for Nov. 1. Only Justice Sonia Sotomayor filed a dissent. “For […]

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Texas Republicans’ Attacks on Trans Kids and Abortion Are Part of the Same Sinister Strategy

In the coming days, Texas Governor Greg Abbott will sign a bill banning trans kids in his state from playing on a sports team that matches their gender identity. No matter that the state already has a restrictive policy; as it stands, if a trans girl in Texas wishes to play on the girl’s volleyball […]

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Former Trump Lawyer to Oversee Election Review in Texas

HOUSTON — Amid pressure from former President Donald J. Trump to support a broad review of the 2020 election in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday appointed as secretary of state a lawyer who briefly joined Mr. Trump’s challenge to the 2020 results in Pennsylvania. The new secretary of state, John Scott, will oversee Texas […]

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Texas Urges Supreme Court to Leave Its Restrictive Abortion Law in Place

WASHINGTON — Texas’ attorney general urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to leave the state’s restrictive abortion law in place, saying that the federal government was not entitled to challenge it. If the justices are nonetheless inclined to hear the Justice Department’s request that they block the law while legal challenges proceed, wrote Ken Paxton, […]

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On the Supreme Court, Religion and a Scheduled Execution

The state’s history on the question of clergy in the execution chamber is convoluted to say the least. Texas employed only Christian and Muslim chaplains when, in 2019, a Buddhist inmate sentenced to death requested the presence of a Buddhist spiritual adviser at his execution. The state refused, and the Supreme Court, over the dissenting […]

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Texas Nurse Is Found Guilty of Killing 4 Patients by Injecting Them With Air

He had been entrusted with their care when they were at their most vulnerable, but prosecutors say that William Davis secretly preyed upon recovering heart surgery patients at a Texas hospital where he worked as a nurse by injecting air into their arteries. Four patients whom Mr. Davis injected later died, their once-encouraging conditions rapidly […]

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Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Block Texas Abortion Law

WASHINGTON — In a forceful brief filed Monday, the Biden administration urged the Supreme Court to temporarily block a Texas law that bans most abortions in the state while a legal challenge moves forward, calling the law “plainly unconstitutional.” Leaving the law in effect, the brief said, would allow Texas to flout half a century […]

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Houston Shooting Leaves One Deputy Dead, Two Others Injured

One Texas deputy was killed and two others were injured in an early-morning shooting outside a Houston bar, law enforcement officials said at a news conference on Saturday. Just after 2 a.m., three deputies with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office working in a police-related job at the 45 Norte Sports Bar, went outside […]

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After Anti-Haitian Violence At The Border, Biden Plans To Reinstate Dangerous Trump-Era Immigration Policy

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Nick Ut / Getty The Biden Administration will comply with a court order to reinstate a Trump-era border policy called “Migrant Protection Protocols.” Also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, it makes asylum-seekers wait or be returned to Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court. Almost 70,000 asylum-seekers have been […]

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Justice Dept. to Ask Supreme Court to Block Texas Abortion Law

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will ask the Supreme Court to block a Texas law that bans most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy while a challenge to it moves forward, a spokesman for the Justice Department said on Friday. A ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday kept […]

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Texas Superintendent Apologizes After Official’s Holocaust Remarks

A Texas school superintendent apologized to his district on Thursday after one of his top officials advised teachers that, if they have a book about the Holocaust in their classroom, they should give students access to a book from an “opposing” perspective. Lane Ledbetter, the superintendent of the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, Texas, […]

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The Texas Abortion Ban May Be Headed Back to the Supreme Court

Demonstrators rally against anti-abortion and voter suppression laws at the Texas State Capitol on October 2, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Texas’ six-week abortion ban, the strictest abortion law in the country, will remain in effect, a federal appeals […]

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Complaints Against Texas’ Juvenile Prisons Include Violence and Sex Abuse

Ms. Dennis said her son ended up at the center after taking her car without permission several times and money from her purse. After talking to the authorities, she was advised that if she “wanted to teach her son a lesson,” he needed to go to a juvenile facility, Ms. Dennis said, a decision she […]

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Appeals Court Lets Texas Continue to Enforce Near-Total Abortion Ban

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court said on Thursday that a near-total ban on abortions in Texas can remain in effect while the courts decide whether the law violates the Constitution. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit kept in place its own previous order last week that had temporarily […]

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Texas Removed an L.G.B.T.Q. Resource Page After a Candidate Complained

The State of Texas removed a web page that offered resources to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth after one of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Republican primary challengers said its content was “offensive” and out of line with “Texas values.” The removal occurred shortly after the candidate, Don Huffines, denounced the website in a video that […]

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The Republican War on Vaccine Mandates Will Not End Well for Them

Democrats have struggled to regain control of the narrative, in part because they have spent most of the summer griping over a bill that has little to do with the pandemic, at least not directly. The Build Back Better Act and its accompanying infrastructure bill were designed for a post-Covid world that hasn’t yet materialized; […]

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Here’s What It’s Like to Flee Texas and Drive 200 Miles for an Abortion

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. FORT WORTH, Texas — It took Jasmine and her boyfriend, Alex, 20 minutes to drive back to their apartment from the local abortion clinic. It should have been a short, easy drive.  But Jasmine was six weeks and one day into her pregnancy, […]

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Texas Is a Harbinger of Doom

When Jim Crow was originally established, it spread from state to state like a contagion, each subsequent state taking lessons from the ones before it. Mississippi was one of the states at the vanguard of the first Jim Crow; Texas may well be at the vanguard of the next. And the oppressive crusade is broader […]

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Justice Dept. to Investigate Reports of Abuse in Texas’ Juvenile Prisons

“We all share the same goals for the youth in our care: providing for their safety, their effective rehabilitation, and the best chance for them to lead productive, fulfilling lives,” Camille Cain, the executive director of the Texas department, said in a statement. While the U.S. Justice Department and Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas, a […]

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The Voters Democrats Say Are Crucial to Flipping Texas

Instead, he said, national Democratic leaders treated Texas like a piggy bank, raising money from donors who lived there for campaigns in other states. “Nobody believed Texas could be won, but it is a different place today,” he said. Indeed, the margins for Republicans have shrunk or stayed the same in presidential elections in Texas […]

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Ted Cruz Says Bitcoin Mining Can Fix Texas’ Crumbling Electric Grid

Texas’ energy grid has problems. Those issues were laid bare this past winter when a storm put the state in a deep freeze, causing blackouts for millions and killing hundreds of people. Sen. Ted Cruz told a cryptocurrency conference in Austin last week that he believes the state’s Bitcoin mining boom could repair its floundering […]

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Legal Whiplash Around the Texas Ban Is a Reminder: Courts Alone Can’t Save Abortion

The fallacy of the right to abortion is, in some ways, the guiding principle of the reproductive justice movement, which was begun by Black women and meant to encompass those who do not fall into the image of the cisgender, white, and affluent woman for whom the “right” to abortion is currently most tenable. Reproductive […]

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Severe Weather Sweeps Across Southern Plains, Producing at Least Two Tornadoes

A band of severe weather moving across Oklahoma late Sunday and into Monday spawned at least two tornadoes and prompted a wave of warnings, a weather official said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths. The first tornado was reported about three miles north-northwest of Gore, Okla., in Sequoyah County, according to 4029 […]

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Why Norma McCorvey Switched Sides

Driven not by ideals so much as by pain and anger, Norma McCorvey was prone to outbursts, and frequently off message. Her conversion brought a lot of pain, especially for Gonzales, as McCorvey, over time, began to profess that homosexuality now appalled her and “that she herself had never really been gay.” But perhaps no […]

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Are Tesla and Texas a Perfect Match? It’s Questionable.

Tesla’s move from Silicon Valley to Texas makes sense in many ways: The company’s chief executive, Elon Musk, and the conservative lawmakers who run the state share a libertarian philosophy, favoring few regulations and low taxes. Texas also has room for a company with grand ambitions to grow. “There’s a limit to how big you […]

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Tesla Officially Moving to Texas, Elon Musk Confirms Austin HQ

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Abortions in Texas Do Not Fully Resume Despite Judge’s Ruling

At least six clinics in Texas returned to performing abortions the day after a federal judge halted enforcement of the nation’s most restrictive abortion measure, but a majority had not, a reflection of the power of the law the judge froze. The novel law, which banned most abortions in the state after cardiac activity is […]

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