North Texas Employees Appeal Denied Injunction Against United Airlines Over Vaccine Mandate
A North Texas United Airlines pilot and other employees are seeking relief after a district judge declined to prevent the airline from placing the employees, who sought vaccine exemptions, on unpaid leave. Read More.
Rice University Mandates Employee COVID-19 Vaccinations
Adhering to the Biden administration’s executive order mandating vaccines for all federal contractors, Rice University is requiring all employees to vaccinate or request a medical or religious exemption. Read More.
Forced to Get Vaccine to Remain on Lung Transplant List, 49-Year-Old Texan Who Survived COVID Dies After Second Moderna Shot
In an exclusive interview with The Defender, Amy Bolin said in order to be approved for a double-lung transplant, her husband had to be fully vaccinated for COVID even though he’d had the virus and recovered. After his second Moderna shot, he developed a pulmonary embolism and heart condition and died before he could get new lungs. Read More.
Large Migrant Group Rushes Border in West Texas
DEL RIO, Texas — Border Patrol agents in Del Rio apprehended more than 250 migrants crossing the Rio Grande in a single group. Read More.
Rand Paul, Ted Cruz roar back at Dr. Fauci, who claims criticism of him is 'dangerous' because 'I represent science'
Texas’ grid operator criticized for not taking February’s winter storm or climate change into account in making its new projections. Read More.
WATCH: Matthew McConaughey Says He Won’t Run for Texas Governor
After teasing a potential political campaign for nearly a year, actor Matthew McConnaughey has announced he will not be running to become the next governor of Texas. Read More.
Are Rural Hospitals in Texas at Risk of Closing? 
Texas lawmakers have gone through three special sessions, but for some lawmakers, that isn't enough because there are still serious issues that must be addressed. Read More.
Texas border landowners ask for federal funding for damage incurred during migrant crisis
DEL RIO, Texas (Nexstar) — This week, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) met with local leaders in Del Rio to discuss how the current crisis at Texas’ southern border is affecting the community. Read More.
List of Lawmakers Supporting a Fourth Special Legislative Session Steadily Grows
The list currently includes 24 lawmakers from the House and Senate, as well as all of the Republican challengers to Gov. Greg Abbott. Read More.
Samsung makes largest ever investment in Texas: $17 billion in new facility in Tayler
(The Center Square) – Samsung is investing $17 billion in a new facility in Taylor, Texas, to build world-class semiconductors and microchips in a move that could reduce the potential for future supply chain shortages and reduce dependence on manufacturing in China. Read More.
Texas Rep. Michael Cloud, Other Republicans Warn ATF Rule Change Could Lead to Unlawful Gun Registry
Congressman Michael Cloud and other Texas Republicans say a proposed rule change at the ATF could pave the way for a federal gun registry. Read More.
Texas grid vulnerable to blackouts during severe winter weather, ERCOT estimates show
Electricity outages in Texas could occur this winter if the state experiences a cold snap that forces many power plants offline at the same time as demand for power is high, according to an analysis by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. Read More.
El Paso border agents have apprehended 80 migrants with criminal pasts since October 1
Numbers represent El Paso Sector alone; detainees include gang members, drug traffickers, child predators and individuals with warrants out for murder Read More.
Texas Freedom Caucus Calls on Local School Boards to Leave State Organization
“Since the Texas Association of School Boards refuses to do the right thing to sever ties with the clearly un-American organization called the National School Boards Association, it’s time for our local ISDs to leave TASB.” Read More.