Two key state lawmakers from opposing parties said on Monday at a Texas Tribune event that they haven’t given up on crafting a plan that would allow Texas to collect billions of federal Medicaid dollars tied to the Affordable Care Act.Full Story
After a period of soul-searching, the Livestrong Foundation announced on Tuesday that it is giving a $50 million gift to UT-Austin's new Dell Medical School to create the Livestrong Cancer Institutes.Full Story
One consequence of announcing the felony indictments against Rick Perry late Friday was to give the governor the following day to begin his full-throated counterattack. That meant the front pages of the state's Sunday papers were dominated by pictures of a defiant Perry.Full Story
There were 84 Hispanic veterinarians in Texas in 2010, making up less than 2 percent of the state’s 5,728 veterinarians, according to the 2014 book Changing Texas, whose lead author, Steve H. Murdock, is the former state demographer.
One of the most intractable questions in Texas politics in recent years is why the state hasn't moved blue despite drastic demographic changes. A new analysis from The New York Times sheds new light on why this is so.Full Story
As the trial over ambulatory surgical center requirements for abortion facilities wrapped up Wednesday, the presiding judge questioned a key standard being used in the case.Full Story
UPDATED: Attorneys in the trial over ambulatory surgical center requirements for abortion facilities wrapped up their closing arguments Wednesday morning.Full Story
Our new Hospitals Explorer helps you learn more about the quality of care available at 377 Texas hospitals that reported Medicare data. See how hospitals in your area compare with one another and with state and national standards.Full Story
SpaceX on Monday chose to place its first commercial launch complex on Boca Chica beach near Brownsville. The announcement solidified Texas' leading position in the country's space program even as it transitions to one with greater opportunities for private companies.Full Story
UPDATED: Attorneys made their opening arguments Monday in a U.S. district court trial over a provision that requires abortion facilities to meet the same regulations as ambulatory surgical centers.Full Story
A new report raises fresh doubts about a key witness instrumental in securing the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham. This new evidence forces again the question as to whether Texas executed an innocent man.Full Story
Providence Service Corporation of Texas, the lead contractor heading the state’s foster care redesign initiative, has voluntarily terminated its contract with the Department of Family and Protective Services.Full Story
Texas women who receive state-financed health services may be able to more easily access contraceptive products like intrauterine devices and hormonal implants beginning Friday, when rule changes to the state’s Medicaid program and the Texas Women’s Health Program go into effect.Full Story
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As the first phase of the latest legal fight over Texas' new abortion regulations comes to a close, the fate of one of the law's key provisions hangs in the balance.Full Story
The Baylor College of Medicine in Houston is considering a reverse quarantine that would keep health staffers from patients for 21 days after they have traveled to countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.Full Story
Texas is “ultimately responsible” for millions of misspent Medicaid dollars, according to a new federal audit, because a state agency failed to properly oversee the contractor.
Private medical providers in the Valley welcome additional resources to address the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' massive backlog, but they say the voucher program must be improved to maximize its effectiveness.Full Story
UPDATED: Removing Texas' same-sex marriage ban could clear the way for bigamy and pedophilia, according to a brief signed by 63 Republican lawmakers including the GOP candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney general.Full Story
More than a decade ago, Andrea Yates drowned her five children. The publicity around the case brought attention to the mental struggles of some mothers. Now, advocates are hoping lawmakers will approve mandatory screening.Full Story