Texas needs to be better prepared to respond to emerging infectious diseases like Ebola, the director of a new state task force on such diseases said Thursday.Full Story
GOP statewide candidates uniformly hold sizeable advantages over their Democratic rivals.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry and other Texas leaders are pointing fingers at the Obama administration for botching the Ebola response. But the state did not use its own power to restrict travel and limit possible spread of the deadly virus.
Criticism by state leaders of the Obama administration for failures in the response to the Ebola virus omits mention of the tools at the state's disposal that were not used.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry announced Tuesday that three health care providers in North Texas will partner to form an Ebola treatment facility, as recommended by the state’s infectious disease task force.Full Story
Here are some dispatches from around the state on the first day of early voting.Full Story
Voters can cast ballots today for the Nov. 4 general election as the two-week early voting period commences.Full Story
A second health care worker in Dallas who tested positive for the Ebola virus traveled by plane on Monday, one day before reporting symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tuesday turned into a topsy turvy day in the federal courts for the state of Texas with the voter ID law conserved for the Nov. 4 general election but a new delay placed on enforcing the new abortion law.Full Story
A provision of the Texas abortion law that closed all but eight abortion facilities in the state almost two weeks ago was put on hold Tuesday by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Confirmation came Sunday afternoon that a second person has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus in Dallas.Full Story
A health care worker who treated the man who died of Ebola in a Dallas hospital has tested positive for the virus in a preliminary test, state officials reported early Sunday.
At a meeting of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee in Dallas on Friday, lawmakers urged the government to add Ebola screenings at two major airports in Texas while emphasizing that the U.S. was safe from an outbreak.Full Story
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Thanks to a wealthy and generous personal injury lawyer, Democrat Nicholas LaHood is mounting a well-funded challenge in his bid to unseat 16-year Republican incumbent Susan Reed as Bexar County district attorney.
At a news conference Friday, Gov. Rick Perry said he has asked President Obama to ban air travel from West African countries fighting outbreaks of the Ebola virus, with exceptions for aid workers.Full Story
A lingering fight over a failed petition drive aimed at the city of Houston's equal rights ordinance boiled over this week as subpoenas issued against area pastors allied with the petition effort drew the ire of conservative leaders.Full Story
A representative of the Dallas hospital under scrutiny for its handling of the first Ebola case in the United States apologized on Thursday for mistakes he said the facility made when it initially misdiagnosed the patient.Full Story
After two of the nurses who treated Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan were diagnosed with the virus, their colleagues across the state are voicing worries, as well as assurances, about hospital readiness in Texas.Full Story
Wednesday amounted to a daylong series of body blows to those who thought that authorities had things under control in the response to the diagnosis of Ebola in Dallas.Full Story