Skip to main content

8 big Texas stories from 2021 — and what's in store for 2022

An ongoing pandemic. A restrictive and unusual abortion law. A vulnerable power grid. These are the biggest stories from 2021 that will continue to unfold in 2022.

The Texas Capitol in Austin on Oct. 19, 2021.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Vaccine FAQs

  • Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective?

  • Should I still get the vaccine if I've had COVID-19?

  • Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas?

  • Who can get a COVID-19 booster shot?

An insurrection, spurred in part by some Texans

The nation’s most restrictive abortion law

A winter storm that exposed a vulnerable power grid

Texas power grid FAQs

  • What did the Legislature do to fix the power grid after the February crisis?

  • What more could the Legislature have done to fix the grid?

  • What should I do to conserve electricity?

A once-in-a-decade redrawing of the state’s political districts

The passing of new voting restrictions

Fights over race and history at schools

A border wall that lives on beyond the Trump administration

Quality journalism doesn't come free

Yes, I'll donate today