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U.S. Supreme Court leery of Trump’s bid to exclude undocumented immigrants from congressional reapportionment

Some Supreme Court justices on Monday seemed skeptical of President Trump’s claim he has the authority to exclude undocumented immigrants from population totals when...

Tarrant County sees record COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations as Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price tests positive

By Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, The Texas Tribune Nov. 18, 2020 "Tarrant County sees record COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations as Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price tests positive" was...

More than eight years in, Texas high-speed rail company still lacks permits to build Dallas-to-Houston route

By Juan Pablo Garnham, The Texas Tribune Nov. 17, 2020 "More than eight years in, Texas high-speed rail company still lacks permits to build Dallas-to-Houston...

A handful of battleground races in Texas remain unsettled days after Election Day

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Nov. 9, 2020 "A handful of battleground races in Texas remain unsettled days after Election Day" was first published...

Bill filing for 2021 Texas session begins with legislation on abortion, police stops and redistricting

By Cassandra Pollock and Sami Sparber, The Texas Tribune Nov. 9, 2020 "Bill filing for 2021 Texas session begins with legislation on abortion, police stops...

In Texas, Biden’s urban wins couldn’t offset Trump’s millions of votes in rural, red counties

By Mandi Cai, Matthew Watkins, Anna Novak and Darla Cameron, The Texas Tribune Nov. 6, 2020 "In Texas, Biden’s urban wins couldn’t offset Trump’s millions...

Democrats hoped high turnout would usher in a blue wave across Texas. It didn’t.

By Shannon Najmabadi and Mandi Cai, The Texas Tribune Nov. 4, 2020 "Democrats hoped high turnout would usher in a blue wave across Texas. It...

State Rep. Dade Phelan says he has votes to become speaker of Texas House

By Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune Nov. 4, 2020 "State Rep. Dade Phelan says he has votes to become speaker of Texas House" was first...

Jim Wright wins Texas Railroad Commission race, extending decades of Republican dominance on the oil and gas regulating board

By Sami Sparber, The Texas Tribune Nov. 4, 2020 "Jim Wright wins Texas Railroad Commission race, extending decades of Republican dominance on the oil and...

Texas Republicans fighting off Democrats in battleground congressional races

By Abby Livingston and Kelsey Carolan, The Texas Tribune Nov. 4, 2020 "Texas Republicans fighting off Democrats in battleground congressional races" was first published by...

Today

Tarrant County reports 6 COVID deaths as Texas surpasses 9,000 hospitalized COVID patients

Tarrant County Public Health on Tuesday, Dec. 1 reported six COVID-19 deaths. The deceased include two men from Fort Worth in their 70s, a...

Fort Worth announces plans to purchase Pier 1 Building for City Hall

Plans for a new City Hall for Fort Worth have been knocked around for years, maybe even decades. On Dec. 2, city officials announced...

U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess and Joaquin Castro seek House leadership roles

The fall campaigns may be over, but for two Texans in Congress the elections are continuing into this week. U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess, a Lewisville...

Fort Worth’s Redistricting Task Force presents draft recommendations

A City Council-appointed, 11-member Redistricting Task Force that will advise on redistricting issues in Fort Worth presented its draft criteria as part of its...