Texas

“For the first time in some time, almost two decades, Republicans are going to be sweating Texas.”
Officials in Harris County said there had been a combination of at least 1,000 high-water rescues and evacuations to get people to shelter.
The worst of the flooding is east of Houston, an area ravaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
Wyatt Walton led a team of men and dogs to remove the animal.
The state has been devastated by some of the country's deadliest mass shootings -- but it also ranks as the worst in accidental gun violence involving children.
"Everybody wants another Obama and he’s the closest thing we can get,” said one student at Texas Southern University, a historically Black college in Houston.
Texas state Rep. Briscoe Cain is facing a potential FBI investigation over a menacing message he sent to the Democratic presidential candidate.
Chief executives of nearly 150 companies are calling on the U.S. Senate to pass gun-control legislation to combat mass shootings.
It's illegal in Texas to use public funds to pay abortion providers, so Austin is funding easier access to abortion care instead.
The 27-year-old man allegedly told police that he wanted to "kill many people."
Mark Anthony Soliz, 37, was executed in Huntsville for fatally shooting 61-year-old Nancy Weatherly during an eight-day spate of thefts and killings in June 2010.
Lawyers for Mason, who was sentenced to five years in prison, say her provisional vote in 2016 wasn't an illegal vote because it didn't actually count.
The 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful is throwing her support behind Jessica Cisneros, a Texas attorney seeking to unseat Rep. Henry Cuellar in 2020.
Crystal Mason is fighting a five-year prison sentence for trying to vote in the 2016 presidential election.
The Texas judge presiding over Randy Halprin's case was a “racist and anti-Semitic bigot," the inmate's lawyers contend.
Gov. Greg Abbott, an avid gun-rights supporter, avoided taking any action around gun purchases.
It remains unclear how the suspect, who killed seven people and injured 23 others, obtained the AR-style rifle used in the rampage.
Presumably, Gov. Greg Abbott knows that most private gun sales in Texas don't require background checks.
“We’re going to slip away for just for a minute," an anchor said. "We don't know what's going on."
Several new laws going into effect on Sunday will make it easier to carry firearms in public places, like schools and churches.