Texas

Bill Magness' ouster follows millions of people going without electricity and heat for days in subfreezing temperatures.
Gov. Greg Abbott did not speak with three of his four COVID-19 medical advisers before the move, according to reports.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is facing backlash in his own state for lifting the mask mandate and other restrictions designed to fight the coronavirus.
GOP Gov. Greg Abbott is “gambling with the health of his state and beyond,” the newspaper's editorial board warned.
The commentator received a series of blunt reality checks for his off-key tweet.
Michigan, Mississippi and Louisiana and San Francisco join Texas in easing mask mandates and other coronavirus restrictions.
Texas will also do away with limits on the number of diners that businesses can serve indoors.
Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc. is one of dozens of electricity providers facing blackout-related charges stemming from last month's severe cold snap.
Despite the fact that millions of his constituents were left without power in Texas last week, Cruz was still willing to make light of his Cancun trip.
A new book by Maurice Chammah, "Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty,” examines America's uneasy history of capital punishment.