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More than 2 million Texans lost power when Hurricane Beryl hit the Texas coast, and Gov. Greg Abbott wants to know why. The Austin American-Statesman reported Abbott has ordered the Public Utility …

U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Amarillo, said Saturday night that his nephew is “doing well” after his nephew's neck was grazed by a bullet during a shooting at former President Donald Trump’s campaign event in Pennsylvania.

A year after a new state law ended mandatory water breaks in Texas, a proposed federal rule would protect millions of workers from the risks caused by extreme heat, The Texas Tribune reported. The …

Texans are proud of their small towns, but what does rural America look like today and how has it changed over the last century? This is the central question posed in “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” a Smithsonian exhibit traveling to seven small towns across the state starting in August.

The Mason County Courthouse will be rededicated on Saturday July 13, 2024, following an extensive restoration project after a devastating arson fire in February 2021.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reminds Texans of upcoming changes to the state’s Vehicle Safety Inspection Program that will eliminate most vehicle safety inspections.

The chief of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas told state lawmakers recently that the state’s power demand could nearly double in just six years. The reasons: population growth, new requests for grid connections, and a rise in requests from data centers and other heavy users.

Leaders in Austin are celebrating again as jobs numbers continue to grow in Texas at a faster rate over the last 12 months than the nation as a whole. New news comes following the release of May employment data. Texas also smashed all previous historic highs for total jobs, the number of Texans working, and the size of the Texas labor force.

AUSTIN – As the heat continues across Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) urges everyone to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones from the dangers of extreme heat in order to have a safe, healthy summer.

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard are collaborating to secure the border and halt the smuggling of drugs, weapons and people into the state. They also aim to prevent, detect and interdict transnational criminal activity between ports of entry.

Governor Greg Abbott last week directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to deploy Texas A&M Task Force 1 personnel to Ruidoso, New Mexico for wildfire search and rescue response support at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Drought conditions across the state dropped a percentage point in May compared to the previous month, with 26% of the state in some stage of drought, primarily in West and South Texas and parts of the Panhandle.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved statewide deer carcass disposal regulations during its May meeting in an effort to reduce the risk of transmission of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) across the state.

With the sweltering dog days of summer fast approaching, Texas A&M AgriLife experts encourage Texans to incorporate precautions to protect pets from heat stress.

Residents in a total of 35 Texas counties now qualify for individual disaster assistance following a series of severe storms and flooding that began in late April, The Dallas Morning News reported.

House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, narrowly won re-election in a hotly contested runoff race and has vowed to seek his third term as speaker, drawing threats from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to oppose any of his supporters in the 2024 primary.

Seven Texas counties have been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for grants for emergency work and replacement of disaster-damaged public infrastructure, after severe weather and flooding struck much of Deep East Texas, Gov. Gregg Abbott’s office reported. Counties eligible for FEMA’s Public Assistance program include Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker.

As East Texas residents return to clean up their homes and businesses after extensive flooding earlier this month, the Texas Department of State Health Services urged residents and business owners to exercise caution. Among the recommendations:

April was a busy month for tornadoes across the United States with 373 recorded, bringing the total for the year to 549, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a two-day wild horse and burro event May 17-18, at the Willis Ag Barn and Arena in Willis, Texas.

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