Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to bus thousands of migrants to Washington D.C. and New York increasingly has become a political flashpoint. Conservatives applaud the move while immigrant rights groups and the cities' mayors say it's a stunt that exploits and misleads migrants.
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The state power grid operator has been run by an interim chief since the previous CEO was fired following the deadly 2021 winter storm that crashed much of the grid.
Threats against election administrators and county clerks are occurring throughout Texas as the mid-term election on Nov. 8 draws near. A tight governor's contest and congressional races are fueled by intense partisan rhetoric and voter fraud misinformation.
Animal carriers of the virus include various rodents, dogs, primates, hedgehogs and shrews, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Weekend rainfall is some parts of Texas provided some relief. But climate experts hope September and October provide much-needed rainfall in most of the state.