Houston coronavirus updates: Texas sees nearly 3K new cases

1:34 p.m. Who pays for COVID-19 test costs when the providers charge upward of $1,000 for a nasal swab? Health insurance companies say they’re taking on the bills, but if legislators don’t cap the prices, patients might soon see the costs in their premiums, Chronicle reporter Gwendolyn Wu writes.

Earl Campbell still supports his school’s ‘Eyes of Texas’ song

“I think it’s important to understand our history and to understand where the song came from, but I think it’s more powerful to transform the meaning of the song and the definition of the song rather than trying to erase our history like it never existed,” Williams said.

Ehlinger leads No. 14 Texas romp over UTEP 59-3

With social distancing rules and limits in place, Texas announced a crowd of 15,337 at a stadium that typically holds close to 100,000. The school required students using a special student season ticket package to pass a rapid COVID-19 test on Friday before they could go to the game. The school paid for the tests […]

Attica Locke: why did my black ancestors never leave Texas? They knew land is power

It wasn’t until now, as I write this, that I realise the degree to which these issues have been part of my family history, and that’s why I return again and again to issues of who owns what and how they got it. My books often start with a small crime that is masking a […]

Biden’s 5-point July lead over Trump in Texas evaporates: President gains momentum in Texas and edges ahead by two points but the state still remains a toss-up, new poll shows

‘I don’t think Biden’s ultimately going to spend $6 million in Texas,’ senior campaign adviser Jason Miller told reporters last week on a press call. ‘I think it would be great if he did. I’d welcome him to do it. Texas TV stations would love to have it.’   

Texas Tech investigating viral video of woman saying she has COVID while at party

“Everyone’s like, ‘Kaleigh, don’t you have COVID? Don’t you literally have COVID?’” the woman in the video says before flipping the camera to show what appears to be the backyard at a house party. “Yes, I f—— have COVID, the whole f—— world has COVID. All of these people have COVID.”

Three Texas college towns could face financial devastation from pandemic, according to new study

Amid the COVID-19 outbreaks on college campuses and subsequent quarantines, the crushing effects of the pandemic could annihilate the economies of some college towns across the U.S., a new study finds. In a report by Business Insider, three Texas college towns could face economic devastation if the COVID-19 pandemic forces the schools to effectively shut […]

Senate Democrats prepare seven-figure spending spree in Texas

Democrats have grown increasingly confident about their chances in Texas this year, especially as polling shows a tight race between President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz, longtime fan of ‘The Princess Bride,’ swipes at cast members’ plans to reunite to raise money for Democrats Trump casts wide net in Labor Day press conference Biden vows to […]

Texas to Promote Abstinence-Only, Avoid LGBTQ Issues in 1st Sex Education Update Since 1997

Cortez said he plans to propose an amendment in which 7th and 8th grade students are taught to “define and differentiate between sexual orientation and gender identity,” which he said should be “basic enough” for a middle school health class. A few school districts in the state including Austin ISD and Forth Worth ISD adjusted […]

Lubbock, Texas, Weighs Ordinance Outlawing Abortion Within City Limits

Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, is hiring staff for a Lubbock location. Two years ago, they made their plans known to re-enter West Texas and they have made good on that promise. We need to stand strong and send a clear message that the abortion industry should not set up shop in our […]