It’s the largest penalty for a criminal food safety case in U.S. history.
Front pages once filled with stories about football games and student politics are now dedicated to tracking the latest test results, reporting on breaches of social distancing guidelines, and pressing university administrators for more transparency.
Instead of wasting time on tiresome culture wars, Texas’s political leaders ought to be thinking big. They could start by saving Houston from disaster.
There's still a lot we don't know about the spread of COVID-19 on college campuses.
As COVID-19 spreads, some Hispanic San Antonians are relying on sage, psychics, and prayer.
Facing down a potential Democrat-controlled Texas House, the governor has made a hard push to reframe the November election on his terms.
Some fear COVID-19 itself. Others are disappointed by plans for both in-person and virtual learning.
One editor remembers his former boss as unreasonably demanding—and unafraid of investing in great journalism.
Local petrochemical facilities pump out essential plastic goods—for gloves, masks, gowns, and more—as well as harmful pollutants.
Both parties’ conventions sidelined politicians from the nation’s second biggest state. They might have had good reason.
The Harris County judge has frequently pushed for bolder pandemic policy than Houston’s mayor, adopting a new style of politics her critics say Texans aren’t ready for.
Terence O'Rourke has spent a decade warning officials that a storm making landfall directly in Galveston Bay could be much worse than even Harvey.
The rural area lost both its hospitals. Can a telehealth station in Cameron fill the urgent-care gap?
The world’s most endangered sea turtle has made an impressive comeback, attracting thousands of visitors to North Padre Island, but now advocates say it may be at risk again.
SU Kappa Alpha brothers believe they were disciplined for the content of a social media post; the national organization says they violated protocol.
A jobless Texan on life without the $600 federal unemployment payments.
Almost 2 million Texas children don’t have access to a computer or internet at home, according to a TEA report.
After a riot at a prison in Dilley, corrections department employees confirm that many imprisoned across the state are able to “pop out" of their cells.
A year after the Legislature legalized farming the cannabis variant, big dreams for the new crop are withering.
Six months ago, Nuro was still making a name for itself. Now, thousands of Houstonians rely on the autonomous delivery service to help them avoid getting the coronavirus.
UT-Austin hit students with a request that at any other time would have seemed ridiculous: before classes start, would they please spend 14 days in self-quarantine?
The East Texas Republican tested positive for the coronavirus after refusing to wear a mask—which almost made us forget about his supporters allegedly beating up his opponent’s campaign manager.
Pressed by Texas Monthly, the department confirmed that Nicholas Gebhart was the officer who fired a beanbag round at the 16-year-old, leaving him with brain damage.
Travis County offered the electric car giant a package of tax incentives worth about $1,200 a year for each of the five thousand jobs it promises to create at its new factory.
The death rate from COVID-19 in deep South Texas is more than twice the state average.
The musicians in Midland, a popular country band, have entered the conversation about gentrification in the worst possible way.
New polling indicates that the governor’s office is lagging behind mainstream opinion of the coronavirus pandemic.
Camp Pine Cove adopted a number of safety precautions to prevent the coronavirus’s spread. It still came.
When Texas Republicans gather for their biennial convention, it's usually an impressive show of force. This time, it was an embarrassment.
The COVID-19 crisis is the predictable result of the governor muddling through things.
An APD tweet went viral after internet sleuths theorized that the cards were a police stunt. We got ahold of documents to find the truth.
MJ Hegar defeated Royce West in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, Troy Nehls crushes Kathaleen Wall in Fort Bend County, and other key results.
Locals are hopeful that change can come to the Northeast Texas town that invented the spectacle lynching.
After running second in the Democratic primary to a progressive challenger, Moore argues that her critics haven’t done their homework.
Access to mail-in ballots has been restricted by the courts, but Texans might be able to vote from their car.
Originally scheduled for May and pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic, the elections feature a few key races, some scandal-ridden candidates, and many old friends.
Working together with the Navajo Nation—the first discoverers of dilophosaurus—UT paleontologists are revising our understanding of the “best-known worst-known” dinosaur.
He was a high school band director and the cornerstone of a lively music scene in southeast Texas—and then a Saturday night gig exposed him to the coronavirus.
Facing a runoff to become the GOP candidate for a congressional district south of Houston, Wall is putting her personal wealth—but not much shoe leather—into her campaign.
The discovery of a convict graveyard in 2018 vindicated decades of research and activism Fort Bend County had ignored.
Recent attempts to abolish the holiday have failed. But things might be different when lawmakers return to Austin in January.
Some politicians fully embrace the conspiracy theory while others say they’re embracing it just to get attention.
Dalila Reynoso, who started a friendship with Sheriff Larry Smith at Whataburger, now monitors local jails to keep him accountable.
As public health experts warn that ICUs in the city might soon be overwhelmed with coronavirus patients, shops and restaurants remain packed.
The race to choose a Democratic challenger to John Cornyn has been overshadowed by other news, but it finds the Texas Democratic Party bitterly divided.
With Donald Trump’s approval rating dropping among his formerly reliable white evangelical base, the administration dispatched the vice president to Robert Jeffress’s First Baptist Church.
The recent uprisings have confirmed for me that platitudes aren’t enough.
Days after he attended his county party convention, Bill Baker was hospitalized with COVID-19. In three weeks, more than 7,000 Republicans will descend on Houston.
After initially deferring to city and county leaders on COVID-19 response, Governor Abbott has renewed his battle with local government.