Dalila Reynoso, who started a friendship with Sheriff Larry Smith at Whataburger, now monitors local jails to keep him accountable.
To trace the disease’s spread, the Dallas County medical examiner has set out to screen all of those who end up in his morgue.
As public health experts warn that ICUs in the city might soon be overwhelmed with coronavirus patients, shops and restaurants remain packed.
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.
After the pandemic, will Texas's wide open cityscapes lure big business?
After living most of my life in Texas, I finally gave Willie Nelson a serious listen and learned a few things about my Nigerian mom.
Heart failure nurse Suzanne Ohlmann finds intimacy in challenging circumstances.
It's March 2021 and Democrats are in power again, the state budget is a bloodbath, and the coronavirus stalks the Capitol.
“Six feet away” can be very, very sexy.
A Houston poet laureate believes that outrage by any other name is hope, and protest is its ultimate demonstration.
When my mother died, she left behind hundreds of items that my family might need if civilization goes south. Deciding what to do with them forced me to weigh the demands of the present and the future.
The community has united to save the 73-year-old cinema and venue, which did not qualify for federal relief funding.
As new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations reach their highest levels yet, the state is relying less on restrictions and more on individual decisions.
UT epidemiologist Lauren Ancel Meyers spent her career planning for infectious disease outbreaks. She has had to rapidly adapt to the very different challenges posed by the novel coronavirus.
All of the trend lines in Texas are going the wrong way.
Before the pandemic, trans Texans experienced higher rates of poverty and uninsurance than others in the state. The coronavirus crisis is exacerbating inequalities.
The Texas 2036 project organizes information from the state, Google, and the media to provide a clear picture of the state of the pandemic in Texas.
Uri Geva is hoping that his Collegiate Summer Baseball Invitational proves that it is—but experts are skeptical.
A month ago Philip Archibald was a frustrated small business owner locked inside his Dallas home. Now he commands a heavily armed network of anti-lockdown vigilantes, some with extremist leanings.
A high school competition in Levelland brought fans from across the Panhandle and South Plains in March. Seven would come down with COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to what one expert calls “a perfect storm”: more hungry people, fewer volunteers, and declining donations.
Over Memorial Day weekend, locals and tourists flocked to the Poop Deck in Galveston as Governor Greg Abbott allowed Texas bars to open at limited capacity.
Students have found themselves celebrating milestones like prom, graduation, and Eagle Scout ceremonies virtually because of the pandemic.
On Saturday, it'll become the first major art museum in the nation to welcome back the public.
As the coronavirus first spread throughout the Texas's ICE facilities, migrants grew increasingly desperate for release.
Are we being pranked, or is everyone going crazy?
Decades of reading about the apocalypse led to the creation of his own series of pandemic novels. Lately, he's been wishing real life didn’t track fiction so closely.
Laredo cardiologist Ricardo Cigarroa is on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, making house calls and “dealing hard doses of truth.”
With a virus-infected economy and an oil bust to boot, the Texas model is facing an unprecedented crisis.
"When you're in a rural community, it's difficult to receive services and be very discreet about it. … Those complexities are amplified at this time."
Governor Abbott’s phase two reopenings signal a hope from leaders that maybe this all will just work out, somehow.
The Uvalde native and patron saint of "alright" just keeps makin' videos.
A sad and anxious time may offer a silver lining.
While the rest of Houston’s legal community was adapting to COVID-19, DA Kim Ogg was determined to find who leaked an internal document.
As our understanding of the disease has evolved, so have the models and advice from experts.
The resignation of a key election official serves as a warning about the dangers of conducting elections in person during the coronavirus pandemic.
Intrepid online daters are exploring ways to establish emotional intimacy, one ten-minute date at a time.
As far as PR stunts go, this one has been lucrative.
How do you sack a quarterback from six feet away?
The Shelley Luther saga gave Texas politicians an excuse to change the conversation, and deflect blame.
Plus: please stop wringing out the brisket.
From Mattress Mack to that Austin guy who pushed a park ranger into the lake, the pandemic is bringing out the best and worst in people.
The question is making its way through the courts, after Attorney General Ken Paxton appealed a state judge’s ruling.
Merlin Tuttle has spent his career dispelling myths about bats. Now he’s defending them once again.
A COVID-19 outbreak in a maximum-security unit has created rifts between the local government and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
The Austin author says he wrote his new pandemic thriller as a "cry of warning," but he never expected it to be released during an eerily similar crisis.
Students in the beloved Shakespeare at Winedale course got creative with online theater, overcoming grainy visuals and bad Wi-Fi.
On a special edition of the National Podcast of Texas, the YouTube star on how a renewed concern for wellness—our own and one another’s—might wind up as one of the pandemic’s silver linings.
Research suggests Governor Abbott’s statewide stay-at-home order was slowing down the coronavirus’s spread. What will happen now that he’s lifted it?