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Recent articles by Elizabeth:

Texas Businesses Defy Coronavirus Shutdown

Across Texas, business owners are pushing back against the state’s coronavirus shutdown orders and its phased reopening plan. → Read More

Photos: Coronavirus Creates Uncertainty for Texas Cattle Dealers

Texas cattle dealers are facing an uncertain future amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has roiled industries big and small. → Read More

Texas Latinos, Usually Conservative Democrats, Might Swing to Sanders

Latino voters in Texas, despite their conservative voting record, are polling in favor of Sen. Bernie Sanders, slightly ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden. → Read More

Survivors of Church Shootings Run as Gun-Rights Candidates

Three men touched by the killings at churches draw on their experiences to run for public office in March’s Republican primaries. → Read More

Houston Blast Kills at Least Two

Officials said the deadly explosion leveled buildings and shook houses for miles. → Read More

Texas’ Only Home for Matadors Is on Brink of Closing

After 20 years and the loss of two sons, Fred Renk says he will cease operating his bullfighting business, one of a handful left in U.S. → Read More

Texans Try to Keep Christmas Snow in Their Freezers—For 15 Years

The sad physics of evaporation melts the dreams of South Texans holding on to the snowballs they collected in 2004. → Read More

Private Border Wall Construction Can Proceed, Judge Rules

A federal judge ruled that construction of a private border wall in Texas can proceed over the objections of the U.S. government, which fears the project could shift the border itself and imperil a treaty with Mexico. → Read More

Texas Begins Clearing Homeless From Austin Underpasses

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is carrying through on his vow to begin clearing the homeless from Austin underpasses this week, as a standoff between city leaders and the state continues. → Read More

Homeless Become More Visible in Austin, Sparking Political Clash

Texas officials including Republican Gov. Greg Abbott have targeted Austin’s left-leaning policies toward homelessness as encampments have grown more prevalent in the capital city. → Read More

Accused El Paso Shooter Patrick Crusius Pleads Not Guilty

Patrick Crusius, the 21-year-old accused of killing 22 people at an El Paso Walmart, pleaded not guilty. The brief hearing in an El Paso courthouse was Mr. Crusius’ first since the Aug. 3 rampage, which also left 25 people wounded. → Read More

Texas Governor Seeks to Plug Law Enforcement Holes After Mass Shootings

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued eight executive orders in response to a pair of recent mass shootings, while resisting legislative Democrats’ calls for a special session to consider new gun legislation. → Read More

Odessa Mayor Says Shooting Death Toll Has Risen to Seven

The death toll from a shooting rampage in West Texas rose to seven after two more people died overnight, Odessa Mayor David Turner said Sunday. → Read More

Austin eyes a city corporation to fight homelessness

Add another idea to the list to Austin's possible homelessness solutions: A local government corporation that could act as a city-affiliated nonprofit. → Read More

Update: Second lawsuit filed to halt Oak Hill 'Y' highway expansion

Austin environmental groups filed dueling federal lawsuits against the Texas Department of Transportation this week, aiming to halt or rework an Oak Hill → Read More

Save Our Springs Alliance sues to halt Oak Hill 'Y' highway expansion

Austin environmental group the Save Our Springs Alliance sued the Texas Department of Transportation Monday aiming to halt work on an Oak Hill highway → Read More

Petition validated to force vote on Austin convention center expansion

Opponents of an Austin Convention Center expansion have the signatures they need to force a public vote on the matter, the political action committee Unconventional Austin announced Friday.City spokesman David Green confirmed that the city clerk verified an estimated 24,000 of 30,000 petition signatures submitted, meeting the threshold to put the proposal to voters. That forces City Council… → Read More

Breaking: Petition validated to force vote on convention center expansion

Opponents of an Austin Convention Center expansion appear to have the signatures they need to force a public vote on the matter, the political action committee Unconventional Austin announced in a news release Friday.City spokesman David Green confirmed that the city clerk had verified an estimated 24,000 of the 30,000 petition signatures submitted, meeting the threshold to put the proposal to… → Read More

Study finds 75% of Austin short-term rentals are illegal

Three quarters of Austin short-term rentals appear to be operating illegally, according to a contractor the city hired to study the issue. That study will → Read More

GOP chairman files ethics complaint against Austin council member

The chairman of the Travis County Republicans filed an ethics complaint this week against Austin City Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison, saying a → Read More