Elizabeth Findell, Wall Street Journal

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Recent articles by Elizabeth:

Texas Passes Sports Ban for Transgender Students

The bill bans transgender public-school students from competing in interscholastic sports leagues that are designated for a gender other than the one listed on their birth certificates. → Read More

Texas Governor Bans Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates for Employees

Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order doesn’t make an exception for hospitals, many of which require healthcare workers be vaccinated against the coronavirus. → Read More

Texas Abortions Pick Up After Federal Judge Allows Them

Clinics say they are moving cautiously because a state law imposing a near ban on abortions allows retroactive lawsuits if the injunction is overturned. → Read More

Texas Aims to Crack Down on Abortion Pills Sent by Mail

Orders have surged after a restrictive new abortion law went into effect, and pill providers, often offshore, say they won’t stop mailing them. → Read More

Texas Abortion Law Prompts Women to Seek Out-of-State Clinics

Some women’s health clinics in states neighboring Texas say they are overwhelmed with out-of-state patients following the state’s restrictive new abortion law. → Read More

Texas Doctor Who Performed Abortion Is Sued in Test of New Law

A physician who publicly said he performed an abortion was sued Monday in state court by an Arkansas man.undefined → Read More

Texas House Passes Voting Bill

The Texas state House approved a voting bill 79-37 late Thursday, after walk-outs by Democrats paralyzed the law’s progress for months. → Read More

Afghans Fleeing Taliban Grow More Desperate as Clock Ticks on U.S. Evacuation

As the U.S.’s Aug. 31 withdrawal deadline approaches, Afghans face a series of ordeals—from bureaucratic jams to Taliban violence—in trying to get on flights out of the country. → Read More

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Tests Positive for Covid-19

The governor is fully vaccinated against the virus and is not symptomatic, a spokesman said. → Read More

Texas Hospitals Are Near Capacity as Covid-19 Surges Again

The number of hospitalizations is approaching previous highs, but deaths, a lagging indicator, remain a fraction of those seen earlier this year. → Read More

Texas GOP Governor Calls Second Special Session to Pass Voting Bill

Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., to block passage of restrictions on voter access haven’t yet said if they will return. → Read More

Texas Governor Says State Will Build a Wall Along Border With Mexico

Republican Greg Abbott cites President Biden’s rescinding of funding for former President Donald Trump’s wall between U.S. and Mexico; Latino group to challenge the move as an illegal use of state powers. → Read More

Texas Legislature Set to Vote on Election Bill

The state’s House is expected to decide Thursday on Republican-sponsored legislation that would increase criminal penalties for some voting irregularities. → Read More

Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Set to Outpace Demand

State health officials are pivoting from managing a rush in demand to promoting the vaccine so the U.S. can reach herd immunity. → Read More

Shootings in Texas and Wisconsin Leave Six Dead, Add to Spate of Gun Violence

Gunmen remained at large in Austin, Texas, and Kenosha County, Wis., on Sunday afternoon, after each killed three people in what police described as targeted incidents. → Read More

After Georgia, Voting Fight Moves to Texas

The battle over voting rules has shifted to Texas, following recent legislation in Georgia that led to a backlash from civil-rights groups and some major corporations. → Read More

Miami Beach Declares State of Emergency to Reduce Spring Break Crowds

Local officials feared that the crowds would impede efforts to drive down Covid-19 cases. → Read More

Covid-19 Vaccine Is a Struggle for Those With No Hospital Connection

Many hospitals and clinics give their own patients priority for the Covid-19 vaccine, leaving residents of medically underserved communities waiting for appointments. → Read More

In Frigid Texas, Desperate Families Take Risks to Stay Warm

Parents resort to gas stoves or build fires for warmth inside their homes during power outages and subfreezing temperatures, with no relief in sight. → Read More

Fort Worth Crash Leaves Six Dead in Massive Pileup

At least 133 vehicles were involved on an icy highway. → Read More