Madlin Mekelburg, Austin American-Statesman

Madlin Mekelburg

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Madlin:

Abortions cease in Texas after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Planned Parenthood and Whole Woman's Health have both ceased providing abortions after Roe v. Wade was overturned. → Read More

What to know about abortion rights in Texas after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. What is the impact on abortion access in Texas? → Read More

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, trigger law to completely ban abortion in Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, ending constitutional right to abortion. → Read More

With the runoffs decided, stage is set for the November election in Texas

Here's a look at the statewide match-ups Texas voters will see on their ballots in November. → Read More

Texas allocates additional $495 million in funding for Operation Lone Star

The state has already appropriated $3.9 billion for the program, but officials warned Operation Lone Star was set to run out of money by May 1. → Read More

Federal appeals court ends legal challenge to Texas abortion law

The court ended a legal challenge to the Texas six-week abortion ban, but other challenges to the law continue. → Read More

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke tests positive for COVID-19

Beto O'Rourke said he is fully vaccinated and received a booster shot to protect against the virus. → Read More

Texas sues Biden administration over plans to end Trump-era Title 42 immigration policy

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said ending the policy will lead to an increase in illegal immigration. → Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott agrees to ease inspection requirement for trucks at one border crossing

The directive has caused substantial delays at the Texas-Mexico border and drawn backlash from the White House and business leaders. → Read More

Donald Trump to speak in Austin ahead of the May primary runoffs

Several Trump-endorsed candidates are vying for the GOP nomination in the May 24 runoff election, including Attorney General Ken Paxton. → Read More

Texas Supreme Court rules against abortion providers, closing 'last back door' to block six-week ban

Abortion providers decried the justices' ruling, calling it a failure of the court system: "This ban does not change the need for abortion in Texas." → Read More

Texas Supreme Court rules against providers in challenge to six-week abortion ban

The Texas Supreme Court said state licensing officials cannot enforce Senate Bill 8, meaning they cannot be sued by abortion providers to overturn it. → Read More

Greg Abbott, Beto O'Rourke secure nominations for governor in Texas primary elections

Early voting returns in the Texas primary election show Abbott and O'Rourke cruising to victory in their respective primary contests. → Read More

Four races to watch in the 2022 Texas primary election Tuesday

Will Gov. Greg Abbott win big? Will Attorney General Ken Paxton fall short of the votes needed to avoid a runoff? Will Casar or Rodriguez win? → Read More

Beto O'Rourke to visit 20 cities over 12 days to mark anniversary of winter freeze

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate is expected to release his plan for shoring up the Texas power grid. → Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott raises $19M, Beto O'Rourke's fast start nets $7.2M in race for governor

Beto O'Rourke's record fundraising for a Democrat is swamped by Gov. Greg Abbott's haul that left the Republican with $65 million left to spend. → Read More

Beto O'Rourke reports $7.2 million fundraising haul in race for Texas governor

Gov. Greg Abbott, who hasn't yet announced his fundraising numbers from the last six months of 2021, had a campaign war chest of $55 million in June → Read More

Federal government to open six COVID-19 testing sites across Texas

The federal government will open COVID-19 testing sites in six Texas counties: Bexar, Cameron, Dallas, Harris, Hidalgo and Tarrant counties. → Read More

Texas breaks ground on state-backed border wall in Rio Grande City

Gov. Greg Abbott said the state-backed border wall is nearly identical to the 17 miles of border wall built by former President Donald Trump in Texas. → Read More

Supreme Court allows clinics to challenge Texas' abortion law, lets law stand

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said abortion providers can sue Texas over the state's abortion law, but it will remain in effect. → Read More