Rebuffing Texas governor, American Airlines, Southwest stand by vaccine mandate

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Rebuffing the Texas governor, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines said on Tuesday they would comply with U.S. President Joe Biden's executive order to require that their employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 by a Dec. 8 deadline.  The two Texas-based carriers said the federal mandate superseded an order by Republican Governor Greg Abbott […]

Elon Musk suggests Texas HQ move was inspired by a Democrat's tweet

How much did this Democrat cost California? Elon Musk suggests Texas HQ move was inspired by politician’s ‘f*** Elon Musk’ tweet California Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez lashed out at Elon Musk In a May 2020 tweet, she said ‘F*ck Elon Musk,’ after he defied pandemic rules Musk slyly hinted that her comment helped inspire Tesla’s […]

Allen West, Texas GOP candidate, hospitalized with COVID-19

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Tea party firebrand Allen West, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas, was hospitalized with COVID-19 on Sunday but said he's “doing great.” “No complaints. I’m just relaxing,” West told The Associated Press during a brief phone interview from a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano. He […]

Texas police confirm shooting at Arlington high school

Shooting reported at Texas high school Police rush to scene in Arlington. Texas police are responding to a high school shooting in Arlington Wednesday morning.  Arlington Police confirmed it was on the scene of a shooting at Timberview High School, and its officers were carrying out a “methodical search” and working closely with ATF (Bureau […]

Texas GOP’s Redistricting Map Threatens Democracy

Democrats and Latino advocacy groups voice their concerns after Texas Republicans unveil statehouse maps that reduce Black and Hispanic majority congressional districts. The Texas GOP map proposal shows the party would like to increase the number of districts that house Trump supporters, The Texas Tribune reported. If Texas’ GOP has its way, there will be 23 […]

Justice Dept. sues Texas over state's new abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday sued Texas over a new state law that bans most abortions, arguing that it was enacted “in open defiance of the Constitution." The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Texas, asks a federal judge to declare that the law is invalid, “to enjoin its enforcement, and […]

Texas man gets execution delay over pastor’s touch request

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate won a reprieve Wednesday evening from execution for killing a convenience store worker during a 2004 robbery that garnered $1.25 after claiming the state was violating his religious freedom by not letting his pastor lay hands on him at the time of his lethal injection.  The […]