Live Briefing: Hurricane Harvey: Storm Roars Ashore Near Corpus Christi, Tex.

Live Briefing By THE NEW YORK TIMES August 26, 2017 Read more on the storm here. • Hurricane Harvey, powered by the Gulf of Mexico’s warm waters, made landfall late Friday just northeast of Corpus Christi, Tex., packing 130 m.p.h. winds....

Texas Bathroom Bill Dies Again, Raising Republican Acrimony

By DAVID MONTGOMERY and MANNY FERNANDEZ August 16, 2017 AUSTIN, Tex. — A bill to restrict which bathroom transgender people can use in public buildings and schools died in the Texas Legislature on Tuesday evening, a rare defeat for social...

Austin Journal: Long-Suffering Texas Democrats Suffer On as Lawmakers Meet

Austin Journal By MANNY FERNANDEZ July 20, 2017 AUSTIN, Tex. — On the opening day of a special legislative session here Tuesday, a small circle of women stood in the Texas heat near the south steps of the Capitol, making soft, sweet and rebellious...

Bathroom Bill Tests Clout of Rare Moderate in Increasingly Conservative Texas

By MANNY FERNANDEZ and DAVID MONTGOMERY July 18, 2017 AUSTIN, Tex. — When Texas lawmakers gather here for the start of a 30-day special legislative session on Tuesday morning, they will most likely decide the fate of the Texas version of...

Texas Governor Revives Stalled Transgender Bathroom Bill

By MANNY FERNANDEZ and DAVID MONTGOMERY June 6, 2017 HOUSTON — Gov. Greg Abbott reignited one of the most divisive issues in Texas politics on Tuesday, calling lawmakers back to the Capitol for a special session of the Legislature in part to...

Governor Struggles to Lead as Texas Republicans Splinter Into Factions

By MANNY FERNANDEZ and DAVID MONTGOMERY June 5, 2017 AUSTIN, Tex. — When he took office two years ago, Gov. Greg Abbott represented a series of firsts for Texas. He was the state’s first new governor in 14 years, following the...