No one was in line for the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center vaccination site on April 14.

Health & Science

COVID-19 Vaccine Demand Drops In Texas, Though Less Than A Quarter Of Population Is Fully Vaccinated

Posted on · Local health officials reported shorter lines and less demand at vaccination sites, and warned that there's still much work to be done to make Texans safe from the virus.

In the first few days of early voting in Texas, Harris County and Denton County are breaking records.

Election 2020

2 Key Texas Counties — Democratic Stronghold Harris And Traditionally Red Denton — Are Setting Early Voting Records

Posted on · As of Friday, 27% of registered voters in Denton County had cast their ballots in the 2020 election — surpassing the county’s 2016 turnout of 18% on the fourth day.

Bars are shuttered on Austin's iconic Sixth Street. Gov. Greg Abbott hinted Monday that he could allow bars to reopen for the second time during the coronavirus pandemic.

Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott Has Closed Texas Bars Twice Since The Pandemic Began. Now He’s Hinting At Opening Them Again

Posted on · Abbott shut down bars for a second time in June, when the proportion of coronavirus tests with positive results was more than 18%. That number has dropped to just over 6%. Experts worry that opening bars will contribute to another surge.

An aerial view of I-45 and Downtown Houston.

Transportation

Texas’ $7 Billion Plan To Remake Houston Highways Once Again Targets Homes, Businesses In Communities Of Color

Posted on · Historic black neighborhoods like Independence Heights and the Fifth Ward are in the crosshairs of Houston highway plans, decades after expressways separated communities from the rest of the city.