• March 8, 2021

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Watch: Texas farmers start to replant after winter freeze left

The February winter storm that ravaged Texas left a lasting impact on the state’s farming communities — many of which suffered devastating losses when freezing temperatures killed acres of crops. From local gardens to a large share of the Rio Grande Valley’s citrus farms, the storm took a heavy toll statewide. Since then, the weather […]Read More

Texas voters say they believe vaccines work. Some of them

Most Texas voters believe vaccines are safe and effective, but 28% do not plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it’s available to them, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. A solid majority (61%) agree that “in general … vaccines are safe.” That includes majorities of both Democrats (74%) and Republicans (54%). […]Read More

Texas expects to receive more than 200k initial doses of

The Food and Drug Administration approved Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday for use in the U.S., the third vaccine to be approved since the pandemic began. Texas could initially receive more than 200,000 doses, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, but the agency hasn’t received a timeline for when they […]Read More

President Joe Biden says he’ll visit Texas soon and sign

President Joe Biden said Friday that he’ll sign a major disaster declaration for Texas after millions in the state suffered power outages and water disruptions during prolonged freezing temperatures. He’s also expected to visit Texas soon. Biden already signed an emergency declaration for Texas on Feb. 14, which authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency to […]Read More

Texas leaders failed to heed warnings that left the state’s

Millions of Texans have gone days without power or heat in subfreezing temperatures brought on by snow and ice storms. Limited regulations on companies that generate power and a history of isolating Texas from federal oversight help explain the crisis, energy and policy experts told The Texas Tribune. While Texas Republicans were quick to pounce […]Read More