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In this June 21, 2019 file photo, Gov. Greg Abbott, left, speaks at a news conference at the Capitol, in Austin, Texas. Abbott says the state will reject the re-settlement of new refugees, becoming the first state known to do so under a recent Trump administration order.

Judge temporarily overrules Texas refugee ban

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor January 20, 2020

Under an executive order by President Trump, Gov. Greg Abbott announced last Friday that Texas would no longer be accepting refugees—prompting nationwide backlash.   The Sept. 2019 executive order...

A home in Houston, Texas is submerged in severe flooding after Tropical Storm Harvey devastated south-central Texas beginning Aug. 25 when it first made landfall.   
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

DePaul influences former student, Harvey victim

Evelyn Baker September 11, 2017

Spurred by Facebook posts from its previous president as Tropical Storm Harvey approached her Humble, Texas home, leaders of the DePaul Law School organization OUTLaws created a GoFundMe page to provide...

Suzanne Bryant (left) and Sarah Goodfriend hold up their marriage license after a press conference Feb. 19. They became the first same-sex couple to marry in Texas on Thursday morning. (Mariana Munoz | AP)

Conservative Texas and the fight for gay marriage

Donyae Lewis March 1, 2015

In the fight for gay marriage, Texas District Judge David Wahlberg made a monumental decision to issue a same-sex marriage license to Sarah Goodfriend, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and Suzanne...

The exterior of Willacy County Correctional Center in Raymondville, Texas, where prisoners rioted on Feb. 20. (David Pike | AP)

AP: Texas prison uprising highlights concerns over inmate medical care

The Associated Press February 22, 2015

As many as 2,800 federal prisoners will be moved to other institutions after inmates seized control of part of a prison in South Texas, causing damage that made the facility "uninhabitable," an official...

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