7 East Texas sheriff races on the line in upcoming runoff election

Judge sets Smith County Pct. 1 constables race between Garmon, Harris
  Sen. John Cornyn visits Tyler to drum up vote

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  Biden wins 9 Super Tuesday states, including Texas; Sanders takes California, 3 others

The race is shaping up as a contest between two starkly different visions for the party’s future and a November rematch with President Donald Trump.


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  Sen. John Cornyn visits Tyler to drum up vote

Sen. John Cornyn visited Texas Music City in Tyler to tell Texans to "Saddle Up n’ Vote."

Know before you go: Voting begins with finding your ballot box

In Texas, some counties participate in the Countywide Polling Place Program, while others require you vote at an assigned precinct.

Court OKs Texas winner-take-all presidential elector system

A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans unanimously upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the Texas system.

Tyler City Councilman serves last day in office, continues campaign for mayor

Tyler City Councilman for District 4, Don Warren served his last day in office as part of the city council to continue his run for Mayor of Tyler

Gun-toting restaurateur upsets 5-term Colorado congressman

Lauren Boebert won the Republican Party primary after a campaign in which she accused Rep. Scott Tipton of not being sufficiently pro-Donald Trump.

  Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century.

  Survey: Companies added 2.4 million jobs in June

U.S. companies added nearly 2.4 million jobs in June, according to a private survey, a large gain that still leaves total employment far below its pre-pandemic levels.

Oklahoma voters narrowly approve Medicaid expansion

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority has projected that about 215,000 residents would qualify for a Medicaid expansion, for a total annual cost of about $1.3 billion.

  Senate extends small business coronavirus relief program

About $130 billion remains of $660 billion approved so far for the subsidy program, which provides direct subsidies to businesses harmed by the coronavirus pandemic.

  Officers put on leave over photos tied to Elijah McClain

Suburban Denver police say multiple officers are on paid leave during an investigation into photos that emerged of them near where Elijah McClain died last summer.

  Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

In Republican circles -- with the notable exception of the man who leads the party -- the debate about masks is over: It’s time to put one on.

  Sunbelt states rush to line up hospital beds, not barstools, amid virus surge

States such as Florida, Arizona, Texas and California have reversed course, closing or otherwise clamping down on bars, shutting beaches and rolling back restaurant capacity.

  Dem climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

The plan backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leaders is less ambitious than a sweeping Green New Deal that a group of progressive Democrats outlined last year.

  Biden: Trump has failed at home on virus, abroad with Putin

Biden accused Trump of “waving the white flag” and refusing to lead the country through a pandemic that has killed 125,000 Americans and led to Depression-level unemployment.

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  Local medical professionals say a few medical conditions may prevent people from wearing masks

Local medical professionals say a few medical conditions may prevent people from wearing masks

  Trump to attend massive July 4th event as COVID cases soar

Masks will not be required and social distancing will not be practiced as thousands of supporters join Trump at Mt. Rushmore.