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Florida reports third straight single-day COVID-19 death record

Florida reported 252 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours on Thursday, its third straight single-day record total of COVID-19 fatalities. The state also added 9,956 new cases, bringing its total to more than 461,000 infections.

Douglas threatens Hawaii as Hanna downgraded to tropical storm

Honolulu - Hawaii braced for Hurricane Douglas on Sunday, as the storm approached the Pacific archipelago, after the year's first Atlantic hurricane lashed Texas.

Texas faces future of drier summers and decreasing water supplies

Texas' future climate will feature drier summers and decreasing water supplies for much of the state for the remainder of the 21st century - likely resulting in the driest conditions the state has endured in the last 1,000 years.

Texas to require face coverings in public spaces

Houston - Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican and ally of US President Donald Trump, on Thursday issued an executive order requiring face coverings in public spaces as the state marks record numbers of new infections.

Texas halts reopening as US virus cases soar

Houston - Texas on Thursday halted steps to reopen its economy after a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, as the United States hits some of its highest infection rates since the start of the pandemic.

Texas Court network down after ransomware attack Special

Texas recently disclosed that its court system has been hit by a ransomware attack. The state discovered the attack and confirmed that it is not going to pay the ransom. The Office of Court Administration (OCA) has disabled the system.

A long Texas road trip for 525,000 masks

Houston - All it took was one little call to spur Tom Banning into action, undertaking a giant mission across a very large state -- distributing 525,000 masks to health care providers around Texas, a sprawling landmass roughly the size of France.

Texas wind farm begins commercial clean energy operation

Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of Avangrid, has announced that its 307.06MW Karankawa Wind Farm has started clean energy supply.

Three injured in blast at Texas chemical plant

Washington - Three people were injured in an explosion at a chemical plant in Texas on Wednesday which sent a huge fireball into the sky and triggered a mandatory evacuation, officials and witnesses said.

Review: Los Angeles Current triumphs at ISL debut in Lewisville, Texas Special

Lewisville - On October 19, the Los Angeles Current made its debut at the International Swimming League (ISL) event in Lewisville, Texas.

Imelda brings catastrophic rainfall and flooding to Texas

The remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda unleashed torrential rain Thursday in parts of Texas, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation, and road closures.

Five dead, 21 hurt in Texas mass shooting

Washington - A gunman hijacked a US postal truck and opened fire at random in the US state of Texas Saturday, shooting dead at least five people and wounding many others before dying in a shootout with officers.

Plane crash in Texas kills 10: officials

Washington - A small twin-engine plane crashed on takeoff Sunday into a hangar at a Texas airport, officials said, killing all 10 aboard.

Plane crash in Texas kills 10 people: officials

Washington - A small twin-engine passenger plane crashed in Texas in the United States on Sunday, killing 10 people, officials said.

Texas governor sends 1,000 National Guards to the Mexican border

Austin - On Friday Greg Abbott the governor of Texas announced that he will be sending another 1,000 National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border. Abbott accused the US government of not taking action on the increasing humanitarian crisis at the border.

Texas court bans use of anti-BDS contracts as unconstitutional

A US federal court has ruled that a Texas law requiring government contractors to certify that they are not engaged in boycotts of Israel or companies that do business with Israel is unconstitutional.

Construction underway on largest solar plant in Texas

Enel Green Power North America has started construction on the 497MW Roadrunner solar plant in Upton County, Texas. Once completed, the installation is set to be the largest solar project in the state of Texas.

In the state of Texas its Israel First

Austin - A child language specialist, Bahia Amawi, a US citizen, has been told by authorities that she can no longer work with developmentally disabled, autistic, and speech-impaired students in Austin Texas,

US police woman held for shooting black man in wrong apartment

Chicago - A white Texas police officer who entered an apartment mistaking it for her own and shot dead the black man who lived there was arrested on manslaughter charges.

Texas oil companies want feds to pay for climate protection

Houston - The burning of fossil fuels is the driving force behind climate change, and now the companies responsible want the federal government to help pay to protect them from the consequences to the tune of about $12 billion.

Wind power does its part during record heatwave in Texas

Homes and businesses in Texas last week experienced record high electricity use, but the grid held up without any major problems, a testament to good grid management and the increasing use of wind power.

Canadian company to build largest solar plant in Texas

Austin - Longueuil, Québec-based Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has announced the acquisition of a sizable photovoltaic solar project located in Winkler County, Texas from Longroad Energy Partners, LLC.

Texas considers how to prevent school shootings

Chicago - Texas Governor Greg Abbott met Tuesday with experts and politicians to discuss how to prevent school shootings, five days after a teenage gunman killed 10 people at a high school in the southern US state.

Texas school gunman 'confused,' his lawyers say

Santa Fe - The gunman accused of killing 10 people and wounding 13 at a Texas high school last week was in a state of mental confusion, his attorneys said Monday, as schools beefed up security for students returning to classrooms.

Deadly Texas school shooting gunman 'confused,' his lawyers say

Santa Fe - The gunman accused of killing 10 people and wounding 13 at a Texas high school last week was in a state of mental confusion, his attorneys said Monday, as schools beefed up security for students returning to classrooms.

Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange student

Stafford - Houston's Muslim community gathered to offer prayers Sunday at the funeral service for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at her southeast Texas high school.

Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange student

Stafford - Houston's Muslim community gathered to offer prayers Sunday at the funeral service for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at her southeast Texas high school.

Texans turn to God as school rocked by latest shooting

Santa Fe - Grief-stricken families in southwestern Texas gathered in churches throughout Santa Fe on Sunday seeking spiritual succor following a massacre at the town's high school, the nation's latest mass shooting.

Funeral set for Pakistani girl killed in Texas

Santa Fe - Hundreds of people are expected to attend the funeral Sunday in Texas of Sabika Sheikh, the young Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting Friday at a high school, organizers told AFP.

Texas students take solace in baseball after school shooting

Deer Park - Thirty-six hours after several classmates were gunned down in a massacre, Santa Fe High School athletes took the field Saturday to partake in a longstanding and, for at least one evening, healing Texas pastime: baseball.
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People gather at the foot of the cross to pray after the Good Friday service.
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A look at Grace community church's Good Friday service from the back, as singers celebrate on the stage
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Numerous shards of pottery, buttons, hand-made nails and other artifacts have been found.
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An image of the city of Dallas.
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Drought conditions in Texas.
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The Brazos Wind Farm, also known as the Green Mountain Energy Wind Farm, near Fluvanna, Texas. Note cattle grazing beneath the turbines.
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Hurricane Harvey update as of 1:00 p.m. Thursday.
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Texas has been dealing with flooding from heavy rains caused by Tropical Depression Imelda.
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We Were Wolves, with Drew (second from left).
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Inside one church room is a painting of Moses with the Israelites in the wilderness
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