Gov. Greg Abbott says in inauguration speech Legislature will prioritize budget surplus, schools and power grid
Abbott is on track to becoming Texas’ second-longest-serving governor, behind Rick Perry, who served more than 14 years. Abbott enters his third term after a decisive reelection win in November.
Watch: Abortion isn’t on the ballot, but here’s how your vote could impact access in Texas
Texans are headed to the polls for the first time since the procedure was essentially banned across the state. Texas Tribune women’s health reporter Eleanor Klibanoff explains how each ballot cast influences the future of abortion policy.
Watch: Volunteer acompañantes in Mexico aid at-home abortions. Their network is expanding to Texas.
In parts of Mexico where abortion has not been legalized, women rely on volunteer networks to provide medication and emotional support for at-home abortions. As access to abortion is shut down in Texas, similar networks are being built in the U.S.
Watch: With a “feeling of betrayal,” one family flees Texas in search of safer climate for their transgender daughter
Gov. Greg Abbott directed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate parents who provide their children with gender-affirming care, driving one such family to leave home.
Texas needs to do more to help Hispanic students graduate from college, university leaders say
In a Texas Tribune event Tuesday, university leaders discussed why Hispanic students finish higher education programs at a lower rate than the state average but have better performance in the Rio Grande Valley and El Paso.
TikTok video from Blogilates' Cassey Ho depicting 'perfect' body types of different eras goes viral
Blogilates' Cassey Ho had her own body edited to match the beauty standards for women throughout history in a video that has gone viral since being uploaded on Tuesday. Using a series of edited visual representations of herself, the CEO and head designer of the fitness brand Popflex and Blogilates covers the purportedly ideal body types of different time periods, including the 2020s, 2010s, 2000s, 1990s, 1950s and from 1400 through the 1700s.news.yahoo.com
El Paso lawmakers say that despite polarized climate, Texas Legislature must act on guns, reproductive rights
During a Texas Tribune event, Democratic state Reps. Joe Moody and Claudia Ordaz Perez and state Sen. César Blanco said the Uvalde school shooting and the overturning of Roe v. Wade demand action in the Texas Legislature.
As many Texas colleges have seen declines in enrollment, Odessa education leaders say collaboration has helped them buck trend
During a Texas Tribune event at Odessa College, public education and higher education leaders said that having strong connections among all levels of education have helped students feel continuity and see great benefits in continuing their education.
Watch: Grief shattered Uvalde; it has united it, too
Uvalde is grieving the loss of 19 students and two teachers after Tuesday’s devastating shooting at a local elementary school. In this video, residents say their town will never be the same, but they will help each other through the healing process.
Debate between Texas GOP attorney general candidates got heated, even though incumbent Ken Paxton wasn’t there
Land Commissioner George P. Bush and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman repeatedly criticized each other. U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert focused on the incumbent, who didn’t participate.
Watch: Lawmakers, community members and experts discuss the impact of the February 2021 storm
More than dozen guests discuss Texas’ power grid, how climate change affects the state’s weather and what another winter blackout could mean for Texans in a Texas Tribune symposium on the storm’s anniversary.
Plight of Chinese mother of eight chained outside in winter causes public outrage despite official explanations
Across Chinese social media, people are wondering whether the woman in Jiangsu province was a victim of human trafficking and forced to be a mother as the proportion of women drops in society.washingtonpost.com
Watch: Local public health leaders across Texas reflect on the uneven challenges of coordinating the fight against COVID-19
Public health officials have played a crucial role in vaccination efforts and tracking the spread of the virus. But different needs from their communities and insufficient aid have complicated the work.
Bride who uses wheelchair walks down aisle
Chelsie Hill, who has used a wheelchair for 11 years, told her fiancé she would go down the aisle in a wheelchair – but for six months before the wedding, she was secretly practicing for something else. On the big day, Hill was determined to walk down the aisle.news.yahoo.com
Two men in India go viral for casually eating while an unplanned fire blazes in the background
Two men went viral in India for remaining calm and enjoying their food at a Bhiwandi wedding while a fire broke out behind them. The dilemma: The Indian Fire Service shared a now-viral Facebook video of two wedding guests caught between worrying about the approaching fire or continuing to enjoy the wedding feast. In the video, the men can be seen glancing back at the raging fire while choosing to remain in their seats to pick at their food and eat.news.yahoo.com
A Marine officer posted a video calling out senior leaders in Afghanistan. He was relieved of command.
Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller said, “People are upset because their senior leaders let them down and none of them are raising their hands and accepting accountability or saying: We messed this up.”washingtonpost.com
Newly released video purportedly shows kidnapped Nigerian schoolboys
Newly released video purportedly shows kidnapped Nigerian schoolboys Newly released video footage purportedly shows some of the over 300 schoolboys who were kidnapped in Nigeria last week. CBS News believes the video to be genuine but cannot independently confirm its authenticity. The terror group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the mass kidnapping. BBC News' Mayeni Jones reports on the reaction in Nigeria's northwestern Katsina State.cbsnews.com