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# Texas

Last year
# Golf
McIlroy hits 72 in opening round in Texas as Knox leapfrogs Hojgaard
The Valero Texas Open is this week’s PGA Tour event.
# texas law
US Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers
The outvoted three liberal justices on the nation’s highest court penned a scathing dissent.
# colleyville
UK police arrest two teenagers in relation to 'act of terror' at Texas synagogue
It comes after the man who held four hostages at the synagogue was identified by US authorities as a British citizen.
# colleyville
Hostages released after stand-off at synagogue in Texas
The FBI said the man was specifically focused on an issue not directly connected to the Jewish community.
# Star
The Irish teen with the world at her feet
Rhasidat Adeleke on a memorable year in which she won two gold medals at the European Athletics U20 Championships and moved to Texas.
All time
# Houston
10 victims of Astroworld music festival crush were asphyxiated, officials say
Around 300 people were injured and treated at the festival site and 25 were taken to hospitals.
# Billy Chemirmir
Man charged with killing 18 older women in Texas goes on trial over one of the deaths
Billy Chemirmir, 48, will appear in court in connection with the death of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris.
# astroworld
Nine-year-old boy is latest victim of deadly Travis Scott concert in Texas
Ezra Blount was placed in a medically induced coma after suffering serious injuries in the crush of fans.
# astroworld
Eight people dead and several injured after 'crowd surge' at US music festival
A total of 23 people were also hospitalised.
# Abortion
US Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas abortion law case on 1 November
Senate Bill 8 (SB8) bans abortions after a heartbeat can be detected in the womb.
# abortion laws
Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law
The law has been in effect since September, aside from a district court-ordered pause that lasted 48 hours.
# Texas
Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law
The law bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks.
# greg abbott
Texas governor Greg Abbott bans all vaccine mandates
Democratic President Joe Biden last month announced the government would demand vaccines for federal workers.
# United States
Strictest abortion law in the US reinstated following court order
Clinics had braced for the New Orleans-based appeals court to act fast.
# Texas
Texas clinic resumes providing abortions after judge blocks law
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, said he would appeal the judge’s ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
# United States
Judge orders Texas to suspend new law banning most abortions
The ruling is the first legal blow to the contentious Texas law known as Senate Bill 8.
# Texas
18-year-old student suspected in Texas school shooting in custody
The shooting stemmed from a fight that broke out in a classroom.
# dublin to dallas
‘We know your fight’: Protesters in Dublin gather to oppose Texan abortion law
The protest took place to coincide with hundreds of similar demonstrations across the US.
# Abortion
Biden administration in legal bid to block Texas abortion law
At least one Texas abortion provider said it stood ready to resume offering services.
No migrants left at Texas border camp as Biden condemns ‘horrible’ scenes
Almost 15,000 people – most of them Haitians – converged on the area just days earlier seeking asylum.
# reproductive rights
Texas doctor sued after defying state's new abortion ban
The legislation bans abortions from as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.
# Deportations
US forces conduct mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas
Over 12,000 migrants were camped around a bridge in the border town of Del Rio.
# Roe v Wade
US Justice Department sues Texas over restrictive abortion law
The Texas law bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.
# Texas
Joe Biden condemns Supreme Court failure to block Texas abortion curb
The court voted 5-4 to deny an emergency appeal from abortion providers and others.
# foetal heartbeat
Biden vows to defend abortion rights after Texas bans it after six weeks
The law makes no exception for cases of rape or incest.
# Texas
Folk singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith dies aged 68
Griffith worked closely with other folk singers, helping the early careers of artists like Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris.
# United States
Texas police seek two suspects over mass shooting
A total of 14 people were wounded in the incident in Austin.
# Houston
Man arrested after tiger found wandering around Texas neighbourhood
Video shows the tiger coming face-to-face with an armed off-duty sheriff’s deputy, police in Houston said.
# alright alright alright
Matthew McConaughey says he's seriously considering Texas governor run
McConaughey would face incumbent Governor Greg Abbott in November 2022.
# blackouts
Millions of Texans get their power back after deadly winter storm
US President Joe Biden has offered additional support through federal agencies to help authorities in Texas.
# Extreme Weather
Power cuts fall below one million in Texas as icy US weather heads east
The extreme weather has been blamed for the deaths of more than 30 people.
# south padre
Thousands of sea turtles rescued during freezing cold snap in Texas
The South Padre Island Convention Centre is now full of turtles.
# Cold Snap
'Unprecedented' snowstorms in Texas as wintry weather sweeps across the US
“Things will likely get worse before they get better,” officials near Houston said.
# tech goliath
Texas and 10 other US states sue Google for anti-competitive practices
“If the free market was a baseball game, Google positioned itself as the pitcher, the batter and the umpire,” Texas’ Attorney General said.
# El Paso
Another metal monolith has appeared... this time in Texas
A group of people loaded the monolith into a vehicle before driving off.
# us elex 2020
Judge in Texas blocks Republican governor's order limiting ballot drop-off sites
The judge said the move would restrict the right of some voters.
# Hurricane Laura
Coastal residents urged to flee as 'catastrophic' Hurricane Laura heads for Texas and Louisiana
Satellite images show that Hurricane Laura is threatening to smash homes and sink entire communities.
# evacuations
After wreaking destruction in Cuba and Haiti, 'major' Hurricane Laura storms towards Texas and Louisiana
Evacuations in the two US States were ordered, as “destructive waves” are expected, as well as up to 30cm of rain which could cause flash flooding.
# hurricane hanna
Hurricane Hanna makes landfall in Texas as state braces for flash flooding
Meteorologists say the biggest concern from Hanna is expected to be flash flooding.
# Stormy
Tropical Storm Hanna nears hurricane strength as it approaches Texas
Forecasters expect the weather system to bring heavy rain, storm surges and possible tornadoes.