Author Archives: The Texas Tribune

New Texas rule lets social workers turn away clients who are LGBTQ or have a disability

New Texas rule lets social workers turn away clients who are LGBTQ or have a disability

A professional organization of social workers called the change “incredibly disheartening,” while Gov. Greg Abbott’s office said it was necessary to conform with existing state law. By Edgar Walters, The Texas Tribune Texas social workers are criticizing a state regulatory board’s decision this week to remove protections for LGBTQ clients and clients with disabilities who

Here’s How to Vote by Mail in Texas

Your questions answered about who qualifies, when to expect your ballot and how to make sure your vote counts. By Megan Menchaca and Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune Texas is gearing up for a monumental election in the middle of a pandemic. And while the state is one of just six that hasn’t opened up

Texas coronavirus cases lead to cancellation of Austin’s SXSW

The annual Austin festival founded in 1987 attracts more than 400,000 attendees from all over the world and generates hundreds of millions of dollars. By Naomi Andu, The Texas Tribune Austin Mayor Steve Adler declared a local disaster on Thursday that effectively cancels this year’s South by Southwest festival. The 10-day event was scheduled to

Joe Biden Wins Texas Primary in a Stunning Turnaround

Biden had trailed in the polls leading up to election day, which pointed to Bernie Sanders as the frontrunner. By Alex Samuels, The Texas Tribune Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the Texas presidential primary, continuing a stunning revival of his once-struggling campaign that has helped him solidify himself as one of the two

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