Darryl George was penalized for wearing his natural hairstyle that officials say violates a dress code. He's suing the state for failing to enforce an anti-discrimination law.
The number of bans and restrictions in the U.S. rose 33% in the last school year, according the the report. Florida had more bans than any other state.
Paxton, who has been suspended, faced 16 articles of impeachment tied to allegations that he abused his office to protect a political donor. The Senate vote reinstates Paxton as attorney general.
The judge gave Texas until Sept. 15 to move the barrier to shore and barred the state from placing any additional buoys or other structures in the river. Gov. Greg Abbott plans to appeal the ruling.
"I'm gonna call the governor tomorrow," Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, said as he shouted obscenities at a trooper during an altercation at a rodeo.
As one of the worst heat waves on record set in across much of the southern United States, barrels of life-saving water for wayward migrants traveling on foot have vanished.
Nathan James Cruz, 17, was arrested on charges of making a terroristic threat and making a terroristic threat against his family. His mother reported his statements to police.
A day earlier, a Texas judge temporarily blocked the state's abortion bans from being enforced against doctors who perform abortions in cases of medical emergencies and fetal anomalies.
Joy Alonzo was suspended and investigated after she allegedly criticized Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick at a lecture on the opioid crisis. Free speech advocates call the probe "blatantly inappropriate."
It's increasingly expensive and difficult to get home insurance, as losses rise from climate-driven disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes. And the solutions aren't always politically popular.
In June, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law undoing local protections that ensured breaks for laborers who spend their days in scorching heat. The law takes effect Sept. 1.
The university announced in June it hired Kathleen McElroy, a former New York Times journalist, to lead its journalism program. The hire quickly drew backlash from conservatives across Texas.
El Niño is warming up the water in the Pacific Ocean. That extra heat affects the whole planet, and has helped drive record-breaking hot weather.
Democrats are facing a tough U.S. Senate map in 2024 so they are eyeing some tough-to-win states for possible pickups, starting with Texas.
Mexico has sent a diplomatic note to the U.S. expressing concern that barriers on the river may violate treaties on boundaries and water. Mexico has already asked that the barriers be removed.