Gunman massacres at least 26 people in Texas church
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Worshippers ranging from 5 to 72 years old are among those killed and wounded when a gunman opens fire in a small town church outside San Antonio, Texas.
14 Dec 2020
A funeral home in El Paso, Texas suffers the emotional and physical toll of the surge of ceremonies caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
26 Dec 2020
On the terrace of a seafood restaurant in Houston, Texas's largest city, a few ladies are enjoying a local oyster dish. Sitting in the shade of a palm tree on a warm winter's day, the diners have no idea that behind the restaurant a young woman is busy giving the shells a second life. Thanks to Shannon Batte, they will soon form part of a reef in Galveston Bay, six miles away. New oysters will settle and develop on these shells, which will also provide perfect shelters for crabs, shrimp and small fish that will feed larger ones and contribute to the diversity of the environment.
20 Feb 2021
A blanket of snow covers the streets of Houston, Texas, a southern US state more accustomed to record-breaking heat than ice. An historic cold snap has been sweeping the country for several days as a result of an Arctic blast that is causing temperatures to plummet.
18 Feb 2021
Winter weather in Texas has left millions of people without heat and electricity. But volunteers braved the big freeze to rescue "cold-stunned" sea turtles.
6 Mar 2021
Texas has announced a sweeping rollback of coronavirus restrictions, lifting a mask mandate and allowing most businesses to open at full capacity from next week.
19 Jun 2021
Texas may be known as the land of oil, but it is also at the forefront of the charge toward renewable energy in the US. The cold wave that hit the South in February once again put climate change in the spotlight and highlighted the reliance of the state’s electrical grid on wind turbines. A quarter of electricity here comes from wind, more than coal, the production of which fell by half in a decade. But in this deeply Republican state, the push for renewable energy has more to do with cash than climate.
6 Aug 2021
Authorities said the van was carrying as many as 30 people, mainly migrant workers, at the time when it crashed on a highway in southern Texas after the driver lost control of the vehicle.
22 Aug 2021
A US court has paved the way for the prohibition of one of the safest abortion procedures in Texas. A previous legal decision had called it unconstitutional.
27 Aug 2021
A lone gunman killed three police officers and a private security guard before being slain. Police say they don't yet have a motive in the shooting.
2 Sep 2021
The Texas law makes the state's abortion rules the strictest in the US. Abortion campaigners failed in a court challenge to block the law. Texas dodged existing US abortion laws by using an unusual enforcement system.
10 Sep 2021
The US Justice Department has filed suit against Texas to prevent a state law banning abortions from being enforced.
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