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Elector Chris Suprun at the Electoral College vote in the Texas House on Dec. 19, 2016.

Chris Suprun, one of two Texas Republican electors who refused to vote for Donald Trump in the Electoral College, says he was twice turned away from voting in the general election. Read more»

A sign describing Texas' new voter ID law is displayed at Fiesta Mart in Austin on Election Day 2013.

The federal government is accusing Texas of circulating “inaccurate or misleading information” to poll workers and would-be voters about relaxed identification requirements for the November elections. Read more»

Texas’ voter identification law violates the U.S. law prohibiting racial discrimination in elections, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. Read more»

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals building in New Orleans.

Texas’ five-year-old voter identification law — among the nation's strictest — will face a fresh round of probing Tuesday in a long-winding lawsuit that may ultimately end up at the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more»

A sign opposing the Trans-Pecos pipeline hangs in a neighborhood near where the pipeline could run near Alpine.

A group of energy companies has cleared its last regulatory hurdle before piping West Texas natural gas beneath 143 miles of largely untouched Big Bend-area land and into Mexico. Read more»

Texas’ four-year-old voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act but is not a “poll tax” barred under the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court has ruled. Read more»

A sign opposing the Trans-Pecos pipeline hangs in a neighborhood near where the pipeline could run near Alpine.

A coalition of Texas ranchers, environmentalists and other disgruntled landowners is claiming a small victory in its long-shot battle to block a hefty pipeline planned to carry natural gas beneath 143 miles of largely untouched Big Bend-area land into Mexico. Read more»

David Keller, an archaeologist at Sul Ross State University and head of the Big Bend Conservation Alliance, looks out over land in Brewster County, near the site of a planned pipeline that would send Texas gas to Mexico.

Companies run by two billionaires are teaming up to build a 143-mile pipeline to carry natural gas through the Big Bend region of Texas and into Mexico. An unlikely coalition of environmentalists, landowners and others is fighting to thwart the project. Read more»

A federal appellate judge on Tuesday questioned why the Texas Legislature had not addressed concerns that its four-year-old voter ID law discriminated against minority voters. Read more»

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Mexico is poised to open up its state-run energy monopoly to private investment. But as crude oil prices fall, will investors walk through that door? Read more»

A wind farm near Dumas, Texas, 2008.

When Gov. Rick Perry first took office, Texas’ wind energy sector hardly existed. But the state has since become the nation’s leader in wind energy generation, Jim Malewitz writes, and Perry — more commonly associated with oil and gas — helped steer that boom. Read more»

Legendary oilman T. Boone Pickens says operators are to blame for plunging oil prices.

Crude oil prices are plunging, but T. Boone Pickens isn’t surprised. The billionaire oilman has seen plenty of spikes and dips during more than 60 years in the industry, including some he predicted. Read more»

A worker at Mission Solar in San Antonio inspects the protective coating of a fully assembled solar panel for bubbles that could hinder efficiency. The company runs Texas' biggest solar panel manufacturing plant.

Texas’ biggest solar panel manufacturing plant is ramping up production. It’s part of San Antonio’s effort to become a solar energy hub – by building solar farms to help power the area and luring the companies that manufacture their parts. Read more»