Texas is a state located on the southern US border. It is the country's second-largest state by area and population after Alaska and California respectively.
Texas was an independent country from 1836 until its annexation by the US in 1845. Its capital is Austin and largest city Houston. After initially thriving on the cattle industry following the Civil War, Texas is now home to dozens of Fortune 500 companies in the energy, agriculture and technology sectors. This page collates DW's content on Texas.
Laura threatens to wreak havoc along the US Gulf Coast with winds of more than 110 mph forecast when it makes landfall late on Wednesday or early Thursday. Some have warned the hurricane could directly hit Houston.
Tropical Storm Laura is gathering pace and could become a Category 3 hurricane with winds of more than 110 mph. Storm Marco has reached Louisiana, but the effect will likely be limited to gusty winds and heavy rainfall.
With 4th of July celebrations muted by the pandemic, US President Donald Trump lashed out at China, the "radical left," and his opponents in the media. Texas and Florida reported record-breaking infection spikes.
Former policeman Derek Chauvin has appeared in a Minnesota court for his first hearing since being charged with second-degree murder of unarmed black man George Floyd. Floyd's body arrived in Texas ahead of his funeral.