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Johnson and Johnson Says COVID-19 Booster Shot Raises Protection

Johnson and Johnson Says COVID-19 Booster Shot Raises Protection

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  (WBAP/KLIF News) – Johnson and Johnson is the latest drug maker to tout its COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. The company announced Tuesday that those who receive a second dose of its one-shot vaccine will be better protected from the virus. In a Phase 3 trial, J & J said studies show the…MORE

Capitol Hill: Democrats Tie Government Funding to Debt Bill, GOP Digs In

Capitol Hill: Democrats Tie Government Funding to Debt Bill, GOP Digs In

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic congressional leaders backed by the White House have announced they will push ahead with a vote to fund the government and suspend the debt limit. They are all but daring Republicans to quit opposing the package or risk a fiscal crisis. Congress must fund the government in the next 10 days,…MORE

US Officials Defend Expulsion of Haitians From Texas Town

US Officials Defend Expulsion of Haitians From Texas Town

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — More than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants have been removed from an encampment at a Texas border town, U.S. officials said Monday as they defended a strong response that included immediately expelling migrants to their impoverished Caribbean country and faced criticism for using horse patrols to stop them from entering the…MORE

Governor Abbott to Hold Border Security Update in Del Rio

Governor Abbott to Hold Border Security Update in Del Rio

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott will provide a border security update at the international bridge in Del Rio Tuesday afternoon. According to the Governor’s Office, Abbott will be joined by Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, Texas Military Department Adjutant General Tracy Norris, and National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd. The trip…MORE

Texas Doctor Who Defied State’s New Abortion Ban Is Sued

Texas Doctor Who Defied State’s New Abortion Ban Is Sued

DALLAS (AP) – A San Antonio doctor who said he performed an abortion in defiance of a new Texas law has been sued by two people seeking to test the legality of the state’s near-total ban on the procedure. Former attorneys in Arkansas and Illinois filed lawsuits Monday against Dr. Alan Braid, who in a…MORE

Third Legislative Special Session Underway in Austin

Third Legislative Special Session Underway in Austin

AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF) – Another special session began on Monday inside the State Capitol in Austin. It’s the third special in the 87th Texas legislative session. A quorum was held in the House and Senate as lawmakers prepare to tackle agenda items laid out by Governor Abbott. Those items include redistricting. “Every 10 years we get…MORE

Governor Abbott Requests Federal Emergency Declaration Regarding Border Surge

Governor Abbott Requests Federal Emergency Declaration Regarding Border Surge

AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Monday that he sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting an emergency declaration for the State of Texas as a result of the escalating crisis at the Texas-Mexico border, specifically due to what he called “the dire situation in Val Verde County.” Thousands of Haitian migrants…MORE

Houston Police Officer Killed, Another Injured While Serving Arrest Warrant

Houston Police Officer Killed, Another Injured While Serving Arrest Warrant

HOUSTON  (WBAP/KLIF News) – A Houston police officer is dead and another one is battling injuries sustained in a shooting Monday morning. According to Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, William “Bill” Jeffrey and Sgt. Michael Vance were shot while serving a search warrant at a apartment complex in northeast Harris County. Investigators said the suspect…MORE