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January 11, 2019 3:36 PM Out Texas lawmakers form state’s first LGBT caucus

Five out Democrats in Texas have formed the first LGBT+ caucus in the state’s legislature. The five lawmakers came together to launch the first official LGBT+ caucus, which will fight for equal rights in the traditionally-conservative, Republican-controlled state. The LGBT+ caucus will be chaired by state representative Mary González, who was only the second 128

January 4, 2019 2:18 AM Herb Kelleher: Father of low-cost airline travel dies at 87

Herb Kelleher, who co-founded low-cost US carrier Southwest Airlines, has died aged 87, the company says. The company described him as "a pioneer, a maverick and an innovator" who disrupted the airline industry "by making flying both fun and affordable". Founded in 1967, his airline initially aimed to provide cheap flights between the Texas cities of Houston 76

December 14, 2018 5:32 PM Same-sex Barbie couples may soon be a reality

A gay couple in San Antonio, Texas is on the edge of bringing same-sex Barbie couples into existence. TV personality Matt Jacobi and his partner Nick Caprio say they have a meeting with toy company Mattel next week to discuss the potential coupling of two Barbie or Ken dolls. The pair, who are set to marry in May 2019, started the campaign after realising 70

December 5, 2018 4:21 PM George HW Bush funeral: Where will George Bush Snr be buried? Will it be with his wife?

THE state funeral of former President George H W Bush is underway in Washington - but where will Mr Bush Senior be laid to rest and will it be with his wife Barbara? World leaders and dignitaries are paying their respects to the 41st US President in a memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral, beginning at 4pm GMT (11am EST). Mr Bush Snr died at the age of 94 on Friday 115

December 5, 2018 4:05 PM George HW Bush funeral: Prince Charles attends service alongside Obama, Clinton and Trump

GEORGE HW Bush’s funeral is taking place today with Prince Charles among the thousands of people honouring the life and legacy of the former US president. Five days after the 41st US president died, world leaders and diplomats have gathered in Washington DC to pay their respects at the state funeral. Among them there is Prince Charles, as confirmed yesterday 140

November 7, 2018 4:06 AM Midterm elections results: Ted Cruz in Texas win as Republicans secure Senate VICTORY

REPUBLICAN TED CRUZ of Texas has been re-elected for a second term in the US Senate after a neck-to-neck race against Democrat Beto O-Rourke, according to NBC News. Republicans are now virtually assured of keeping control of the Senate in the midterm elections. The race for the Texas Senate seat has been one of the most widely publicised and fiercely 76

October 30, 2018 12:01 PM England Women: Former US Under-23 player Chioma Ubogagu named in squad

Former United States Under-23 forward Chioma Ubogagu has been selected for England Women's squad for next week's friendlies against Austria and Sweden. The 26-year-old, who was born in London but moved to Texas as a child, made her professional debut for Arsenal in 2015 and now plays for Brisbane Roar, where she is on loan from Orlando Pride 54

October 29, 2018 2:33 AM Early turnout for US midterms SHATTERS records with Trump's record KEY ISSUE for voters

THE EARLY voter turnout for the US midterm elections is shattering previous records with the highest turnout in years and voters saying that Donald Trump is the main issue why. Seven states are reporting a higher number of early votes have been cast of the upcoming election than in 2014, with the potential for more states to also reach record numbers 43

October 23, 2018 5:45 PM Pantex Plant on alert as roads SEALED OFF

THE Pantex nuclear weapons plant in Texas has triggered its “Emergency Response Organisation”, with surrounding roads sealed off. The on-site response effort is being conducted by the Emergency Response Organisation, a trained group of employees at the plant with detailed knowledge of its operations and emergency response procedures. These staff represent 34

October 23, 2018 12:24 AM Donald Trump Texas rally LIVE: President speaks in Houston in support of Senator Ted Cruz

DONALD TRUMP is holding a "Make America Great Again" rally in Houston, Texas in support of Senator Ted Cruz's re-election bid in the crunch, up-coming midterm elections in November. The US President is set to deliver a speech alongside Senator Cruz ahead of the crunch midterm elections in November, in which Mr Cruz is seeking re-election. Senator Cruz attacked 36