Vehicles travel down an snow-covered road in McKinney, Texas, US.  Photograph: Cooper Neill/Bloomberg

Millions of Texans on Wednesday began their third day without heat in the wake of a punishing winter storm that has killed at least 21 people in the (...)

A Covid-19 sign is seen at a testing site amid the coronavirus pandemic in Houston, Texas, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

A 30-year-old patient died after attending a “Covid party”, believing the virus to be a hoax, a Texas medical official has said. “Just before the pat(...)

A man wearing a facemask and face shield walks in a downtown park in California. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty

More than two months after the United States recorded its worst day of new infections since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the nation reached (...)

A man wades through water carrying  a pitbull  in Houston, Texas after Tropical Storm Harvey swept through the area. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg.

The southern US states of Louisiana and Texas are braced for further rainfall after Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall about 322km west of New Orlean(...)

US president Donald Trump holds the state flag of Texas outside of the Annaville Fire House after attending a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey in Corpus Christi, Texas. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump made a brief visit to Texas on Tuesday as the city of Houston and its environs were left devastated by the impact of Tropica(...)

Kenneth Bryant and his wife, Jennifer Bryant, search through debris from Bryant’s Auto Sales in Katy, Texas after  Hurricane Harvey passed through. Photograph: Melissa Phillip /Houston Chronicle/AP

The Texan city of Houston will receive 2-3ft of additional rain in coming days, Mayor Sylvester Turner warned residents on Saturday as the most powerf(...)

Mayor Annise Parker of Houston. “I absolutely fear there will be a direct economic backlash.” Photograph:  Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Houston voters soundly rejected the city’s embattled equal rights law on Tuesday in one of the most heated local political contests in recent memory. (...)