Balancing Texas’ budget is always complicated. The pandemic and recession will make it even harder in 2021.

Balancing Texas’ budget is always complicated. The pandemic and recession will make it even harder in 2021.

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. One of the largest tasks Texas lawmakers will tackle during the 2021 legislative session that begins in January is writing the state budget, which outlines state spending for…
A pandemic Christmas: Churches shut, borders complicated

A pandemic Christmas: Churches shut, borders complicated

ROME – Curfews, quarantines and even border closings complicated Christmas celebrations Friday for countless people around the globe, but ingenuity, determination and imagination helped keep the day special for many. In Beijing, official churches abruptly cancelled Mass on Christmas Day in a last-minute move, after China’s capital was…