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Samsung to build $17bn semiconductor factory in Texas
Group’s biggest single US investment comes amid global chip shortage and related national security concerns

Staff and agencies

24, Nov, 2021 @8:39 AM

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The disposable US workforce: life as an ‘essential’ meatpacking plant worker
Workers are still waiting for reforms of an industry in which 60,000 got Covid and 300 died

Aaron Nelsen in Cactus, Texas; photography by Encarni Pindado

19, Nov, 2021 @11:05 AM

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The new anti-woke academics say the universities are 'broken'. But they aren't giving up their tenured day jobs | Julia Carrie Wong
The anti-woke institution has no campus, no course catalog, no students, no accreditation. It does have a website

Julia Carrie Wong

17, Nov, 2021 @10:52 PM

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Beto O’Rourke to run for governor of Texas in 2022 election
Former congressman seeks to take on Greg Abbott, the Republican governor, following failed 2018 Senate run against Ted Cruz

Martin Pengelly in New York and Alexandra Villarreal in Austin, Texas

15, Nov, 2021 @6:18 PM

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Houston doctor suspended from hospital for spreading Covid misinformation
Houston Methodist hospital said the doctor’s tweets promoting ivermectin as a treatment were ‘harmful to the community’

Gloria Oladipo

15, Nov, 2021 @5:28 PM

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Texas schools resist Republican request for records on classroom books
Austin and Dallas districts say they won’t respond to lawmaker’s letter targeting 850 books, many on race and LGBTQ+ issues

Gloria Oladipo

13, Nov, 2021 @5:13 PM

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Astroworld disaster fuels wave of satanic conspiracy theories on TikTok
Claims highlight how ‘digital natives’ are susceptible to viral misinformation despite their savvy reputation, experts say

Kari Paul

09, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Astroworld: Travis Scott and Drake sued over deadly Texas concert crush
Lawsuits brought by some of those injured as authorities release the names of those who died

Guardian staff and agencies

09, Nov, 2021 @1:55 AM

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Astroworld: questions over why Travis Scott played on as crush developed
Two investigations launched after eight people killed at event in Houston on Friday night

Ed Pilkington, Alexandra Villarreal and Tom Ambrose

07, Nov, 2021 @10:36 PM

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DoJ sues Texas over new voting law, saying restrictions violate civil rights
Suit takes aim at two specific provisions that deal with providing assistance to voters at the polls and mail-in voting

Sam Levine in New York

04, Nov, 2021 @9:56 PM

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A deadly parasite that burrows into the body through bare feet could be multiplying in this US community
What researchers found in a Texas neighborhood was shocking. What’s worse, the residents say, is that no one’s helping

Alastair Gee in Rancho Vista, Texas

04, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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What you missed: results from five US races on Tuesday
While Virginia’s gubernatorial election caught national attention, the results of these local votes across four states are worth noting

Gloria Oladipo

03, Nov, 2021 @10:35 PM

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