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A state district judge on Friday ruled that Harris County can move forward with its plan to send every registered voter an application to request a mail-in ballot for the November general … more
A new report examining the impact of recent changes to bail practices in Harris County found that releasing more misdemeanor defendants from jail without requiring cash bail did not lead to an … more
Fort Bend County Judge KP George has declared the county is now in the red “high-risk” category as of July 14 as COVID-19 cases continue to increase across the state. In a morning … more
As the coronavirus spreads in detention centers, a federal judge ordered the release of migrant children held for more than 20 days at three family detention centers in Texas and Pennsylvania, the … more
As the number of patients hospitalized with the coronavirus has reached record highs 12 days in a row, Gov. Greg Abbott and other health officials have stressed that the state has … more
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced in a late-afternoon press conference that she has issued an executive order requiring masks to be worn inside businesses in the county. Hidalgo said the … more
Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional details. A federal judge opened a path for a massive expansion in absentee voting in Texas by ordering Tuesday that all state voters, … more
Gov. Greg Abbott’s order restricting the release of some jail inmates during the new coronavirus pandemic is facing a second court challenge arguing his order violates the constitutional … more
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced a stay at home order for all of Harris County Tuesday morning as part of the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order is set to go … more
Houston officials announced in a 12 p.m. press conference today that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will close down  due to novel coronavirus cases present in the Houston area. The action … more
A man in his 70s who recently travelled abroad has tested “presumptive positive” for the COVID-19 virus – otherwise known as the Coronavirus – Fort Bend County Health & … more
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