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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday issued an executive order that requires all Texans in counties with 20 or more cases of COVID-19 to wear a face mask or other covering in public. This means the … more
As the coronavirus pandemic engulfs Texas’ metropolitan areas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has left the door open for massive indoor gatherings. And organizers are moving forward with some big … more
As COVID-19 hospitalizations and positivity rates in Texas continue a dramatic rise, Tex. Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Friday to re-close bars, rafting and tubing businesses and put … more
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday morning that he will pause any further phases of reopening Texas and that he is once again putting a stop to elective surgeries to preserve bed space for … more
Visitors from Texas will soon have to quarantine for 14 days if they travel to New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, according to the three states’ governors, who also took aim Wednesday at … more
Seven weeks after Gov. Greg Abbott began allowing businesses to reopen, Texas exceeded another one of the his key metrics Wednesday when the seven-day average positivity rate passed 10%, a level that … more
Gov. Greg Abbott directed a state health agency Tuesday to enact new safety standards for child care centers during the coronavirus — more than a week after prior rules for the centers were … 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
As Texas' coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to break records for a second straight week, leaders and health experts in the largest cities are warning that the state is heading down a … more
During shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Texans have been able to purchase alcoholic beverages to go from restaurants, including liquor. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants to make the change … more
The Trump Administration is looking for another way to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and a pending case in Texas could be a catalyst for the next round of … 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
Texas students will be returning to public schools in person this fall, Gov. Greg Abbott told state lawmakers Thursday morning. The state's top education officials confirmed the plans in a … more
The reopening of the Texas economy has sparked a second wave of COVID-19 across the state, prompting county officials to respond. According to the Texas Department of Health Services, 89,108 cases … more
The 70-day Texas 4000 for Cancer bike ride has gone virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local athlete and University of Texas at Austin student Clara Souza is participating in the virtual … more
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents unanimously approved the creation of a $100 million scholarship fund Monday to help the system's 11 universities address "diversity issues," as … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott pledged to institute police reforms when he met with the Houston family of George Floyd, who was handcuffed and killed by police in front of a Minneapolis, Minn. … more
Those business owners wishing to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program should make sure they apply by June 20 according to a statement released by Valerie Maher, lead economic development … more
Texans who want to vote in the upcoming Texas primary runoff election have until Monday, to register. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott delayed the upcoming primary runoffs from May to July after the … more
Shannon Najmabadi, The Texas Tribune June 9, 2020 "Number of Texans hospitalized with coronavirus hits all-time high as experts say cases are likely to continue increasing" was first … more
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