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Editor's note: This story has been updated with a new statement from the Texas Workforce Commission saying it's re-evaluating certain rules for unemployment benefits. Restaurant servers, retail … more
Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday said he will let the state’s stay-at-home order expire at the end of the month, and allow businesses to begin opening in phases in May. First to open on May 1: … more
A call center run by the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School gets a notification every time its nurse triage team calls a patient with the bad news that they’ve tested positive … more
Waller County Judge Trey Duhon has announced that testing is available at the Waller County Community Center today until 6 p.m. Those wishing to get tested must make an appointment to be tested by … more
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed another round of spending Thursday to fend off economic calamity as the new coronavirus continues to create commercial chaos. With a price tag of $484 … more
A Houston-area doctor who is also a conservative political activist is suing to block Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo's recent order requiring residents over 10 years old to wear face masks in … more
The number of Texans filing for unemployment went back up last week, after a dip in the number of claims the previous week. Last week, 280,406 Texans successfully filed unemployment claims. That … more
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced at a press conference today that starting April 27, people will need to wear face masks when out in public in Harris County per an order she is issuing. … more
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has lived through an oil crash before, and felt its effects firsthand. His parents owned a small oil services business in 1986, when a sudden drop in prices … more
Katy area law enforcement agencies say they have not seen a great deal of activity when it comes to residents and businesses violating the stay home orders in effect in Harris, Fort Bend and Waller … more
With an increased demand for hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic, unconventional methods of making it have come out of the woodworks. Shire Distilling in Brookshire has switched things up … more
While the rest of the state is on track to open back up over time under recent orders from Tex. Gov. Greg Abbott, both Katy and Royal ISDs announced the closure of all of their campuses in compliance … more
State parks are reopening Monday State parks reopening are the first phase of Greg Abbott's plans to restart the Texas economy [6 a.m.] Most Texas' state parks are reopening Monday, almost two … more
Carly Eaves had to choose between paying for food or covering the electricity bill. She chose food. Eaves, of Santa Fe, was laid off from her job as a server at a Waffle House last month, and her … more
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that public and private school classrooms will remain closed for the remainder of the school year to avoid quickening the spread of COVID-19. The decision, made … more
Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday announced initial steps to begin the process of reopening the Texas economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, including over the next week loosening surgery restrictions at … more
In the era of lockdown and economic collapse, not all small businesses are equal. Across Texas, owners of small engineering firms, retail shops, restaurants and countless other enterprises were in … more
Waller County Construction Manager Danny Rothe said the county’s new $4.8 million Precinct 4 annex being constructed on Hwy. 90 between Brookshire and Katy is on schedule to open in late August … more
The number of Texas families that applied for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program doubled in March compared with the same period last year, as thousands of Texans lost their jobs and … more
Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that reopening the Texas economy will be a "slow process" guided by public health concerns as he continued to preview a forthcoming executive order that will detail his … more
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