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Tex. Governor Greg Abbott has extended his disaster declaration his office announced Easter Sunday. The declaration was initially issued March 13 and Chapter 418.014 of the Texas Government Code … more
With no vaccine for COVID-19 expected for months and cases increasing daily, doctors in Texas and around the country are experimenting with a new treatment based on an old technique — but they … more
April 9, 2020 - More than 160 of the state's 1,222 nursing homes, or about 13%, have at least one case of the new coronavirus, state officials said Thursday. And 38 nursing home residents and staff … more
EL PASO — The federal government wasted millions in taxpayer dollars on food, supplies and personnel during a brief reopening of a West Texas immigration detention facility last year, a … 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
Across the state, demand for assistance from food banks is off the charts as thousands of Texans who are suddenly out of work because of the coronavirus pandemic are visiting their local nonprofits … more
University of Texas at Austin President Greg Fenves is leaving the state’s flagship college for Emory University, where he will become president Aug. 1, he told the UT community in an email … more
Houston Methodist, a part of the Houston Medical Center, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to test a new therapy hoped to help treat patients suffering from COVID-19, a … more
Rebecca Mae had been feeling sick for days when she was sent home from her job as a San Antonio respiratory therapist, and told not to return until she tested negative for the novel … more
This is usually one of the busiest times of year at Stephen F. Austin State Park. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, it is even busier than normal. Park Superintendent Martha Martinez said that … more
On San Antonio’s East Side, if Pastor Shetigho Nakpodia wants to tend to her flock, she has no choice but to go to them. Much of what she does involves delivering food and serving meals to … more
When Gov. Greg Abbott told Texans this week to restrict their social interactions except for essential activities, he made his thinking clear: He didn't consider his latest executive order a … more
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has amended the county’s Stay Home, Work Safe order which was originally issued March 24 to clarify items related to religious services, essential workers and … more
Hundreds of University of Texas at Austin students traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico over spring break — and 49 have now tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to the … more
Citing the state’s stay-at-home order, the Texas secretary of state is instructing municipalities to delay their May 2 elections. In an email to local election officials sent Thursday … more
While the Class of 2020 waits to see if they will get to walk the stage for graduation, another teen-age right-of-passage is also in limbo due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the government offices … more
Fort Bend County Judge KP George amended and extended the stay home order for his county yesterday evening. The amended order now extends through April 30 or when the county’s emergency … more
At one Manhattan hospital, the deadly new coronavirus has sickened half the intensive-care staff. In Italy, it has already killed dozens of doctors. The deadly viral outbreak has not yet reached … more
Waller County Judge Trey Duhon has extended his county’s disaster declaration, as authorized by the Waller County Commissioners Court Wednesday, through to April 30, matching a statewide order … more
When Anderson County told residents not to assemble in groups with more than 10 people, officials got some pushback from churches. County Judge Robert Johnston said that was partly because residents … more
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