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The number of Texans filing for unemployment increased 860% in a week By Naomi Andu, The Texas Tribune March 26, 2020 "The number of Texans filing for unemployment increased … more
The Harris County Tax Office released a statement March 30 saying it is providing a three-month extension to all 12-month delinquent property tax payment plans in order to help ease stress for … more
As the new coronavirus continues to spread in Texas’ two biggest county jails, Gov. Greg Abbott has made it harder for thousands of inmates to get out of local lockups. In an executive order … more
Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday ratcheted up travel restrictions into Texas during the new coronavirus pandemic, while announcing the state's first pop-up hospital to deal with the crisis. He also said he … more
Gun stores are essential business and should be allowed to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Friday. Paxton said in his nonbinding opinion that state … more
Fort Bend County Health and Human Services announced the county’s first Novel Coronavirus-related death in the county Friday afternoon. A woman in her 70s with significant pre-existing health … more
In a brief press release, Methodist hospitals announced changes to its visitation policy which are intended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Generally, the new policy does not permit visitors … more
Gov. Greg Abbott unveiled an executive order Thursday requiring visitors flying to Texas from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and New Orleans to self-quarantine for 14 days during the coronavirus … more
The Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the extension of the county’s declaration of a public health emergency by County Judge Lina Hidalgo from an April 3 expiration to an April 29 … more
The first Texas prisoner has tested positive for the new coronavirus. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Tuesday the 37-year-old man, who has a preexisting respiratory condition, is … more
Texas school superintendents and lawmakers are asking the state and federal government for more flexibility on how and what they feed students in free and reduced-price meals while schools are … more
Fort Bend County Judge KP George announced during a 4:30 p.m. press conference today that he has issued a “stay home to save lives” order which will go into effect at midnight tonight in … more
Lately, Logan is doing his best to suppress his panic attacks while restocking the constantly dwindling shelves at his job at H-E-B. While people across the state are being told to stay home and … 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
Comptroller Glenn Hegar briefed Texas House members on the state's economy and budget Sunday night, saying that while it was too soon for specific forecasts, both are expected to take potentially … more
Gov. Greg Abbott took multiple measures Sunday designed to expand hospital staffing and capacity, but declined to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order — even as calls for such an action … more
March 19, 2020 - Gov. Greg Abbott took sweeping statewide action against the new coronavirus Thursday as he estimated that the number of Texas cases will likely skyrocket to the tens of thousands in … more
Julien Gomez speaks without reservation about how much they value their therapist. “My mental health services have saved my life,” said Gomez, 27, who uses gender-neutral pronouns. … more
Texas Governor Greg Abbottt has issued a proclamation allowing political subdivisions such as cities, counties and municipal utility districts to delay their May 2 regular elections to Nov. 3. This … more
Wash your hands. Work from home. Avoid contact with others. Greg McCormack knows the federal and statewide guidelines in place to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus. But as the executive … more
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