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Despite coronavirus risks, some Texas religious groups are worshipping in person — with the governor’s blessing
By Kiah Collier, Perla Trevizo and Vianna Davila, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica COVID-19 has spread rapidly in Texas, and many congregations closed their doors and moved religious services online. But there are some religious groups who say it’s their … Continue reading
By Alex Ura, The Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott previously paved the way for municipalities to push their May elections to November. But a handful of small towns and special districts hadn’t canceled despite fears of infection spreading at polling … Continue reading
Gov. Abbott Says Religious Services Are Essential — So Can Churches Still Meet? Here’s What He Says.
By Marisa Charpentier, KUT When Gov. Greg Abbott issued his executive order Tuesday restricting nonessential activities, he made sure to note religious services are considered essential. But in a time when people aren’t supposed to gather, what can and can’t houses of … Continue reading
By Huo Jingnan, Allison Aubrey, and Carmel Wroth, NPR A few months ago, it may have seemed silly to wear a face mask during a trip to the grocery store. And in fact, the mainline public health message in the … Continue reading
By Naomi Andu, The Texas Tribune Last week alone, 275,597 out-of-work Texans filed for unemployment relief.
Thousands in Texas face delays to their unemployment relief because of busy phone lines and website outages
By Carrington Tatum and Clare Proctor, The Texas Tribune As tens of thousands of Texans try to file unemployment insurance claims, they’re finding the Texas Workforce Commission’s phone lines jammed and website servers overloaded as the agency is swamped by … Continue reading
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By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune He also said that schools would remain closed until at least May 4 as the state increases its efforts to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.
By Marisa Charpentier, KUT Gov. Greg Abbott issued an order Tuesday requiring Texans to limit personal interactions that could lead to the spread of COVID-19. He said people can still leave their homes to access essential services, like groceries or medicine, … Continue reading
By Mitchell Ferman, The Texas Tribune Two Texas oil companies with big business in the Permian Basin wrote to state regulators requesting an emergency meeting to consider reducing oil production as demand around the world has collapsed due to the … Continue reading