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Texas Supreme Court: Lack Of Immunity To Coronavirus Alone Isn’t Enough For Mail-In ballot

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune The Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a lack of immunity to the new coronavirus does not qualify a voter to apply for a mail-in ballot. In the latest twist in the legal fight … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park To Begin “Phased Reopening” On June 1

By Carlos Morales After being closed for nearly eight weeks, Big Bend National Park will open to the public beginning June 1 at 9 a.m., according to the park’s superintendent.

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City Of Midland Will Hold Community Forum To Discuss Policing After Tye Anders Arrest

By Mitch Borden The City of Midland is holding a community conversation on Thursday, May 28 from 6 to 8 pm at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center to discuss the controversial arrest of Tye Anders. The young black … Continue reading

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Texas Parks Begin Overnight Camping Reservations For Summer

By Carlos Morales Visitors to state parks will be able to make new camping reservations beginning May 27, as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department continues gradually reopening its public spaces. TPWD first began limited overnight camping on May 18 … Continue reading

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Crane County Announces First Deaths Related To COVID-19

By Mitch Borden Crane County was one of the first West Texas communities to see a confirmed case of the coronavirus, but for weeks the community’s growth in cases was stagnant as only two residents were confirmed to have COVID-19. … Continue reading

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Ranchers Brace For Tough Times As Pandemic Hits Beef Industry

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News Service Some worry the coronavirus pandemic’s financial toll on Texas ranchers could wind up rivaling the impacts of a devastating drought from almost a decade ago.

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Water parks, food court dining areas added to Texas’ latest wave of reopenings

By Alex Samuels, The Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation Tuesday adding a few types of businesses to the list.

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After Initially Refusing, City Of Midland Releases Footage Of Tye Anders’ Arrest

By Mitch Borden Newly-released police footage shows the moments leading to the arrest of Tye Anders, a 21-year-old black man, whose case has sparked criticism of the Midland Police Department. Bystander video of the May 16 arrest showed officers pointing … Continue reading

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Presidio County Sees First Confirmed Case Of COVID-19

By Carlos Morales As the state of Texas continues to move toward reopening and lifting restrictions on businesses, Presidio County officials on Saturday confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the county. The patient is a woman in her 40s … Continue reading

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