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CDC Urges Vaccinated To Mask Up Indoors In Places With High Virus Transmission

The CDC is now recommending fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas where the coronavirus is circulating widely. The agency also recommends all teachers, staff and students in K-12 schools wear masks, even if they’re vaccinated

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Watch Live: Jan. 6 Select Committee Is Holding Its 1st Hearing

The House select committee on the Jan. 6 insurrection is holding its first hearing. The committee has been plagued with partisan conflict but is pushing forward to investigate the events leading up to and during the riot at the U.S. … Continue reading

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In Midland-Odessa, Health Officials Urge Vaccinations As COVID-19 Cases Spike And The Delta Variant Spreads

Since the beginning of July, hospitals in Midland and Odessa have seen a fast uptick in COVID-19 cases. Currently, Midland-Odessa’s vaccination rate has plateaued with only around 37% of eligible residents fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and leaders are pleading with … Continue reading

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Texas Has Seen Nearly 9,000 COVID-19 Deaths Since February. All But 43 Were Unvaccinated People.

Preliminary data shows 99.5% of COVID-related deaths in Texas were among unvaccinated people, according to the Department of State Health Services.

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Gov. Greg Abbott Says He Won’t Impose New Mask Mandate Despite Increasing COVID-19 Cases

Abbott reiterated Tuesday that Texas schoolchildren will not face mask requirements as they return to school later this summer.

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Blue Origin Completes First Crewed Flight From West Texas

The private space company owned by billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos blasted off from a launch site north of Van Horn, Texas Tuesday morning, with Bezos and his brother on board, as well as the oldest and youngest people to … Continue reading

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Can Greg Abbott Actually Build Trump’s Border Wall?

The governor wants to finish the wall that Donald Trump began on the Texas-Mexico border, but he’ll have to overcome the same hurdles that impeded the ex-president’s efforts.

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Plan for Big Bend “Dark Sky Reserve” Takes Crucial Step Forward With Presidio County Vote

Astronomers and community organizers have been pushing officials in Far West Texas to adopt stricter rules on outdoor lighting, part of a broader effort to establish an international dark sky “reserve.”

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What It Means To Break Quorum And What You Need To Know About The Texas House Democrats’ Dramatic Departure

Democrats are preventing the Texas House from having enough members to pass legislation. We explain what that means, what options Republicans have and what’s in the voting bills Democrats oppose.

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West Texas Officials Join Gov. Abbott’s Border Disaster Declaration, Some With Lingering Questions

Several Big Bend counties have agreed to be included in Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s border disaster declaration. The governor’s border plans have sparked a mix of support, hesitancy and confusion among West Texas county officials.

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