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“We Are In A Very Dangerous Place”: White House COVID-19 Task Force Pleads With Texas Health Officials To Warn The Public

By Shawn Mulcahy, The Texas Tribune The report also recommends that anyone younger than 40 who gathered with people outside their immediate household during Thanksgiving should “assume you became infected.” As the COVID-19 pandemic reaches dangerous new levels nationwide, the … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Spike Puts Tri-County Area In ‘Dire’ Situation

By Ari Snider and Carlos Morales Coronavirus cases in the Big Bend region have reached a staggering and grim milestone. As of Tuesday, the number of current cases in the tri-county area was over 700, with Brewster and Presidio counties … Continue reading

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West Texas Coronavirus Tracker: Data & Information

Since the pandemic reached West Texas earlier this spring, the total number of coronavirus cases has climbed into the thousands. Recently, the area’s more rural pockets have been plagued by infrequent testing and shrinking resources. Meanwhile, in the Permian Basin, … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Is Ablaze In West Texas As Tourists Flock To Big Bend And Marfa. Hospitals Are Running Out Of Overflow Options.

Presidio and Brewster counties, home to the popular tourist destinations, along with nearby Culberson County, lead the state in cases per 1,000 residents in the last two weeks. All of West Texas is dealing with increasing COVID-19 cases while low … Continue reading

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In Midland And Odessa, City Leaders Take Two Different Approaches To Fighting The Coronavirus

By Mitch Borden Leaders in Midland and Odessa have faced a choice for months. The question, what actions should they take to slow the spread of the COVID-19. Since March, the coronavirus has infected thousands of residents of the two … Continue reading

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StoryCorps Makes (Virtual) West Texas Stop Next Month

By Ari Snider The oral history group StoryCorps is coming to West Texas next month, virtually, from Dec. 2 to Dec. 19, and you can sign up now to participate. The organization records and documents conversations with people from all … Continue reading

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Más recortes planificados al aprendizaje virtual provocan protestas en Presidio

Por Stephen Paulsen, Big Bend Sentinel y Carlos Morales Como muchos en Presidio en este momento, Alondra Flores está enojada con el distrito escolar local. Estudiante de la Universidad Estatal de Sul Ross, ha estado asistiendo a clases virtualmente desde … Continue reading

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More Planned Cuts To Virtual Learning Spark Protests In Presidio

By Stephen Paulsen, Big Bend Sentinel and Carlos Morales Lee esta historia en español Like many in Presidio right now, Alondra Flores is angry at the local school district. A student at Sul Ross State University, she’s been attending classes … Continue reading

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As Virus Stresses Texas Hospitals, Rural Patients Face Greater Risks

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News In the rural Big Bend region of Far West Texas, there have been signs lately of life returning to some kind of normalcy despite the coronavirus pandemic’s resurgence here and across the country. Tourists are … Continue reading

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