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For Some, Forgoing Masks In Public During The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Become A Political Statement

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune As Texas inches away from its economic shutdown and people resume sharing public and sometimes confined spaces, the question of whether to wear a face mask has become a way to pick sides in what’s … Continue reading

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Video Of Arrest Raises Questions Around How Midland Police Treat Minorities

By Mitch Borden A video that recently surfaced online is raising questions about how the City of Midland polices people of color. Cell phone footage from May 16 shows multiple Midland Police Officers pointing their weapons at Tye Anders, a … Continue reading

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City Of Ojinaga Announces Nine New Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus

By Carlos Morales There are nine new confirmed cases of the coronavirus across the border from Presidio in Ojinaga, according to the city’s administration.  The city says they’re waiting for the results from additional tests, but it’s not clear exactly … Continue reading

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Businesses across Texas reopen, despite lack of contact tracing

By Abbie Perrault, The Big Bend Sentinel TEXAS — The state is progressing its reopening to phase two, Governor Greg Abbott announced on Monday. The update paved the way for bars, camps, children’s programming, sports and more to reopen as … Continue reading

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Federal Appeals Court Temporarily Blocks Voting-By-Mail Expansion In Texas

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune A federal appeals court has temporarily put on hold a lower court’s sweeping ruling that would have allowed all Texas voters to qualify to vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic.

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So You Want To Go A Bar In Texas. Here’s What You’ll Need To Know.

By Matt Largey, KUT It’s been a while since anyone’s been into a bar in Texas, so things are bound to feel weird when they’re allowed to reopen this Friday. Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday they’d be allowed to open … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Says All Texas Voters Can Apply To Vote By Mail During Pandemic

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune A federal judge opened a path for a massive expansion in absentee voting in Texas by ordering Tuesday that all state voters, regardless of age, qualify for mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Child Care Centers, Bars And Sporting Events Scheduled For Texas’ Next Phase Of Reopening

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday announced his next wave of reopenings designed to restart the Texas economy during the coronavirus pandemic, saying child care facilities can reopen immediately, bars can open Friday with limited capacity and sporting … Continue reading

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Armed Activists Protested Coronavirus Restrictions In Odessa. Now They’re Returning To Rally For Second Amendment Rights.

By Mitch Borden  What first began as activists, dressed in tactical gear and armed with assault rifles, supporting Odessa businesses that defied coronavirus restrictions has now turned into a fight over Second Amendment rights. 

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Texas May Be Overstating Its Ability To Test For The Coronavirus. But It’s Not Clear How Much.

By Matt Largey, KUT Texas has seen a noticeable increase in the number of coronavirus tests being reported by the Department of State Health Services over the past week. The state saw its largest one-day total for reported tests to … Continue reading

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