Tag Archives: Coronavirus Pandemic

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

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Big Bend National Park Closes To All Visitors Out Of Coronavirus Concern

By Carlos Morales At the entrances to Big Bend National Park, visitors will now be met with barricades, signs and park rangers telling them the sprawling 800,000-acre park is now closed to the public. Big Bend National Park is temporarily … Continue reading

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Texas shale producers ask state to cut oil output as demand plummets during coronavirus pandemic

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

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After First Confirmed Case Of Coronavirus, Midland Officials Expand Response

By Mitch Borden A day after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Midland, leaders from across the community announced additional measures to fight the virus. Midlanders also got the clearest description to date on the current situation in … Continue reading

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To Slow COVID-19, Trump Administration Closes Southern Border To Non-Essential Travel

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune The country’s southern border will close to all non-essential travel and trade in an effort to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Trump administration announced Friday morning. The policy takes effect at midnight … Continue reading

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Permian Basin Oil Workers Face Possible Bust As Global Oil Markets Crash

By Mitch Borden In West Texas, the Permian Basin is home to America’s largest oil field, where just about everyone depends on the energy industry. But with the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, world markets in flux, and Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

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