Tag Archives: Coronavirus
By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune A coalition of voters and civil rights groups opened a new front Monday in the legal wars over mail-in voting in Texas during the new coronavirus pandemic.
By Stephen Paulsen, The Big Bend Sentinelstephen@bigbendsentinel.com MARFA — Visitors are trickling into Marfa hotels again after Governor Greg Abbott’s “reopening” plan began on Friday. Abbott’s order overruled a range of local emergency measures across the state, including face-mask requirements … Continue reading
By Mitch Borden Six men face weapons charges after gathering with assault rifles at Big Daddy Zane’s bar on Monday in support of the West Odessa establishment’s illegal reopening.
By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune The governor had initially eyed May 18 as the next date to announce further business reopenings, but he faced growing pressure in recent days from some in his own party to move more quickly.
Midland Medical Lodge Continues To See COVID-19 Spread As It Transfers Positive Patients To Local Hospital
By Mitch Borden Several residents at Midland Medical Lodge, a nursing home in the Permian hub, have tested positive for the coronavirus in just under three weeks. What initially began as an outbreak among office workers has transformed the nursing … Continue reading
Texas’ Frontline Workers In The Pandemic Are Predominantly Women And People Of Color, Analysis Finds
By Shannon Najmabadi, Texas Tribune When the coronavirus pandemic began, school custodian Crystal Watts was working five days a week, mopping floors, wiping desks and disinfecting every surface that was touched. She didn’t get a mask.
By Diana Nguyen Less than a day after Presidio County moved to restrict hotels and short-term rentals from opening their doors, County Judge Cinderela Guevara received notice Friday from Gov. Greg Abbott’s office that the measures passed by Presidio County … Continue reading
By Diana Nguyen and Carlos Morales Businesses have begun to reopen in West Texas and across the state, but a lack of clarity on whether local governments can regulate lodging facilities caused confusion among officials, who this week have grappled … Continue reading
By Carlos Morales A south Brewster County resident is self-quarantining after testing positive for COVID-19, the first confirmed case in the Big Bend Region since Gov. Greg Abbott deployed the Texas National Guard to test residents last week. At this … Continue reading
By Public Radio Staff For the past month, the Big Bend region has remained seemingly insulated from the coronavirus pandemic with no confirmed cases of COVID-19. That was until Thursday afternoon.