Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Marfans Ordered Chicks During the Coronavirus Pandemic. Now They’re Home.

By Carlos Morales At 6 a.m., Lisa Kettyle received the call she’d been waiting months for. Soon she headed for the Marfa post office.  “Hello, I’m here to pick up chickens!” Kettyle chirped excitedly.   From behind the front desk of … Continue reading

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Almost All Texas Businesses Are Allowed To Open At 50% Capacity, Gov. Greg Abbott Says

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced his third phase Wednesday of reopening Texas businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing virtually all of them to operate at 50% capacity. That is effective immediately, and there are “very limited exceptions,” Abbott’s … Continue reading

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Presidio County Sees First Confirmed Case Of COVID-19

By Carlos Morales As the state of Texas continues to move toward reopening and lifting restrictions on businesses, Presidio County officials on Saturday confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the county. The patient is a woman in her 40s … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Texas Supreme Court Puts Expansion Of Voting By Mail On Hold

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune The Texas Supreme Court on Friday temporarily put on hold an expansion of voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. Siding with Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Supreme Court blocked a state appeals court decision that allowed voters … Continue reading

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Questions About Midland Medical Lodge’s Practices Keep Emerging as Coronavirus Continues to Spread in the Facility

By Mitch Borden Over a month has passed since the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at Midland Medical Lodge, but the nursing home is still having trouble containing the spread of the virus. Just this week, Midland Medical Lodge … Continue reading

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Texas Is Spending $45 Million On New Coronavirus Tests That Prisoners Are Conducting Themselves

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune Texas is spending $45 million on 300,000 new coronavirus tests to largely be used in the infected state prison system, according to a Texas Department of Emergency Management purchase order. Unlike the often-painful nasal swabs most … Continue reading

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Getting An Accurate Census Count in Far West Texas Is Always Tough. The Pandemic Made It Even Harder.

By Carlos Morales Concerns West Texans may be undercounted during the 2020 Census are mounting as the coronavirus pandemic complicates the work of surveyors.  The Census Bureau and local advocates already considered the Big Bend home to some of the … Continue reading

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