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Permian Basin Health Officials Concerned Over COVID-19 Surge While Leaders Take Little Action

By Mitch Borden As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the Permian Basin, medical leaders are worried the region—without meaningful action or a drastic change in how residents are behaving—could become the state’s next covid hotspot. Since the beginning of … Continue reading

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New Dates For Coronavirus Testing In The Big Bend Area

By Public Radio Staff The state is returning to Far West Texas with a new round of coronavirus testing. The new dates come as Presidio County is seeing what officials are calling a concerning rise in cases. The Texas Department … Continue reading

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El Paso Reports More Than 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases In A Single Day, Shattering Previous Record

By Shawn Mulcahy and Julian Aguilar, Texas Tribune Cases of COVID-19 in El Paso continued to skyrocket on Wednesday as the city reported a record 3,100 new people contracted the virus, smashing the previous single-day record by more than 1,000. … Continue reading

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Hospitals Overwhelmed as Texas Border City Fights Virus Surge

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News As a troubling surge of coronavirus cases and Covid-19 hospitalizations continues to hammer the border city of El Paso, Texas, officials over the weekend delivered an urgent and straightforward plea to residents: stay home for … Continue reading

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El Paso Officials Ask Residents To Stay Home For Two Weeks As COVID-19 Hospitalizations Surge

By Cassandra Pollock and Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune “Please continue to exercise your right to vote,” said El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, who announced a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. As El Paso continues to grapple with … Continue reading

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The Asylum Trap: ‘The Last Thing You Think Of To Try’

Even before COVID-19, advocates argued the Migrant Protection Protocols left people vulnerable to violence. Now, with the pandemic closing immigration courts indefinitely, some desperate asylum seekers are considering sending their children across the border — alone.

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The Number Of COVID-19 Patients Surge At Midland – Odessa Hospitals As West Texas See A Spike In Coronvirus Cases

By Mitch Borden Hospitals in the Permian Basin hubs are facing a wave of coronavirus cases as more West Texans test positive for the virus. Health officials are even seeing patients from the panhandle and New Mexico fill local hospital … Continue reading

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The Asylum Trap: ‘Stuck In Legal Purgatory’

Since the pandemic started, asylum seekers waiting in Mexico have had their immigration court hearings postponed — again and again. With their lives and asylum cases on indefinite hold, some consider other options.

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Texas Governor Sends Help to El Paso as Virus Spikes in Border City

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News Texas Governor Greg Abbott is sending more than 70 health workers to the border city of El Paso as a resurgence of the coronavirus has officials warning of “virus fatigue” and urging residents to take … Continue reading

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As Texas Reopens, Border Leaders Say Restrictions At International Bridges Should Be Lifted

Local leaders say the federal government’s decision to extend a ban on nonessential travel across the U.S.-Mexico border is crippling their budgets and local businesses.

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