Tag Archives: COVID-19

Pecos County officials await answer from Governor on how to respond to confirmed COVID-19 cases within TDCJ N5 Unit’s offender population

By The Fort Stockton Pioneer Late Friday night, officials in Pecos County learned that 65 cases of COVID-19 had been reported among the offender population at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s N5 Unit in Fort Stockton. The cases caused … 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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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 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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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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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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Texas’ Rules For Mail-In Voting Won’t Work During Pandemic, A New Lawsuit Argues

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.

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Coronavirus Testing Sites Returning To Far West Texas

By Carlos Morales Two weeks after their first deployment to the region, a team of Texas National Guard troops and clinicians will head back to Far West Texas to conduct mobile screenings for the coronavirus. The temporary testing locations will … Continue reading

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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

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