Tag Archives: COVID-19

There Have Been 32 Coronavirus Tests In The Big Bend

By Marfa Public Radio In the Big Bend region, healthcare officials say there have been 32 coronavirus tests conducted so far — 23 test results have come back negative, while 9 are still pending. Local officials have largely been reluctant … Continue reading

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Odessa Sees First COVID-19 Related Death

By Mitch Borden An Odessa patient died from COVID-19 Monday at Odessa Regional Medical Center, as the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the city reached 30. News of the city’s first death related to the coronavirus was first … Continue reading

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Blue Origin Wants Workers to Travel to Van Horn During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Carlos Morales It’s been about five months since Blue Origin last tested its New Shepard rocket at its Van Horn facility. The space tourism company — owned by Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos — had pressured employees at its Washington … Continue reading

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Abbott Says Texas Is Increasing Supply Of Personal Protective Equipment Thanks To The Private Sector

By Marisa Charpentier, KUT Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday he feels more confident now than ever in regard to Texas’ ability to acquire personal protective equipment. As the number of COVID-19 cases has risen across the U.S., states have faced … Continue reading

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As oil price crisis grips the globe, small Texas producers feel the ripple effects

By Mitchell Ferman, The Texas Tribune Plummeting demand and an international price dispute have forced Texas oil producers to begin shutting wells.

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As First Case of COVID-19 Is Confirmed in Ojinaga, Presidio Officials Hope Current Measures Will Hold the Line

By Carlos Morales Over the weekend, Ojinaga officials confirmed the Mexican city’s first case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Across the border in Presidio, the news was met with concern. The rural border town of 5,000 … Continue reading

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Odessa Doctor Tests Positive For COVID-19

By Mitch Borden An Odessa Doctor says he has tested positive for COVID-19. Dr. Ghassan Fanous made the announcement Thursday in a Facebook post. Fanous is an OB-GYN that has his own personal practice in the Permian Basin and was … Continue reading

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Texas tells locals they must delay their upcoming May elections

By Alex Ura, The Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott previously paved the way for municipalities to push their May elections to November. But a handful of small towns and special districts hadn’t canceled despite fears of infection spreading at polling … Continue reading

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Gov. Abbott Says Religious Services Are Essential — So Can Churches Still Meet? Here’s What He Says.

By Marisa Charpentier, KUT When Gov. Greg Abbott issued his executive order Tuesday restricting nonessential activities, he made sure to note religious services are considered essential. But in a time when people aren’t supposed to gather, what can and can’t houses of … Continue reading

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Should We All Be Wearing Masks In Public? Health Experts Revisit The Question

By Huo Jingnan, Allison Aubrey, and Carmel Wroth, NPR A few months ago, it may have seemed silly to wear a face mask during a trip to the grocery store. And in fact, the mainline public health message in the … Continue reading

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