Tag Archives: COVID-19
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
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
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
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.
The Number Of COVID-19 Patients Surge At Midland – Odessa Hospitals As West Texas Sees A Spike In Coronavirus 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
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.
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
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.
By Mitch Borden For two weeks, as the coronavirus spread among residents and staff at a Midland nursing home, the city’s health department and the facility didn’t publicly acknowledge the outbreak. While the first reported coronavirus case at the facility … Continue reading
Sparse COVID Testing In The Big Bend Has The Region’s Only Hospital Considering Holding Drive-Thru Testing
By Carlos Morales With infrequent screening for the coronavirus in the Big Bend area, officials are attempting to gather testing supplies and the region’s lone hospital may soon set up weekly testing for residents showing symptoms associated with the virus. … Continue reading