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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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Gov. Greg Abbott Says Bars Can Reopen Next Week At 50% Capacity If Counties Opt In

By Alex Samuels and Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday afternoon that county officials may begin working with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to allow bars to operate with in-person service.

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Gov. Greg Abbott Orders Counties To Reduce Ballot Drop-Off Locations, Bolstering GOP Efforts To Limit Absentee Voting Options

By Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott threw the weight of his office Thursday behind Republican efforts to limit options for Texas voters who want to hand-deliver their completed absentee ballots for the November election — a rebuke to some large, … Continue reading

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Following Other Texas Cities And Counties, Marfa Mandates Businesses To Enforce Mask Rule

By Carlos Morales Following the lead of other Texas governments, Marfa City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to issue an order mandating businesses to require their employees and customers wear face coverings when social distancing isn’t possible. The order seems … Continue reading

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Texas Students Will Return To School Campuses This Fall, Gov. Greg Abbott Tells Lawmakers

By Aliyya Swaby, Texas Tribune Texas students will be returning to public schools in person this fall, Gov. Greg Abbott told state lawmakers Thursday morning. The state’s top education officials confirmed the plans in a statement to The Texas Tribune.

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Mobile Coronavirus Testing Sites Are Headed To West Texas, Will Be Managed By National Guard

By Carlos Morales and Diana Nguyen Teams of clinicians alongside Texas National Guard troops will soon set up coronavirus testing sites in West Texas, according to local officials who say they were notified late Tuesday. The effort is part of … Continue reading

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Texas Parks Reopen With Restrictions, Others Remain Closed

By Carlos Morales After nearly two weeks, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott directed the state’s parks and historic sites to reopen to the public Monday with certain restrictions in place — groups larger than five are prohibited, and visitors must wear … Continue reading

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Odessa Shooter Failed Gun Background Check, Gov. Greg Abbott Says

By Acacia Coronado, Texas Tribune Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted Monday that the gunman in Saturday’s mass shooting in Midland and Odessa had previously failed a gun purchase background check and did not go through a background check to buy … Continue reading

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Abbott Is Required To Appoint A Secretary Of State ‘Without Delay.’ It’s Been 63 Days Without One.

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune Just as they do every year, hundreds of county officials from all over Texas are packing a hotel ballroom in Austin this week for three days of all things elections. On the agenda are a … Continue reading

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WATCH: Gov. Abbott Delivers His State Of The State Address

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will detail his legislative priorities for this session this morning in his State of the State speech. In a joint address to the Texas House and Senate, Abbott will outline issues he expects lawmakers to address … Continue reading

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