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Abbott Orders Statewide Limits On Nonessential Activity, But Won’t Call It A ‘Stay-At-Home’ Order

By Marisa Charpentier, KUT Gov. Greg Abbott issued an order Tuesday requiring Texans to limit personal interactions that could lead to the spread of COVID-19. He said people can still leave their homes to access essential services, like groceries or medicine, … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas Ban On Abortions During Coronavirus Spread

By Ashley Lopez, KUT A federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas’ ban on abortions during the coronavirus pandemic in the state. U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin ruled Monday that state officials can’t restrict abortion providers from offering … Continue reading

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Marfa Issues Shelter-In-Place Order To Slow Spread Of The Coronavirus

By Carlos Morales Marfa City Council voted unanimously late Thursday to issue a shelter-in-place order, which will go into effect Friday at 11:59 p.m. and could last through April 9. Marfa follows a growing list of cities and counties across … Continue reading

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‘A Public Health Nightmare Waiting To Happen’: Doctors Call For ICE To Release Detainees

By Mallory Falk, KERA News As the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continues to climb, medical experts are turning their attention to immigration detention centers. Many say these facilities are tinderboxes for a coronavirus outbreak and are urging … Continue reading

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25 Years After Her Death, Selena’s Legacy Dreams On

By Carlos Morales The cultural influence of the late Selena Quintanilla Perez has only grown since her untimely death twenty-five years ago. Over the idol’s career, the Queen of Tejano Music sold millions of albums and earned a Grammy. Today, … Continue reading

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Says A Failing Economy Is Worse Than Coronavirus

By Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, chiming in to support President Donald Trump’s new focus on the economy over fierce warnings from public health officials, suggested on Fox News on Monday night that he would rather die … Continue reading

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As Coronavirus Spreads, Some Asian Americans Worry Their Leaders’ Language Stokes A Stigma

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune Until recently, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s daily podcast was most famous for one thing: daily musings about the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. But in mid-March, the state’s junior senator waded into a new topic. … Continue reading

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Texas Gov. Abbott Issues Orders To Increase Hospital Capacity, But Passes On ‘Shelter-In-Place’

By Marisa Charpentier, KUT Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Sunday he is issuing orders to increase health care and hospital capacity as COVID-19 spreads throughout the state. He said he was not, however, going to issue a “shelter-in-place” order for Texas, … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Is Costing People Their Jobs. Here’s How To Apply For Unemployment In Texas.

By Matt Largey, KUT With much of the state’s service and entertainment sectors shut down and the ripple effects of the coronavirus pandemic being felt across the local, state and national economy, people are being laid off. Numbers from the … Continue reading

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Midland Officials Confirm First Case Of Coronavirus

By Mitch Borden Officials in Midland have confirmed the city’s first positive case of coronavirus—hours after another case was confirmed in Crane County. The patient diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, is a man in his 60s. … Continue reading

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