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Texas Ranchers, Activists And Local Officials Are Bracing For Megadroughts Brought By Climate Change

By Meena Venkataramanan, Texas Tribune Arthur Uhl III has been ranching for 30 years and routinely has the same lament: “It doesn’t rain enough.” Uhl, who works on his family’s San Angelo-area ranches, needs the rain to grow the grass … Continue reading

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As Hospital Capacity In West Texas Shrinks, More COVID-19 Patients Are Being Treated In The Big Bend

By Carlos Morales On June 18, several days after coronavirus cases began to climb in the Big Bend region, a local patient would be transferred from Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine to Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, over … Continue reading

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Texans Across The State March To Demand Justice For Fort Hood Soldier Vanessa Guillén

By Miguel Gutierrez Jr. and Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune In major Texas cities, protesters and mourners took to the streets over the weekend as remains found near Fort Hood were confirmed by family to belong to missing Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén.

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With Limited Resources, Far West Texas Is ‘Not The Place To Get Sick.’

By Carlos Morales For a while, it seemed the threat of COVID-19 in rural West Texas was something that would arrive from the outside, from visitors coming from places harder hit by the disease. So when cases began cropping up … Continue reading

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Gov. Greg Abbott Recommends Texans Stay Home As Coronavirus Cases Surge

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune With cases of the coronavirus surging to record levels in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott recommended Tuesday that Texans stay home as much as possible and for the first time moved to allow the tightening of two kinds of restrictions … 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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Inmates Report Dangerous Practices Inside The Texas Prison With The Most Coronavirus Deaths

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune Within the walls of the Texas prison with the most reported coronavirus deaths, the men locked inside are telling a drastically different story than the state about how inmates are being handled during the pandemic. … Continue reading

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Almost All Texas Businesses Are Allowed To Open At 50% Capacity, Gov. Greg Abbott Says

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced his third phase Wednesday of reopening Texas businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing virtually all of them to operate at 50% capacity. That is effective immediately, and there are “very limited exceptions,” Abbott’s … 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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Federal Appeals Court Temporarily Blocks Voting-By-Mail Expansion In Texas

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune A federal appeals court has temporarily put on hold a lower court’s sweeping ruling that would have allowed all Texas voters to qualify to vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic.

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