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COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Are Arriving In Texas, Giving Weary Health Care Workers Hope After Months Of Peril

By Karen Brooks Harper, Aria Jones, Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff and Sami Sparber, Texas Tribne The first doses of the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine hit Texas soil on Monday, bringing hope to a virus-ravaged state even as the daily death toll soars to … Continue reading

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Target Marathon, The Iconic (And Fake) Small Big-Box Retailer, Leaves Far West Texas

By Carlos Morales Four years after a Target logo appeared on the side of an abandoned railroad building off a lonely stretch of desert Highway, the Big Bend’s smallest big-box retailer is no more.  It turns out the tiny Target … Continue reading

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More Planned Cuts To Virtual Learning Spark Protests In Presidio

By Stephen Paulsen, Big Bend Sentinel and Carlos Morales Lee esta historia en español Like many in Presidio right now, Alondra Flores is angry at the local school district. A student at Sul Ross State University, she’s been attending classes … Continue reading

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As Virus Stresses Texas Hospitals, Rural Patients Face Greater Risks

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News In the rural Big Bend region of Far West Texas, there have been signs lately of life returning to some kind of normalcy despite the coronavirus pandemic’s resurgence here and across the country. Tourists are … Continue reading

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“Cancel Gatherings, Large And Small”: Texas Officials Raise Alarm Ahead Of Thanksgiving Holiday

Health experts worry that increased travel and mingling over Thanksgiving and into the December holidays could exacerbate an already dangerous situation as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising across Texas.

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El Paso Reports More Than 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases In A Single Day, Shattering Previous Record

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

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Hospitals Overwhelmed as Texas Border City Fights Virus Surge

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

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Texas Can Reject Mail-In Ballots Over Mismatched Signatures Without Giving Voters A Chance To Appeal, Court Rules

By Karen Brooks Harper, Texas Tribune Texas election officials may continue rejecting mail-in ballots if they decide the signature on the ballot can’t be verified, without notifying voters until after the election that their ballot wasn’t counted, the U.S. Fifth … Continue reading

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Texas’ John Cornyn And MJ Hegar Argue Over Coronavirus Response, Policing And The Supreme Court In U.S. Senate Debate

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and his Democratic opponent, MJ Hegar, butted heads Friday evening in a debate over a host of timely issues — the coronavirus pandemic, race and policing, and the U.S. Supreme Court. … 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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