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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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Big Bend National Park Announces New Closures In Response To Coronavirus

By Carlos Morales This post was updated on March 22 with new closures at Big Bend National Park In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, officials at Big Bend National Park have announced a new round of … Continue reading

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Gov. Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Andrew Weber, KUT Texas Gov. Greg Abbott formally declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. “I am at this moment declaring a state disaster for all counties in the state of Texas,” he said at a … Continue reading

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‘Texas Must Show The World How This Is Done,’ Official Says About Containing Spread Of Coronavirus

By Ashley Lopez, KUT It’s mostly up to Texans right now to prevent widespread transmission of the coronavirus, the commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services told lawmakers Tuesday. “Texas must fight back,” Dr. John Hellerstedt said during … Continue reading

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How Will Collapsing Oil Prices Affect Texas? It Depends On These Two Factors, Experts Say.

By Kiah Collier, Texas Tribune Oil prices plummeted to their lowest point in decades over the weekend as Saudi Arabia declared a price war on Russia, adding another stressor to financial markets already reeling amid concerns over the rapid spread … Continue reading

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Gov. Greg Abbott Asks 500,000 Texas Educators To Weigh In On Preventing Next School Shooting

By Sami Sparber, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott is asking 500,000 Texas educators to weigh in on what Texas needs to do to prevent the next school shooting. In response to the May 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting, when a … Continue reading

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