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Texas Prisons Take Steps to Mitigate the Spread of Coronavirus

As COVID-19 cases increase in Texas, so do concerns about the well-being of people in Texas prisons and jails. 

Texas Regulators Vote to Ban Residential Utility Shut-Offs During Pandemic While Buoying Companies

The Texas Public Utility Commission voted Thursday to ban utilities from cutting off power and water services to Texans who have lost...

How Texas Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Are Responding to COVID-19, Stay-Home Orders

As Texas faces a growing coronavirus outbreak, cities and counties have issued stay-at-home orders closing all but essential businesses. With the expansion...

COVID-19 Causes Historic Spike in Unemployment Claims

The number of Texans filing for unemployment benefits last week totaled 155,657, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That is 10...

Lenders Provide Mortgage Relief During Pandemic

Homeowners who have lost their jobs or are sick with COVID-19 may be eligible to delay their mortgage payments for six months...

Waffle House Goes Code Red, Closes Hundreds of Restaurants Due to COVID-19

Most of us think of Waffle House as the place to grab some post-imbibing sustenance before heading home, or as a rest...

Cheers! Texans Seem to Be Drinking Up Lately

Texans are sheltering in place and ... drinking? Much of the world’s social gatherings have been placed on hold....

No Jury Duty: COVID-19 Puts Many Court Proceedings in Texas on Hold

Anyone scheduled for jury duty in the next several weeks has COVID-19 to thank for giving them a break. As confirmed cases...

Texas Could Run Out of Hospital Beds, but Abbott Is Working to Increase Facilities

It is all but certain that in Texas more people will be in need of emergency care than hospitals have room for.

More Protective Gear for Healthcare Providers is Coming to Texas

By next week, more than one million masks will be arriving in Texas weekly for use by health care providers on the...

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