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Calls Grow for More Stay-Home Orders in Texas

Government leaders in the state’s major metropolitan areas are appealing to Gov. Greg Abbott to allow them to issue new mandatory stay-home...

State Extends Food Assistance Deadline for Families Affected By COVID-19 School Closures

Families who relied on the free school lunch program have another month to obtain assistance. The new deadline for applying for the...

Texas GOP Moving Full Steam Ahead for In-Person State Convention

Houston and Harris County are currently experiencing the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the state, but that isn’t deterring the Republican...

Mixed Drinks Added to Alcohol-to-go Options in Texas

To help restaurants and bars reeling from the economic impact of COVID-19 shutdowns, Gov. Greg Abbott is now allowing the sale of...

Rural Texas Has Different COVID-19 Experience Than Rest of State

While COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations surge in the state’s big cities, life is almost back to normal in more than 100...

SCOTUS Refuses to Lift Order Preventing Expanded Voting by Mail in Texas for July

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to set aside a lower court ruling prohibiting all Texans from taking advantage of the...

Early Voting in Texas Runoffs Starts Monday

You may have heard the saying “make a kit, have a plan” in connection with hurricane and flooding preparedness. The same is...

Harris County Goes to Highest COVID-19 Threat Level; Residents asked to Stay Home Again

Asking “when did we lose our respect for human life and the economy,” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Friday elevated the...

Criminal Case Against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Moved

A Houston judge has ordered Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal case back to his home base of Collin County, according to...

Gov. Abbott Closes Bars, Reduces Restaurant Capacity

Faced with a COVID-19 situation that is spiraling out of control, Gov. Greg Abbott Friday issued a new executive order closing bars...

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