Photo by Miguel Gutierrez Jr. By Aliyaa Swaby and Patrick Svitek at Texas Tribune , July 14, 2020 Texas will give school districts more flexibility to keep their school buildings closed to in-person instruction this fall as coronavirus cases continue to rise, Gov. Greg Abbott told a Houston television station Tuesday. Public health guidance released
Photo by Miguel Gutierrez Jr. By Edgar Walters, Shannon Najmabadi, and Emma Platoff at Texas Tribune, July 14, 2020 A coronavirus patient in Anahuac was flown by helicopter to a hospital in El Campo — 120 miles away — because closer facilities could not take him. Ambulances are waiting up to 10 hours to deliver
Polls open in July. Voters wearing masks and gloves. Texans will be voting in the middle of a pandemic on Tuesday in a runoff election originally scheduled for May.
When Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statewide executive order requiring Texans to wear masks in public, he gave counties the opportunity to opt out if they have a low number of active coronavirus cases.
With reported coronavirus cases in Texas child care facilities rising quickly, parents face terrifying uncertainty as they try to decide whether to entrust their children to child care centers.
By Alex Samuels, July 9, 2020; Patrick Svitek contributed to this report. Judging from March, the ideological left wing of the Democratic Party in Texas should be inconsolable. After months of high hopes, the faction ran into a centrist buzz saw in the March 3 primary. Joe Biden practically locked up the Democratic presidential nomination,
Homeless Austin residents say life at the shelter in the southeast Austin neighborhood of Montopolis is an improvement for them — but still an incomplete solution to life without steady shelter. Eddie Gaspar/The Texas Tribune As the governor latches on to violent incidents to criticize Austin city leaders, people experiencing homelessness say he’s painting them with
Special interest groups and their lobbyists don't like to campaign against incumbent legislators, for fear they'll suffer if those incumbents return for another session. That "friendly incumbent" policy has spread to lawmakers themselves.
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