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Tuesday's biggest developments: Texas reports 3,266 cases and 41 deaths; Paxton gets temporary victory on abortion ban; Harris County extends stay-at-home order, plans release of some inmates and Federal officials OK Texas' request to waive student testing. more
The number of coronavirus cases in Sealy has risen to four as of Tuesday evening. "There are now 4 confirmed cases in Austin County, all in the Sealy area," a release from Austin County Judge Tim Lapham states. more
In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott extended his previous order of enforcing social distancing guidelines through April 30. The updated order “(directs) all Texans to … more
As health care professionals beg for supplies to protect themselves from COVID-19 infection, a Texas company found a seller with at least 2 million masks and quietly offered them for sale at $6 each. Before the pandemic, they cost around $1. more
Two Texas oil companies with big business in the Permian Basin wrote to state regulators requesting an emergency meeting to consider reducing oil production as demand around the world has collapsed due to the new coronavirus. more
Monday's biggest developments: Texas has at least 2,877 cases and 38 deaths, Dallas County is preparing temporary hospital as cases top 500 there and Two cases reported at the Richmond State Supported Living Center. more
In Texas, Abbott said the state's first ad hoc health care facility to respond to the pandemic will be the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, an original hotspot for the outbreak at the state level. more
Sunday's biggest developments: Harris County jail reports its first case and Texas is now reporting more than 2,500 coronavirus cases. more
Saturday's biggest developments: Texas now reporting more than 2,000 coronavirus cases, SNAP and Medicaid coverage in Texas extended and state judge could overturn McKinney shelter-in-place order. more
Austin County Judge Tim Lapham received confirmation this afternoon, March 27, of a second resident who has tested positive for COVID-19. It is a man in his 50s living in the Sealy area. more
Friday's biggest developments: Abbott deploys National Guard to help with testing sites, healthcare, Six Lubbock nursing home residents test positive for COVID-19, Latest report for Texas: 1,731 COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths and U.S. House approves coronavirus spending bill. more
City and county officials cannot prohibit the sale of guns during an emergency declaration, according to the Texas Attorney General. more
The order aligns Texas with federal guidance announced Wednesday that aims to contain the spread of the virus outside New York, which has become the epicenter of the outbreak. more
Two weeks ago, 16,176 Texans filed for new unemployment benefits. But just one week later — after leaders shut down businesses across the state to slow spread of the new coronavirus — that number jumped up to 155,657 out-of-work people filing for unemployment relief. more
Thursday's biggest developments: Texas reports 1,396 cases and 18 deaths, Texas vaccine expert says social distancing needs more time to work, U.S. Senate passes $2 trillion stimulus package and campaigns face uncertainty after runoff postponed. more
The efforts to quickly add capacity come after Gov. Greg Abbott waived hospitals’ occupancy restrictions Sunday and ordered healthcare providers to postpone surgeries that are not “immediately, medically necessary.” more
Solitude is sometimes a disease, sometimes a cure – depending upon the dosage. more
At the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott and in light of the governor’s State of Disaster Declaration related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has been directed to extend the expiration date of Texas identification cards (ID), driver licenses (DL), commercial DLs (CDL) and election identification certificates (EIC). more
With uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the Texas Workforce Commission continues to offer Texas employers its full support. more
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is acting to help reduce the risk of COVID-19. more
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