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Doctors, nurses and other health workers are increasingly reaching out for mental health support as they risk exposing themselves or their families to the novel coronavirus. more
San Antonio officials are shutting down the Alamo Plaza for the next five nights amid continued protests over George Floyd's death. more
Acting Executive Commissioner Phil Wilson chose not to accept salary and benefits for a temporary position leading one of Texas’ largest and most high-profile agencies. Instead, he continues to earn $636,694 from the Lower Colorado River Authority, more than double what the previous health commissioner made. more
Because of language barriers, Texas risks leaving some of the state’s marginalized communities even more vulnerable to contracting the virus while making it more difficult to access resources needed to get through the pandemic. more
Political leaders have sought to balance support for demonstrators’ rights of free expression with warnings about the public health risks of large crowds. more
Austin police shot a 20-year-old black man with a "less-lethal" weapon Sunday, and he is in critical condition in an Austin hospital, police Chief Brian Manley said. His family identified him as Justin Howell, a Texas State University student. more
The state's two U.S. senators spoke out in recent days to express their horror at the death of George Floyd. more
"Significant declines in sales tax receipts were evident in all major economic sectors, with the exception of telecommunications services," Comptroller Glenn Hegar said in a statement. more
As of 4 p.m. Monday, the Department of State Health Services reported Austin County had 27 total cases of COVID-19 with only five of those remaining active. County Judge Lapham also released a statement Monday night on last weekends’ protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd. more
Gov. Greg Abbott on May 26 issued a proclamation giving the green light to more services and activities in a second phase of the state's plan to reopen from mandatory pandemic closures. more
Coronavirus is a risk for his students, Premont ISD Superintendent Steve VanMatre says, but so is seeing their educations stop cold. He's trying to safely address both while getting kids back in front of teachers. more
Evictions and debt collections have resumed, child care subsidies will be discontinued and those who are out of work will again have to prove they are searching for a job in order to receive unemployment benefits. more
Floyd, who was raised in Houston's Third Ward, was killed in Minneapolis by police. Officer Derek Chauvin has been fired, and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Rallies and protests are happening all over the nation, including in several Texas cities. more
Live updates: Throughout the weekend, protesters marched in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Fort Worth, clashing with police officers, over the death of George Floyd. more
In a statement, Abbott said the declaration would allow him to designate federal agents to serve as peace officers in Texas. more
In a TV interview Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott said said that the death of Floyd, a black man who was killed Monday in Minneapolis police custody, “should not have happened.” But Texas’ GOP congressional officials declined to comment on President Donald Trump’s “looting” tweet. more
Texas A&M University System officials voted Friday on systemwide guidance for the fall semester. While some face-to-face classes will resume, many will be conducted in a hybrid model, using a combination of online and in-person instruction. more
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