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Texas governor renews virus disaster declaration

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has extended the state’s disaster declaration in response to the coronavirus pandemic as the state approaches...

Texas passes 500K cases; infection rate soars to new high

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases Tuesday as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott suggested family and...

Governor says virus tests may increase as schools reopen

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that coronavirus testing in Texas could increase as schools reopen amid a sharp drop-off...

Abbott: Local health officials can shut schools only in limited circumstances

By Aliyya Swaby | Texas Tribune In a statement Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott said local health authorities can shut down schools if there’s evidence of...

TEA: Schools can stay closed without losing funding if local health officials order it

By Aliyya Swaby, Texas Tribune Local public health officials will be able to keep Texas schools closed for in-person instruction this fall without risking state...

More than 10,000 virus patients remain in Texas hospitals

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas continued to report more than 10,000 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus Monday as the state tries containing the spread...

Abbott bans elective surgeries to preserve bed space for coronavirus patients

By Sarah R. Champagne, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday morning that he will pause any further phases of reopening Texas and that he...

Governor: Texas hits 5,000 new virus cases for first time

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that Texas has surpassed 5,000 new coronavirus cases in...

Students will return to school campuses this fall, Abbott tells lawmakers

By Aliyya Swaby, Texas Tribune Texas students will be returning to public schools in person this fall, Gov. Greg Abbott told state lawmakers Thursday morning. The...

Texas Governor says state can handle spike in COVID-19 cases

By ACACIA CORONADO and JIM VERTUNO Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott insisted Tuesday that Texas' health care system can handle the...