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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...

Texas prisons will accept county jail inmates again

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune Starting July 1, the Texas prison system will again accept inmates from county jails on a limited basis after halting...

Abbott blames 20-somethings for latest increases in coronavirus cases

By Sarah R. Champagne and Reese Oxner, Texas Tribune Texans under the age of 30 are testing positively for the new coronavirus at a higher...

Abbott emphasizes hospital capacity as Texas continues with business reopenings

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday continued to tout Texas’ hospital capacity as plentiful as hospitalizations due to the new coronavirus...

Transportation agency hacked in 2nd Texas government attack

DALLAS (AP) — Texas' transportation agency has become the second part of the state government to be hit by a ransomware attack in recent...

Castro, O’Rourke both hit Texas capital after debate dustup

AUSTIN, Texas — One Texan became a political sensation waging a longshot Senate campaign, then stormed into the presidential race with even more momentum,...