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Tropical Storm Hanna wallops COVID-hit TX coast
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Florida surpasses NY in COVID-19 cases
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Florida tops 10,000 virus cases in a day
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Texas issues statewide requirement on face masks
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Texas and Florida Governors Reimpose Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Spike
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Texas Governor Pauses State Reopening
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New York reopens, other states spike and global cases hit 'grim record'
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Six U.S. states see record spikes in new COVID-19 cases
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COVID-19 cases surging in several U.S. states
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Red vs. Red in Texas, With Republicans Battling One Another After Mask OrderThe virus has heightened long-simmering friction in the largest Republican-led state in the country, with Gov. Greg Abbott under attack from within his own party.
Live Coronavirus Updates: U.S. Leaders Change CourseGov. Greg Abbott of Texas ordered most state residents to wear masks in public, after opposing local officials’ efforts to require them. Britain’s prime minister urged restraint when pubs reopen..
Texas governor issues mask order to fight COVID-19Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered that face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state, a dramatic ramp-up of the Republican's efforts to control spiking numbers of confirmed..
Texas Governor Reverses Course and Orders Face MasksIn an abrupt reversal, Gov. Greg Abbott directed Texans in all counties with 20 or more coronavirus cases to wear face masks in public places. He also authorized limits on public gatherings.
Businesses react to 'pause' on Texas reopeningAs Texas surpassed 5,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time, Gov. Greg Abbott continues a dramatic retreat in his aggressive reopening of America's second-biggest state. (June 26)
Texas Governor Pauses Reopening as Coronavirus Cases Soar in RegionA growing number of states are pausing plans to reopen, amid rising case counts. But Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas said shutting back down was the “last thing we want to do.”
Texas reopening on 'pause' as virus cases soarTexas Gov. Greg Abbott is pausing the state's aggressive reopening as it deals with a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. The number of patients admitted with COVID-19 has more than..
Virus Cases Are Soaring in Texas. But Closing Down Again Is a ‘Last Option.’Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of the country’s largest Republican-controlled state, is facing increasing pressure over his decision to open the economy.
Texas hits all-time high for COVID-19 cases; governor urges residents to stay homeTexas is hitting an all-time high for COVID-19 cases and Gov. Greg Abbott told state residents to stay home unless they need to be out.
'Poor leadership': Texas Gov. Greg Abbott criticized for blaming younger residents for COVID-19 spreadResponses to Texas Governor Greg Abbott's comments came from state leaders who said he didn't do enough to control the spread.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says state's FBS schools should not expect football capacity to be above 50%Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said on a call that FBS schools in the state should not expect capacity at their football stadiums to be above 50% this fall.
Texas pushes for kids to return to normalRepublican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this week said child care facilities can reopen immediately and set the stage for a return to summer camp, youth sports leagues and even summer school. The question is..
Texas continues swift reopening, including sportsRepublican Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday pushed Texas toward reopening much of the state in some form or fashion. (May 18)
Texas salon owner who defied shutdown out of jailA Texas salon owner jailed for defying Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's public health orders walked free Thursday, after the governor weakened his mandate following an outcry by conservatives demanding..
Texas governor bans jail time for coronavirus lockdown violationsTexas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday banned the jailing of anybody in the state who defied his orders to shut businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic, a move that followed an outcry over the..
Texas governor says nail and hair salons, barbershops can open FridayNail and hair salons along with barbershops can open in Texas on Friday, while gyms and office buildings will be allowed to open on May 18 with restrictions, Governor Greg Abbott said on Tuesday, as..
As coronavirus cases rise, Texas businesses reopen. Here's what you need to knowPhase One of Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott's order to reopen Texas will see many businesses reopen. Here's what you need to know.
U.S. Governors Move Ahead With Reopening, Despite Health WorriesSeveral states, including Texas and Florida, have stay-at-home orders expiring this week. “That executive order has done its job to slow the growth of Covid-19,” Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas said.
Texas to lift some virus-linked restrictions, restart business in phases: governorTexas will allow its coronavirus stay-at-home order to expire and begin re-opening businesses including restaurants and retail stores in phases beginning on Friday, state Governor Greg Abbott said.
Texas plans broad reopening during the first week of May: governorTexas Governor Greg Abbott said on Wednesday he will make an announcement next week about a plan to broadly reopen the state's economy during the first week of May after early steps taken so far.
Texans visit state parks in governor's 'reopening'State parks are reopening as Texas begins what Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says will be a gradual unraveling of coronavirus restrictions. (April 21)
Protest in favour of easing lockdown in USHundreds of protesters staged a demonstration at the Texas Capitol on Saturday, even as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says restrictions to curb the coronavirus pandemic will begin easing next week...
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott eases some restrictions in fight against the coronavirusGov. Greg Abbott announced executive orders Friday that will ease some of the most severe restrictions imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Coronavirus testing giant performs high-wire act of promises vs. realityPresident Trump put Abbott on the national stage as a coronavirus testing game-changer, health experts say they new test isn't high-volume solution.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Is Trying to Lead in a Pandemic Without Picking SidesThe Texas governor hasn’t defied President Trump, like some of his fellow Republican governors have. He also hasn’t ignored public health recommendations. He’s aiming for crisis management that..
Texas 'fully prepared' for coronavirus, does not see New York situation: governorTexas is fully prepared to meet hospital needs during the coronavirus pandemic and does not expect the kind of capacity problems facing New York, Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday.
In Texas airports, troopers check travel historyTexas Department of Public Safety troopers will be in airports across the state indefinitely to enforce Gov. Greg Abbott's executive orders that anyone traveling from hotspot locations will have to..
Texas Governor Shuts State to Refugees, Using New Power Granted by TrumpGov. Greg Abbott told the State Department that Texas would not accept refugees this year.
Texas becomes first state to refuse refugees under Trump orderGovernor Greg Abbott of Texas on Friday became the first governor in the country to refuse to accept refugees after President Donald Trump signed an executive order empowering local jurisdictions to..
Rodney Reed Case: Texas Parole Board Recommends Delaying ExecutionThe board unanimously voted to recommend that Gov. Greg Abbott grant a 120-day reprieve and call off the execution scheduled for next week.
Gov. Greg Abbott says Harvey has brought "one of the worst floods Houston has ever had"Texas Governor Greg Abbott joins to discuss the state's emergency response to Hurricane Harvey.
Texas Father Says 7-Year-Old Isn’t Transgender, Igniting a Politicized OutcryA bitter custody battle grabbed the attention of Gov. Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz and other conservative lawmakers.
Gov. Abbott decries failed background check for the gunman who killed 7 in Odessa, TexasGreg Abbott has resisted calls to convene a special session of the Texas Legislature to tackle gun violence.
Toddler hit in Texas shooting still wants to 'run around and play,' mother tells governorA 17-month old toddler shot during a deadly gun rampage in West Texas suffered serious injuries to her mouth, lips and tongue, but still wants to "run around and play," the girl's mother told Texas..
At least 7 killed, more than two dozen wounded in West Texas shootingAnother mass shooting in America has left at least seven people dead. Two dozen others were wounded in the rampage outside Odessa, Texas -- the second mass shooting in the state in a month. The alleged..
Texas governor says 'mistakes were made' in a fundraising mailer that contained anti-illegal immigration rhetoricTexas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott said this week "mistakes were made" regarding a fundraising letter that contained anti-illegal immigration rhetoric and which was sent out a day before the mass shooting in..
In Aftermath of El Paso Attack, a Reckoning on Texas’s Divisive Political RhetoricA letter sent out by Gov. Greg Abbott before the El Paso shooting asking donors to “defend Texas” from illegal immigration has angered Democrats.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announces domestic terrorism task forceNew York Times national political reporter Shane Goldmacher and USA Today Network Austin Bureau correspondent John Moritz joined "Red and Blue" to discuss how presidential candidates are discussing gun..
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to hold roundtable discussions after El Paso mass shootingTexas, a state with a strong gun culture, is weighing how to respond to a mass shooting in El Paso, that killed 22 people over the weekend. On Wednesday, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced upcoming..
Texas Is Latest State to Pump the Brakes on Red-Light CamerasGov. Greg Abbott signed a law this month that bans the cameras. It takes effect in September, but police departments have already started dismantling the devices.