Beginning today, Friday, May 22, through Monday, May 25, Texas Highway Patrol Troopers will be patrolling Texas roadways looking for intoxicated drivers, people not wearing seat belts and drivers violating the speed limit and other traffic laws.
Until now, the state’s worst-ever monthly unemployment rate was 9.2% in November 1986, as Texas reeled from the last big oil bust. A combination of the coronavirus pandemic and a contracting energy industry are expected to slow Texas’ economic recovery.
An online commencement ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday for Texas Tech. Patrick Mahomes, current Kansas City Chief’s quarterback and former Red Raider quarterback, will be the commencement speaker.
Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to expand COVID-19 testing to all patients, residents, and staff at the 23 state-operated inpatient psychiatric hospitals and living centers throughout Texas.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is distributing six cases of the antiviral drug remdesivir to five hospitals across the East Texas region.
Douglas Loverro, whose resignation took effect Monday, joined NASA last October. He is a former Defense Department and National Reconnaissance Office manager, specializing in space security matters for three decades.
Spectators gathered north of Covenant Medical Center Hospital to watch the flyover Friday. Just before noon, a U.S. Air Force B-1 Bomber flew over the hospital to show their support for those working on the front lines of the battle against coronavirus.
The state's highest civil court initially paused eviction proceedings and debt collections during the coronavirus pandemic. Those moratoriums are being lifted after more than 1.9 million Texans filed for unemployment.
The Texas Education Agency is proposing a change to intersessional calendars to help school districts cope with possible future outbreaks of COVID-19, but LISD Superintendent Kathy Rollo says the process has a long way to go.
A Texas police officer and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers who were at the scene of a tractor trailer crash Tuesday afternoon barely managed to get out of the way as a second tractor trailer careened off the highway and headed right for them.
With its workforce at the center of a growing coronavirus outbreak in the Texas Panhandle, the massive JBS Beef meatpacking plant north of Amarillo said Wednesday afternoon that it would work with state health officials to begin testing its roughly 3,000 employees. This story from the Texas Tribune.
Congress directed most insurance companies to cover test costs for insured patients in March, and has promised to reimburse providers for testing those who are uninsured. But experts say there are gaps in the protection that can leave patients surprised with bills.
In a news release, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission said families who use SNAP will be able to purchase groceries from Amazon and Walmart for curbside pickup or delivery starting Wednesday, May 13.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said it will begin having prisoners test themselves with a newly approved test. So far, less than 2% of state prisoners have been tested for the virus. More than 1,700 have been infected, and 30 have died.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins released his response to the Attorney General’s letter, saying the public health guidelines were based on Governor Abbott’s recommendations; “never imagining he did not want his own guidelines followed,” he said.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide more than $1 billion in food benefits through the federal Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to families with chi
Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and the Texas Department of State Health Services to test 100 percent of residents and staff in Texas nursing homes.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott was at the White House on Thursday, talking about the state’s effort to contain the coronavirus. President Trump and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force praised the governor’s containment strategy and his plans to reopen the Texas economy.
The International Boundary and Water Commission found that Fisher Industries' 3-mile (4.8 kilometer) fence of steel posts just 35 feet (10 meters) from the Rio Grande could worsen flooding and called on the company to make changes to the project.