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Local governments, already hard hit by the coronavirus, are facing a fresh budget threat: economic recession

While city leaders in Texas are trying to slow down the novel coronavirus pandemic, their financial officers are already warning about the damage a new economic recession will have on local budgets.

Analysis: A digital divide with dire consequences for Texas

When Anderson County told residents not to assemble in groups with more than 10 people, officials got some pushback from churches. County Judge Robert Johnston said that was partly because residents wanted to meet on Sundays like they always have, but it was partly because they don’t have a way to meet online. “A lot of this county has no internet service,” he said.

Gov. Greg Abbott orders Texans to “minimize” nonessential activity outside their homes

Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday sought to get Texans to stay at home for the next month to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, issuing an order that says they must "minimize" social gatherings and in-person contact with people outside their homes unless they are taking part in "essential" services and activities. He also announced that schools would remain closed until at least May 4.

Texas expands travel restrictions, launches pop-up hospital as coronavirus spreads

Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday ratcheted up travel restrictions into Texas during the new coronavirus pandemic, while announcing the state's first pop-up hospital to deal with the crisis. He also said he was moving to "stop the release of dangerous felons" amid the outbreak.

Governor Mandates Certain Travelers Coming to Texas Must Self-Quarantine for 14 Days

The Texas Department of Public Safety released the following statement regarding Governor Abbott's Executive order on March 26th. The order requires certain travelers who are making Texas their final destination to self-quarantine for...

Dumas High Theatre Students Advance to State, One-Act Play Advances to Bi-District

At the time of publishing this article, all future UIL events have been suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in early March before the UIL suspended...
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