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Florida and Texas both hit record highs for brand-new coronavirus cases on Saturday as outbreaks keep rising in the South

Florida and Texas both recorded daily records for new coronavirus cases on Saturday as outbreaks in the South continue to spiral.Florida reported 11,458 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the state's total to 190,052.Texas reported 8,258 new cases, which brings the state's total to 191,790.In Texas, it's now required by a statewide order to wear face…

Texas Governor: Coronavirus Spreading at ‘Inappropriate Rate’ in State

Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at the National Rifle Association convention in Dallas, Texas, May 4, 2018. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Governor Greg Abbott warned Monday that the coronavirus is now spreading in Texas at an “unacceptable rate” and pleaded with residents to wear masks in public and continue practicing social distancing. “To state the obvious, COVID-19…

Texas Republicans to hold in-person Republican convention in Houston

The Texas GOP's executive committee voted Thursday night to proceed with plans to hold the party's in-person convention in Houston later this month. The State Republican Executive Committee, a 64-member body that serves as the governing board of the state party, voted 40-20 to approve the resolution supporting the in-person gathering. Thursday's vote comes as…

Texas GOP Plans To Host In-Person Convention In Less Than 2 Weeks

The Republican Party of Texas announced Friday that they intend to proceed with their state convention starting July 13 in Houston after Republican Gov. Greg Abbott paused reopening the state due to a resurgence in coronavirus cases. “After extensive debate Thursday evening, the State Republican Executive Committee reinforced its support for proceeding with our State…

Texas Surpasses 5,000 New Coronavirus Cases in a Single Day

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Texas orders face masks as US Sun Belt cases continue to surge

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Texas linebacker Overshown to sit out until ‘changes made’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas junior linebacker DeMarvion Overshown saidThursday he will sit out from all team activities until the school starts meeting demands for campus changes sought by dozens of Longhorns athletes.The demands made in early June include renaming several campus buildings currently named after former Texas officials with ties to the Confederacy and…

Texas guv mandates mask-wearing as coronavirus cases rise

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who has taken flak for not aggressively moving to contain the coronavirus rampaging through his state, changed course Thursday and made the wearing of masks in public mandatory in any county with 20 or more cases."Wearing a face covering in public is proven to be one of the most effective ways…

Texas linebacker Overshown to remain until ‘changes made’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas junior linebacker DeMarvion Overshown saidThursday he will sit out from all team activities until the school starts meeting demands for campus changes sought by dozens of Longhorns athletes. The demands made in early June include renaming several campus buildings currently named after former Texas officials with ties to the Confederacy…

2 friends in Texas were tested for the coronavirus. One bill was $199. The other? $6,408.

Before a camping and kayaking trip along the Texas coast, Pam LeBlanc and Jimmy Harvey decided to get coronavirus tests. They wanted a bit more peace of mind before spending 13 days in close quarters along with three friends. The two got drive-thru tests at Austin Emergency Center in Austin. The center advertises a “minimally…

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Golden Globe awards held off to February 2021 due to coronavirus

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Wall Street flat as virus cases increase; tech stocks advance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street’s three major indexes closed higher on Monday with the biggest gains in technology stocks as investors focused on the potential for more government stimulus measures even as they worried about an increase in coronavirus cases in the United States and other countries. Nasdaq registered its fourth record closing high…

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