Stories By Jeremy Blackman

  • White House report says Texas must ‘intensify’ COVID-19 response Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force calls for Texas to significantly reduce maximum occupancy for public and private indoor spaces and to conduct weekly coronavirus testing of teachers, college students, county workers, hospital personnel and others.
  • Abbott issues disaster declaration for Bexar ahead of Beta San Antonio will likely see precipitation Monday into Tuesday from Tropical Storm Beta as the storm continues through the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Abbott loosens COVID-related businesses restrictions New round of business reopenings includes restaurants, gyms and nursing homes, as the state continues to see a drop in infections and hospitalizations from the coronavirus.
  • Texas grapples with one of country’s worst outbreaks. How did... Eight weeks ago, the White House lauded Texas as a model for containing the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen the economy has unraveled as the state struggles to contain one of the worst outbreaks in the country.
  • Gov. Abbott warns of 5,000 new COVID-19 infections Texas has hit an all-time high in new coronavirus cases, Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday, urging people to take caution and stay indoors whenever possible.
  • Abbott expands Texas reopening for businesses Expansion includes bars, amusement parks and more. Restaurants can go up to 75% of occupancy, effective June 12.
  • Gov. Abbott says they can reopen at 25 percent capacity In another round of reopenings, the governor says water parks, adult sports leagues and mall food courts can reopen this weekend.
  • En plena reapertura, aumentan los casos y las muertes en Texas El número de nuevos casos y muertes de COVID-19 reportados la semana pasada fue el mayor desde que comenzó la pandemia, lo que sugiere que las infecciones siguen siendo generalizadas y aún se desconoce mucho sobre el tamaño y la escala del brote...
  • Abbott: Texas to begin reopening Friday Gov. Greg Abbott told Texans on Monday that many of them will soon be allowed out of their homes to shop, dine and take part in other non-essential aspects of daily life.
  • Abbott inicia el proceso de reapertura en Texas El anuncio del gobernador Greg Abbott de que Texas reabrirá negocios lentamente después de un mes de cuarentena se produjo a medida que la tasa de pruebas positivas del COVID-19 ha aumentado más de un 10 por ciento desde marzo, según datos...
  • Coronavirus has some state agencies curtailing public services As the nation tries to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, here’s how Texas agencies that the public commonly deals with are responding.
  • Voters say yes to more funding for schools Texas schools could receive hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding after voters on Tuesday approved a measure changing the way the state's public school endowment distributes money.
  • Heidi Group denied federal family planning funds The decision is a blow to the Heidi Group, which lost its Texas contracts last fall after two years of poor performance and more than $1 million in questioned expenditures. It is still being investigated by state health officials.
  • New bill: Lawmakers could take away School Land Board’s ability to invest the Permanent School Fund The bipartisan legislation comes amid mounting scrutiny over the management of the $44 billion Permanent School Fund, run jointly by the land board and the State Board of Education. The two boards are the subject of a yearlong Houston Chronicle...
  • Crenshaw beats Democrat Litton in Congressional District 2 Crenshaw beats Democrat Litton in Congressional District 2
  • Fletcher beats Culberson in Houston’s toss-up 7th Congressional District Lizzie Pannill Fletcher has unseated her incumbent Republican challenger, John Culberson, in a race that was seen as key to vaulting Democrats back to a majority in Congress. “We are at our best when we are working together, and...
  • Republican Pete Olson wins re-election in Congressional District 22 U.S. Rep. Pete Olson has held off Democratic challenger Sri Preston Kulkarni to win re-election in the 22nd congressional district, according to the Associated Press. The outcome follows an unusually pitched campaign battle for...