Tag: Austin

Texas AG says schools trump health officials on class start

By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Local health officials in Texas do not have the authority to close schools to prevent spread...

State comptroller projects $4.58 billion revenue shortfall

HARLINGEN — Coronavirus and other economic disruptions mean Texas is looking at a $4.58 billion revenue shortfall for the current fiscal year, state officials...

TEA: Schools can stay closed without losing funding if local health officials order it

By Aliyya Swaby, Texas Tribune Local public health officials will be able to keep Texas schools closed for in-person instruction this fall without risking state...

More than 10,000 virus patients remain in Texas hospitals

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas continued to report more than 10,000 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus Monday as the state tries containing the spread...

Number of Texans filing for unemployment benefits increases 7%

By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune More than 96,000 Texans applied for jobless relief last week, a 7.4% bump over the week before. It is a reversal...

Texas bar owners file $10 million federal lawsuit against Abbott

By Reese Oxner, Texas Tribune Several Texas bar owners filed a $10 million federal lawsuit Tuesday afternoon against Gov. Greg Abbott, in an attempt to...

After 17 youths test positive for virus, juvenile lockups to begin mass testing

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune After 17 young people tested positive for the coronavirus inside Texas’ state-run juvenile lockups, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department said...

Texas’ lieutenant governor criticizes Fauci as cases surge

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As confirmed coronavirus case levels in Texas continue surging to record highs, Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says the nation's...

Austin City Limits music festival canceled as virus surges

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin City Limits has joined the ranks of major music festivals to be canceled because of the coronavirus. Festival organizers said...

Officials in Texas’ big cities say their public testing sites are being strained

By Juan Pablo Garnham, Texas Tribune As the new coronavirus continues to spread in Texas, leaders of some of the state's biggest cities said Monday...