Tag: Austin

28 students positive for coronavirus after spring break trip

AUSTIN (AP) — More than two dozen University of Texas students have tested positive for the coronavirus after taking a spring break trip to...

Abortion providers sue Texas over virus outbreak order

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN (AP) — Planned Parenthood joined other abortion providers Wednesday in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions during...

Gov. Abbott resists calls for statewide shelter-in-place; moves to expand hospital capacity

Gov. Greg Abbott took multiple measures Sunday designed to expand hospital staffing and capacity in Texas, but declined to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order...

Small businesses in Texas can apply for emergency federal loans

By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune Small businesses battered by the novel coronavirus pandemic sweeping through Texas can apply for long-term, low-interest loans from the U.S....

Austin joins big Texas cities in limiting bars, restaurants

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin joined other major Texas cities Tuesday in closing bars and restaurant dining rooms to curb the spread of the...

Texas Democrats sue the state to keep straight-ticket voting in 2020

By Alexa Ura, Texas Tribune On the heels of Super Tuesday voting that left Texans waiting for hours to cast their ballots, Democrats are suing...

Alarm grows over coronavirus as thousands prepare for SXSW, Houston rodeo

By Naomi Andu and Sami Sparber, Texas Tribune Benjamin Gibson has a platinum badge to Austin’s annual South by Southwest festival — valued at $1,725...

Trump touts new trade deal during Austin speech

By Sami Sparber, Texas Tribune President Donald Trump touted the recent passage of a new North American trade deal as he spoke to thousands of...

Governor blames stabbing on Austin’s homeless policies, ramps up DPS patrols

By Juan Pablo Garnham, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered the Department of Public Safety to increase patrols in downtown Austin and around...

After a man died, Greg Abbott blamed Austin’s homeless policies

By Juan Pablo Garnham, Texas Tribune Twice last year, Gov. Greg Abbott drew ire from Austin city officials when he suggested that crimes were the...