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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Says State Facing ‘Massive' COVID-19 Outbreak

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Says State Facing ‘Massive' COVID-19 Outbreak

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a “massive outbreak” in the coronavirus pandemic as the numbers of new cases and hospitalization [...]

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Governor Abbott Plans to Allow Family Visits to Senior Living Facilities

Governor Abbott Plans to Allow Family Visits to Senior Living Facilities

Governor Greg Abbott plans to make an announcement allowing family to visit loved ones at senior living facilities within the next week.

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Texas Sets Records for New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations; Gov. Warns of ‘More Onerous Requirements'

Texas Sets Records for New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations; Gov. Warns of ‘More Onerous Requirements'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a television interview Tuesday morning that he expected the state to report an all-time record of more than 5,000 new COVID-19 c [...]

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Governor Abbott, DSHS Sending Antiviral Drug Remdesivir To Dallas, Fort Worth Metro Area

Governor Abbott, DSHS Sending Antiviral Drug Remdesivir To Dallas, Fort Worth Metro Area

After saying this week that COVID-19 is spreading at "unacceptable rate" and must be stopped, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he along with the Texas [...]

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Texas’ Abbott calls state’s recent surge in COVID-19 cases ‘unacceptable’

Texas’ Abbott calls state’s recent surge in COVID-19 cases ‘unacceptable’

Gov. Greg Abbot, the Texas Republican, said Monday that the state’s recent surge in coronavirus cases is “unacceptable” and called on residents in the state to [...]

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Gov. Greg Abbott Implores Texans To Wear Masks: 'It Will Keep Texas Open'

Gov. Greg Abbott Implores Texans To Wear Masks: 'It Will Keep Texas Open'

Disturbed by the recent uptick of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott urged Texans to follow CDC guidelines and wear a mask.

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Abbott Tweets Support for Permanent Alcohol-To-Go Sales

Abbott Tweets Support for Permanent Alcohol-To-Go Sales

Late Saturday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted an article about restaurants pushing to make alcohol-to-go sales permanent. Abbott tweeted, “This has my support! [...]

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Governor Greg Abbott Addresses Major Issues Facing Texans: Police, Coronavirus, Back To School

Governor Greg Abbott Addresses Major Issues Facing Texans: Police, Coronavirus, Back To School

"Defunding the police is always the wrong answer," said Governor Greg Abbott Friday during an exclusive interview with CBS 11.

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North Texas Mayors Among 9 In The State Who Want Face Masks Required In Close Public Spaces

North Texas Mayors Among 9 In The State Who Want Face Masks Required In Close Public Spaces

Nine Texas mayors, including those in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, have urged Governor Greg Abbott to give them the authority to requir [...]

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Tough Decisions Ahead for School Leaders in Rural Texas

With no edict from Governor Abbott, rural school officials must weigh the health of their students against the health of their communities.

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Turner and Other Texas Mayors Ask Gov. Abbott to Let Them Require Mask-Wearing

Turner and Other Texas Mayors Ask Gov. Abbott to Let Them Require Mask-Wearing

Late Tuesday afternoon, a coalition of nine Texan mayors politely demanded that Gov. Greg Abbott allow them to make rules to enforce wearing facemasks in their [...]

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Gov. Abbott Says It's Our Own Responsibility to Make Sure We Don't Get COVID-19

Gov. Abbott Says It's Our Own Responsibility to Make Sure We Don't Get COVID-19

Despite significant increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases across Texas in recent weeks, Governor Greg Abbott remains confident that there’s no need [...]

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Texas Gov. Blames 20-Somethings for Coronavirus Spike in State

Texas Gov. Blames 20-Somethings for Coronavirus Spike in State

People living in Texas under 30-years-old who test positive for coronavirus are driving up the total cases in the states overall, Gov. Greg Abbott said at a pr [...]

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Gov. Abbott suggests Texans under 30 ignored virus warning signs

Gov. Abbott suggests Texans under 30 ignored virus warning signs

Currently facing records everyday of new COVID-19 cases, Gov. Greg Abbott pointed at younger Texans for the alarming spike.

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Harris Co. sees 30% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations since May, doctor says

Harris Co. sees 30% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations since May, doctor says

Gov. Abbott is expected to speak today as Texas, and more specifically Harris County, is seeing an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases.

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Openings and Closings: Jax Grill Expands, Island Grill Opens, Americas Departs

Openings and Closings: Jax Grill Expands, Island Grill Opens, Americas Departs

The restaurant community in Houston is reopening and the June 12 guidelines set out by Governor Greg Abbott will now allow restaurants to go to 75 percent capa [...]

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Virus Cases Are Soaring in Texas. But Closing Down Again Is a ‘Last Option.’

Virus Cases Are Soaring in Texas. But Closing Down Again Is a ‘Last Option.’

Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of the country’s largest Republican-controlled state, is facing increasing pressure over his decision to open the economy.

Read full article: Virus Cases Are Soaring in Texas. But Cl...→
Senior Advocates Worry Lifting Visitation Restrictions at Nursing Homes Could Be Dangerous

Senior Advocates Worry Lifting Visitation Restrictions at Nursing Homes Could Be Dangerous

Within the next week, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has said he plans to make an announcement on allowing families to visit loved ones in senior living facilities as sa [...]

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Texas Gov. Abbott: Coronavirus Spreading at 'Unacceptable Rate in Texas'

Texas Gov. Abbott: Coronavirus Spreading at 'Unacceptable Rate in Texas'

Gov. Abbott said Monday that coronavirus is spreading in the state at an "unacceptable rate" and insisted that something must be done.

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Additional Cases Of Antiviral Drug Remdesivir Distributed to DFW Metroplex for COVID-19 Treatments

Additional Cases Of Antiviral Drug Remdesivir Distributed to DFW Metroplex for COVID-19 Treatments

Governor Greg Abbott has announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services will distribute 120 additional cases of the antiviral drug remdesivir to [...]

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Abbott Warns Texas COVID-19 Spread

Abbott Warns Texas COVID-19 Spread "Unacceptable" as Turner Pleads for Caution

Last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sought to reassure Texans that recent statewide spikes in key coronavirus metrics shouldn’t cause alarm. Six days and a more [...]

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WATCH: Gov. Abbott Update on COVID-19 Response at 2 P.M.

WATCH: Gov. Abbott Update on COVID-19 Response at 2 P.M.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) will provide an update on Texas’ continued response to COVID-19 at 2 p.m. Monday from Austin.

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Kings of Comedy

Chuck and Larry have got nothing on the underrated Abbott and Costello.

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Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Grill an At Home Feast for Dad

Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Grill an At Home Feast for Dad

As Gov. Greg Abbott’s stay-at-home executive order has now expired, restaurants are beginning to open back up, while many have continued to go the takeout rout [...]

Read full article: Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Gril...→
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Reopens With Many Changes For COVID Times

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Reopens With Many Changes For COVID Times

Officials say they are following Governor Greg Abbott’s reopening guidelines for amusement parks and will begin by opening both parks in 'preview mode' -- oper [...]

Read full article: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Reopens With ...→
Texas County Orders Use of Face Masks to Fight COVID-19

Texas County Orders Use of Face Masks to Fight COVID-19

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday local governments can require businesses to mandate customers and workers to wear face masks after one the state’s most p [...]

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Texas governor says young people in 'bar-type settings' behind coronavirus spike

Texas governor says young people in 'bar-type settings' behind coronavirus spike

People under 30 who are going to “bar-type settings” have become a driving factor behind Texas’ growing number of coronavirus cases, Gov. Greg Abbott says. 

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Texas sees record number of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations

Texas sees record number of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tried to tamp down fears of a second coronavirus wave on Tuesday as the state set new records for daily cases and hospitalizations. The [...]

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Texas Hospital Capacity ‘Abundant,’ People Should be Wearing Masks: Gov. Abbott

Texas Hospital Capacity ‘Abundant,’ People Should be Wearing Masks: Gov. Abbott

As hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to climb to record numbers statewide, Gov. Greg Abbott Tuesday said Texas hospital capacity is “abundant” and ready t [...]

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Younger Texans may be contributing to rise in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Abbott suggested

Younger Texans may be contributing to rise in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Abbott suggested

In addressing the alarming spike in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Abbott pointed to Texans under 30 ignoring warning signs.

Read full article: Younger Texans may be contributing to ri...→
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Gov. Abbott Provides Update On Texas' Hospital Capacity

Gov. Abbott Provides Update On Texas' Hospital Capacity

Governor Greg Abbott and Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs of the University of Texas (UT) System John Zerwas, MD are today providing an update on T [...]

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FEMA Denies Abbott’s Appeal of Tornado Disaster Relief Rejection

FEMA Denies Abbott’s Appeal of Tornado Disaster Relief Rejection

The effort to obtain federal assistance for Dallas County in the wake of October’s tornadoes “became a bureaucratic game,” Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said Wedne [...]

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Texas governor says there is a

Texas governor says there is a "massive" coronavirus outbreak across the state after reopening

"We are looking at greater restrictions," Governor Greg Abbott said Wednesday, after initially saying this would be a last resort.

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Abbott Warns of Soaring COVID-19 Cases as Fort Bend County Mandates Masks

Abbott Warns of Soaring COVID-19 Cases as Fort Bend County Mandates Masks

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 5,489 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, setting a single-day record and prompting Gov. Greg Abbott to ur [...]

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Gov. Abbott Expands Local Authority On Limiting Outdoor Gatherings During COVID-19 Surge

Gov. Abbott Expands Local Authority On Limiting Outdoor Gatherings During COVID-19 Surge

Texas mayors and county judges can now impose restrictions on outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people.

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Matthew McConaughey to Read Where the Wild Things Are Today at 10 a.m.

Matthew McConaughey to Read Where the Wild Things Are Today at 10 a.m.

Fans of  Matthew McConaughey will have a great opportunity to hear from him today at 10 a.m. when the Oscar-winning actor and his wife, model and designer Cami [...]

Read full article: Matthew McConaughey to Read Where the Wi...→
Gov. Abbott Still Pushing For Permanent To-Go Alcohol Sales In Texas

Gov. Abbott Still Pushing For Permanent To-Go Alcohol Sales In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott is pushing for permanently allowing to-go alcohol in Texas, something initially brought about by shutdowns due to the coronavirus. 

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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Set Records 9 Days Straight as Texas Surpasses 107K Cases

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Set Records 9 Days Straight as Texas Surpasses 107K Cases

When Gov. Greg Abbott announced his plan to open Texas in late April, he pointed to the state’s positivity rate, which had dropped to around 6%, cautioning it [...]

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Gov. Abbott Doesn't Plan Executive Orders Forcing At-Home Learning, Schools Can Still Restrict Though

Gov. Abbott Doesn't Plan Executive Orders Forcing At-Home Learning, Schools Can Still Restrict Though

Students will go back to school as usual in the fall. That’s the message from Texas Governor Greg Abbott to state lawmakers. The governor said he doesn’t plan [...]

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Rec Room Cancels Rest of 2019-20 Season, Citing COVID-19

Rec Room Cancels Rest of 2019-20 Season, Citing COVID-19

Rec Room Arts, the Houston theater known for its innovative productions, has announced it has decided to cancel the final two shows in its 2019-20 season due t [...]

Read full article: Rec Room Cancels Rest of 2019-20 Season,...→
Debate In Texas Over Face Mask Mandate Intensifies As Coronavirus Cases Climb

Debate In Texas Over Face Mask Mandate Intensifies As Coronavirus Cases Climb

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins wants Governor Abbott to legally require everyone to wear masks or allow local leaders to require it.

Read full article: Debate In Texas Over Face Mask Mandate I...→
Texas governor says young people are driving coronavirus surge The state had 2,518 new hospitalizations Tuesday, its fifth straight day of record highs. 1M ago

Texas governor says young people are driving coronavirus surge The state had 2,518 new hospitalizations Tuesday, its fifth straight day of record highs. 1M ago

June 17, 2020 / 6:38 AM / CBS News... Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Tuesday that the state is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases from people under 30. The s [...]

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As coronavirus cases spike, Texas mayors ask governor to allow them to require masks

As coronavirus cases spike, Texas mayors ask governor to allow them to require masks

Governor Greg Abbott's office responded tersely, saying the mayors hadn't "lifted a finger to impose penalties and enforcement mechanisms available to them."

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The Latest: Texas gov says state's health system up to task

AUSTIN, Tx -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is insisting the state’s health care system can handle the fast-rising number of new coronavirus cases and hospitalization [...]

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Governor Abbott Takes Dig At Dallas County Judge During Coronavirus Update Presser

Governor Abbott Takes Dig At Dallas County Judge During Coronavirus Update Presser

During a press conference to give an update on Texas’ hospital capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Greg Abbott had some choice words for Dallas Cou [...]

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Dallas Cowboys Jaylon Smith Urges Texans to Wear Masks

Dallas Cowboys Jaylon Smith Urges Texans to Wear Masks

The office of Governor Greg Abbott and Dallas Cowboys Linebacker Jaylon Smith released a new public service announcement entitled, “Wear A Mask On And Off The [...]

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Texas Has 2,000 Virus Patients in Hospitals for First Time

Texas Has 2,000 Virus Patients in Hospitals for First Time

Texas surpassed 2,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time Tuesday, but Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said “everything remains largely contained” [...]

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Says State Facing ‘Massive' COVID-19 Outbreak

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Says State Facing ‘Massive' COVID-19 Outbreak

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a “massive outbreak” in the coronavirus pandemic as the numbers of new cases and hospitalization [...]

Read full article: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Says State Facing...→
Texas governor says there is a

Texas governor says there is a "massive" coronavirus outbreak across the state after reopening

"We are looking at greater restrictions," Governor Greg Abbott said Wednesday, after initially saying this would be a last resort.

Read full article: Texas governor says there is a "massive"...→
Senior Advocates Worry Lifting Visitation Restrictions at Nursing Homes Could Be Dangerous

Senior Advocates Worry Lifting Visitation Restrictions at Nursing Homes Could Be Dangerous

Within the next week, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has said he plans to make an announcement on allowing families to visit loved ones in senior living facilities as sa [...]

Read full article: Senior Advocates Worry Lifting Visitatio...→
Texas Sets Records for New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations; Gov. Warns of ‘More Onerous Requirements'

Texas Sets Records for New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations; Gov. Warns of ‘More Onerous Requirements'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a television interview Tuesday morning that he expected the state to report an all-time record of more than 5,000 new COVID-19 c [...]

Read full article: Texas Sets Records for New COVID-19 Case...→
Gov. Abbott Expands Local Authority On Limiting Outdoor Gatherings During COVID-19 Surge

Gov. Abbott Expands Local Authority On Limiting Outdoor Gatherings During COVID-19 Surge

Texas mayors and county judges can now impose restrictions on outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people.

Read full article: Gov. Abbott Expands Local Authority On L...→
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Additional Cases Of Antiviral Drug Remdesivir Distributed to DFW Metroplex for COVID-19 Treatments

Additional Cases Of Antiviral Drug Remdesivir Distributed to DFW Metroplex for COVID-19 Treatments

Governor Greg Abbott has announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services will distribute 120 additional cases of the antiviral drug remdesivir to [...]

Read full article: Additional Cases Of Antiviral Drug Remde...→
Texas’ Abbott calls state’s recent surge in COVID-19 cases ‘unacceptable’

Texas’ Abbott calls state’s recent surge in COVID-19 cases ‘unacceptable’

Gov. Greg Abbot, the Texas Republican, said Monday that the state’s recent surge in coronavirus cases is “unacceptable” and called on residents in the state to [...]

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WATCH: Gov. Abbott Update on COVID-19 Response at 2 P.M.

WATCH: Gov. Abbott Update on COVID-19 Response at 2 P.M.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) will provide an update on Texas’ continued response to COVID-19 at 2 p.m. Monday from Austin.

Read full article: WATCH: Gov. Abbott Update on COVID-19 Re...→
Abbott Tweets Support for Permanent Alcohol-To-Go Sales

Abbott Tweets Support for Permanent Alcohol-To-Go Sales

Late Saturday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted an article about restaurants pushing to make alcohol-to-go sales permanent. Abbott tweeted, “This has my support! [...]

Read full article: Abbott Tweets Support for Permanent Alco...→
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Set Records 9 Days Straight as Texas Surpasses 107K Cases

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Set Records 9 Days Straight as Texas Surpasses 107K Cases

When Gov. Greg Abbott announced his plan to open Texas in late April, he pointed to the state’s positivity rate, which had dropped to around 6%, cautioning it [...]

Read full article: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Set Records 9 ...→
Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Grill an At Home Feast for Dad

Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Grill an At Home Feast for Dad

As Gov. Greg Abbott’s stay-at-home executive order has now expired, restaurants are beginning to open back up, while many have continued to go the takeout rout [...]

Read full article: Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Gril...→
North Texas Mayors Among 9 In The State Who Want Face Masks Required In Close Public Spaces

North Texas Mayors Among 9 In The State Who Want Face Masks Required In Close Public Spaces

Nine Texas mayors, including those in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, have urged Governor Greg Abbott to give them the authority to requir [...]

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Rec Room Cancels Rest of 2019-20 Season, Citing COVID-19

Rec Room Cancels Rest of 2019-20 Season, Citing COVID-19

Rec Room Arts, the Houston theater known for its innovative productions, has announced it has decided to cancel the final two shows in its 2019-20 season due t [...]

Read full article: Rec Room Cancels Rest of 2019-20 Season,...→
Texas County Orders Use of Face Masks to Fight COVID-19

Texas County Orders Use of Face Masks to Fight COVID-19

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday local governments can require businesses to mandate customers and workers to wear face masks after one the state’s most p [...]

Read full article: Texas County Orders Use of Face Masks to...→
Turner and Other Texas Mayors Ask Gov. Abbott to Let Them Require Mask-Wearing

Turner and Other Texas Mayors Ask Gov. Abbott to Let Them Require Mask-Wearing

Late Tuesday afternoon, a coalition of nine Texan mayors politely demanded that Gov. Greg Abbott allow them to make rules to enforce wearing facemasks in their [...]

Read full article: Turner and Other Texas Mayors Ask Gov. A...→
Texas governor says young people are driving coronavirus surge The state had 2,518 new hospitalizations Tuesday, its fifth straight day of record highs. 1M ago

Texas governor says young people are driving coronavirus surge The state had 2,518 new hospitalizations Tuesday, its fifth straight day of record highs. 1M ago

June 17, 2020 / 6:38 AM / CBS News... Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Tuesday that the state is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases from people under 30. The s [...]

Read full article: Texas governor says young people are dri...→
Texas sees record number of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations

Texas sees record number of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tried to tamp down fears of a second coronavirus wave on Tuesday as the state set new records for daily cases and hospitalizations. The [...]

Read full article: Texas sees record number of coronavirus ...→
Texas Gov. Blames 20-Somethings for Coronavirus Spike in State

Texas Gov. Blames 20-Somethings for Coronavirus Spike in State

People living in Texas under 30-years-old who test positive for coronavirus are driving up the total cases in the states overall, Gov. Greg Abbott said at a pr [...]

Read full article: Texas Gov. Blames 20-Somethings for Coro...→

The Latest: Texas gov says state's health system up to task

AUSTIN, Tx -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is insisting the state’s health care system can handle the fast-rising number of new coronavirus cases and hospitalization [...]

Read full article: The Latest: Texas gov says state's heal...→
Younger Texans may be contributing to rise in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Abbott suggested

Younger Texans may be contributing to rise in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Abbott suggested

In addressing the alarming spike in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Abbott pointed to Texans under 30 ignoring warning signs.

Read full article: Younger Texans may be contributing to ri...→
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Harris Co. sees 30% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations since May, doctor says

Harris Co. sees 30% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations since May, doctor says

Gov. Abbott is expected to speak today as Texas, and more specifically Harris County, is seeing an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases.

Read full article: Harris Co. sees 30% increase in COVID-19...→
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Dallas Cowboys Jaylon Smith Urges Texans to Wear Masks

Dallas Cowboys Jaylon Smith Urges Texans to Wear Masks

The office of Governor Greg Abbott and Dallas Cowboys Linebacker Jaylon Smith released a new public service announcement entitled, “Wear A Mask On And Off The [...]

Read full article: Dallas Cowboys Jaylon Smith Urges Texans...→
FEMA Denies Abbott’s Appeal of Tornado Disaster Relief Rejection

FEMA Denies Abbott’s Appeal of Tornado Disaster Relief Rejection

The effort to obtain federal assistance for Dallas County in the wake of October’s tornadoes “became a bureaucratic game,” Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said Wedne [...]

Read full article: FEMA Denies Abbott’s Appeal of Tornado D...→
Virus Cases Are Soaring in Texas. But Closing Down Again Is a ‘Last Option.’

Virus Cases Are Soaring in Texas. But Closing Down Again Is a ‘Last Option.’

Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of the country’s largest Republican-controlled state, is facing increasing pressure over his decision to open the economy.

Read full article: Virus Cases Are Soaring in Texas. But Cl...→
Governor Abbott Plans to Allow Family Visits to Senior Living Facilities

Governor Abbott Plans to Allow Family Visits to Senior Living Facilities

Governor Greg Abbott plans to make an announcement allowing family to visit loved ones at senior living facilities within the next week.

Read full article: Governor Abbott Plans to Allow Family Vi...→
Abbott Warns of Soaring COVID-19 Cases as Fort Bend County Mandates Masks

Abbott Warns of Soaring COVID-19 Cases as Fort Bend County Mandates Masks

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 5,489 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, setting a single-day record and prompting Gov. Greg Abbott to ur [...]

Read full article: Abbott Warns of Soaring COVID-19 Cases a...→
Texas Gov. Abbott: Coronavirus Spreading at 'Unacceptable Rate in Texas'

Texas Gov. Abbott: Coronavirus Spreading at 'Unacceptable Rate in Texas'

Gov. Abbott said Monday that coronavirus is spreading in the state at an "unacceptable rate" and insisted that something must be done.

Read full article: Texas Gov. Abbott: Coronavirus Spreading...→
Governor Abbott, DSHS Sending Antiviral Drug Remdesivir To Dallas, Fort Worth Metro Area

Governor Abbott, DSHS Sending Antiviral Drug Remdesivir To Dallas, Fort Worth Metro Area

After saying this week that COVID-19 is spreading at "unacceptable rate" and must be stopped, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he along with the Texas [...]

Read full article: Governor Abbott, DSHS Sending Antiviral ...→
Matthew McConaughey to Read Where the Wild Things Are Today at 10 a.m.

Matthew McConaughey to Read Where the Wild Things Are Today at 10 a.m.

Fans of  Matthew McConaughey will have a great opportunity to hear from him today at 10 a.m. when the Oscar-winning actor and his wife, model and designer Cami [...]

Read full article: Matthew McConaughey to Read Where the Wi...→
Abbott Warns Texas COVID-19 Spread

Abbott Warns Texas COVID-19 Spread "Unacceptable" as Turner Pleads for Caution

Last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sought to reassure Texans that recent statewide spikes in key coronavirus metrics shouldn’t cause alarm. Six days and a more [...]

Read full article: Abbott Warns Texas COVID-19 Spread "Unac...→
Gov. Greg Abbott Implores Texans To Wear Masks: 'It Will Keep Texas Open'

Gov. Greg Abbott Implores Texans To Wear Masks: 'It Will Keep Texas Open'

Disturbed by the recent uptick of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott urged Texans to follow CDC guidelines and wear a mask.

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Gov. Abbott Still Pushing For Permanent To-Go Alcohol Sales In Texas

Gov. Abbott Still Pushing For Permanent To-Go Alcohol Sales In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott is pushing for permanently allowing to-go alcohol in Texas, something initially brought about by shutdowns due to the coronavirus. 

Read full article: Gov. Abbott Still Pushing For Permanent ...→

Kings of Comedy

Chuck and Larry have got nothing on the underrated Abbott and Costello.

Read full article: Kings of Comedy...→
Governor Greg Abbott Addresses Major Issues Facing Texans: Police, Coronavirus, Back To School

Governor Greg Abbott Addresses Major Issues Facing Texans: Police, Coronavirus, Back To School

"Defunding the police is always the wrong answer," said Governor Greg Abbott Friday during an exclusive interview with CBS 11.

Read full article: Governor Greg Abbott Addresses Major Iss...→
Gov. Abbott Doesn't Plan Executive Orders Forcing At-Home Learning, Schools Can Still Restrict Though

Gov. Abbott Doesn't Plan Executive Orders Forcing At-Home Learning, Schools Can Still Restrict Though

Students will go back to school as usual in the fall. That’s the message from Texas Governor Greg Abbott to state lawmakers. The governor said he doesn’t plan [...]

Read full article: Gov. Abbott Doesn't Plan Executive Order...→
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Reopens With Many Changes For COVID Times

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Reopens With Many Changes For COVID Times

Officials say they are following Governor Greg Abbott’s reopening guidelines for amusement parks and will begin by opening both parks in 'preview mode' -- oper [...]

Read full article: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Reopens With ...→

Tough Decisions Ahead for School Leaders in Rural Texas

With no edict from Governor Abbott, rural school officials must weigh the health of their students against the health of their communities.

Read full article: Tough Decisions Ahead for School Leaders...→
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Debate In Texas Over Face Mask Mandate Intensifies As Coronavirus Cases Climb

Debate In Texas Over Face Mask Mandate Intensifies As Coronavirus Cases Climb

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins wants Governor Abbott to legally require everyone to wear masks or allow local leaders to require it.

Read full article: Debate In Texas Over Face Mask Mandate I...→
Texas governor says young people in 'bar-type settings' behind coronavirus spike

Texas governor says young people in 'bar-type settings' behind coronavirus spike

People under 30 who are going to “bar-type settings” have become a driving factor behind Texas’ growing number of coronavirus cases, Gov. Greg Abbott says. 

Read full article: Texas governor says young people in 'bar...→
Gov. Abbott Says It's Our Own Responsibility to Make Sure We Don't Get COVID-19

Gov. Abbott Says It's Our Own Responsibility to Make Sure We Don't Get COVID-19

Despite significant increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases across Texas in recent weeks, Governor Greg Abbott remains confident that there’s no need [...]

Read full article: Gov. Abbott Says It's Our Own Responsibi...→
As coronavirus cases spike, Texas mayors ask governor to allow them to require masks

As coronavirus cases spike, Texas mayors ask governor to allow them to require masks

Governor Greg Abbott's office responded tersely, saying the mayors hadn't "lifted a finger to impose penalties and enforcement mechanisms available to them."

Read full article: As coronavirus cases spike, Texas mayors...→
Texas Hospital Capacity ‘Abundant,’ People Should be Wearing Masks: Gov. Abbott

Texas Hospital Capacity ‘Abundant,’ People Should be Wearing Masks: Gov. Abbott

As hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to climb to record numbers statewide, Gov. Greg Abbott Tuesday said Texas hospital capacity is “abundant” and ready t [...]

Read full article: Texas Hospital Capacity ‘Abundant,’ Peop...→
Gov. Abbott suggests Texans under 30 ignored virus warning signs

Gov. Abbott suggests Texans under 30 ignored virus warning signs

Currently facing records everyday of new COVID-19 cases, Gov. Greg Abbott pointed at younger Texans for the alarming spike.

Read full article: Gov. Abbott suggests Texans under 30 ign...→
Governor Abbott Takes Dig At Dallas County Judge During Coronavirus Update Presser

Governor Abbott Takes Dig At Dallas County Judge During Coronavirus Update Presser

During a press conference to give an update on Texas’ hospital capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Greg Abbott had some choice words for Dallas Cou [...]

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Gov. Abbott Provides Update On Texas' Hospital Capacity

Gov. Abbott Provides Update On Texas' Hospital Capacity

Governor Greg Abbott and Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs of the University of Texas (UT) System John Zerwas, MD are today providing an update on T [...]

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Openings and Closings: Jax Grill Expands, Island Grill Opens, Americas Departs

Openings and Closings: Jax Grill Expands, Island Grill Opens, Americas Departs

The restaurant community in Houston is reopening and the June 12 guidelines set out by Governor Greg Abbott will now allow restaurants to go to 75 percent capa [...]

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Texas Has 2,000 Virus Patients in Hospitals for First Time

Texas Has 2,000 Virus Patients in Hospitals for First Time

Texas surpassed 2,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time Tuesday, but Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said “everything remains largely contained” [...]

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Says State Facing ‘Massive' COVID-19 Outbreak

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Says State Facing ‘Massive' COVID-19 Outbreak

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a “massive outbreak” in the coronavirus pandemic as the numbers of new cases and hospitalization [...]

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Virus Cases Are Soaring in Texas. But Closing Down Again Is a ‘Last Option.’

Virus Cases Are Soaring in Texas. But Closing Down Again Is a ‘Last Option.’

Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of the country’s largest Republican-controlled state, is facing increasing pressure over his decision to open the economy.

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Texas governor says there is a "massive" coronavirus outbreak across the state after reopening

"We are looking at greater restrictions," Governor Greg Abbott said Wednesday, after initially saying this would be a last resort.

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Governor Abbott Plans to Allow Family Visits to Senior Living Facilities

Governor Abbott Plans to Allow Family Visits to Senior Living Facilities

Governor Greg Abbott plans to make an announcement allowing family to visit loved ones at senior living facilities within the next week.

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Senior Advocates Worry Lifting Visitation Restrictions at Nursing Homes Could Be Dangerous

Senior Advocates Worry Lifting Visitation Restrictions at Nursing Homes Could Be Dangerous

Within the next week, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has said he plans to make an announcement on allowing families to visit loved ones in senior living facilities as sa [...]

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Abbott Warns of Soaring COVID-19 Cases as Fort Bend County Mandates Masks

Abbott Warns of Soaring COVID-19 Cases as Fort Bend County Mandates Masks

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 5,489 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, setting a single-day record and prompting Gov. Greg Abbott to ur [...]

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Texas Sets Records for New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations; Gov. Warns of ‘More Onerous Requirements'

Texas Sets Records for New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations; Gov. Warns of ‘More Onerous Requirements'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a television interview Tuesday morning that he expected the state to report an all-time record of more than 5,000 new COVID-19 c [...]

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Texas Gov. Abbott: Coronavirus Spreading at 'Unacceptable Rate in Texas'

Texas Gov. Abbott: Coronavirus Spreading at 'Unacceptable Rate in Texas'

Gov. Abbott said Monday that coronavirus is spreading in the state at an "unacceptable rate" and insisted that something must be done.

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Gov. Abbott Expands Local Authority On Limiting Outdoor Gatherings During COVID-19 Surge

Gov. Abbott Expands Local Authority On Limiting Outdoor Gatherings During COVID-19 Surge

Texas mayors and county judges can now impose restrictions on outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people.

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Governor Abbott, DSHS Sending Antiviral Drug Remdesivir To Dallas, Fort Worth Metro Area

Governor Abbott, DSHS Sending Antiviral Drug Remdesivir To Dallas, Fort Worth Metro Area

After saying this week that COVID-19 is spreading at "unacceptable rate" and must be stopped, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he along with the Texas [...]

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Additional Cases Of Antiviral Drug Remdesivir Distributed to DFW Metroplex for COVID-19 Treatments

Additional Cases Of Antiviral Drug Remdesivir Distributed to DFW Metroplex for COVID-19 Treatments

Governor Greg Abbott has announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services will distribute 120 additional cases of the antiviral drug remdesivir to [...]

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Matthew McConaughey to Read Where the Wild Things Are Today at 10 a.m.

Matthew McConaughey to Read Where the Wild Things Are Today at 10 a.m.

Fans of  Matthew McConaughey will have a great opportunity to hear from him today at 10 a.m. when the Oscar-winning actor and his wife, model and designer Cami [...]

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Texas’ Abbott calls state’s recent surge in COVID-19 cases ‘unacceptable’

Texas’ Abbott calls state’s recent surge in COVID-19 cases ‘unacceptable’

Gov. Greg Abbot, the Texas Republican, said Monday that the state’s recent surge in coronavirus cases is “unacceptable” and called on residents in the state to [...]

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Abbott Warns Texas COVID-19 Spread

Abbott Warns Texas COVID-19 Spread "Unacceptable" as Turner Pleads for Caution

Last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sought to reassure Texans that recent statewide spikes in key coronavirus metrics shouldn’t cause alarm. Six days and a more [...]

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Gov. Greg Abbott Implores Texans To Wear Masks: 'It Will Keep Texas Open'

Gov. Greg Abbott Implores Texans To Wear Masks: 'It Will Keep Texas Open'

Disturbed by the recent uptick of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott urged Texans to follow CDC guidelines and wear a mask.

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WATCH: Gov. Abbott Update on COVID-19 Response at 2 P.M.

WATCH: Gov. Abbott Update on COVID-19 Response at 2 P.M.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) will provide an update on Texas’ continued response to COVID-19 at 2 p.m. Monday from Austin.

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Gov. Abbott Still Pushing For Permanent To-Go Alcohol Sales In Texas

Gov. Abbott Still Pushing For Permanent To-Go Alcohol Sales In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott is pushing for permanently allowing to-go alcohol in Texas, something initially brought about by shutdowns due to the coronavirus. 

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Abbott Tweets Support for Permanent Alcohol-To-Go Sales

Abbott Tweets Support for Permanent Alcohol-To-Go Sales

Late Saturday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted an article about restaurants pushing to make alcohol-to-go sales permanent. Abbott tweeted, “This has my support! [...]

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Kings of Comedy

Chuck and Larry have got nothing on the underrated Abbott and Costello.

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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Set Records 9 Days Straight as Texas Surpasses 107K Cases

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Set Records 9 Days Straight as Texas Surpasses 107K Cases

When Gov. Greg Abbott announced his plan to open Texas in late April, he pointed to the state’s positivity rate, which had dropped to around 6%, cautioning it [...]

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Governor Greg Abbott Addresses Major Issues Facing Texans: Police, Coronavirus, Back To School

Governor Greg Abbott Addresses Major Issues Facing Texans: Police, Coronavirus, Back To School

"Defunding the police is always the wrong answer," said Governor Greg Abbott Friday during an exclusive interview with CBS 11.

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Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Grill an At Home Feast for Dad

Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Grill an At Home Feast for Dad

As Gov. Greg Abbott’s stay-at-home executive order has now expired, restaurants are beginning to open back up, while many have continued to go the takeout rout [...]

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Gov. Abbott Doesn't Plan Executive Orders Forcing At-Home Learning, Schools Can Still Restrict Though

Gov. Abbott Doesn't Plan Executive Orders Forcing At-Home Learning, Schools Can Still Restrict Though

Students will go back to school as usual in the fall. That’s the message from Texas Governor Greg Abbott to state lawmakers. The governor said he doesn’t plan [...]

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North Texas Mayors Among 9 In The State Who Want Face Masks Required In Close Public Spaces

North Texas Mayors Among 9 In The State Who Want Face Masks Required In Close Public Spaces

Nine Texas mayors, including those in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, have urged Governor Greg Abbott to give them the authority to requir [...]

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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Reopens With Many Changes For COVID Times

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Reopens With Many Changes For COVID Times

Officials say they are following Governor Greg Abbott’s reopening guidelines for amusement parks and will begin by opening both parks in 'preview mode' -- oper [...]

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Rec Room Cancels Rest of 2019-20 Season, Citing COVID-19

Rec Room Cancels Rest of 2019-20 Season, Citing COVID-19

Rec Room Arts, the Houston theater known for its innovative productions, has announced it has decided to cancel the final two shows in its 2019-20 season due t [...]

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Tough Decisions Ahead for School Leaders in Rural Texas

With no edict from Governor Abbott, rural school officials must weigh the health of their students against the health of their communities.

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Texas County Orders Use of Face Masks to Fight COVID-19

Texas County Orders Use of Face Masks to Fight COVID-19

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday local governments can require businesses to mandate customers and workers to wear face masks after one the state’s most p [...]

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Debate In Texas Over Face Mask Mandate Intensifies As Coronavirus Cases Climb

Debate In Texas Over Face Mask Mandate Intensifies As Coronavirus Cases Climb

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins wants Governor Abbott to legally require everyone to wear masks or allow local leaders to require it.

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Turner and Other Texas Mayors Ask Gov. Abbott to Let Them Require Mask-Wearing

Turner and Other Texas Mayors Ask Gov. Abbott to Let Them Require Mask-Wearing

Late Tuesday afternoon, a coalition of nine Texan mayors politely demanded that Gov. Greg Abbott allow them to make rules to enforce wearing facemasks in their [...]

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Texas governor says young people in 'bar-type settings' behind coronavirus spike

Texas governor says young people in 'bar-type settings' behind coronavirus spike

People under 30 who are going to “bar-type settings” have become a driving factor behind Texas’ growing number of coronavirus cases, Gov. Greg Abbott says. 

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Texas governor says young people are driving coronavirus surge The state had 2,518 new hospitalizations Tuesday, its fifth straight day of record highs. 1M ago

Texas governor says young people are driving coronavirus surge The state had 2,518 new hospitalizations Tuesday, its fifth straight day of record highs. 1M ago

June 17, 2020 / 6:38 AM / CBS News... Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Tuesday that the state is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases from people under 30. The s [...]

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Gov. Abbott Says It's Our Own Responsibility to Make Sure We Don't Get COVID-19

Gov. Abbott Says It's Our Own Responsibility to Make Sure We Don't Get COVID-19

Despite significant increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases across Texas in recent weeks, Governor Greg Abbott remains confident that there’s no need [...]

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Texas sees record number of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations

Texas sees record number of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tried to tamp down fears of a second coronavirus wave on Tuesday as the state set new records for daily cases and hospitalizations. The [...]

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As coronavirus cases spike, Texas mayors ask governor to allow them to require masks

As coronavirus cases spike, Texas mayors ask governor to allow them to require masks

Governor Greg Abbott's office responded tersely, saying the mayors hadn't "lifted a finger to impose penalties and enforcement mechanisms available to them."

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Texas Gov. Blames 20-Somethings for Coronavirus Spike in State

Texas Gov. Blames 20-Somethings for Coronavirus Spike in State

People living in Texas under 30-years-old who test positive for coronavirus are driving up the total cases in the states overall, Gov. Greg Abbott said at a pr [...]

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Texas Hospital Capacity ‘Abundant,’ People Should be Wearing Masks: Gov. Abbott

Texas Hospital Capacity ‘Abundant,’ People Should be Wearing Masks: Gov. Abbott

As hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to climb to record numbers statewide, Gov. Greg Abbott Tuesday said Texas hospital capacity is “abundant” and ready t [...]

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The Latest: Texas gov says state's health system up to task

AUSTIN, Tx -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is insisting the state’s health care system can handle the fast-rising number of new coronavirus cases and hospitalization [...]

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Gov. Abbott suggests Texans under 30 ignored virus warning signs

Gov. Abbott suggests Texans under 30 ignored virus warning signs

Currently facing records everyday of new COVID-19 cases, Gov. Greg Abbott pointed at younger Texans for the alarming spike.

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Younger Texans may be contributing to rise in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Abbott suggested

Younger Texans may be contributing to rise in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Abbott suggested

In addressing the alarming spike in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Abbott pointed to Texans under 30 ignoring warning signs.

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Governor Abbott Takes Dig At Dallas County Judge During Coronavirus Update Presser

Governor Abbott Takes Dig At Dallas County Judge During Coronavirus Update Presser

During a press conference to give an update on Texas’ hospital capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Greg Abbott had some choice words for Dallas Cou [...]

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Harris Co. sees 30% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations since May, doctor says

Harris Co. sees 30% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations since May, doctor says

Gov. Abbott is expected to speak today as Texas, and more specifically Harris County, is seeing an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases.

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Gov. Abbott Provides Update On Texas' Hospital Capacity

Gov. Abbott Provides Update On Texas' Hospital Capacity

Governor Greg Abbott and Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs of the University of Texas (UT) System John Zerwas, MD are today providing an update on T [...]

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Dallas Cowboys Jaylon Smith Urges Texans to Wear Masks

Dallas Cowboys Jaylon Smith Urges Texans to Wear Masks

The office of Governor Greg Abbott and Dallas Cowboys Linebacker Jaylon Smith released a new public service announcement entitled, “Wear A Mask On And Off The [...]

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Openings and Closings: Jax Grill Expands, Island Grill Opens, Americas Departs

Openings and Closings: Jax Grill Expands, Island Grill Opens, Americas Departs

The restaurant community in Houston is reopening and the June 12 guidelines set out by Governor Greg Abbott will now allow restaurants to go to 75 percent capa [...]

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FEMA Denies Abbott’s Appeal of Tornado Disaster Relief Rejection

FEMA Denies Abbott’s Appeal of Tornado Disaster Relief Rejection

The effort to obtain federal assistance for Dallas County in the wake of October’s tornadoes “became a bureaucratic game,” Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said Wedne [...]

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Texas Has 2,000 Virus Patients in Hospitals for First Time

Texas Has 2,000 Virus Patients in Hospitals for First Time

Texas surpassed 2,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time Tuesday, but Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said “everything remains largely contained” [...]

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