Gov. Greg Abbott's Office Approves Of Curfew In El Paso County To Help Stop Coronavirus SpreadIn a letter sent last week to Gov. Abbott, El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego wrote the curfew would be limited in nature and would run from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
El Paso County Judge Blasts Ruling Overturning Shutdown OrderThe El Paso County judge said he is unhappy with a state appeals court ruling overturning his order closing nonessential businesses to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but he won't appeal it.
Trailers Sent To El Paso To Handle Possible Coronavirus Death SurgeThe Texas Funeral Service Commission also has been asked to send representatives to make an assessment of the needs of the area's funeral homes and mortuaries.
El Paso Surpasses Single-Day COVID-19 Record With More Than 1600 New CasesOn October 31 El Paso surpassed its single-day record for COVID-19 cases as state and local officials in Texas spar over imposing a lockdown.
Texas AG Ken Paxton Joins Businesses Suing El Paso County Judge Over Coronavirus Restrictions During Surge In CasesJudge Samaniego's orders include shutting down all non-essential services for a two-week period, including in-person dining, gyms and salons.
Texas County Goes Back Into 'Shutdown' Due To Coronavirus Case SurgeTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton tweeted that County Judge Ricardo Samaniego “has no authority to shut down businesses in El Paso County."
El Paso County Judge Imposes Curfew As Hospitals Reach Capacity Due To COVID-19 Surge: 'We Are At A Crisis Stage'The El Paso County judge announced Sunday the area's hospitals and intensive care units have reached capacity due to the recent COVID-19 surge and that a curfew will be imposed for all citizens.
Texas Man Allegedly Opens Fire After Vehicle Fails State InspectionA 60-year-old Texas man is in jail after police say he opened fire on workers at a mechanic shop when his vehicle failed a state inspection.
Guardsman Arrested At Border For Sex Assault, Fired Last Year By Texas SheriffA National Guard member arrested on a sexual assault charge while serving on the U.S.-Mexico border lost his job as a county jailer last year after being arrested for drunken driving.
Texas Resident's Zika Case Linked To Miami TravelHealth officials say a Texas resident who recently traveled to an area of Miami where local Zika transmission occurred has tested positive for the virus.
2 Soldiers At Texas Base Arrested In Killing Of 16-Year-Old BoyTwo Fort Bliss soldiers have been arrested and charged in the killing of a 16-year-old boy.