Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Expanding Hospital Capacity, Suspends Elective Surgeries In 4 Texas CountiesGovernor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order to ensure hospital bed availability for COVID-19 patients as Texas faces an increase in cases of the coronavirus and hospitalizations.
North Texas Mayors Among 9 In The State Who Want Face Masks Required In Close Public SpacesNine Texas mayors, including those in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, have urged Governor Greg Abbott to give them the authority to require that masks be worn in public.
Debate In Texas Over Face Mask Mandate Intensifies As Coronavirus Cases ClimbDallas County Judge Clay Jenkins wants Governor Abbott to legally require everyone to wear masks or allow local leaders to require it.
Governor Abbott Takes Dig At Dallas County Judge During Coronavirus Update: 'Putting People In Jail Is Wrong'Governor Abbott took a dig at Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins during an afternoon press conference, saying he believes the judge wants to throw people in jail for not wearing face masks.
COVID-19: Gov. Abbott 'Laser-Focused On Providing High Hospital Capacity' For Texans"Fewer Texans test positive for COVID-19 than any other residents in the country,' said the governor. "We remain laser focused on providing hospital capacity."
Some Dallas Restaurants Say 75% Capacity Is Too High During PandemicFor popular Dallas sushi restaurant Oishii, 16 guests can now dine in at a time. But they aren't - and that's on purpose.
Governor Abbott Won't Ask US Military To Come To Texas: 'We Have An Abundance Of Resources'He said in the Dallas-Fort Worth region alone, there are more than 1,000 DPS Troopers and hundreds of National Guard Troops.
People Who Come From Outside Of Texas To Break Law During Protests Face Federal ChargesPeople who come from out of state "to engage in looting, violence or other destructive acts in violation of federal law will be subject to federal prosecution."
Tensions Rise As Texas Governor Greg Abbott Prepares To Lift More COVID-19 RulesOn the cusp of even more COVID-19 restrictions ending Monday, including gyms cleared to reopen, a political confrontation is growing over attempts by big cities to keep some guardrails.
Dallas' 2 Federally-Supported Coronavirus Testing Sites Extended Through JuneThe testing sites at an American Airlines Center parking garage and Ellis Davis Field House will continue operations through at least June 30.
Governor Abbott, Texas National Guard Launch Disinfection Mission For Nursing FacilitiesGovernor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas National Guard has activated Facilities Disinfection Teams to support Texans in nursing homes and to help limit the spread of COVID-19.