Stories tagged: "Texas"


In this June 8, 2020, file photo, Rodney Ott, owner of The Loft, makes mixed drinks from behind the bar for patrons as he reopens fully for the first time amid the coronavirus outbreak in downtown Flint, Mich.
Bars Are Giant Petri Dishes for COVID-19. That’s Why States Are Closing Them Down Again.

Many large outbreaks of COVID-19 have been tied directly to bars. An Orlando, Florida, bar has been linked to as many as 150 cases and more than 130 infections have been tied to a single bar in East Lansing, Michigan.

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Arizona, Florida, and Texas See a Surge in COVID Cases. Now Their Governors Are Singing a Different Tune.

Listen to how these governors first reacted to COVID vs. how they're talking now.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the FDA foreign drug manufacturing inspection process on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)
Texas Senator John Cornyn Really Doesn’t Want to Talk About the COVID Spike in His State

Cornyn accused a state legislator of trying to 'scare people' over concerns that hospitals will soon reach capacity. Texas notched a single-day record on Thursday with 5,996 new cases.

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States Are Using Bad Data to Justify Reopening. That’s Wildly Dangerous.

Faulty statistics could leave Americans who make decisions about day-to-day matters with the impression that the virus is under more control than it actually is.

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The Story of These 2 Churches Shows the Risks of Reopening

All 50 states may be at least partially “open,” but the emerging outbreaks in churches underscore an uncomfortable truth about what the future holds.

In this June 22, 2017, file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks at a news conference in Dallas. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show that an exclusive group of Texans stood to benefit when Paxton, urged a small Colorado county to reverse a public health order during the coronavirus outbreak. Paxton this month told Gunnison County that banning Texans from their property in Colorado during the outbreak was unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
Texas AG Pressured Small Colorado County to Reverse Lockdown for His Millionaire Donor

Ken Paxton's actions stood to benefit an exclusive group of Texans, including a Dallas donor and college classmate who helped Paxton launch his run for attorney general and had spent five days trying to get a waiver to remain in his $4 million lakeside home.

Students all over the country have been showing their teachers how much they miss them with posters and waiting for them to drive by their houses in what seems to be caravans of love.
This Is How Teachers Show Love During Coronavirus

Students and teachers can't be with each other every day. But some have found sweet ways to stay connected and show love and appreciation beyond video chat classrooms.