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Gov. Greg Abbott orders Texans in most counties to wear masks in public

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a nearly statewide mask mandate Thursday as Texas scrambles to get its coronavirus surge under control. The order requires "all …

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BREAKING: Gov. Greg Abbott orders Texas bars to close again and restaurants to reduce to 50% occupancy as coronavirus spreads

The moves, announced Friday morning, represent Abbott's most dramatic action yet in response a surge in cases after he allowed businesses to reopen in the state.

Texans could receive up to a year of unemployment benefits under second extension of aid

The state triggered an extended benefits period, adding an additional 13 weeks of unemployment starting in July. It is the second benefits extension this year.

Texas officials urge calm after a weekend of protests

Curfews remain in place in Dallas and Fort Worth. Gov. Greg Abbott will travel to Dallas today.

Texas Tribune | Federal cash infusion will start reaching Texas school districts in June

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath told local school officials Thursday they can expect $1.29 billion in federal coronavirus relief to start flowing this summer, helping shore up district budgets for next school year.

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