Texas - Coronavirus Press Clips Archive

Teachers union: Its appalling that Texas leaders are ignoring health guidance to open schools

Dallas Morning News - 8/9/2020

With school reopening, Gov. Greg Abbott sets off another debate over whether local or state officials are in control

Texas Tribune - 8/7/2020

Texas, Florida spared from Trumps cuts to National Guard funding for COVID-19 response

Dallas Morning News - 8/5/2020

Agonizing choices, flawed guidance: State recommendations on school reopening fall short of public health advice

Dallas Morning News - 8/4/2020

Out of 99 state and local plans, 68 are underfunded by a collective $86 billion. Who will cover that shortfall?

Dallas Morning News - 8/1/2020


Texas Supreme Court lets coronavirus orders stand, despite outcry by conservatives

Dallas Morning News - 7/31/2020

Abbott: local health authorities can't shutter schools to prevent covid spread

Austin American-Statesman - 7/31/2020

The heat is on: Texas inmates say they are battling COVID-19 in prisons with no A/C

Dallas Morning News - 7/31/2020

TxDOT asks for slim cuts to budget despite grim predictions

Austin American-Statesman - 7/30/2020

Texas schools are being compelled to reopen classrooms on the state's timetable, like it or not

Texas Tribune - 7/29/2020

Schools risk losing Texas funding if they shutter under local health orders

Austin American-Statesman - 7/28/2020

Paxton: Local health authorities can’t force schools to shut down to prevent covid spread

Austin American-Statesman - 7/28/2020

Texas making progress on foster care, shouldn’t be held in contempt, AG Ken Paxton argues

Dallas Morning News - 7/27/2020

Abbott directs $118 million in federal funding for higher education

Austin American-Statesman - 7/22/2020

State officials highlight coronavirus resources for school...

Houston Chronicle - 7/22/2020

Texas projects nearly $5B budget shortfall due to pandemic

Houston Chronicle - 7/20/2020

State budget facing $4.58 billion shortfall this fiscal year

Austin American-Statesman - 7/20/2020

Just like that: Comptroller Glenn Hegar says Texas $3B surplus became a nearly $5B shortfall

Dallas Morning News - 7/20/2020

Texas gives school districts more leeway in reopening schools amid pandemic

Austin American-Statesman - 7/17/2020

Schools can now offer online-only instruction until November, according to new state guidelines

Dallas Morning News - 7/17/2020

A lack of state funding could impact Texas’s 87th legislative session

KBTX – 7/15/2020

Texas teachers feel high anxiety as coronavirus plans swiftly evolve

Dallas Morning News - 7/15/2020

Texas will extend time that schools will be allowed to stay online-only, Gov. Greg Abbott says

Texas Tribune - 7/14/2020

Texas reverses course, says it wont collect mistakenly overpaid unemployment benefits

Houston Chronicle - 7/12/2020

Very, very difficult: Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations at record high, nearing overwhelming level

Dallas Morning News - 7/10/2020

Proposal cuts $130 million from Texas health agency to ease coronavirus-battered budget

Austin American-Statesman - 7/9/2020

Governor Abbott allocates emergency education relief funding for Texas higher education

KCBD – 7/8/2020

Texas sees sharp decline in tax revenue as coronavirus surge unleashes more budget uncertainty

Washington Post – 7/7/2020

How COVID-19, Oil Market Crash Are Hurting Texas State Finances

Houston Public Media – 7/6/2020

Texas wants $32 million in unemployment benefits back after finding 46,000 people were overpaid

Texas Tribune - 7/6/2020

Foster care plaintiffs say Texas ‘shockingly’ disobeys federal judge, ask her for sanctions

Dallas Morning News - 7/5/2020

Abbott issues statewide mask order as coronavirus cases, hospitalizations rise

Austin American-Statesman - 7/2/2020


Faced with community spread, Gov. Greg Abbott pushes Texans to don masks and fight coronavirus

Dallas Morning News - 6/30/2020

Proposed tax breaks for Tesla 'gigafactory' draw mixed reaction

Austin American-Statesman - 6/27/2020

5 federally funded coronavirus testing sites in Texas granted extension following outcry from lawmakers

Dallas Morning News - 6/26/2020

UT-Austin has largest share of $78 million in system cuts

Austin American-Statesman - 6/24/2020

As coronavirus cases soar, Texas outlines plan to reopen schools

Austin American-Statesman - 6/23/2020

As Texas hits all-time high in new COVID-19 cases, Gov. Greg Abbott tightens outdoor gathering rules

Dallas Morning News - 6/23/2020

Texas students will return to school campuses this fall, Gov....

My San Antonio.com - 6/18/2020

Gov. Greg Abbott says rising Texas coronavirus cases, hospitalizations are no need to worry

Dallas Morning News - 6/16/2020

Texas foster care ignores harm to kids, remains dangerous, report to federal judge says

Dallas Morning News - 6/16/2020

Texas A&M University System regents pledged $100 million to help first-generation and low-income students.

Dallas Morning News - 6/15/2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott scolds 20-somethings for not wearing masks, taking coronavirus too lightly

Dallas Morning News - 6/15/2020

Why Texas schools won't get their $1.2 billion in federal coronavirus aid

Austin American-Statesman - 6/12/2020

Outbreak leads Texas to hold off on revamping Internet sales tax policies

Austin American-Statesman - 6/5/2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott allows bars, offices, factories and gyms to operate at 50% capacity

Dallas Morning News - 6/3/2020

Texas sales taxes plunge 13.2%, worst since Great Recession

Austin American-Statesman - 6/1/2020

Texas’ sales tax haul drops by biggest percentage in a decade, signaling budget crisis

Dallas Morning News - 6/1/2020


Texas county receives only $37K in coronavirus relief funds

Houston Chronicle - 5/28/2020

Gov. Greg Abbott urges Texans to have surgery they need soon, while hospitals not slammed by coronavirus

Dallas Morning News - 5/27/2020

As coronavirus results in less traffic, transportation funding in Texas and beyond takes a hit

Dallas Morning News - 5/27/2020

Texas halted evictions, giving renters some relief. But what happens when the moratorium ends?

Texas Tribune - 5/26/2020

Texas Officials Consider New Sources Of Revenue As State Faces Budget Shortfalls

NPR – 5/25/2020

Coronavirus in Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott and counties square off over relief money

Austin American-Statesman - 5/24/2020

Abbott orders COVID-19 testing at state hospitals/living centers

Austin American-Statesman - 5/22/2020

UT eyes staff cuts as Abbott asks colleges to limit spending

Austin American-Statesman - 5/22/2020

Texas top officials tell state agencies to cut budgets by 5% to deal with COVID-19

Dallas Morning News - 5/20/2020

Coronavirus in Texas: State agencies ordered to submit 5% budget cut plans

Austin American-Statesman - 5/20/2020

Over 1 million Texans will lose health insurance due to pandemic

My San Antonio.com - 5/18/2020

Coronavirus pandemic hammers Texas school districts' budgets

Austin American-Statesman - 5/14/2020

Coronavirus in Texas: Texas spends $45 million on 300,000 prison tests

Austin American-Statesman - 5/13/2020

Families of 3.6M low-income Texas kids who lost free school meals to get new pandemic food benefit

Dallas Morning News - 5/13/2020

Texas has billions in its rainy day fund. But legislators say they won’t use it until January.

Texas Tribune - 5/11/2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott forbids putting hair salon operators, other coronavirus scofflaws in jail

Dallas Morning News - 5/7/2020

UT System looks to return this fall, but fiscal impact will linger

Austin American-Statesman - 5/6/2020

Texas tops 2 million unemployment claims during outbreak

Houston Chronicle - 5/4/2020

State sales taxes fall 9.3%, sharpest plunge in a decade

Austin American-Statesman - 5/2/2020

Texas lawmakers back Gov. Greg Abbotts appeal of FEMAs rejection of tornado relief for Dallas area

Dallas Morning News - 5/1/2020


Texas dental board votes to let dentists resume performing elective procedures, providing routine care

Dallas Morning News - 4/29/2020

Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen Texas is short on triggers for easing or tightening measures, experts say

Dallas Morning News - 4/28/2020

Texas will let food stamp recipients have groceries delivered, starting May 18

Dallas Morning News - 4/23/2020

Lone Star College System plans for budget impact from coronavirus

Houston Chronicle - 4/22/2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says visits to hair salons and shopping inside stores could be coming soon

Dallas Morning News - 4/22/2020

Gov. Abbott cancels in-person classes for rest of school year

My San Antonio.com - 4/18/2020

Texas governor begins easing restrictions to reopen economy

Associated Press – 4/17/2020

Coronavirus crisis leads to surge in Texas food stamp applications

Austin American-Statesman - 4/15/2020

Texas comptroller: Texas ready to get through economic strains

Houston Chronicle - 4/13/2020

Gov. Greg Abbott unveils $50 million of forgivable loans for small Texas businesses

Dallas Morning News - 4/13/2020

Texas regulators weigh production cuts to boost oil prices

Austin American-Statesman - 4/11/2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott promises to unveil strategy for restoring livelihoods “ but safely

Dallas Morning News - 4/10/2020

Texas unemployment agency plagued by tech issues, backlogs as claims near 750K

Houston Chronicle - 4/10/2020

Sen. Nathan Johnson: We need to expand Medicaid in Texas now

Dallas Morning News - 4/8/2020

Coronavirus in Texas: Comptroller says revenue estimate to fall by several billion

Austin Statesman – 4/7/2020

State sales tax revenue up in March

The Banner Press – 4/7/2020

Abbott says Texas’ 20,000 hospital beds for coronavirus should help state avoid New York’s situation

Dallas Morning News - 4/3/2020

Texas reeling into recession from double blows of coronavirus, oil slump, Comptroller Glenn Hegar says

Dallas Morning News - 4/1/2020


Texas to require 14-day quarantine for all travelers from Lousiana; to add same restrictions to fliers from other hot spots

Dallas Morning News - 3/29/2020

Texas takes more steps to keep day care centers open, create slots for kids of coronavirus front line workers

Dallas Morning News - 3/27/2020

As Texas economy sputters, will rainy day fund rescue state government?

Austin American-Statesman - 3/27/2020

11 coronavirus deaths in Texas, Abbott says

Austin American-Statesman - 3/24/2020

Abbott to provide coronavirus update as 41% of Texans prepare to shelter in place

Austin American-Statesman - 3/24/2020

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick spurns shelter in place, urges return to work, suggests grandparents should sacrifice

Dallas Morning News - 3/23/2020

Abbott asks Trump to declare Texas a major disaster

Austin American-Statesman - 3/23/2020

Texas' budget could take massive hit as coronavirus crisis continues unfolding, lawmakers learn

Texas Tribune - 3/22/2020

Cities, state bracing for hit to revenue

Austin American-Statesman - 3/20/2020

As coronavirus impact spreads, oil price slide to bite Texas economy

Austin American-Statesman - 3/19/2020

Texas acts to stop day care centers from closing as coronavirus menaces workers paychecks

Dallas Morning News - 3/17/2020

While other states fighting coronavirus enforce widespread closures, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott goes with a patchwork system

Texas Tribune - 3/17/2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Expect exponential increase of confirmed coronavirus cases soon

Dallas Morning News - 3/16/2020

CORONAVIRUS IN TEXAS: STAAR testing canceled for 2019-20 school year

Austin American-Statesman - 3/16/2020

Coronavirus response: Gov. Abbott ensures funding for college work-study programs

Austin American-Statesman - 3/16/2020

Gov. Abbott issues disaster declaration in Texas over coronavirus concerns

Austin American-Statesman - 3/13/2020

Texas schools cancel classes and scramble to continue instruction amid COVID-19 concerns

Dallas Morning News - 3/13/2020

Amid coronavirus fears, Texas Legislature delays its work

Dallas Morning News - 3/9/2020

How will collapsing oil prices affect Texas? It depends on these two factors, experts say.

Texas Tribune – 3/9/2020

2 more people in Texas test positive for the new coronavirus

Dallas Morning News - 3/5/2020