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Texas governor issues mask order to fight coronovirus

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered that face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state, a dramatic ramp up of the Republican's efforts to control spiking numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Abbott, who had pushed Texas' aggressive reopening of the state economy in May, had previously said the government could not order… → Read More

Abbott issues statewide mask order to fight COVID-19

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered that face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state, a dramatic ramp up of the Republican's efforts to control spiking numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Abbott, who had pushed Texas' aggressive reopening of the state economy in May, had previously said the government could not order… → Read More

Texas Governor issues statewide mask order to fight COVID-19

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered that face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state, a dramatic ramp up of the Republican's efforts to control spiking numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. → Read More

Texas governor issues mask order to fight coronavirus

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered that face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state. → Read More

Texas governor issues mask order to fight coronovirus

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered that face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state, a dramatic ramp up of the Republican's efforts to control spiking numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. → Read More

Texas governor issues statewide mask order after COVID-19 cases increase

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered that face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state, a dramatic ramp up of the Republican's efforts to control → Read More

Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

The 1990s rapper with the hit single "Ice Ice Baby" had been scheduled to play a lakeside concert just outside Austin on Friday, but on Thursday he announced it was being postponed. → Read More

Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Vanilla Ice cooled off plans for a concert in Texas after taking considerable heat for an event that sought to gather hundreds of fans in one of the nation's coronavirus hot spots. The 1990s rapper with the hit single "Ice Ice Baby" had been scheduled to play a lakeside show just outside Austin on Friday, but on Thursday he announced it was being postponed. "Due to the… → Read More

Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies

Longtime television personality and newscaster Hugh Downs passed away Wednesday at the age of 99. → Read More

VDH: Long-term care facilities make up 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths in state

The Virginia Department of Health said on Thursday that those in long-term care facilities make up 40 percent of the COVID-19 deaths in the state. → Read More

Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

The 1990s rapper with the hit single "Ice Ice Baby" had been scheduled to play a lakeside concert just outside Austin on Friday, but on Thursday he announced it was being postponed. → Read More

Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

Vanilla Ice has indefinitely postponed a Texas concert that drew fierce criticism due to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Celebrated broadcaster Hugh Downs dies at 99

Longtime television personality and newscaster Hugh Downs passed away Wednesday at the age of 99. → Read More

Celebrated broadcaster Hugh Downs dies at 99

Longtime television personality and newscaster Hugh Downs passed away Wednesday at the age of 99. → Read More

Celebrated broadcaster Hugh Downs dies at 99

Longtime television personality and newscaster Hugh Downs passed away Wednesday at the age of 99. → Read More

Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

Vanilla Ice has indefinitely postponed a Texas concert that was drawing fierce criticism because of the coronavirus pandemic → Read More

Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

Vanilla Ice has indefinitely postponed a Texas concert that drew fierce criticism due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 1990s rapper with the hit single “Ice Ice Baby” had been scheduled to play a lakeside concert just outside Austin on Friday, but on Thursday he announced it was being postponed. “Due → Read More

Walmart turning 160 parking lots into drive-in theaters

Walmart is transforming 160 of its store parking lots into drive-in movie theaters starting in August. → Read More

Planned Vanilla Ice show in Texas brings coronavirus heat

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and its capital city have been hot spots in a summer resurgence of the coronavirus. And yet, the Iceman cometh. Vanilla Ice, the 1990s rapper with the hit single "Ice Ice Baby," is scheduled to play an outdoor concert at a lakeside restaurant just outside Austin on Friday night, despite rapidly rising numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations in the… → Read More

Texas to resume high-stakes standardized testing

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas public school districts haven't finalized their plans for a return to the classroom, but they know the state will resume its high-stakes standardized testing for millions of students. → Read More