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Wearing a mask amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, a woman checks her receipt after shopping for groceries in Richardson, Texas, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

12 infected including 1 who died at San Antonio nursing home

Apr. 1, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

At least 12 people at a San Antonio nursing home have been infected with the coronavirus, including one resident who died, and dozens more living at the facility are awaiting test results, authorities said Wednesday. Six residents and six facility staff tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the...

Terry Tausch, All-American at Texas and NFL vet, dies at 61

Mar. 27, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Terry Tausch, an All-American offensive lineman at Texas and eight-year NFL veteran who played for the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers, has died. He was 61. The Longhorns announced that Tausch passed away Wednesday night at his home in Plano, Texas. His older brother, Gary...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gestures to boxes of personal protective equipment during a press conference about the state's response to the coronavirus on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

More big Texas cities order residents to stay home

Mar. 24, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Several more major Texas cities issued orders telling their residents to stay in their homes on Tuesday, even as Gov. Greg Abbott continued to resist calls for a statewide order. Houston, Austin, El Paso and Fort Worth all issued stay-at-home orders, following the lead of local...

Counselor at Texas prison tests positive for COVID-19

Mar. 23, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — A counselor who works in a Texas prison has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first time the disease caused by the novel coronavirus has been reported in the country's largest prison system. Meanwhile, San Antonio-area officials reported their first COVID-19-related death and...

Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 23, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

The Dallas Morning News. March 20, 2020 Texas’ county leaders haven’t stepped up strongly enough against coronavirus. That has to change Use authority to enforce CDC and local health authority guidelines to ensure regional response. There was an inescapable absurdity in the fact that, until...

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2019 file photo, migrants, many who were returned to Mexico under the Trump administration's

Asylum-seekers waiting in Mexico rarely find lawyers

Mar. 22, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One by one, asylum-seekers from El Salvador and Honduras who are waiting in Mexico for court hearings in the United States appeared before Judge Lee O'Connor to explain why, after months of effort, they couldn't find an attorney. One man said he repeatedly tried names on a list of free or...

Fort Worth ISD employee Yolanda Cintron assists with a deep cleaning at the Leadership Academy at John T. White Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Lawrence Jenkins/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Texas reports 1st coronavirus death as bars, clubs close

Mar. 17, 2020 1:58 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man who tested positive for COVID-19 has died, becoming Texas' first coronavirus-related death, officials said late Monday while also confirming a second case. The Matagorda County Emergency Operation Center said in a news release that a male patient in his late 90s died Sunday...

Texas grocery chain to reduce hours due to coronavirus

Mar. 14, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A grocery store chain with more than 400 stores in Texas and Mexico is reducing store hours in an effort to reduce hoarding of groceries and supplies and to give it time to restock as shoppers purchase large quantities of groceries and cleaning supplies. San Antonio-based H-E-B LP...

Texas Gov.Greg Abbott gives an update on the coronavirus, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Abbott declared a state of disaster Friday as the coronavirus pandemic spread to all of the state's biggest cities. Abbott declared a state of disaster Friday as the coronavirus pandemic spread to all of the state's biggest cities. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas declares disaster; UT president's wife tests positive

Mar. 13, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' governor declared a state of disaster Friday as the coronavirus pandemic spread to every major city and swept new worries through the 50,000-student campus at the University of Texas, which abruptly canceled classes after the wife of the school president tested positive....

UIL postpones state basketball tourney over virus concerns

Mar. 12, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Officials in Texas have decided to postpone the boys’ state basketball tournament after the Thursday afternoon session for Class 3A schools. The University Interscholastic League, which governs extracurricular activities in Texas' public schools, said it made the call due to...