Gov. Greg Abbott announced his third phase Wednesday of reopening Texas businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing virtually all of them to operate at 50 percent capacity.
Gov. Greg Abbott on May 26 issued a proclamation giving the green light to more services and activities in a second phase of the state’s plan to reopen from mandatory pandemic closures.
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on May 18 allowed restaurants to increase occupancy to 50 percent and relaxed his earlier executive orders that limited certain other public activities over the last two months to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Serving San Antonio for more than 60 years, The Barn Door Restaurant has long prioritized treating patrons with warmth and friendliness. Donna Heath has proudly upheld that standard as a manager, and she often greets guests by name and sometimes with a hug.
Texas’ top Republican leaders asked certain state agencies and higher education institutions Wednesday to “submit a plan identifying savings” to reduce their budgets by 5 percent for the current biennium — an attempt to tighten financial belts amid the economic fallout from the coronavirus p…
The Texas Department of Public Safety will begin a phased reopening of its driver license offices on May 26, offering limited services beginning in the northwest and west regions, Gov. Greg Abbott announced this week.
For state Sen. Bryan Hughes and his colleagues, this was supposed to be a relatively calm time, but the three senators from East Texas are busy dealing with COVID-19 issues.
A spike and subsequent decrease in COVID-19 cases here in Panola County is being touted as an example of containment that Texas will use going forward as the state continues to re-open, Gov. Greg Abbott said in a Monday press conference.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday announced his next wave of reopenings designed to restart the Texas economy during the coronavirus pandemic, saying child care facilities can reopen immediately, bars can open Friday with limited capacity and sporting events can return without fans at the end of th…
Testing, sanitizing and emergency food benefits increased as Texas entered its third month of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
A state appeals court upheld a temporary order Thursday from a state district judge that could greatly expand the number of voters who qualify for mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic, rebuffing Attorney General Ken Paxton’s effort to have the ruling put on hold while he appeals it.
Evictions and debt collection proceedings can resume in Texas next week, the Texas Supreme Court has ordered, after the court temporarily put both on hold during the coronavirus pandemic.
Two weeks into the reopening of Texas, coronavirus cases are climbing. New outbreaks still crop up. And at Guero’s Taco Bar in Austin, which offers the occasional celebrity sighting, a log of every diner and where they sat is begrudgingly in the works.
Odessa-based Saulsbury Industries is furloughing or laying off 58 employees at its fabrication facility in Henderson, citing a downtown in the oil and gas industry — a spiral triggered by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The Air Force recently named a Panola native serving as an Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center major at Hill AFB, Utah one of the winners of the its 2019 Nuclear and Missile Operations Awards.
A coalition of voters and civil rights groups opened a new front Monday in the legal wars over mail-in voting in Texas during the new coronavirus pandemic.
As Texas’ economy reels from a monthlong shutdown of commerce statewide, unprecedented unemployment and falling oil prices, some Texans are calling on officials to tap into the state’s Economic Stabilization Fund that has billions of tax dollars officials have been saving for years.
Texas, along with the rest of the nation and the world, continued to battle the COVID-19 pandemic last week as cases and deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus increased.
A surge response team, activated by state officials when there is a strong rise in COVID-19 cases, is currently set up in Marshall next to the Marshall Manor West nursing home facility.
U.S. Steel will begin idling 55 employees indefinitely Sunday at its Wheeling Machine Products plant in Hughes Springs as it continues to adjust to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
An executive order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott to reopen in-store retail shopping, dine-in restaurants, movie theaters, museums, libraries and more took effect May 1 and will continue through May 15.
After overseeing the state’s energy sector through one of Texas’ largest oil booms in recent years, the Texas Railroad Commission has suddenly found itself in the middle of two global crises that have delivered devastating reversals of fortune to the state’s industry and its economy as a whole.
A majority of Texans feel comfortable doing business "curbside" for pickup, but fewer are ready to venture back inside a store or restaurant, according to a new poll. It also found most Texans approve of how local leaders have responded to the coronavirus outbreak, but less support for state and national responses.
(AP) — During these challenging times, government and faith communities throughout Texas need to work together to love their neighbors and slow the spread of Coronavirus.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday that eliminates a previously-ordered 14-day quarantine for people traveling from Louisiana.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday said he will let the state’s stay-at-home order expire at the end of the month, and allow businesses to begin opening in phases in May.
AUSTIN — Texas continued to feel the effects of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic last week as Gov. Greg Abbott and advisors worked on a plan to ease his statewide stay-at-home order.
Two East Texas native leaders will represent the region and their industries as members of Gov. Greg Abbott’s strike force committee to reopen the state’s economy.
The Texas Department of Transportation recently named Wendy Starkes as the new area engineer for the Marshall office, which oversees Harrion, Marion and Panola Counties, beginning May 1.
In line with signals from the White House to restart the nation’s economy, Gov. Greg Abbott on April 17 issued executive orders to move the Lone Star State toward normalizing citizens’ activities during the COVID-19 crisis.
NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s lending program for small businesses is tapped out, leaving business owners who still need loans waiting for Congress to approve more funding.
Schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year, but more businesses will soon be able to open Gov. Greg Abbott announced today at a press conference while outlining his strategy to slowly reopen Texas amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler are working to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Greg Abbott on April 8 announced a partnership between the Texas Military Department and Prestige Ameritech to increase production of personal protective equipment for health care workers.
The Texas Workforce Commission is asking Texans who are applying for unemployment benefits to stagger their calls and access to the online portal based on their area codes.
Only about 35 percent of Panola County’s households have filled out the 2020 Census, according to data as of Sunday provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
State Sen. Bryan Hughes plans to host a telephone town hall tonight with Dr. Julie Philley, professor of medicine at UT Health Center Tyler and leader of critical care at UT Health East Texas.
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on April 1 posted an online video message seeking Texans’ individual and collective help to reduce the spread of the deadly new coronavirus, COVID-19.
The Railroad Commission of Texas is adding more data to its Public Geographic Information System Map Viewer. The public can now view information on Voluntary Cleanup Program and Brownfield Response Program sites around Texas.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency county offices are open in Texas by phone appointment only until further notice, and FSA staff are available to continue helping agricultural producers with program signups, loan servicing and other important actions. Additionally, FSA is relaxing the loan-making p…
The number of Texans applying for unemployment relief continues to climb as more workers are laid off or furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, 275,597 Texans applied — a 1,604 percent increase over the 16,176 Texans who filed in the week ending March 14.
Two Texas oil companies with large footprints in the West Texas oil patch sent a letter Monday to state regulators formally requesting an emergency meeting to consider reducing oil production as demand for oil around the world has collapsed during the new coronavirus pandemic.