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Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement
Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to …
Governor Abbott Urges Texans to Follow the Guidelines
Governor Greg Abbott today provided an update on Texas' continued response to COVID-19. The Governor discussed several steps the state is taking to mitigate the spread of the virus in recent weeks—including increasing enforcement of health and safety regulations, rapidly increasing testing in hot sp…
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Updates Phase III Openings
 
Governor Greg Abbott late Wednesday announced the third phase of the State of Texas’ plan to safely open the economy while containing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase III, effective immediately, all businesses in Texas will be able to operate at up to 50% capacity, with very limited exceptions. …
Texas Governor Calls For Unity And Peaceful Protests
Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference in Dallas where he provided an update on Texas' response to protest violence across the state. In his remarks, the Governor called for swift justice in the case of George Floyd’s death, and discussed the ways Texas is working with local law enforcem…
Texas Governor Adds Services And Activities To Open Soon
Governor Greg Abbott Tuesday issued a proclamation expanding additional services and activities that can open under Phase II of the state's plan to safely and strategically open. In this proclamation, water parks, adult recreational sports programs, drivers ed, and food-court dining areas inside sho…
Texas Governor Announces 'Phase Two' Schedule to Open Texas
Governor Greg Abbott today announced the second phase of the State of Texas' ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase II, restaurants may increase their occupancy to 50% and additional services and activities that remained closed under …
Texarkana, Tx Open Friday - Here's What to Expect
It feels like it's been forever, but this Friday, May 1 we will start to feel a little bit normal again here in Texarkana. At least on the Texas side. Here are the types of businesses that can open and the restrictions we can expect to see as well.
Texas' Relaunch Includes Retail-To-Go, Surgeries But No School
Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference where he issued three new Executive Orders to begin the process of reopening the state of Texas while revising hospital capacity and certain social distancing guidelines. Within the orders, select activities and services that pose minimal to no thre…
Texas Governor Closes State Parks And Historic Sites
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Texas Historical Commission (THC) to close all state parks and historic sites as part of the state’s efforts to strengthen social distancing practices and prevent gatherings of large groups of people. Hist…

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