The first round of federal funds will be awarded as soon as this week.
Governor Greg Abbott says Texas school districts will be allowed to extend online-only learning past the first three weeks of the school year.
Governor Greg Abbott is again warning if the mandatory mask order does not help significantly slow the spread of COVID-19, some other restrictions are possible.
According to the state, the partnership will provide on-site same-day testing and results for both facility staff and their residents.
Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation on Friday to extend the disaster declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19.
According to the governor's office, through proclamation, the governor can add or subtract from the list of counties included in his original executive order to address surges in hospitalizations that may occur in other parts of Texas.
Ed Espinoza with Progress Texas joined FOX 7 Austin to speak on pandemic politics.
Abbott says in the letter that the city's consideration of additional enforcement to ensure compliance is an "important step toward reducing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)."
A group of Texas sheriffs is refusing to follow one of the state's coronavirus rules.
he order, which includes several exceptions, said officers are responsible for warning or citing anyone not wearing a face-covering inside a building open to the public, or in an outdoor setting where social distancing is not possible.
Gov. Greg Abbott joins Mike Warren on FOX 7 Austin to talk about the latest with COVID-19 in Texas.
On Tuesday, the Texas Education Agency announced that students should be able to go back to their classrooms in the fall.
Texas has surpassed 10,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day for the first time as a resurgence of the outbreak rages across the U.S.
Abbott said he believes Texas understood more of the dangers and the spread of COVID-19 now than back in May but says data still shows how dangerous the virus can be.
Austinites in downtown Austin had many different opinions, but FOX 7 saw many people wearing their masks.
Gov. Abbott joins FOX 7 Austin to talk about his latest order requiring Texans to wear masks if they live in a county that has 20 or more cases of COVID-19.
A verbal or written warning can be issued for a first-time violator of the maks requirement. A person’s second violation can result in a fine of up to $250. Local law enforcement can issue warnings and fines, but cannot arrest or jail people.
The order goes into effect at noon tomorrow, July 3.
The emergency July allotments are in addition to the $628 million in benefits previously provided to Texans in April, May, and June.
"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."