Tag: Austin

State says single-day record for positive cases due to holiday weekend lag

By Texas Tribune Staff Texas reported the largest single-day number of new coronavirus cases Thursday, though health officials attributed the surge to increased testing at...

Protesters rally for lifting COVID restrictions on Texas

AUSTIN — As more sectors of the Texas economy reopened from the freeze of the coronavirus pandemic, a few dozen anti-government demonstrators rallied Saturday...

Abbott: State agencies to trim budgets by 5% to prepare for ‘economic shock’

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune Texas’ top Republican leaders asked certain state agencies and higher education institutions Wednesday to “submit a plan identifying savings” to...

Texas continues swift reopening, including return of sports

JIM VERTUNO Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott gave permission Monday to reopen practically every facet of daily life in Texas,...

Transportation agency hacked in 2nd Texas government attack

DALLAS (AP) — Texas' transportation agency has become the second part of the state government to be hit by a ransomware attack in recent...

Patrick pens op-ed saying sports should return with fans in the stadiums

The Texas Tribune AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick thinks sports fans should be able to attend games as long as some guidelines are in...

Tesla picks Austin, Tulsa as finalists for new US factory

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla has picked Austin, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, as finalists for its new U.S. assembly plant, a person briefed on the...

Texas is spending $45 million on new COVID-19 tests for inmates

By Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune Texas is spending $45 million on 300,000 new coronavirus tests to largely be used in the infected state prison system,...

Texas high courts hit by ransomware attack, refuse to pay

By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Texas courts have been hit with a ransomware attack that took down the website and case management...

Abbott increases early voting period for runoff election

Governor Greg Abbott has signed a proclamation increasing the early voting period for the July 14 runoff election. Early voting will begin on June 29...