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Additional Hospital Capacity To Possibly Move Away From Dallas If Judge Jenkins Doesn’t Utilize It

In a letter sent to Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins Sunday, the Governor's Office threatened to move additional hospital capacity away from Dallas if he doesn't plan to utilize the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 5, 2020, 4:02 pm


Grandmother Of Baylor Basketball Star Moon Ursin Dies From Coronavirus

Ruby Alexander, 79, died Tuesday night. The Baylor guard was the youngest of her nine grandchildren. Mulkey said Alexander, who she described as “vivacious," spent weeks at a time in Waco and attended many Baylor games.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 4, 2020, 6:05 pm


Tiger Among Wild Animals Found During Drug Search Of Texas Home

Authorities seized animals including a white Bengal tiger, bobcat, llamas and emus after finding them at a South Texas residence while executing a search warrant last week.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 3, 2020, 4:53 pm


Texans Asked To Stagger Unemployment Calls Based On Area Codes: ‘We’re Asking For Patience’

“I know it’s frustrating for people that are trying to call through and trying to get through online,” said Cisco Gamez with the Texas Workforce Commission.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 3, 2020, 4:48 pm


Coronavirus In Texas: Governor Abbott Says Nearly 20K Hospital Beds Available

Ninety-one people have died of coronavirus in Texas and 827 people have been hospitalized, according to Governor Greg Abbott.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 3, 2020, 3:25 pm


Coronavirus In Texas: More Than 60 Patients Infected At San Antonio Nursing Home

One resident has died and officials say they're concerned that employees who have been working at multiple facilities might have spread the virus to other locations.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 3, 2020, 2:17 pm


No A’s Or Fs, Texas Education Agency Will Forgo 2020 School Accountability Ratings

Each year the TEA releases grades for each independent school district, campus, and open-enrollment charter school -- but because of the COVID-19 outbreak this won't happen in 2020.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 3, 2020, 1:43 pm


Study: Coronavirus Bans In Texas Now Have Abortion Patients Traveling 20 Times Farther

The average patient seeking an abortion in Texas must now travel more than 20 times farther than usual because of the state's temporary ban on the procedure.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 3, 2020, 9:05 am


Coronavirus In Texas: Governor Greg Abbott Expects Cases, Deaths From COVID-19 To Continue Increase; Especially In Dallas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a warning to Texans Thursday, April 2 to stay home because he expects the increase in cases and deaths from COVID-19 to continue.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 2, 2020, 5:16 pm


Coronavirus In Texas: Local Hotel, Motel Residents Unable To Pay Bills Face Eviction

"It's a situation for someone else to be greedy instead of being sympathetic to a particular situation," Super 7 Inn resident Chris Louis said. "I think they should be understanding."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 2, 2020, 4:30 pm


Coronavirus In Texas: DPS Troopers Increase Patrols Near Louisiana Border

Anastaja Martin got pulled over Thursday and questioned by troopers before being allowed to go to her job at a fast food restaurant.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 2, 2020, 4:08 pm


Austin’s SXSW Film Festival Going Online After Event Canceled Due To Coronavirus

The 10-day online event in late April will be free to viewers with or without an Amazon Prime membership.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 2, 2020, 2:28 pm


Coronavirus In Texas: Residents In At Least 1 City Must Now Cover Nose, Mouth In Public Or Face $1,000 Fine

In an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, one Texas city is now requiring its residents to cover their nose and mouth when going out in public or else face a fine of up to $1,000.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 2, 2020, 12:58 pm


Inmate & ‘Tiger King’ Star Joe Exotic Reportedly In Coronavirus Quarantine In Fort Worth Prison

He's been convicted of more than a dozen counts of animal cruelty and for conspiring to kill a woman, but now the man famously known as Joe Exotic is reportedly in COVID-19 quarantine at a Texas prison.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 2, 2020, 12:11 pm


More Than 250K Nissan SUVs, Trucks & Vans Being Recalled To Replace Takata Air Bags

Potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators are again at the center of a massive automobile recall -- this time involving more than a quarter-million Nissan SUVs, trucks and vans.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 2, 2020, 9:59 am


Jazz Legend Ellis Marsalis Jr. Dead At 85 After Fighting COVID-19

Ellis Marsalis Jr., a jazz pianist whose talents and teachings spread from New Orleans around the world, died on April 1 after medical complications related to COVID-19.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 2, 2020, 7:44 am


44 University Of Texas Austin Students Test Positive For Coronavirus After Spring Break Trip To Mexico

Over 40 students from the University of Texas at Austin have tested positive for the coronavirus after a spring break trip to Mexico.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 1, 2020, 9:53 pm


Governor Abbott, AG Paxton Offer Guidance To Local Governments About Religious Services

The Governor’s coronavirus emergency order and the orders from some North Texas cities and counties conflict with each other over religious services.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 1, 2020, 7:21 pm


Gun Background Checks Smash Records Amid Coronavirus Fears

FBI figures show that March had the most background checks since the system began in 1998.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 1, 2020, 5:29 pm


Coronavirus: What To Do If Laid Off & Can’t Pay Bills

Consumer advocates suggest immediately informing lenders of a financial hardship due to COVID-19 before potential late fees kick in.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 1, 2020, 4:31 pm


‘Nothing Is Set In Stone’: Texas Native Simone Biles On 2021 Olympics

Biles said she's focusing on making sure she can handle the mental challenge of having to hit reset following the postponement.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 1, 2020, 2:22 pm


State Asks Feds To Allow Use Of Certain Funds To Help Texans Pay Rent During Coronavirus-Related Shutdowns

"The State of Texas is committed to supporting Texans who are enduring significant economic hardship due to the spread of COVID-19," said Governor Abbott.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 1, 2020, 2:09 pm


Fewer Open Businesses, Flights & Drivers Could End With The World Running Out Of Space To Store Oil

With an unprecedented collapse in oil demand, that has sent crude crashing to 18-year lows, the world could soon run out of room to store all the unneeded barrels of oil.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 1, 2020, 1:23 pm


In Midst Of Coronavirus Outbreak Texas Appeals Court Delays 3rd Execution

For the third time in two months, the execution of a death row inmate in Texas has been delayed.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 1, 2020, 11:44 am


Federal Prisons Will Confine Inmates To Cells For 14 Days

The Bureau of Prisons will begin confining federal inmates, at the more than one dozen Texas locations and across the country, to their cells for 14 days in an attempt to prevent coronavirus exposure.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 1, 2020, 7:48 am


Texas Mental Health Support Line Up And Running To Help With Coronavirus Anxiety

Texas Health and Human Services announced it launched a statewide mental health support line to help those experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges during the pandemic.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 31, 2020, 8:50 pm


Collin County Judge Rescinds Order That ‘All Businesses Are Essential’

Judge Chris Hill says Governor Greg Abbott's order supersedes his and businesses that may have deemed themselves essential are no longer essential.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:31 pm


Texans Are Most Bored During Coronavirus Outbreak According To Twitter Posts

Social distancing and self-isolation during the coronavirus have made Texas the most bored state according to Twitter data.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 31, 2020, 6:39 pm


28 People Test Positive For Coronavirus After Returning To Texas From Spring Break Trip To Cabo San Lucas

Twenty-eight people who recently returned to Texas after a Spring Break trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico have tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials in Austin said Tuesday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 31, 2020, 1:57 pm


Texan Matthew McConaughey Urging Everyone To Treat Stay At Home Orders As A COVID-19 ‘Weapon’

Texan Matthew McConaughey is the narrator, co-writer and co-creator of a new public service announcement promoting isolation and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic..

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 31, 2020, 11:48 am


How Tejano Star Selena Continues To Inspire 25 Years After Her Death

It's been 25 years since the death of Selena shocked millions across the world. However, her unique songs and style continue to inspire both older and newer generations of fans.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:18 am


Texas Begins Effort To Isolate Drivers From Louisiana, But Enforcement Not Clear

The DPS said in it would not disclose details about enforcement, adding there would be no checkpoint on the Louisiana border at this time.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 30, 2020, 9:12 pm


$1,200 Stimulus Checks Are Coming, Here’s What You Should Know

Millions of Texans should soon be getting $1,200 checks from the U.S. government as the House passed the $2 trillion stimulus bill on Friday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 30, 2020, 6:00 pm


Federal Judge Blocks Texas From Closing Abortion Clinics During Coronavirus Outbreak

Judge Lee Yeakel wrote in the nine-page court filing that Texas's directive to ban the procedure would cause patients to "suffer serious and irreparable harm."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 30, 2020, 4:29 pm


Macy’s Furloughing Most Of Its 130K Employees Because Of Coronavirus Store Closures

Affecting employees at more than a dozen stores in North Texas, Macy's is furloughing a majority of its 125,000 employees because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 30, 2020, 12:57 pm


Garth Brooks And Trisha Yearwood To Perform Another At-Home Concert In CBS Primetime Special

After breaking the internet last week, Oklahoman Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood are putting on another at-home concert, but this time in a CBS special.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 30, 2020, 11:05 am


As COVID-19 Cases Spike In Louisiana, Texas Tightens Travel Rules From The Neighboring State

Saying the move is being made to slow and manage the growing pandemic, Texas is ratcheting up restrictions one of the growing hot spots for COVID-19 -- neighboring Louisiana.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 30, 2020, 6:14 am


AG Paxton Files Intervention To Prevent Release Of Over 4,000 Inmates In Harris County

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an intervention Sunday to prevent the release of thousands of inmates during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 29, 2020, 5:05 pm


Cornyn: Texas To Receive $237M Federal Grant For Coronavirus Response

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) will receive a $236 million federal grant to aid its response to the coronavirus pandemic. $236,756,360.44 to be exact.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 29, 2020, 4:43 pm


Gov. Abbott To Open Dallas Convention Center As Healthcare Facility, Halt Release Of ‘Dangerous Criminals’ Due To COVID-19

Due to the coronavirus, Gov. Abbott announced the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center will be opened as a healthcare facility and that he will halt the release of "dangerous criminals" in Texas.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 29, 2020, 4:29 pm