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School Nurses Throughout US, Including Texas, Describe Challenges Expected Due To COVID-19

Public school nurses throughout the U.S., including in Texas, are describing the challenges they face as the school year approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:04 pm


Gov. Abbott Extends Texas Disaster Declaration For COVID-19 Threat

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday extended the state's disaster declaration for all counties in response to the COVID-19 threat.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 8, 2020, 2:23 pm


Texas Church Pastor David Pettigrew Arrested For Allegedly Transporting Child Pornography

Agents executed federal search warrants at David Pettigrew’s home and Denison Church of the Nazarene on Thursday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:40 pm


Texas Surpasses 8,000 COVID-19 Deaths As Infection Rate Remains High

Official numbers in new COVID-19 infections were down slightly in Texas on Friday compared to the day before, but the infection rate remained high.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 7, 2020, 6:08 pm


Transfer Delayed For Fort Hood Commander During Investigations Into Soldier Deaths

Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt, commander of Fort Hood, was set to go to Fort Bliss near El Paso and take over leadership of the 1st Armored Division.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:34 pm


National Guard Soldier From Fort Worth Pleads Guilty To Stealing, Selling $1M Worth Of Military Gear

National Guard soldier Cristal Avila of Fort Worth, pleaded guilty in federal court in Austin to stealing government property.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 6, 2020, 7:51 pm


Texas A&M Researchers Identify First COVID-19 Positive House Cats In Texas

The team identified two asymptomatic cats from different households tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 while living with a person diagnosed with COVID-19.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 6, 2020, 5:14 pm


Texas To Allow Limited Visitation At Nursing Homes, Long-Term Care Facilities

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced Thursday that it will allow limited visitation at nursing homes and long-term facilities with strict guidelines.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 6, 2020, 5:04 pm


Army Secretary Says Fort Hood Has One Of Highest Rates Of Murder, Assault In Branch

Fort Hood has one of the highest rates of murder, sexual assault and harassment in the Army, Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Thursday during a visit to the Texas base.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 6, 2020, 3:59 pm


Trump Suggests NRA Should Move To Texas After Lawsuit Alleging ‘Fraud And Abuse’

President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested the NRA should move to Texas after a lawsuit was filed against the organization by the New York attorney general.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 6, 2020, 2:23 pm


‘A Flu Season Unlike Any Other’: Texas Gov. Abbott, Medical Experts Urge Getting Vaccines Early During Pandemic

Gov. Greg Abbott and medical experts in Dallas urged residents on Thursday to get a flu vaccine early this year as the upcoming season coincides with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 6, 2020, 1:45 pm


Texas Man Accused Of Spending COVID-19 Relief Funds On Lamborghini, Strip Clubs

A Texas man is accused of fraudulently obtaining more than $1.6 million in COVID-19 relief funds and spending it on items such as a Lamborghini and at strip clubs, the Department of Justice said.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 6, 2020, 12:04 pm


Gas Prices In Texas Continue To Fall, 2nd Lowest In US

Gas prices in Texas are continuing to fall for the third-straight week, and Texans are paying the second-lowest prices in the U.S., according to AAA.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 6, 2020, 11:07 am


Navy Veteran From Dallas Fights Fire Aboard Warship, Leads Sailor To Safety

A 16-year Navy veteran from Dallas was recognized by his commander for his efforts while fighting a fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 6, 2020, 10:53 am


Texans Chip And Joanna Gaines Bringing ‘Fixer Upper’ Back On New Magnolia Network

Have you missed seeing Waco, Texas and the husband and wife pair that changed the game in home renovations? Well, "Fixer Upper" fans listen up... you have something to look forward to next year.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 6, 2020, 9:48 am


‘Usually They Keep Their Distance’: Texas Father Saves 4-Year-Old Daughter From 12 Foot Alligator

"When I first saw him, the only thing I was thinking of was just getting my daughter, just getting her out of the way."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:35 am


Coronavirus Kills 19 Patients At A Texas Nursing Home, Infects Dozens Of Employees

Nineteen people at a Texas nursing home have died due to the coronavirus and 24 employees have been infected.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:25 am


President Trump Singles Out Texas And Florida For Help With Coronavirus Response

President Donald Trump agreed to continue paying for the full cost of National Guard troops deployed to help with the coronavirus response in just two states -- Texas and Florida -- after their Republican governors appealed directly to him.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 6, 2020, 7:54 am


Deadly Beirut Explosion Compared To Two Fertilizer Blasts In Texas That Together Killed Nearly 600

The blast in Beirut that created a huge mushroom cloud and registered as a magnitude 3.3 earthquake is being compared to two agricultural fertilizer explosions in Texas.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 6, 2020, 7:16 am


Hotels Criticized For Taking Federal Coronavirus Bailout Money Under Investigation

The Ashford companies were among the biggest recipients of federal money that was intended to help small businesses survive the pandemic.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 5, 2020, 9:41 pm


5 Republican State Lawmakers Sue Gov. Abbott Over Coronavirus Tracing Contract

The lawsuit was filed by State Reps. Mike Lang, Kyle Biederman, Bill Zedler, Steve Toth and State Sen. Bob Hall.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 5, 2020, 6:16 pm


Educators ‘Heartbroken’ After Texas School Superintendent Diagnosed With COVID-19 Dies

The father of three died Wednesday morning after testing positive for COVID-19 several weeks ago.

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


Residents At Texas Nursing Home Taking Their Pen Pal Search Global

Elderly residents at one Texas nursing home are using their time in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic to reach out and hopefully make some new friends.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 5, 2020, 3:00 pm


Texas Lawmaker Among GOP Senators Supporting Giving More Money For Airlines To Pay Workers

A group of 16 Republican senators, including at least one from Texas, has endorsed giving more money to airlines to avoid layoffs right before the November election.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 5, 2020, 2:57 pm


Texas AG Ken Paxton Sues Clinic For Alleged Fraudulent Coronavirus Testing

According to the AG's office, Clinica Hispana claims its tests can diagnose an active infection, but the tests used by the clinic are not approved for such use.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 5, 2020, 2:45 pm


Wife Prays Nightly Below COVID-19 Stricken Husband’s Hospital Window: ‘I Have Faith He Can Hear Me’

Every day for the past two weeks, Michelle has visited her husband at St. Luke's hospital in Houston. Even though he's in a coma and can't hear or see her, she's there.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 5, 2020, 1:07 pm


SpaceX Launches And Completes Starship Prototype Test Over The Skies Of Texas

SpaceX successfully completed a hop test of the starship project's SN5 prototype. The test was performed at the SpaceX facility in Boca Chica, Texas.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:52 am


‘We Are No Less American’: Coronavirus Deaths Pile Up Along Texas Border

On America's southern doorstep, the Rio Grande Valley, the U.S. failure to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic has been laid bare.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 5, 2020, 6:00 am


Dallas Developer Put On House Arrest After Judges Say He Contacted Potential Witness While Awaiting Bribery Trial

Ruel Hamilton is on house arrest after judges found that he violated conditions of his release by contacting a potential government witness.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:55 pm


Texas Reports 9,167 New Coronavirus Cases, 245 More Deaths

The total number of cases reported since the outbreak began in March has topped 451,000, with the death toll approaching 7,300.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:11 pm


Texas Widow Blames President Trump, Gov. Abbott In Husband’s Obituary For Coronavirus Death: ‘Shame On All Of You’

"Dave did everything he was supposed to do, but you did not," his widow Stacey Nagy wrote. "Shame on all of you, and may Karma find you all!"

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 4, 2020, 2:55 pm


Not Wearing A Face Mask In Houston Could Cost You $250

Mayor Sylvester Turner revealed Monday that he has instructed Houston police to issue citations to people who don't wear masks in public.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 4, 2020, 11:50 am


North Texas FBI Crime Blotter For July 20-26

Here's the latest weekly roundup of criminals caught, charged and sentenced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the country's principal federal law enforcement agency.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 4, 2020, 11:06 am


Fort Hood Releases Name Of Soldier Who Drowned In Boating Incident

Searchers recovered the body of Spc. Francisco Gilberto Hernandezvargas, 24, of Woodside, N.Y. on Sunday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 4, 2020, 10:36 am


Texas Family In Group Of 36 On Hot Air Balloons That Crashed In Wyoming

Three hot air balloons carrying a total of 36 people -- including a family from Texas -- crashed to the ground in Wyoming on Monday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 4, 2020, 8:27 am


Why Some Mail-In Ballots Are Rejected And How To Make Sure Your Vote Counts

More Americans than ever are likely to cast a ballot by mail in this year's presidential election, and that means voters could face a learning curve in completing it properly and ensuring it arrives in time to be counted.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 4, 2020, 6:30 am


Austin Police Renew Appeal For Witnesses To Deadly Shooting Of Protester Garrett Foster

Police said witnesses told them a disturbance began when a vehicle started honking at protesters July 25.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 3, 2020, 10:20 pm


Houston Mayor Calls For Police To Issue Citations To People Not Wearing Masks

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Monday instructed police to begin issuing $250 fines for flouting statewide mask orders.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:39 pm


Texas Man Accused Of Threatening Mass Shooting At Fort Hood To Avenge Death Of Spc. Vanessa Guillen

Mario Eloy Peña has been charged with a count of making terroristic threats, according to Bexar County jail records.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:10 pm


Texas Now Accepting Applications To Manufacture, Sell Consumable Hemp Products

As of August 2, a license to manufacture, process and distribute consumable hemp products is required.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: August 3, 2020, 4:52 pm