Gov. Greg Abbott Announces Texas Will Open “100 Percent”

Photo courtesy of Twitter. By Terrance Turner March 2, 2021 (UPDATED March 3) Today, Texas Governor Greg Abbott made a game-changing announcement. In remarks delivered live from Lubbock, Gov. Abbott touted the state's economy: "If Texas were its own country, it would still have the ninth largest economy in the world." But due to the … Continue reading Gov. Greg Abbott Announces Texas Will Open “100 Percent”

Texas Hits New Record Highs in COVID Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths

Graph of daily COVID-19 cases since June 30. (Graph by Terrance Turner, made with Google Slides) By Terrance Turner Today was Texas' deadliest day ever for the coronavirus. Today, the state reported 60 new deaths from the virus -- and a startling rise in new positive cases. The 10,026 new cases are the most since … Continue reading Texas Hits New Record Highs in COVID Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths

As Texas COVID Hits New Highs, Gov. Abbott Issues Mask Order

Photo from NBC News. By Terrance Turner July 1, 2020 The Texas Department of Safety and Health Services reported 8,076 new cases of COVID-19 today. That's an all-time high for single-day cases. There were 57 deaths -- the highest one-day total since May 14. According to KTRK, 6,904 hospitalizations were reported in the state of … Continue reading As Texas COVID Hits New Highs, Gov. Abbott Issues Mask Order

Texas’ Coronavirus Cases Hit New High (AGAIN)

By Terrance Turner June 25, 2020 Texas reported another 5,996 cases of COVID-19 today. That's a new record, and the 47 deaths reported today are the most in five weeks. As if that weren't enough, the state is also reporting a record 4,739 lab-confirmed hospitalizations from coronavirus. This news comes as the Texas Medical Center … Continue reading Texas’ Coronavirus Cases Hit New High (AGAIN)

Texas COVID Cases Reach New High (Again)

Greg Abbott speaks at a press conference on Tuesday. By Terrance Turner Today, 2,622 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Texas. It's the highest one-day total the state has ever had. According to the Texas Department of Safety and Health Services, an additional 1,476 cases "were previously diagnosed among Texas Department of Criminal Justice … Continue reading Texas COVID Cases Reach New High (Again)

Texas’ Coronavirus Cases Hit All-Time High

Cardi B warned y'all. (Photo via Google Images) By Terrance Turner "Coronavirus! Coronavirus!" It is getting real -- very real -- in the Lone Star State. Texas reported 2,504 cases of COVID-19 yesterday, which is the biggest one-day jump since the pandemic started. Texas also set a new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations for the third … Continue reading Texas’ Coronavirus Cases Hit All-Time High

As COVID Cases Climb, Abbott Announces New Openings

A visual representation of the numbers of cases by area within Texas. Harris County and Dallas County lead the state in cases and deaths. (Photo via the Texas Tribune.) By Terrance Turner May 18, 2020 On Saturday, Texas reported a record-high 1,801 cases of COVID-19. That's the highest one-day jump since the pandemic started. The … Continue reading As COVID Cases Climb, Abbott Announces New Openings

Texas Reports 1000 New COVID-19 Cases for Eighth Straight Day

My graphic of the COVID-19 cases in Texas, which have topped 1000 daily for eight straight days. Graph created by Terrance Turner (with Google Slides) By Terrance Turner May 15, 2020 Today, the state of Texas reported 1,347 new cases of COVID-19. The Texas Tribune confirmed the news, adding that that Texas reported 56 new … Continue reading Texas Reports 1000 New COVID-19 Cases for Eighth Straight Day

Reopenings Threaten Texans’ Lives. Does Greg Abbott Care?

Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a press conference on May 4. (Photo via Click2Houston.) By Terrance Turner May 8, 2020 Today, a number of local businesses opened, thanks to an executive order by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. "This Friday, cosmetology salons, barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, and tanning salons are able to open," Abbott said … Continue reading Reopenings Threaten Texans’ Lives. Does Greg Abbott Care?

Texas Is Reopening Amid Surge In COVID-19 Cases.

Gov. Greg Abbott at his Monday press conference. Photo courtesy of the Texas Tribune. By Terrance Turner Texas begins reopening tomorrow. At an April 27 press conference, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott laid out a plan to reopen businesses in Texas. Abbott said that the COVID-19 infection rate “has been on the decline over the past … Continue reading Texas Is Reopening Amid Surge In COVID-19 Cases.