The Executive Committee of the Texas Republican Party voted on Thursday to push ahead and have their state convention in person this month despite a surge in coronavirus cases in Houston, where it will take place.
The United States reported more than 55,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a new daily global record for the coronavirus pandemic, as infections rose in a majority of states. | Video
LUBBOCK, Texas Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday decreed that face masks must be worn in all counties with over 20 coronavirus cases, billing the measure as a requirement to avoid another economic shutdown. | Video
July 2 Texas Republican Party leaders will meet
virtually on Thursday to decide if they will press ahead with an
in-person convention in Houston later this month, or hold it
online as recommended by the state medical association, a
sponsor of the event.
LUBBOCK, Texas The United States recorded 45,242 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the largest single-day increase of the pandemic, according to a Reuters tally, bringing the total number of Americans who have tested positive to at least 2.48 million. | Video
LUBBOCK, Texas, June 26 Texas Governor Greg
Abbott on Friday ordered bars to close down again and
restaurants to scale back service, throwing the state's
emergence from a coronavirus shutdown into reverse after an
alarming surge of new infections.
LUBBOCK, Texas The governor of Texas temporarily halted the state's reopening on Thursday as COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations surged and the country set a new record for a one-day increase in cases. | Video
LUBBOCK, Texas Texas Governor Greg Abbott's decision on Thursday to pause the rapid reopening of his state amid a spike in coronavirus cases tossed a political victory to his opponents but still keeps the lights on in every establishment from bars to bowling alleys. | Video
ATLANTA Thousands marched through U.S. cities on Friday in Juneteenth observances marking the abolition of slavery more than a century and a half ago, an occasion freighted with special resonance this year amid America's reckoning with its legacy of racism. | Video
A statue of Christopher Columbus has been removed from a St. Louis park, officials said on Tuesday, the latest monument taken down in response to nationwide protests over racial inequality.