Texas official urges people to stay home as virus cases soar

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Health officials in the Texas state capital on Wednesday again urged people to avoid holiday gatherings to slow the spread...

Rental assistance program designed to avoid evictions extended until March 15

By Kate McGee, Texas Tribune The Texas Supreme Court has extended its emergency eviction relief program for tenants behind on rent through at least March...

Texas inmates haven’t received coronavirus vaccine

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune Texas’ prisons and jails have been coronavirus hot spots throughout the pandemic. At least about 200 Texas inmates have died...

Health workers at DHR declined COVID-19 vaccine, state senator and others lined up

By Vianna Davila, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica, and Karen Brooks Harper, The Texas Tribune So many workers at a hospital in the Rio Grande...

Biden to receive COVID vaccine as Trump remains on sidelines

By JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will receive his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on live television as part...

FDA advisory panel endorses Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine

By MATTHEW PERRONE and LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A government advisory panel endorsed a second COVID-19 vaccine Thursday, paving the way for...

Superintendents seek distance learning waiver

BISD Superintendent Rene Gutierrez and other superintendents in the Region One Educational Service Center have sent a letter to Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath...

1 million vaccine doses expected in Texas by year’s end

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than 1 million Texans are expected to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by the end of the month as part...

Virus cases continue to rise in Texas as vaccine rolls out

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The top health official in Austin warned Tuesday that Christmas and New Year’s are likely to be grim as the...

One-day US deaths top 3,000, more than D-Day or 9/11

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Just when the U.S. appears on the verge of rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine, the numbers...