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Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican and ally of US President Donald Trump, issues an executive order requiring face coverings in public spaces as the state marks record numbers of new infections.

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Texas governor issues mask order to fight COVID-19

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered that face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state, a dramatic ramp-up of the Republican’s efforts to control spiking numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. (July 3)

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Businesses react to ‘pause’ on Texas reopening

As Texas surpassed 5,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time, Gov. Greg Abbott continues a dramatic retreat in his aggressive reopening of America’s second-biggest state. (June 26)

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Texas reopening on ‘pause’ as virus cases soar

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is pausing the state’s aggressive reopening as it deals with a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. The number of patients admitted with COVID-19 has more than doubled in just two weeks. (June 25)

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Governor: Enough beds for Texas virus patients

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says a rise in coronavirus hospitalizations in his state “does raise concerns” but he adds the state currently has enough hospital beds to handle it. (June 16)

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Texas pushes for kids to return to normal

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this week said child care facilities can reopen immediately and set the stage for a return to summer camp, youth sports leagues and even summer school. The question is whether parents will go for it. (May 20)

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Texas continues swift reopening, including sports

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday pushed Texas toward reopening much of the state in some form or fashion. (May 18)

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Texas salon owner who defied shutdown out of jail

A Texas salon owner jailed for defying Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s public health orders walked free Thursday, after the governor weakened his mandate following an outcry by conservatives demanding that coronavirus restrictions be lifted. (May 7)

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Texas salon owner who defied shutdown out of jail

A Texas salon owner jailed for defying Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s public health orders walked out free Thursday, after the governor weakened his mandate following an outcry by conservatives demanding that coronavirus restrictions be lifted. (May 7)

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Texas governor details plan for gradual reopening

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott outlined Monday a slow reopening of one of the world’s largest economies amid the coronavirus pandemic, allowing restaurants, retailers, movie theaters and malls to start letting customers trickle into their establishments starting Friday. (April 27)

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Texans visit state parks in governor’s ‘reopening’

State parks are reopening as Texas begins what Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says will be a gradual unraveling of coronavirus restrictions. (April 21)

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Protest in favour of easing lockdown in US

Hundreds of protesters staged a demonstration at the Texas Capitol on Saturday, even as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says restrictions to curb the coronavirus pandemic will begin easing next week. (April 18)

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In Texas airports, troopers check travel history

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers will be in airports across the state indefinitely to enforce Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive orders that anyone traveling from hotspot locations will have to self-quarantine for 14 days. (March 31)

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El Paso shooting victims remembered at vigil

Texas Governor Greg Abbott told thousands of people in El Paso Wednesday that the state would form a domestic terrorism taskforce “to combat hate-filled extremism and violence.” Abbott spoke at a vigil for the El Paso shooting victims. (Aug. 15)

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Houston Elected 19 Black Women And At Least One Socialist Judge (HBO)

HOUSTON, Texas — The Democrats’ blue wave didn’t quite capture the great state of Texas. Beto O’Rourke lost a close race to Ted Cruz. Greg Abbott easily defeated a challenger for a second term as governor.

But further down the ballot, especially in the big cities, blue was the only color.

Nowhere was that more true than in Houston, where a combination of Beto-fever and Texas’s straight-ticket-voting option, meant that every single Republican judge on the Harris County bench lost their seats to Democrats — 59 new judges, all told, including more than a dozen black women, and at least one democratic socialist.​.

The wipeout could mean a wholesale transformation of the judiciary in Houston, a city with one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation, a crisis over bail reform for indigent defendants, and a historic penchant for the death penalty.

“For 19 black women and a socialist to be elected judge in Houston, which is the epicenter of mass incarceration, is not a small deal,” said Jay Jenkins, an attorney with the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition. “The possibility that we could fix some of the issues that the sitting judges have just proved unwilling or unable to fix is on the horizon.”

But a clean slate election also meant some tough losses. Marc Carter has been a criminal court judge in Houston for 15 years, and one of the court’s most highly regarded jurists — from attorneys on both sides of the aisle. In 2009, he helped set up Texas’s first veterans court, which funnels veterans into treatment programs rather than jail for certain infractions.

He lost to a candidate who never set up a campaign website.

“I’m not going to pretend like I didn’t know what the rules are,” Carter told VICE News “The way you become a judge in Texas isn’t based on merit. It’s simply based on what party you’re affiliated with. And that’s it.”

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Raw: Flood Disaster Along US-Mexico Border

Thunderstorms brought heavy rains and floods to areas of Texas this week. Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a disaster declaration for six counties hit by flooding. Two of the counties, Hidalgo and Cameron, are on the US-Mexico border. (June 22)

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Georgia, Texas Democrats Nominate Women For Gov.

Georgia Democrats chose Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams to be their nominee for Governor. Republican candidates there are in a runoff. Texas Democrats nominated Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez to take on Republican Governor Greg Abbott. (May 23)

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Few Obvious Signals of Shooting Suspect’s Intent

Texas Governor Greg Abbott says there were few prior warnings about the suspected gunman who opened fire inside a Santa Fe high school, unlike in other recent mass shootings. (May 18)

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Georgia police officer told a woman ‘we only kill black people’ during a traffic stop

Recently-released dashcam video from the Cobb County Police Department in Georgia shows a police lieutenant telling a woman “we only kill black people” after she expresses concern for her safety when she is instructed him to reach down and use her mobile phone.

The driver was arrested for driving under the influence. Lieutenant Greg Abbott can be seen exchanging words with the woman sitting in the car’s passenger seat.

Abbott can be heard saying, “But you’re not black. Remember, we only kill black people. Yeah, we only kill black people, right? All the videos you’ve seen, have you seen white people get killed?”

Local media reported that an internal investigation was opened and that Abbott was placed on administrative duty.

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