AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ attorney general says local health officials don’t have the authority to shut down schools solely to prevent a future spread of the coronavirus. Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton said Tuesday that such a decision rests solely with school officials. Paxton issued his “legal guidance” amid a fierce debate in Texas among local governments, health officials, parents and teachers as to how and when to open school. Texas has seen new cases, hospitalizations and deaths surge over the month of July. In Dallas, health officials have prohibited in-person classes until at least Sept. 8. Similar orders are in place in Houston.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Buffalo National River is reopening for some day uses next week after the national park was closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The National Park Service announced Tuesday the […]
BEAUMONT, Texas (The Beaumont Enterprise) — Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames says she did not violate the city’s stay-at-home order when she visited a closed nail shop. After a picture that circulated social media sparked criticism […]
The Arkansas Department of Health is investigating a possible case of coronavirus within the state, according to a report from KTHV in Little Rock. The patient in question traveled to China and returned with symptoms […]