AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Five Texas GOP lawmakers are suing Republican Gov. Greg Abbott over a $295 million contact tracing deal signed during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit filed in Austin on Wednesday claims the deal skirted oversight and amounted to the governor exceeding his authority. The lawmakers are among the most conservative in the state Legislature, and the lawsuit in a Travis County court broadly reflects ongoing anger from the Texas GOP’s far right over Abbott’s handling of the pandemic. Abbott’s did not return messages seeking comment about the lawsuit.
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas County officials say five jail inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus. Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown announced Wednesday that an inmate in his 40s tested positive and that four others […]
TEXARKANA — The Miller County emergency operations center reports a 7% increase in COVID-19 cases since the last week of May. In Miller County, there are currently 45 positive cases of COVID-19 with 41 recoveries […]