Posted on · Texans behind bars are also testing positive at a rate 40% higher than the national prison population average, according to a new report from the University of Texas at Austin.
Posted on · “It is time to open them up,” Abbott said in a Facebook video announcing the move. “If we continue to contain COVID, then these openings, just like other businesses, should be able to expand in the near future.”
Posted on · Abbott shut down bars for a second time in June, when the proportion of coronavirus tests with positive results was more than 18%. That number has dropped to just over 6%. Experts worry that opening bars will contribute to another surge.
Posted on · Abbott's campaign event came after a majority of likely Texas voters in a recent poll said that law and order is a bigger issue than the pandemic. Yet, they were also more likely to say that racism in the criminal justice system is a larger problem than riots in American cities.
Posted on · Crenshaw, a freshman Republican from Houston, made the comments in an interview during The Texas Tribune Festival that aired Monday. He also discussed immigration and changing voting patterns in Houston.