Coronavirus

Gov. Greg Abbott Says Bars Can Reopen Next Week At 50% Capacity If Counties Opt In

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.”

Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott Has Closed Texas Bars Twice Since The Pandemic Began. Now He’s Hinting At Opening Them Again

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.

Houston Matters

Friday’s Houston Matters: Policy Changes To Aid Recovery, And Voting During A Pandemic (May 22, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Bars reopening across the state, policy changes to help the economic recovery, voters' concerns about going to the polls during a pandemic, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news.