Back To School

Houston Schools Report More Than 150 Active COVID-19 Cases On First Day

Posted on · Houston ISD returns Monday with a mask mandate and some virtual instruction, though it will only serve a few thousand of the district's nearly 200,000 students.

Politics

As COVID Cases Surge Again In Texas, State And Local Leaders Locked In Battle Over Masks

Posted on · Fighting among Texas officials over mask mandates has created muddled messaging, as the highly contagious delta variant is sending people to the hospital in numbers that rival the worst months of the pandemic.

Politics

COVID Surge Has Local Leaders In Texas Looking For Ways Around Gov. Greg Abbott’s Mask Mandate Ban

Posted on · Despite the governor’s insistence that “now is the time for personal responsibility,” mayors, county judges and other officials across Texas are trying to take back local control.