A Central Texas man who was hoping to take advantage of eased restrictions on nursing home visits is still waiting to see his mother while the facility in which she lives waits for results from COVID-19 tests performed on residents and staff.
Gov. Greg Abbott expressed his sympathy for Texans who are now unemployed following his order closing bars during a press conference on Thursday afternoon, but stressed that those areas are one of the most “prolific spreading events.”
The vote to cut the police budget came after officers and the city’s top cop faced months of criticism over the killing of an unarmed Black and Hispanic man, the use of force against anti-police brutality protesters and the investigation of a demonstrator’s fatal shooting by another citizen.
The increase in new cases of COVID-19 in Central Texas and around the state has slowed, but death tolls are rising and health officials are concerned that medical resources “that are already stretched will be further stretched” as schools, colleges, and universities resume in-person instruction and the flu season approaches.
A man who authorities say arrived Monday at a local motel with “everything necessary to create web-based prostitution” was in custody Monday evening after he was met by deputies rather than the prostitute he expected.