The 21-year-old son of the disgraced former cyclist has been charged with sexual assault of a child in Austin, Texas.
A district judge set a trial for Attorney General Ken Paxton's lawsuit against Austin and Travis County leaders to overturn the mask mandate on March 26.
"The state-wide mask mandate is lifted today. Yet once again, Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Andy Brown are trying to figure out how they can buck state law and resist Governor Greg Abbott," Paxton tweeted.
The city said Abbott's decision was "wrong" amid the news about spreading virus variants and concerns about spring break.
More than 1,000 Texas public water systems and 177 of the state's 254 counties have reported weather-related operational disruptions, which impacted more than 14 million people.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport closed the airport on Monday and won't reopen until Tuesday.
Police spent six hours responding and negotiating with a suspect who had reportedly taken hostages in a doctor's office in Austin, Texas.
"The Governor's statewide executive order allows food establishments to be open for in-person dining on New Years Eve," Greg Abbott tweeted.
Following the discovery of a monolith in the Utah desert in November, the structures have been popping up all around the world.
Officials in Austin and Travis County issued restrictions on restaurants and bars for the holiday weekend, but the state attorney general said they are not allowed.
The group believed to be responsible is different from the group that officials believe to be behind the SolarWinds cyberattack.
Miranda Erlanson, a 27-year-old teacher with Austin's Independent School District, said she was disappointed in Mayor Steve Adler's leadership following his vacation, reported KVUE.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler joins a long list of leading politicians to have allegedly broken their own rules. Here's the rundown.
The mayor attended a 20-person outdoor wedding in Austin and vacationed in Mexico with seven people, despite his city's recommendation against social gatherings of 10 or more.
Governor Greg Abbott is one of those who has expressed support for the protest billboards put up by the Texas Municipal Police Association.
Austin Council Member Greg Casar said in a Tuesday statement that the city will continue to redistribute the city's police budget despite the governor's threat to freeze the city's property tax.
"These findings highlight the fact that beanbag munitions can cause serious harm and are not appropriate for use in crowd control," the letter stated.
"While local officials do possess certain emergency powers...statewide eviction procedures far exceed the requirement that those powers be exercised 'on an appropriate local scale,'" the Texas attorney general wrote.
"It makes me angry," Austin Mayor Steve Adler said.
Governor Greg Abbott has urged Texans to wear masks but has said municipalities cannot require people to wear them.
"No other businesses are being shut down," the protest organizers wrote. "From owners to bartenders, waitresses, entertainers... we will all take the hit."
Austin, Texas area lawmakers urged Governor Greg Abbott to roll back reopenings ahead of the July 4 weekend.
The Austin Public Health Board is urging the entire community to act as though they had been exposed to coronavirus.
Austin Public Health estimates it receives over 1,000 faxes a day reporting COVID-19 test results.
Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said the 20-year-old had been standing near police headquarters during a protest when he was hit by less-lethal munition.
"Unfortunately, a few Texas counties and cities seem to have confused recommendations with requirements and have grossly exceeded state law to impose their own will on private citizens and businesses," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement.
Artists shared their thoughts and concerns about the Austin, Texas festival's cancellation on Twitter.
Austin, Texas cancelled the famous music and entertainment festival South by Southwest for the first time in 34 years.
Pink grasshoppers rarely make it to adulthood as the coloring, caused by a condition called erythrism, makes them easy targets for predators.