Texas could be facing natural gas outages as the state endures its third day of power cuts due to the severe weather conditions.
Primarily Primates in San Antonio said it will not know the full extent of the casualties until the snow has melted.
The former Democratic congressman said Abbott was indifferent to actions taken to save lives amid the pandemic.
Missing required weekly COVID tests could result in disciplinary action—ultimately including suspension—against students of Baylor University.
While speaking at the border in Alamo, Texas, President Donald Trump congratulated Governor Greg Abbott on the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines.
"The Governor's statewide executive order allows food establishments to be open for in-person dining on New Years Eve," Greg Abbott tweeted.
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.
Texas health officials said the increase in cases within the state reflected the "impacts of Thanksgiving gatherings."
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Monday that "the Legislative Council has sent draft language for a proposed law that would transfer control of the Austin Police Department to the Texas Department of Public Safety."
President-elect Joe Biden has no plans to make vaccinations mandatory or implement a national lockdown.
"One thing that has been clearly apparent, and that is there's no governmental leader anywhere who has been able to figure out how COVID works," Governor Greg Abbott said.
According to the Kerr County Sheriff's Office, the Tuesday shooting was the result of a "verbal disturbance" between neighbors.
Police were alerted to the situation after receiving reports of a man running down the street in his underwear saying he been the victim of a kidnapping.
"This is a devastating loss for the city, both as a government and as a community," said Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen on Tuesday.
On Saturday, El Paso saw more than 1,000 new cases as the county struggles to find space for the dead.
Dallas County reported 767 new positive tests for COVID-19 on Friday, raising total active cases to more than 12,000.
"Recommendations must not be confused with requirements, especially those that unlawfully burden private citizens and businesses."
The state immediately sought an appeal with the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The court rules that the restriction wouldn't burden those living in geographically large cities with large populations.
Trump scoffed at the idea he could lose the Lone Star State: "The governor calls me from Texas and he says, 'sir, that's not true, you are up a lot," Trump said of Greg Abbott at a rally Monday in Pennsylvania.
The former vice president said he planned to "transition" away from oil should he be elected president on November 3.
On Thursday, a Travis County District Judge issued an injunction blocking the governor from only allowing each county in Texas to have one drop-off location for mail-in ballots.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott praised a federal court ruling that upheld his order, even as the court criticized him for "usurping" the authority of the state legislature and "rewriting" Texas election law.
"By forcing absentee voters to risk infection with a deadly disease to return their ballots in person... the October 1 Order imposes a burden," the judge ruled.
The Texas governor is restricting each county to only one ballot box each for the upcoming election, which could discourage Americans from voting.
A letter obtained by the Austin American-Statesman last week revealed seven senior officials in Paxton's office calling for federal law enforcement to "investigate allegations of improper influence, abuse of office, bribery and other potential crimes" committed by their own boss.
"These enhanced security protocols will ensure greater transparency and will help stop attempts at illegal voting," Governor Greg Abbott said about reducing the number of ballot drop-off locations in Texas counties.
Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott's order to extend early voting by less than a week would cause "harm" and has "the ability to impact local, state and national elections," according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Texas GOP and multiple individual Republicans.
Governor Greg Abbott is one of those who has expressed support for the protest billboards put up by the Texas Municipal Police Association.
Texas Governor Abbott urges "all leaders and all Texans" to sign a "Back the Blue" pledge against defunding police departments in the state.