The Wylie Independent School District previously apologized and pulled essay questions following the controversy.
A Texas restaurant chain has hired off-duty police in response to hostile customers who refuse to wear masks.
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.
"Public safety is job one, " said Texas Governor Greg Abbott about the budget cuts, "and Austin has abandoned that duty."
Average daily new cases in Texas rose on a sharper incline from around mid-June to mid-July, before seeing a few dips in recent weeks.
Several Republicans rejected President Donald Trump's suggestion of delaying the 2020 presidential election, with GOP lawmakers noting Americans voted during the Civil War, two World Wars and a previous pandemic.
Forecast now says that by November 1, if mandates are eased further, almost 26,000 people will die from the disease.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday that Texans would have an additional six days to vote early before November's election.
Hurricane Hanna hit the Texas coastal bend Saturday close to where Hurricane Harvey made landfall in 2017. Harvey was the last hurricane to slam the Lone Star State prior to Hanna.
"Freedom Fest," the label for Saturday's event, is an effort to protest Gov. Greg Abbott's mandate effectively shuttering bars and other establishments because of growing coronavirus cases.
The state's Republican Governor Greg Abbott said the state may shut down for a second time if its situation doesn't improve. Last week, Texas broke its daily records for the highest daily COVID-19 death tolls four times in a seven-day span.
The state's Republican Governor Greg Abbott has reversed the state's reopening plan and made face masks mandatory but expects students to return to schools in August.
Several state health guidelines were reportedly breached at the rally held at a bar in Pasadena.
The refrigerated trucks operate as makeshift morgues amid the rising death rates connected to each state's spike in new COVID-19 infections.
In a Monday statement, a local teachers' union called the governor's for reopening Texas schools "unacceptably vague and hardly adequate."
"It's pretty atrocious that in preparation for returning to school this fall, teachers are writing wills, getting medical power of attorney established, and taking out extra life insurance," one teacher wrote.
Owners of Chuters Dance Hall and Saloon asked why people can get "hammered on margaritas" at restaurants but not their bar.
At least four officers with the Fort Worth Police Department were shown through cell phone video entering a gas station without wearing face coverings.
A Department of Defense medical team was sent to Bexar County, whose county seat is San Antonio.
Three U.S. Representatives from Texas called for a reinstatement of stay-at-home orders as the state continues to grapple with a surge of COVID-19 cases and deaths.
Governor Greg Abbott said the refusal of Texans to follow his face mask order may lead to "the necessity of closing Texas down."
Greg Abbott has faced criticism from members of his own party over the use of his executive powers to try and stem the state's surge in cases.
"When you look at the number of people who have been hospitalized over just the past couple of weeks, you can see that there may be more fatalities coming," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said.
Turner had previously asked the state GOP to cancel its convention amid rising COVID-19 case numbers in the state's worst-hit county.
"Abbott opens Texas too soon, issues mask order too late, denies local leaders authority to contain the virus ... and then blames local officials? Pathetic. Resign," O'Rourke wrote.
"We will return together as a church body to focus on the marvelous mission God has blessed us with," Pastor Ron Arbaugh said.
Doctors ranked the activities based on the likelihood of participants' ability to observe social distancing and other preventative measures, from opening mail to swimming in a public pool and staying two nights in a hotel.
"It makes me angry," Austin Mayor Steve Adler said.
Ellis County Judge Todd Little approved gatherings of more than 10 people, saying that Texans should "exercise wisdom and sound judgment."