"These are businesses that, quite frankly, are just not serving their patrons well, and not serving their city well," the Houston mayor said during a Monday press conference.
A surge in coronavirus cases in three critical states could seriously complicate the Trump campaign's efforts to recast the race.
Daily hospitalizations in the state also climbed past 5,000 for three consecutive days from June 26 to 28.
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert has attended recent House sessions without using a face covering, despite guidance issued last week by a congressional physician requiring that masks be worn during any committee hearings.
While the church will check temperatures, it says that facemasks and social distancing are "strongly encouraged" but not required.
Texas bar owners and workers are planning protests after Governor Greg Abbott issued a new order closing drinking establishments in response to skyrocketing COVID-19 cases.
Arrest records reportedly show that a large majority of those arrested in Texas during protests against racial injustice in late May and early June were cited with minor, nonviolent offenses.
Four locations in Houston are currently experiencing high water levels, according to a spokesman for the Houston TranStar, forcing several roadways to be shut down.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has suspended elective surgeries at hospitals in four Texas counties to ensure hospital bed availability for COVID-19 patients.
Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order suspending elective surgeries after the state saw more than 5,000 new daily cases for two consecutive days.
Governor Greg Abbott ordered Texas' reopening plan to be put on hold, after issuing an Executive Order suspending elective surgeries, as the state's coronavirus continues to climb.
Three of the family members have since been hospitalized due to the virus, including a couple in their 80s and a woman undergoing cancer treatment.
State health officials reported 5,551 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the state's total number of cases to 125,921.
In Houston, the largest pediatric hospital in the country began accepting adult patients.
Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott said there is "no real need to ratchet back the opening of businesses in the state,"
"Now is not the time to go out and behave as if life has returned to normal," Mayor Sylvester Turner said. "It has not and it won't anytime soon."
Hospitalizations for new coronavirus patients have been on the rise in the state, with 1,756 reported on June 1. The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 2,518 hospitalized COVID-19 patients Tuesday, an increase of 192 patients from the day before.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that new cases of COVID-19 among people in their 20s were increasing at a "record pace" on Monday.
The second wave of the new coronavirus may have arrived in Texas as state and local leaders reported spikes in new cases that may have begun with Memorial Day crowds.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday that out-of-state "agitators" participating in George Floyd protests would be handed over to federal authorities for prosecution if they are caught "engaging in looting, violence or other destructive acts."
Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster in Texas Sunday, after some demonstrations protesting police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's death resulted in violence.
"We are focused on containing any potential hot spots and preventing spread both within jails and the community," Abbott said Friday.
Texans planning to go to bars when they reopen on Friday could be met with unfamiliar scenes as state restrictions require that establishments operate at 25 percent capacity, discourage "close contact" and not allow patrons to gather, sit or order drinks from actual bars.
The state court's order comes as many Texas businesses still have yet to reopen, and amid a record filing of at least 2 million unemployment claims statewide due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Thursday, Texas reported its largest number of single-day coronavirus fatalities, but the state is just days away from more businesses opening their doors in phase two of its reopening plan.
Nationwide, the polling found that 56 percent of Americans believed their states' governors were handling the restrictions "about right."
"It's a nice gesture," the salon owner said of Cruz's visit. His family actually called my boyfriend and prayed for him for 20 minutes while I was in jail. When people reach out with true authenticity, it's huge."
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott requested Texas A&M AgriLife set up the group to prevent the Asian giant hornet from settling in his state.
Texas salon owner Shelley Luther has received nearly $500,000 in GoFundMe donations after being given a $7,000 fine and one-week jail sentence for operating despite public health restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott also joined Attorney General Ken Paxton in calling for the jail sentence to be commuted.