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Abbott issues statewide stay-at-home order, allows religious services

Gov. Greg Abbott Tuesday issued what amounts to a statewide stay-at-home order, without calling it that, while extending the state’s social distancing mandate through the end of April and keeping Texas classrooms closed through at least May 4. His action came as the coronavirus death toll in Texas rose to 41 and number of cases […]

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Gov. Greg Abbott tells Texans to stay home except for essential activity in April

© Provided by Odessa-Midland KOSA-TV TEXAS TRIBUNE — Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday told Texans to stay at home for the next month unless they are taking part in essential services and activities, announcing a heightened statewide standard to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. He also announced that schools would remain closed until […]

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Vergil Ortiz Jr. hopes to inspire Dallas area’s next boxing champ

Vergil Ortiz Jr. grew up in Grand Prairie, fighting since he was 5 years old inside places such as a converted mechanic’s garage. Today, through grit and a father’s sacrifice, he’s become one the world’s best young boxers. By the time his career ends, he hopes that, even decades from now, others will compare future […]

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Which Regional Mexican Act Should Have a Virtual Concert Next? Vote!

Virtual concerts have become the new norm, due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Many musicians are using technology to stay connected with their fans, now more than ever. One innovative way is online concerts, where the artist and/or musical group hosts an intimate concert via Facebook, YouTube or Instagram live. Juanes and Alejandro Sanz were […]

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas plans to re-open in mid-May due to coronavirus pandemic

Six Flags Fiesta Texas announced it will re-open in mid-May, or as soon as possible thereafter, due to coronavirus concerns, officials said in a Facebook post on Monday. Six Flags Fiesta Texas announced it will re-open in mid-May, or as soon as possible thereafter, due to coronavirus concerns, officials said in a Facebook post on […]

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Rent is due. But thousands of Texans have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s the first of the month, which means that for millions of Texans, the rent is due. But much has changed since a month ago. Thousands of people have lost their jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down businesses across the state. Many more have taken pay cuts. Now, renters who can’t pay and […]

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Gov. Abbott says shelter-in-place isn’t the right term to use for his order

© Provided by Waco-Temple-Bryan KBTX-TV AUSTIN, Tex. (KBTX)- Gov. Greg Abbott extended social distancing guidelines through April 30 and announced Texas schools will remain closed until at least May 4. As part of Tuesday’s executive order, Abbott also deemed certain businesses and services “essential” statewide. However, Abbott rejected the language of a “shelter-in-place” or “stay-at-home” […]

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Overall Parts Solutions Eases Today’s Parts Procurement Challenges with TraxMobile™

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Overall Parts Solutions (OPS) announces the launch of TraxMobile™, bringing its powerful OPSTrax™ parts procurement solution to iOS and Android devices. As the collision repair industry faces new workflow management challenges, OPS has accelerated the release of its TraxMobile app to quickly support industry needs. The new TraxMobile app […]

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Overall Parts Solutions Eases Today’s Parts Procurement Challenges with TraxMobile(TM)

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Overall Parts Solutions (OPS) announces the launch of TraxMobile™, bringing its powerful OPSTrax™ parts procurement solution to iOS and Android devices. As the collision repair industry faces new workflow management challenges, OPS has accelerated the release of its TraxMobile app to quickly support industry needs. The new TraxMobile app […]

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