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Businesses and city services for workers continued to adjust throughout the coronavirus crisis. As restrictions on the community changed to reflect current health conditions, businesses expanded hours, offered new retail services and looked for more employees.

The coronavirus pandemic is causing disruptions to food and agriculture supply chains around the world, including in Texas. 


While many Americans are hunkered down at home under shelter-in-place protective orders, more than 2 million U.S. grocery store employees are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. 


From Texas Standard:

When it comes to disaster, no one beats Texas. Federal Emergency Management Agency records show that since 1953, Texas has filed more federal disaster declarations than any other state: a total of 355.

An H-E-B employee lets shoppers into the store as others leave.
David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

We are all facing unprecedented challenges under the looming threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even a trip to the grocery store has become challenging.  There's a run on essentials which sometimes leaves our neighbors without the things they need. 

In her commentary, Texas Public Radio contributor Yvette Benavides describes her own recent trip to the supermarket. 


Line in front of H-E-B in deco district about 7:40 am. People at front said they had arrived at 6:30 am.
Paul Flahive | Texas Public Radio

Grocers are struggling to keep up with demand as fears of coronavirus drive panicked buying across San Antonio.

Texas Public Radio

San Antonio awaited the arrival of dozens of California cruise ship passengers to begin a two-week quarantine at Lackland Air Force Base, and worries continued to swirl around the fate of Fiesta.

Eileen Pace / TPR News

E-Cigarettes will no longer be found on the shelves of HEB. The San Antonio based grocer stopped supplying the smoking alternative last week.

H-E-B announced it would test an automated vehicle to bring groceries to customer homes later this year. The San Antonio grocer is partnering with San Francisco startup Udelv to provide the service to Olmos Park residents. Customers will be able to order groceries online to be delivered in climate controlled compartments on a human-free vehicle.

U.S. House of Representatives

H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt announced a $100-million public education project Tuesday aimed at training and developing principals and superintendents to be better school administrators. 

The Holdsworth Center, is being named for Charles Butt’s mother Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth, a long time advocate for public education and social justice.

Kate Rogers, the Holdsworth Center’s executive vice president says the center will serve as a transformational leadership academy for school district superintendents throughout Texas.

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