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Miguel Gutierrez Jr. | The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday he will extend the early voting period for an unspecified amount of time during the November election as concerns continue to persist around in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic.

Miguel Gutierrez Jr. | The Texas Tribune

The swarm of Texas politicians snarling at one another about how to run elections turned into a lawsuit — bringing hope, maybe, that some panel of wise judges would sort things out, make things clear, save the day.

Nope.

On May 16, Tye Anders was arrested in front of his 90-year-old grandmother’s home. Footage from the incident was released by the City of Midland on May 22.
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The City of Midland is holding a community conversation on Thursday, May 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center to discuss the controversial arrest of Tye Anders.

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Commentary: When Twitter Fact-Checked The President

May 29, 2020

Before Donald Trump became president, he took to Twitter to build a base of supporters who were attracted to his conspiracy theories and attacks on President Obama. As president, Trump still uses Twitter but now his words are monitored by counters that keep track of disinformation. Texas Public Radio commentator Yvette Benavides offers this observation.

District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales asks about childcare funding during Thursday's council meeting.
Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

The City of San Antonio is introducing more than a dozen proposed programs to boost economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Texas Public Radio is updating information on COVID-19 in the Rio Grande Valley here. You can find the latest news from TPR in San Antonio here. Other NPR stations that are part of The Texas Newsroom are also live-blogging, including Houston Public MediaKERA in Dallas and KUT in Austin

MIGUEL GUTIERREZ JR. / THE TEXAS TRIBUNE

The Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a lack of immunity to the new coronavirus does not qualify a voter to apply for a mail-in ballot.

In the latest twist in the legal fight over voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, the court agreed with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that the risk of contracting the virus alone does not meet the state’s qualifications for voting by mail.

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Texas Public Radio está dando las últimas noticias sobre el COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande aquí. Puede encontrar las últimas noticias de TPR en San Antonio aquí. Otras estaciones de NPR que son parte de The Texas Newsroom también están publicando en vivo, incluyendo Houston Public MediaKERA en Dallas y KUT en Austin

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