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Updated Tuesday, May 12, at 4:30 p.m. This post will be updated regularly. Share your ideas with us at letters@tpr.org.

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Alternate Care Facility at Freeman Coliseum.
Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio

Texas Public Radio is updating the latest information on COVID-19 in the San Antonio area, along with how local businesses are adjusting, how you can help those in need and what you can do to stay entertained at home. TPR is also providing live updates on the Rio Grande Valley.

People wait in line to be tested for COVID-19 at a pop-up site outside of Las Palmas Library in San Antonio.
Dominic Anthony Walsh | Texas Public Radio

Texas Public Radio is updating the latest information on COVID-19 in the San Antonio area, along with how local businesses are adjusting, how you can help those in need and what you can do to stay entertained at home. TPR is also providing live updates on the Rio Grande Valley.

Is 2020 The Year Texas Becomes A Battleground State?

May 11, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters who packed Juarez Plaza at La Villita in downtown San Antonio.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Texas has voted for a Republican in every presidential election since 1980. But that decades-long hold may be eroding, according to some political experts.

Donald Trump won Texas by less than 9% of the vote in 2016. And the margin was even smaller for Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018, the year of the last statewide contest.

A pathway, building and banner on the Our Lady of the Lake University campus on San Antonio's West Side.
File Photo | Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Our Lady of the Lake University plans to reopen its campuses in San Antonio, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley this fall.

University professors and administrators are still working out the final details, but according to OLLU President Diane Melby changes to course schedules and dorm assignments are underway to enable social distancing when residence halls and classrooms reopen for the fall semester on August 17.

Courtesy Oktoberfest

The City of Fredericksburg’s annual operating budget is $70 million. Like many municipalities around the state, the city now faces a funding gap. 


San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Sillar makes an announcement before flying over San Antonio on Monday, May 11.
CTSA

San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller announced he will allow Catholic services to resume at more than 110 parishes starting Tuesday, May 19 with social distancing procedures in place.

Alex Chavez is currently building a container ship, but he and others say their company hasn't taken proper precautions to protect them against COVID-19.
Verónica G. Cárdenas for Texas Public Radio

The sun has not yet punched through the darkness when Alex Chavez leaves his house. 


A woman talks to her healthcare provider on a tablet.
Department of Veterans Affairs

The Veterans Health Administration is turning to virtual appointments to care for some patients who would otherwise be at risk for coronavirus. But the agency’s telehealth infrastructure has struggled to keep pace with the increasing traffic, causing providers and patients to get kicked off. 


People in line for free tests at Las Palmas Library.
Dominic Anthony | Texas Public Radio

Texas Public Radio is updating the latest information on COVID-19 in the San Antonio area, along with how local businesses are adjusting, how you can help those in need and what you can do to stay entertained at home. TPR is also providing live updates on the Rio Grande Valley.

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