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Abbott Denies Virus Censorship
as ICU's Run Out of Texas Beds

State eludes 17th record in a row in hospital cases but ICUs still packed amid soaring positivity.

Governor Muddles Megadonor
State and County OT Visions

Abbott backs establishment choice in runoff after catching hard right grief with virus management.

Beaches Could Be Next to Go
as New Wave Cooks the Coast

State social distancing slacker fight could put summer fun at risk as Abbott gets redemption shot.

Patrick Says Hospitals Exaggerate
and Blames Tests and the Young

State Senate boss appears out of loop on reopening in reverse after ignoring Abbott safety warnings.

Coronavirus Burns Out of Control
with Texas Records Falling Fast

New wave hits highs in DFW suburbs, Valley, Corpus, Waco, Montgomery, Galveston and more.

Top Texas Leaders Break Ranks
with Trump on Reopen and Tests

Abbott freezes process that president hailed as model as Cruz and Cornyn defy Trump with tests plea.

GOP Governor Could Pull Plug
on Convention in Heart of Surge

Abbott belated admission on second surge severity could be sign that event in new wave heart is doomed.

Texas Health Care System Shifts
to Crisis Gear Amid New Surge

Hospitals and doctors face novel juggling act with overflow in making as state sizzles with virus.

Abbott Could Pitch Virus Masks
as Patriotic Duty for Resurgence

Trump cutting testing that governor escalates as team effort snub on right helps fuel new Texas wave.

State GOP Convention on Track
in New Coronavirus Epicenter

Jackson Touts Official Defense
of Trump's Health and Sanity

Abbott Holds of New Restrictions
and Vows Testing Trump Opposes

Virus Raging on Texas Border
with Terrible Record on Testing

Abbott Pressure Boils in Wake
of Trump Tulsa Rally Calamity

Trump Touts Phenomenal Job
as Texas Scorching Intensifies

Crystal Ball Fall Forecast
Has Cataclysmic Ending for GOP State House Rule

Texas Dems could flip 15 seats or more with Trump blowing up majority protection hopes.

Runoff Races to Watch
General Election Polling
General Election Lineups


Hailey's Comment: Luther Rides to Rescue for Bars that Don't Get Same Pass
Lockdown protest celebrity warns Abbott on plans to lead revolt for drinking spots that fail to get special treatment.


Abbott Shifts Reopening
in Reverse Amid Personal Responsibility Failure

Governor shuts down bars and limits restaurants and large gatherings as state plays from behind in new wave.

Texas Reopening Based
on Suspect Claims as
Virus Surges in Cities

Legislature Could Use
Epic Sessions in Spanish
Flu Wake for Inspiration


August Arrives in March as GOP
Nominee Claims Textbook Win

Midland loses Congress seat in battle that looked OT bound.
Dallas Dem Bounces Back Big
in Top Target Texas House Race

Cattanach eases near-miss pain with stellar primary showing.
The Other Jim Wright Stuns
Goliath in Unbelievable Upset

RRC hopeful sparks Dem speaker visions with incumbent ouster.
Veteran Lawmaker Weathers
Progressive Round One Storm

Cuellar overcomes Trump favorite Dem tag in fight with AOC recruit.

Lobby Rankings Reflect
Bonnen and Blue Wave

Ties to new House boss and Dems good for bump as #MeToo cuts both ways.

Laney Links are Golden
in New Speaker's House

GOP leader has last Dem in dais as role model as Straus maestro goes back to future.

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