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Coronavirus in Texas: Texas reports 13,906 cases and 287 deaths; Austin-area officials mandate face coverings in some instances

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Dr. Umair Shah speaks with Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo during a media tour of a medical shelter at NRG Park in Houston on Saturday, April 11, 2020. The facility was built in less than a week for possible overflow of COVID-19 patients in the greater Houston area.

Monday’s biggest developments

El Paso extends stay-at-home order through May 17

Along with a New York Democrat, Sen. Ted Cruz tries to launch act-of-kindness campaign

Austin and Travis County extend stay-at-home order, add face covering requirement

Texas attorney general intervenes in lawsuit over releasing Dallas County jail inmates

Texas Workforce Commission adds staff and call centers to handle rush of unemployment claims

Houston expands testing eligibility to everyone in the city

Abbott says it "would be up to the doctors" to say whether abortion order is medically sound

Reopening of Texas economy will be slow, Abbott says

Texas reports 13,906 cases and 287 deaths

More coronavirus cases could follow first wave

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