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Coronavirus in Texas

Business has reopened in Texas, but the economy won’t be back anytime soon, experts say

The Texas energy sector has helped insulate the state's economy during national downturns. This time, experts say the industry could hold the economy back.

A gas flare in the Eagle Ford oil patch south of San Antonio, TX.

“Many times during a downturn there will be a little boom somewhere else. But during this pandemic situation, there’s no place for people to go. There’s not other jobs.”

— Jim O’Bryan, Reagan County judge

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