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Coronavirus in Texas

Coronavirus in Texas: Optional tests to help assess what public school students learned remotely

Our staff is closely tracking developments on the new coronavirus in Texas. Check here for live updates.

COVID related street art on Sixth Street in downtown Austin on May 6th, 2020.

Coronavirus in Texas

As the coronavirus spreads across the state, The Texas Tribune is covering the most important health, economic and breaking developments that affect Texans, every day. Watch our Texas unemployment tracker, use our explainer on the coronavirus for essential information, and visit our map tracker for the number of cases, deaths and tests in Texas.

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Tuesday's biggest developments:

SNAP benefits now available for families whose children qualify for free and reduced-cost school meals

Texas reports 41,048 cases and 1,133 deaths

Houston mayor proposes furloughing about 3,000 workers, exhausting reserve fund

Optional tests to help assess what public school students learned remotely

SNAP recipients can soon order groceries online

El Paso-area leaders ask Abbott to let them chart their own course

Trump, Congress split on next stimulus package

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