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Coronavirus: The pandemic through Texans' eyes

As COVID-19 cases surge in Texas, a hospital administrator retires — but is ready to jump back into the fight

A hospital says goodbye, a restaurant welcomes diners back and others reflect on the pandemic’s lessons. In the finale of our weekly series, Texans from across the state share stories about how they’re navigating life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Smiling as she notices the incoming air ambulance helicopter, outgoing CEO Donna Boatright watches it land in the parking lot of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater June 12, 2020. The crew came out to congratulate Boatright on her retirement, the party for it being held in front of the hospital.
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Party on Boatright Way: A hospital says goodbye to its beloved boss

The circle drive leading up to the entrance of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater was renamed Boatright Way in honor of retiring CEO Donna Boatright June 12, 2020.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital CEO Donna Boatright gives the coronavirus-era greeting of bumping elbows to a friend during her retirement party in Sweetwater June 12, 2020.
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Shower curtains and masks: Houston restaurant reopens for dine-in customers

Houston, Texas: Debbie Chen walks through the Shabu House restaurant on June 16, 2020 in Houston.
Houston, Texas: Bowls are placed inside curtained off areas at the Shabu House on June 16, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Mark Felix/The Texas Tribune
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“I think we’re gonna be fine”: Matagorda County’s eternal optimist sees better days ahead

Matagorda County Judge Nathan McDonald goes 'live' on Facebook to declare a shelter-in-place order for the county.
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Midland family is determined to build a new life during the pandemic

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“Lessons on hope and faith”: Border attorney digs in for a long ordeal

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“If I can do this ... I can probably do anything”

Liz Salas.
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“We’re all in it together”: Family finds its new normal in the pandemic

Nikhil Shah, 5, made it to the beach this week with his family.

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