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COVID-19 Recession in Texas

With no end to the shutdown in sight, Texas bar owners and employees are on the brink of losing everything

Some bar owners are planning to reopen in defiance of the moratorium, a desperate attempt to generate income — and draw Gov. Greg Abbott’s attention.

Elizabeth McNiel, the owner of Ironwood Saloon and an ASL teacher, and her husband Ryan front of their RV that is parked beh…
Elizabeth McNiel, the owner of Ironwood Saloon and an ASL teacher, her husband Ryan and their dog Rojo in their empty bar in…

Reopening in protest

Bar owners and advocates gathered outside TABC headquarters in northwest Austin to protest the continued closure of bars on …
Bar owners and advocates gathered outside TABC headquarters in northwest Austin to protest the continued closure of bars on …
Tee Allen, who is a part of a group of Texas bar owners who recently filed a 10 million dollar lawsuit against Gov. Greg Abb…

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Lack of collaboration from Abbott

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