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Appeals court again halts El Paso County’s shutdown of nonessential businesses

The 8th Court of Appeals urged the county judge and a group of local restaurants to find some middle ground on coronavirus restrictions that don’t violate Gov. Greg Abbott’s statewide mandate.

People wait outside to pick up their food order on day one of the shelter-in-place order that was put in place by the county judge on Oct. 30, 2020, in El Paso. The El Paso mayor and Gov. Abbott are fighting the order in court.

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