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Coronavirus in Texas

For families that lost loved ones or jobs to the pandemic, Thanksgiving carries an extra weight this year

This year’s pandemic has brought untold suffering to families across Texas. Making things worse: At a time when they might take solace in the company of friends or family, public health authorities are urging them to stay apart.

Chris Mabe, left, with her husband Jim, holding a photo of her 81-year-old mother, Jewel Bergan-Brumbaugh, who died this March.
Tony Hall and Theresa Barnecutt have been living in their car since they were evicted from their homes in May. They stay in the lot of a shut down car wash in Mount Vernon, where Tony grew up, and without heat in their car they are fearful of what winter will mean for them.

Economic pain

Tony Hall and Theresa Barnecutt have been living in their car since they were evicted from their homes in May. The couple is struggling with several health issues that are exacerbated by their circumstance and require them to be extra careful about not contracting COVID-19.

Mental health

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