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Coronavirus in Texas

Live COVID-19 updates: Texas’ back-to-school season marked by mask mandate battles, rural districts’ closures

COVID-19 is surging again in Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott has tested positive. Hospitalizations are increasing faster than at any other time. Local officials and school leaders are rebelling against Abbott’s ban on mask mandates. Here’s the latest.

Joseph Situentes Peña, 13, receives his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic held in partnership between the Central Texas Food Bank and the University of Texas in Austin on July 21, 2021.

Texas Supreme Court temporarily allows school mask mandates to remain, in blow to Greg Abbott and Ken Paxton

Rural schools shut down to prevent COVID-19 from overwhelming their communities

Texas schools must notify families of positive COVID-19 cases in classrooms

Texas hospitals may soon have more COVID-19 patients than they can handle

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