Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.
As a public service, public health stories are free to Central Texans during the coronavirus crisis. Please support our local journalists by subscribing today. Call 512-392-2458.

Gov. Greg Abbott

Article Image Alt Text

A masked server drops off food at a table at Perla's in South Austin on March 12, 2021. Experts caution that a major increase in cases could still come and it may still be too early to tell whether Abbott’s decisions to lift the statewide mask mandate and allow businesses to fully reopen could prompt a new wave of infections. Credit: Sergio Flores for The Texas Tribune

Texas coronavirus cases haven't surged since Gov. Greg Abbott lifted the mask order. Experts warn it's too soon to celebrate.

More than a month has passed since Gov. Greg Abbott ended virtually all statewide restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Vaccine passports, vaccine, Gov. Greg Abbott, Covid-19, Proof, San Marcos News, San Marcos Record

Gov. Greg Abbott’s order is consistent with his messaging on vaccinations. He was vaccinated live on TV but also stresses that vaccines are “always voluntary” in his public statements. Credit: Carly May for The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott bans state agencies and state-funded organizations from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Gov.

Texas Tribune, Dan Patrick, Gov. Greg Abbott, Emergency Powers, Electricity prices, San Marcos News, San Marcos Record

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick gave remarks at the Texas Capitol in 2019. Patrick leads the Texas Senate and has been pushing legislation that would retroactively adjust prices for wholesale electricity after massive power outages last month. Credit: Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune

After House stalls on readjusting electricity prices, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick urges Gov. Greg Abbott to use emergency powers

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Thursday pleaded for Gov.

Gov. Greg Abbott, Mask Mandate, San Marcos, San Marcos News, San Marcos Record

Gov. Greg Abbott announced an end to the statewide mask mandate and an increase in business and facility capacity to 100% effective Wednesday, March 10. Above, alongside local and state officials, Abbott provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine efforts in Texas following the tour of a mass COVID-19 vaccination site inside Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP

Gov. Abbott announces end to mask mandate, Hays County leaders skeptical of move

Gov. Greg Abbott proclaimed Tuesday, “It is now time to open Texas 100%,” announcing an end to the state’s mask mandate and the full reopening of businesses. 

Article Image Alt Text

Coronavirus-related street art decorated downtown Austin’s Sixth Street last May. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott weighing end to mask order, other statewide coronavirus rules, says announcement coming “pretty soon”

Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that Texas is looking at when it will be able to lift all statewide orders related to the coronaviru

Article Image Alt Text

Gov. Greg Abbott announced five priorities for the legislative session. They included expanding broadband internet access, police funding and ensuring "election integrity." Legislators are allowed to pass such emergency items set by the governor much faster than they can pass other legislation. Credit: Bob Daemmrich/CapitolPressPhoto/Pool

Gov. Greg Abbott unveils legislative priorities, including police funding, "election integrity," expanding broadband access and more

Gov.

San Marcos Record

(512) 392-2458
P.O. Box 1109, San Marcos, TX 78666