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A nurse prepares to administer Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

There are far more Texans eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine than doses available. Here’s what you need to know about getting one.

Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine began arriving in Texas in mid-December, marking a significant milestone in the battle against the virus.

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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

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As of Monday, state agencies reported spending $41 million on the storm, and local governments had spent $49 million, according to Nim Kidd, chief of the Texas Department of Emergency Management. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Winter storm could cost Texas more money than any disaster in state history

The winter storm that left dozens of Texans dead, millions without power and nearly 15 million with water issues could be the costliest disaster in state history, potentially exceeding the $125 bil

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A CVS Pharmacy in South Austin is lit only by the lights of a parked car. Various parts throughout the state lost power as a result of the winter storm. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

Four ERCOT board members who live outside of Texas resign in the aftermath of the power outage, winter storm

Four board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the entity that manages and operates the electricity grid that covers much of Texas, will resign on Wednesday, according to a notice

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Residents of an apartment building in South Austin ate their meals Thursday in the parking lot after losing power. Their unit lost power after a nearby fire. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

Texas power outages: Grid operators say forced outages no longer necessary and tell customers to continue to conserve energy

As Texas faced record-low temperatures this February and snow and ice made roads impassable, the state’s electric grid operator lost control of the power s

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Interstate 35 near Stassney Lane in Austin was blanketed with snow on the morning of Feb. 15. A major winter storm affected the entire state of Texas. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

2 million Texas households without power as as massive winter storm drives demand for electricity

The state’s electric grid operator lost control of the power supply Monday morning as 2 million Texas households didn’t have heat working at home as a massive winter storm delivered freezing temper

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The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs expects that 80,000 households could benefit from a new rental assistance program. Credit: Shelby Knowles for The Texas Tribune

Texas tenants behind on rent will soon be able to seek aid from $1.3 billion assistance program

State officials plan to roll out a $1.3 billion rental assistance program for Texans struggling to keep up with housing payments during a shaky economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

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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


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Long lines formed Jan. 11 in Fair Park, where Dallas County opened its first "mega" vaccination site. Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune

Progress in the fight against the coronavirus is coming, but Texas is a long way from herd immunity

The mythic idea of "herd immunity" from COVID-19 in the long journey back to normal may be out of reach for Texas any time soon, state health officials and medical experts say.


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