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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s Broadcasting Company Received $179K PPP Loan

A spokesperson said the money was sought due to a decline in advertising sales and was to cover the payroll and expenses of 13 employees.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 6, 2020, 10:05 pm


Texas Coronavirus Hospitalizations More Than Double In Last 2 Weeks

Local officials across Texas say their hospitals are becoming increasingly stretched and are in danger of becoming overrun as cases of the coronavirus surge.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 6, 2020, 9:01 pm


Cecily Aguilar, The Suspect In Murder Case Of Fort Hood Soldier Vanessa Guillen, To Appear In Court

Cecily Aguilar, the only living suspect in the disappearance of Fort Hood Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen, is scheduled to appear in court today.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 6, 2020, 8:55 am


Fewer Students Applying For Federal College Aid After Access To Resources Cut Off During Pandemic

When school buildings suddenly closed in the spring the number of high school seniors applying for U.S. federal college aid plunged soon after.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 6, 2020, 6:35 am


Army Identifies Remains Found As Fort Hood Soldier Vanessa Guillen, Attorney Says

Army investigators have positively identified remains found last week as missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen, the family's attorney said Sunday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 5, 2020, 6:41 pm


Willie Nelson’s 4th Of July Picnic Goes Virtual In Coronavirus Era

It won't be stopped... just changed a little. This year Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth of July Picnic will happen digitally.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:23 pm


As Coronavirus Cases Spikes In Texas Republicans Prepare To Hold In-Person Convention

The Republican Party of Texas' executive committee has passed a resolution in support of moving forward with its in-person convention in Houston.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:28 am


Court Documents: Missing Texas Solider Vanessa Guillen Was Killed On Base At Fort Hood

Federal and military investigators say Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen, who has been missing for more than two months, was killed by a fellow soldier stationed at the same Texas base.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:20 am


As Holiday Weekend Begins Dallas County Set To Report 1,000 New COVID-19 Cases

Dallas County will announce more than one-thousand newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 3, 2020, 5:23 am


Gov. Greg Abbott Establishes Mask Mandate For Most Texas Counties, Gives Local Leaders Power To Restrict Gatherings To 10

The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10 people.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 2, 2020, 6:24 pm


Gov. Greg Abbott’s Order To Close Bars ‘Inadvertently’ Shut Down 1,500 Texas Restaurants

According to the Texas Restaurant Association, the closure of these restaurants has put 35,000 employees out of work.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 2, 2020, 6:15 pm


Texas Strip Club Owner Got $5.4 Million From Paycheck Protection Program

The owner of one of the largest chains of strip clubs in the country, Houston-based Rick's Cabaret, as well as a chain of military-themed sports bars, got $5.4 million from the government's small business coronavirus relief fund.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 2, 2020, 3:02 pm


Vanilla Ice Cancels July 3rd Independence Day Concert In Texas After Outcry Over Rising Coronavirus Cases

Dallas native Vanilla Ice has canceled a concert in Texas that could have had him performing before thousands as the state breaks records for coronavirus hospitalizations.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 2, 2020, 1:05 pm


Supreme Court Refuses To Fast Track Texas Democrats’ Case To Expand Vote By Mail

The Supreme Court has denied a request from Texas Democrats to fast-track a case concerning access mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 2, 2020, 12:04 pm


American Airlines And 4 Other Carriers Reach Agreements With U.S. For More Loan Money

Fort Worth-based American Airlines and four smaller carriers have reached agreement with the government for billions more in federal loans.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 2, 2020, 11:22 am


Big Bend National Park Temporarily Closes Following Positive COVID-19 Case

In response to a positive case of the coronavirus within the residential community of Big Bend National Park, it is now closed to the public until further notice. 

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 2, 2020, 11:02 am


North Texas Independence Day Fireworks Celebrations

While many North Texas cities have cancelled their Independence Day fireworks celebrations, others are still set to go.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 2, 2020, 10:00 am


Governor Abbott, HHSC Secure $2.67 Billion In Federal Funding for Texas Hospitals

Governor Greg Abbott announced that $2.67 billion in federal funding was approved to support Texas hospitals providing care for people receiving Medicaid.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 2, 2020, 9:57 am


Let’s All Scream For Ice Cream! Blue Bell Brings Back Classic Milk & Cookies Flavor

Blue Bell is putting the classic, fan favorite back on shelves just in time for summer.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 2, 2020, 8:45 am


Tesla Workers Say Company Is Threatening To Fire Those Who Don’t Return To Work

Some labor activists and workers at Tesla's California factory say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to work since the plant reopened because they're afraid of catching the coronavirus.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 2, 2020, 6:30 am


Texas City Criticized For Change In How Intensive Care Unit Capacity Is Reported

A change in how hospitals in the Houston area report intensive care unit capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn criticism from some locally elected officials.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 2, 2020, 6:14 am


UIL Recommends Texas Schools Stop Summer Workouts For 10 Days Due To Coronavirus Spread

The University Interscholastic League is recommending schools cease all workouts and practices starting Friday, July 3 until Monday, July 13.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 1, 2020, 6:45 pm


‘We Are Going To Starve’: Texas Bar Owner Fights Shutdown Order, Says Will Open This Weekend

One Texas bar owner who is fighting the governor's shutdown order says she is opening this July 4 weekend and will not make masks or social distancing mandatory.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 1, 2020, 6:24 pm


Inspector General Team In Fort Hood Investigating Its Sexual Harassment Assault Response And Prevention Program

The team arrived in Fort Hood this week during the search for missing soldier Vanessa Guillen.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 1, 2020, 5:33 pm


Galveston Beaches Closed For July 4th Weekend Due To Coronavirus Concerns

The beaches will be closed from 5:00 a.m Friday until 12:01 a.m. Monday. No cars will be allowed to park on Seawall Blvd during this time.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 1, 2020, 5:22 pm


Forecasters: Potentially Deadly Weather Pattern Setting Up Across Texas & Oklahoma

Extreme temperatures coupled with high humidity flowing from the Gulf of Mexico have set the stage for life-threatening heat in Texas and Oklahoma.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 1, 2020, 3:24 pm


COVID-19 Claims Another Music Festival, Austin City Limits Canceled As Texas Cases Surge

In the past it brought performers like Ryan Adams, Emmylou Harris, Los Lobos, Sheryl Crow, Elivis Costello, Childish Gambino, Cardi B, Billie Eilish and Guns N’ Roses to Texas -- but that won't be the case in 2020.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 1, 2020, 1:44 pm


Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Criticizes Dr. Anthony Fauci, Says ‘He Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About’

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says the nation's top infectious disease expert “doesn't know what he's talking about” as Patrick defends the state's handling of the pandemic amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 1, 2020, 1:08 pm


Killeen PD On Suicide Of Suspect In Vanessa Guillen Case: ‘Person Of Interest Was An Active Duty Soldier’

The family of missing Fort Hood solider Vanessa Guillén believe the 20-year-old is dead and that a soldier who police say committed suicide as officers approached him is at least one of the people responsible for her disappearance.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 1, 2020, 12:48 pm


Missing Soldier Vanessa Guillén’s Family Claims Coverup: ‘Fort Hood Lied To Us, She Didn’t Deserve This’

While the medical examiner still has not confirmed that partial human remains found near the Leon River in Bell County are Army Pfc. Guillén , her sisters say "everything points to it being her."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 1, 2020, 12:10 pm


1 Suspect Dead, Another Arrested In Connection To Disappearance Of Vanessa Guillen, Army Says

One suspect killed himself and another was arrested in Texas in connection to the disappearance of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen, the Army said.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 1, 2020, 11:24 am


Walmart Hires More Than 30,000 Veterans In Texas

“We’re proud of our ability to present opportunities to the talented service members who’ve honorably served our country."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 1, 2020, 9:27 am


Family Of Missing Fort Hood Soldier Vanessa Guillen To Hold Press Conference In Washington, D.C.

As the wait continues for partial humans remains found near the Leon River in Bell County to be identified, the family of missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen has scheduled a press conference in Washington, D.C.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 1, 2020, 8:27 am


IRS Says It’s Not Extending The July 15 Tax Deadline

The Internal Revenue Service is sticking with a July 15 deadline for Americans to submit their federal income tax, saying that it won't further postpone the filing date.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: July 1, 2020, 6:41 am


Texas To Resume STAAR Testing Next School Year

Texas public school districts haven't finalized their plans for a return to the classroom, but they know the state will resume its high-stakes standardized testing.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: June 30, 2020, 7:54 pm


Human Remains Discovered During Search For Missing Texas Soldier Vanessa Guillen

The remains have been found near the Leon River which is near Fort Hood.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: June 30, 2020, 6:20 pm


Rangers Legend Pudge Rodriguez Promotes Mask-Wearing During Coronavirus Pandemic In New PSA

In the PSA produced by the Governor's Office, Rodríguez urges Texans to wear a mask in public to protect themselves and others from the virus.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: June 30, 2020, 5:38 pm


Texas Medical Association Urges GOP To Delay State Convention In Houston Due To Coronavirus Surge

Texas health officials on Tuesday reported a daily state record of nearly 7,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: June 30, 2020, 5:03 pm


North Texas Heat Index Tops 105 Degrees, MedStar Activates Extreme Weather Response

MedStar has implemented its extreme weather response as North Texas enters its hottest week of the year, with heat indexes at or above 105 degrees. 

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: June 30, 2020, 3:41 pm


Fourth Of July Weather May Dampen Holiday Plans In Texas

Fourth of July may look a little different this year thanks to pandemic-related restrictions and the weather could dampen plans as well. 

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: June 30, 2020, 1:15 pm