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Texas Gov Stands His Ground On ‘No More Lockdowns’ Despite Surging COVID Cases

Don’t mess with Texas — even in the midst of surging COVID cases. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Monday said he won’t budge on his vehement opposition to implementing stricter COVID-19 restrictions, even though the Lone Star state hit a record high in daily infection rates over the weekend. On Saturday, Texas set a single-day case record of more than 12,500 COVID-19 infections, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Abbott, however, appeared unfazed by the alarming surge of...
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Texas deployed its National Guard to help with overflowing morgues in El Paso as the coronavirus death toll rises

El Paso County detention inmates, Sheriff officers, and morgue staff move bodies to refrigerated trailers outside the Medical Examiner's Office, November 14, 2020. Texas is sending 36 of its National Guard personnel to El Paso to help process the bodies of dead coronavirus victims. El Paso's county morgue has been so overwhelmed that it is using refrigerated trailers and paying prison inmates to move the bodies. That's just one snapshot in a nationwide surge of coronavirus cases — th...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, Brown University, US, Trends, Deaths, El Paso, Greg Abbott, Afp, National Guard, El Paso County, Medical Examiner, El Paso Texas, Medical Examiner s Office


Inmates in El Paso are volunteering to move bodies of Covid-19 victims at medical examiner's office

El Paso County, one of Texas' Covid-19 hotspots, has recruited inmates to move bodies of coronavirus victims. They are temporarily relieving overworked personnel at the El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office, authorities say.
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El Paso nurses speak out against 'irresponsible and insensitive' lifting of the city's shutdown order

Nurses Tishna Soto, left, and Lizette Torres speak to reporters as they prepare a protest outside their work at the Las Palmas Del Sol Medical Center, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio Nurses in El Paso, Texas, spoke out Friday against a court ruling that temporarily lifted the city's shutdown of non-essential businesses. More than 30,000 people in El Paso currently have COVID-19. More than 1,100 of them are in the hospital. "I'm just extremely exhausted...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, Trends, National Nurses United, Charles Davis, El Paso, Greg Abbott, Cooper, Paxton, Ken Paxton, El Paso County, El Paso Texas, Lucio, Samaniego


Ken Paxton Fought Trump's Legal Wars From Texas. Now He's in Trouble.

AUSTIN, Texas -- After his home and offices were raided by federal agents last year, a wealthy real estate investor in Austin got some help from a friend -- who happened to be one of the most powerful officials in Texas.The investor, Nate Paul, was convinced that the FBI and other agencies had acted unlawfully. Normally, such accusations by the targets of federal investigations would be met with skepticism, but Paul contacted Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general, a longtime friend whose reelec...
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'We need more help': El Paso's Republican mayor says the city needs federal funding to protect public health

A coronavirus testing site at the University of Texas El Paso on October 31 in El Paso, Texas. Cengiz Yar/Getty Images Mayor Dee Margo of El Paso, Texas, told Business Insider he's struggling "walk that tight wire" between public health and ensuring small businesses don't go under during the coronavirus pandemic. At least 26,000 people in El Paso currently have COVID-19, with more than 1,000 in the hospital. Margo, a Republican, was an early proponent of wearing masks but has been hesitant...
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'We need more help': El Paso's Republican mayor says the city needs a second stimulus to protect public health

EL PASO, TX - OCTOBER 31: Cars pass through a coronavirus testing site at the University of Texas El Paso on October 31, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. As El Paso reports record numbers of active coronavirus cases, the Texas Attorney General sues to block local shutdown orders. Cengiz Yar/Getty Images El Paso Mayor Dee Margo told Business Insider he's struggling "walk that tight wire" between public health and ensuring small businesses don't go under during the pandemic. At least 26,000 people in...
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Photos show El Paso using refrigerated trucks in parking lots to store a backlog of bodies from a new COVID-19 surge

Medical workers in one of three refrigerated trailers at the rear of the El Paso County Office of the Medical Examiner in Texas on Monday. Jorge Salgado/Reuters The Texas county of El Paso recently doubled the number of mobile morgues it has on hand to process coronavirus deaths. The county — which has the second-highest number of active cases in Texas — now has 10 mobile morgues. Texas has recorded the most coronavirus cases in the US, recently becoming the first state to surpass 1 millio...
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Photos show El Paso using refrigerated trucks in parking lots to store a backlog of dead bodies from a new COVID-19 surge

Medical workers are seen in one of three refrigerated trailers at the rear of the El Paso County Office of the Medical Examiner in Texas on November 9, 2020. Jorge Salgado/Reuters The county of El Paso, Texas, recently doubled the number of mobile morgues it has on hand to process coronavirus deaths. The county — which has the second-highest number of active cases in Texas — now has a total of ten mobile morgues.  Texas currently has the most coronavirus cases in the US, and recently becam...
Tags: Death, Texas, Science, News, New York City, US, Trends, News UK, Houston, El Paso, Reuters, Rose, Harris County, El Paso County, Texas Department of State Health Services, El Paso Texas


Photos show El Paso doubling its mobile morgues after its new coronavirus surge caused a new backlog of dead bodies

Medical workers are seen in one of three refrigerated trailers at the rear of the El Paso County Office of the Medical Examiner in Texas on November 9, 2020. Jorge Salgado/Reuters The county of El Paso, Texas, recently doubled the number of mobile morgues it has on hand to process coronavirus deaths. The county — which has the second-highest number of active cases in Texas — now has a total of ten mobile morgues.  Texas currently has the most coronavirus cases in the US, and recently becam...
Tags: Death, Texas, Science, News, New York City, US, Trends, News UK, Houston, El Paso, Reuters, Rose, Harris County, El Paso County, Texas Department of State Health Services, El Paso Texas


El Paso County grapples with surge of coronavirus cases: "They're worried they may be next"

El Paso County has reported more than 22,000 new cases in the last two weeks as Texas has surpassed a million coronavirus cases — the...
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El Paso official orders two-week shutdown of non-essential businesses amid Covid surge

The El Paso County Judge has ordered a two-week shutdown of non-essential services due to new Covid-19 cases soaring in the Texas community.
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El Paso official orders two-week shutdown of non-essential businesses amid Covid-19 surge

The El Paso County Judge has ordered a two-week shutdown of non-essential services due to new Covid-19 cases soaring in the Texas community.
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El Paso to impose second coronavirus lockdown as local hospitals reach capacity

El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego said Thursday he is ordering a two-week shutdown of all nonessential services for two weeks to...
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El Paso to impose second lockdown as local hospitals reach capacity

El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego said Thursday he is ordering a two-week shutdown of all non-essential services for two weeks to...
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El Paso County shutdown order issued as coronavirus surges

The county is experiencing a record-breaking rise of COVID-19 cases that have overwhelmed hospitals.
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Coronavirus live updates: El Paso County imposes curfew as hospitals and ICUs fill up

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed over 1.1 million people worldwide.
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El Paso issues curfew to help curb Covid-19 as cases surge and hospitals reach full capacity

A curfew was issued Sunday for El Paso County in Texas, where a surge in Covid-19 cases left hospitals and ICUs in the area at full capacity and required officials to seek additional morgue space.
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El Paso asks residents to stay home for two weeks as COVID-19 cases surge

"Please continue to exercise your right to vote," said El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, who announced a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew.
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Texas Guv Sued For Move To Severely Limit Mail Ballot Drop-Off Locations

The League of United Latin American Citizens, as well as several individual voters, sued Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for his Thursday order that allowed local election officials to set up just one mail ballot drop-off location per county. The lawsuit, filed Thursday evening, alleges that the new policy — which was announced the day before several drop-off locations were scheduled to open — is a violation of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment and the Voting Rights Act. “The impact of this eleventh-h...
Tags: Texas, News, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Tierney Sneed, State, HARRIS, Travis, El Paso County, League of United Latin American Citizens, Ruth Hughs, Harris County Travis County Fort Bend County


Focus on the Family on List of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Colorado

With three lab confirmed cases and one probable case of COVID-19, Focus on the Family headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO has been declared a COVID-19 Outbreak site. The CO Dept of Public Health defines an outbreak as two or more cases confirmed by a lab test found in a location . Focus on the Family has declared itself to be a church so it will make my list of church outbreaks. The El Paso County site indicates the outbreak is in the bookstore. CO is one of the states which tracks outbreaks by...
Tags: Health, Colorado, Infertility, Colorado Springs CO, El Paso County, Focus on the Family, Los Angles County, COVID-19, COVID, CO Dept of Public Health, John MacArthur s Grace Community Church


SPC MD 1226

MD 1226 CONCERNING SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 369... FOR EASTERN CO TO THE NORTHERN TX PANHANDLE Mesoscale Discussion 1226 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0622 PM CDT Tue Jul 14 2020 Areas affected...Eastern CO to the northern TX Panhandle Concerning...Severe Thunderstorm Watch 369... Valid 142322Z - 150115Z The severe weather threat for Severe Thunderstorm Watch 369 continues. SUMMARY...Convection should increase across southeast CO into southwest KS over the next few hours....
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Tracking ever growing number of prisoner and prison staff deaths due to COVID-19

Exactly a month ago, via this post, I first flagged how the looming threat of the coronavirus could be especially worrisome for incarcerated populations and all the workers at jails and prisons.  Two weeks ago, starting with posts here and here, I began flagging new reports of prisoners and staffers testing positive for COVID-19 in multiple states.  Now, sadly, the predictable next stage of this pubic health tragedy has arrived in the form of multiple reports from multiple location of prisoners ...
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Missing Colorado boy pronounced dead, stepmother arrested, authorities announce

Gannon Stauch, the 11-year-old boy who went missing from his Colorado Springs home in January, has been pronounced dead, El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder announced at a news conference Monday.
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Stepmom of Missing Colorado Boy Gannon Stauch Charged With Murder

The stepmother of Gannon Stauch, an 11-year-old who has been missing for five weeks in Colorado Springs, was arrested in South Carolina and charged with first-degree murder, Colorado authorities confirmed Monday.Letecia Stauch, who was the last person to see the boy, faces several other charges including child abuse resulting in death, tampering with a body, and tampering with physical evidence.The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, which has been leading the search for the 11 year old, announced ...
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‘It’s Justified.’ The El Paso Walmart Shooting Suspect Now Faces 90 Federal Charges

Linda and Saul Lara have been attending therapy for several months in order to address the trauma of August 3, 2019, when a gunman shot and killed 22 people, and injured at least 23 others, at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The Laras were in the parking lot of a Sam’s Club, next door to the Walmart, when they heard the gunshots and had to flee. “It was like, boom, boom, boom, boom, 10 or 15 shots really fast,” Linda Lara told TIME the day after the shooting. She said she called 911 as she and...
Tags: Texas, Crime, News, Office, Uncategorized, Walmart, Department Of Justice, El Paso, Linda, U S Attorney s Office, El Paso County, El Paso Texas, Sam s Club, Allen Texas, El Paso Times, Jaime Esparza


The El Paso Shooting Suspect Now Faces 90 Federal Charges. Victims Say ‘It’s the Least That Could Happen to Him’

Linda and Saul Lara have been attending therapy for several months in order to address the trauma of August 3, 2019, when a gunman shot and killed 22 people, and injured 23 others, at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The Laras were in the parking lot of a Sam’s Club, next door to the Walmart, when they heard the gunshots and had to flee. “It was like, boom, boom, boom, boom, 10 or 15 shots really fast,” Linda Lara told TIME the day after the shooting. She said she called 911 as she and her husb...
Tags: Texas, Crime, News, Office, Uncategorized, Walmart, Department Of Justice, El Paso, Linda, U S Attorney s Office, El Paso County, El Paso Texas, Sam s Club, Allen Texas, El Paso Times, Jaime Esparza


Colorado man robs bank and throws money to passers-by while shouting 'Merry Christmas', say witnesses

A man with a white beard attempted to bring some festive cheer when he robbed a bank in Colorado and threw fistfuls of cash into the street while yelling "Merry Christmas", witnesses have said. Police in Colorado Springs said that the "older white male" robbed the Academy Bank at lunchtime on Monday. The suspect, named by police as David Wayne Oliver, 65, allegedly walked into the bank and claimed to have a weapon in his pocket. Police said the suspect had "threatened the use of a weapon” and le...
Tags: News, Colorado, Starbucks, Oliver, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, David Oliver, Colorado Springs Police, Pascale, Tejon, Academy Bank, David Wayne Oliver, Dion Pascale, El Paso County Criminal Justice Center, Denver Post Officers


Mexicans sue Walmart over El Paso shooting

Mexico's government said Wednesday it has helped 10 Mexican citizens file lawsuits against Walmart over an August shooting at a store in El Paso, Texas, where a suspected white nationalist killed 22 people. "The objective of these suits, presented in El Paso county, is to hold the company responsible for not taking reasonable and necessary measures to protect its clients from the attack," the foreign ministry said in a statement. Eight Mexicans were killed in the August 3 attack in El Paso, a ...
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Texas scheduled to execute white supremacist convicted of strangling woman

Justen Hall, 38, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. CST (0000 GMT) at the state's death chamber in Huntsville for the murder of Melanie Billhartz on Oct. 28, 2002. According to prosecutors, Ted Murgatroyd, a recruit of Hall's gang, got into a fight with Billhartz that day in her truck on a trip to a convenience store in El Paso County. When the pair returned to the drug house where gang members were gathered, Hall decided to killed Billhartz so she did not report the fight or t...
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