2 weeks after Texas began to roll back coronavirus restrictions, the Lone Star State counted its largest single-day totals in new cases and deaths as local and state governments grapple for power over reopening https://t.co/8ObdXJk6YD pic.twitter.com/Niz2ZjWKiJ— Forbes (@Forbes) May 15, 2020
.@GovAbbott says childcare services are allowed to open starting immediately.— Alexandra Samuels (@AlexSamuelsx5) May 18, 2020
— Restaurants 50% by Friday; bars and wine rooms can open at 25% capacity
— Professional sports without spectators in Texas can reopen on May 31
— In-person summer school can begin on June 1 #txlege
NEW: Rules for bars in Texas:— Tony Plohetski (@tplohetski) May 18, 2020
* 25 percent capacity.
* No loitering at bar, and people should be seated.
* Dancing is discouraged.
* 6-feet between parties.
* No tables of more than 6.
TX US @replouiegohmert rails against proposed proxy voting in House, calls those afraid of coronavirus exposure "wishy washy"— ChickenFriedPolitics (@ChkFriPolitics) May 15, 2020
--ChickenFriedPolitics.com is The Place for Southern Politics--https://t.co/02cAVSbhCC
The pandemic’s next blow: Over 1 million Texans will lose health insurance https://t.co/rTiLVRLClV— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) May 18, 2020
The Texas Supreme Court won’t meet in person because of coronavirus but imposes voters to cast their ballots in person and be denied the opportunity to vote by mail — Judge safely, but risk death to votehttps://t.co/KbBHhvMl1T— Alfons López Tena (@alfonslopeztena) May 17, 2020
As a reminder - it’s not fear of COVID-19 that is the reason all Texas voters should be able to vote by mail during a once-in-a-century public health crisis, it’s the lack of immunity to this deadly, highly infectious virus. @ACLU @ACLUTx @TXCivilRights @TBuserClancy @S4ldivar https://t.co/VSguVwMzar— Sophia Lin Lakin (@sophlin229) May 16, 2020
Vice President Wallace was run out of the Democratic Party for being too principled. Read this book. https://t.co/sH7yb2Dswp— Alexandra Halaby🌹 (@iskandrah) May 15, 2020
As 5 p.m. filing deadline nears for #SD14 special election, @TXsecofstate has six candidates filed, no big surprises:— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) May 13, 2020
- Waller Thomas Burns II (R)
- Pat Dixon (L)
- @sarah_eckhardt (D)
- Jeff Ridgeway (I)
- @EddieforTexas (D)
- @DonZimmermanATX (R) #txlege
In a new XL episode, @joestwat and I share our #QuarantineLife, update the #worststatepowerrankings (covid edition), roast Trump, Cuomo, and Pelosi, and openly dream of moving to Canada. Rate/Review/Subscribe:https://t.co/7Ef2dcu3x4— Los Twostonians🎙️ (@TwoStonians_Pod) May 11, 2020
Tesla's next factory is going to be in Austin https://t.co/ZUa71BavSQ— Forever in debt to your priceless advice. (@PDiddie) May 16, 2020
After advocating for solar energy for twenty years, I finally pulled the trigger and put solar panels on our home this spring. Solar prices have declined 60% in the last decade and financing our system meant my family didn’t have to pay any money out of pocket. The pandemic meant the timing was even better than I had anticipated.Amid all the social upheaval, I feel more secure knowing I'm producing my own power. With utility workers declared “essential”, there thankfully hasn’t been any major disruption in service. But even when utilities are fully staffed, a couple of downed power lines can leave thousands of people without power and cause large human and economic consequences. Homes and buildings with enough solar energy and energy storage capacity installed may be able to keep their own lights on during and immediately after outages.With my new rooftop panels, I’m also saving money on my energy bill at a time when we’re using a lot more electricity working and schooling from home (and with our A/C about to be working real hard). According to Energy Sage, the average Texan who goes solar would save a net of $13,000 over 20 years. And by installing solar panels, consumers protect themselves from the unpredictable swings and spikes in utility electricity costs. Solar panels also help reduce demand on the grid, which can lower electricity rates for all customers.
As an environmentalist, I’m happy to do my part to reduce air pollution as COVID-19, a respiratory disease, rages. Research shows people living in areas with polluted air having a higher chance of dying from the disease. Austin, with 108 days of elevated particle pollution in 2018, is unfortunately one of those areas. But replacing coal- and gas-fired power plants with solar energy reduces the particle emissions that harm our health, while cutting the pollution fueling global warming (which itself is helping spread dangerous infectious diseases).
When this Texas newspaper started looking into the death of a woman in jail, the local sheriff told them it was "not news."— NPR (@NPR) May 17, 2020
Now, the Palestine Herald-Press has won a Pulitzer for its work on the story.https://t.co/NiCNcHoQym
Bob Watson's wife, Carol, delivered a fitting tribute in March as the #Astros honored him at their Urban Youth Academy: ‘Job well done, Bob Watson. Life well lived, and time well spent.’ https://t.co/OYew9cX87W— David Barron (@dfbarron) May 15, 2020
A bathing girl revue in Galveston, 1922. Proving I guess that, for just about forever, men have done almost anything to try to get women to show a bit of skin. pic.twitter.com/Gwj85vhHek— Traces of Texas (@TracesofTexas) May 14, 2020