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Health care workers collect coronavirus tests at a drive-thru site in the Fifth Ward in Houston.
Annie Mulligan for The Texas Tribune

As Texas grapples with soaring coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, local elected officials in some of the state’s most populous counties are asking Gov. Greg Abbott to roll back business reopenings and allow them to reinstate stay-at-home orders for their communities in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff issued an executive order Wednesday morning that will require commercial entities to implement a face mask policy within five calendar days. The order includes businesses within the City of San Antonio.


Republican Party of Bexar County Chairman Cynthia Brehm
via YouTube

Gov. Greg Abbott is calling for the resignation of the Republican Party chair in one of the state's biggest counties after she floated a conspiracy theory about the death of George Floyd.

Emergency managers from Bexar and surrounding counties gathered Thursday for a workshop to help them prepare for natural disasters; not for floods or tornadoes or hurricanes — but for earthquakes.


Guillermo Contreras / The San Antonio Express-News via AP

An FBI supervisor in Texas says he's concerned that additional attacks could occur after shots were fired at a building housing federal immigration enforcement personnel.

Gus Contreras / KERA News

Surging voter-registration numbers are one sign that the bitter partisan fight over Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court is energizing voters on both sides of the aisle.

Bexar County Sheriff: Man Killed By Deputies Was Armed With Knife

Sep 2, 2015
Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The Bexar County sheriff says deputies who gunned down a man whose hands were raised believe he was holding a knife at the time.

There were cheers from supporters as Judge Carlo Key emerged from the Bexar County Courthouse with Democratic members of Congress and legislators from the Texas House and Senate.

Key said his decision to jump change parties under his beliefs that justice should be served without prejudice towards race, color, creed or whom they choose to love.

The new system dubbed 'BiblioTech' will have no physical books, and should be completed this fall. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff claims the design was inspired by Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs.