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Travel form for Governor's mandated 14-day self-quarantine for some incoming travelers

Instruction are now online for travelers coming into Texas from New York Tri-State area and New Orleans

AUSTIN, Texas – In response to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order, DPS has added the required travel form and terms of self-quarantine to our website for individuals traveling to Texas ­— with Texas being their final destination — through an airport…

Congressman Cloud: It's Time to Move Past Reliance on China

Op-Ed by District 27 Congressman Michael Cloud

  Through a series of lies, blunders, and cover-ups, the communist government of China has intensified the spread of the novel coronavirus. Tragically, the United States and over 130 other countries are now dealing with the serious health and economic impacts of this…

Cinemark Theaters Close All U.S. Locations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns

Cinemark is the latest entertainment venue to temporarily close all U.S. theatres

Cinemark Movie Theaters have decided to temporarily close all U.S. theaters amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. In an official email from the company, the closures will begin today, March 18, and will re-open whenever they believe it is safe to do…

WHO declares that virus crisis is now a pandemic

The World Heath Organization declares COVID-19 a pandemic as spread continues

ROME (AP) - The World Health Organization is declaring that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic. The assessment comes as Italy is weighing even tighter restrictions on daily life and has announced billions in financial relief to cushion…

Weinstein sentenced to 23 years for sexual assaults

NEW YORK (AP) - Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. It's a sight the Hollywood mogul's multitude of accusers thought they would never see. Weinstein was convicted last month of raping a…

Senator Ted Cruz self-quarantines after CPAC interaction

HOUSTON, Texas - Senator Ted Cruz has decided to undergo a precautionary self-quarantine after interaction with a coronavirus patient at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). According to a press release, Cruz was informed last night that someone he had…

BREAKING: SXSW cancelled amid Coronavirus concerns

AUSTIN- The mayor of Austin, Steve Adler, has declared a city-wide medical emergency, and has therefore cancelled the world-renowned music, film and technology festival, SXSW for 2020. "I've gone ahead and declared a local disaster in the city, and associated…

Netflix cancels SXSW screenings, events amid virus concerns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Netflix is canceling its South by Southwest screenings and events amid concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus. A company spokesperson says Wednesday that the streamer is pulling out of the annual Austin-based festival, which…

Warren ends 2020 presidential bid after Super Tuesday rout

WASHINGTON (AP) - Elizabeth Warren has ended her Democratic presidential bid after a disappointing finish in Super Tuesday states. That's according to a person familiar with her plans. The Massachusetts senator hasn't endorsed Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden. Warren's campaign…

'Judge Judy' will end 25-year run, but star sticking around

NEW YORK (AP) - ‘Judge Judy’ Sheindlin says she will stop making new episodes next year of the courtroom show that made her a star. But she's hardly disappearing. The tough-talking, 77-year-old former Manhattan family court judge says she's starting…

U.S. Census Bureau looks to hire locals for Census 2020

Temporary part time and full time jobs are available to effort the Census 2020 count

VICTORIA, Texas- The beginning count of the census is less than a month away. U.S. Census Bureau is looking for local community members to partake in…

Computer scientist who pioneered 'copy' and 'paste' has died

NEW YORK (AP) - The Silicon Valley pioneer who created the now-ubiquitous computer concepts such as “cut,” “copy” and “paste” has died. Larry Tesler was 74. He made using computers easier for generations as a proponent of what he called…

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change. Bezos, the world’s richest man, said in an Instagram post Monday that he'll start giving grants…

Pier 1 files for bankruptcy protection amid online challenge

Home goods retailer Pier 1 Imports Inc. is filing for bankruptcy protection. The Fort Worth, Texas-based company, which was founded in 1962, has recently struggled with increased competition from online retailers such as Wayfair. Pier 1 said Monday it will…

Shipt wants to deliver your "mom" this flu season

Feel better with your favorite caregiver

VICTORIA, Texas- We're in the thick of flu and cold season and Texas is ranked as one of the top ten states with the highest flu activity according to The Weather Channel. Shipt, a membership-based delivery service, wants to deliver…

Pilot program will let Detroit students offer free tax help

Dozens of Detroit high school students have become certified tax preparers and will offer free help to their neighbors starting Monday. The Detroit News reports about 40 students at Southeastern and Martin Luther King Jr. high schools have become IRS-certified…

Remembering Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas has passed away at 103

NEW YORK (AP) - Kirk Douglas, the muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other films and helped fatally weaken the Hollywood blacklist, has died at 103. Douglas was nominated…