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Las Vegas wrestler rattles Texas special election

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Rodimer arrived in Austin late Wednesday afternoon, telling people he’d been encouraged to run by Cruz and members of Trump’s family, according to two people familiar with the exchange who requested anonymity. Rodimer, one-time World Wrestling Entertainment sensation who lost......

No. 18 Texas Tech, Iowa State match up in Big 12 battle

Sports Illustrated
A team on the rise and a team simply trying to salvage something from an abysmal season collide Thursday night when Iowa State visits 18th-ranked Texas Tech. The teams come into the middle game of a three-game makeup stretch from different directions after Tuesday night. The Red Raiders (16-8, 8-7......

Alabama extends mask mandate for a month, breaking with Texas, Mississippi

Reuters
(Reuters) – Alabama’s governor said on Thursday she was extending the state’s mask mandate for another month, heeding the advice of health experts and breaking with decisions by neighboring Mississippi and Texas earlier this week to lift their requirements. FILE PHOTO: People wait in line to be inoculated against the......

Nutall leads Sam Houston St. over Texas A&M-CC 84-61

Sports Illustrated
AP News HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) Zach Nutall scored 20 points in 26 minutes as Sam Houston won its 12th straight home game, beating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 84-61 on Wednesday night and closing in on a second Southland Conference championship in three seasons. The win boosted the Bearkats moved into a......

Texas Gov. Abbott faces backlash after lifting coronavirus restrictions

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The two-term Texas governor announced Tuesday in Lubbock, in an event at a Mexican restaurant surrounded by supporters where he took no questions, that he was dropping his orders aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The......

Covid-19 Live Updates: Texas Lifts Restrictions, Part of a Wave of U.S. Reopenings

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Here’s what you need to know: Tracy Davie, left, and Renee Thevenot, both wearing masks, shopping in Austin, Texas, in January.Credit…Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas said on Tuesday that he was......

Most Celeb-Owned Texas Businesses Are Breaking From Gov. Abbot on Masking

TMZ
Exclusive Celebrities who own businesses in Texas aren’t ditching mask mandates and COVID safety protocols just because Gov. Greg Abbott says it’s now cool to do so … but there’s a notable outlier. Gov. Abbott lifted Texas’ statewide mask mandate Tuesday and allowed businesses to go back to full capacity,......

No. 18 Texas Tech tries to maintain momentum vs. TCU

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News With the Big 12 Conference’s week of do-overs at hand, 18th-ranked Texas Tech and TCU both hit the second-chance home stretch with lofty goals, especially now that they have rediscovered their winning ways. That figures to generate plenty......

Texas, Mississippi lift Covid restrictions and mask mandates, despite CDC warnings

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Greg Abbott, governor of Texas, speaks during an Operation Warp Speed vaccine summit at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images The governors of Texas and Mississippi both announced......

As song debate rages, Texas responds to critics

ESPN
University of Texas president Jay Hartzell responded on Tuesday to a report in The Texas Tribune featuring emails sent to the school by boosters angry that football players were refusing to follow tradition by singing “The Eyes of Texas” after games. The Tribune said that, of more than 300 emails......

Texas to lift statewide mask mandate, despite warnings from public health officials

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he will soon lift the state’s mask mandate, even as federal officials have urged states not to abandon COVID-19 precautions and cited a slowing drop in cases nationwide. “Make no mistake, COVID-19......

Texas governor lifts state’s mask mandate, says all businesses may open

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at the annual National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Dallas, Texas, U.S., May 4, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo (Reuters) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Tuesday that his state’s mask mandate will be lifted and all businesses will be allowed to open......

Saudi Aramco, Chevron chiefs see global oil demand recovery

Reuters
(Reuters) – Global oil demand is recovering and could return to around pre-pandemic levels next year, the chief executive of Saudi Aramco told an oil and gas conference on Tuesday. Global demand for oil is likely to recover from the second half of the year and could reach 99 million......

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