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Trump visits Texas to autograph his incomplete border wall

Jan 13, 2021
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From Texas Public Radio: 

Update at 4:30 p.m.

Speaking near Alamo, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, President Donald Trump addressed upcoming attempts to potentially remove him from office during the last eight days of his presidency. Trump called the conversations about impeachment taking place in Congress a hoax and revived claims of being the target of a witch hunt.

 

The Texas Legislature convenes for its 2021 session Tuesday. Here are 5 things to watch.

Jan 12, 2021
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From The Texas Tribune: 

The 2021 session of the Texas Legislature will commence Tuesday under pervasive uncertainty.

Lawmakers have been waiting for months to see how it will be conducted safely as the coronavirus pandemic rages. Both chambers are expected to convene at 12 p.m. Central time. Watch the House and Senate streams here.

How to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Lubbock

Jan 11, 2021
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Editor's note: This post will be updated regularly with where eligible Lubbockites can get a COVID-19 vaccine. Find a map of providers and availability in each Texas county here.

Updated 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 15

More demand than supply of COVID-19 vaccines in Lubbock

Jan 7, 2021
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The short line outside of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center looks longer because of social distancing. Some of the first citizens in Lubbock to get the coronavirus vaccine seem to be taking no chances when they’re this close to pandemic relief.

 

Once inside, Lubbock Health Department Director Katherine Wells said people fill out a one-page form. The city is operating on trust with the people currently eligible to be vaccinated- citizens don’t need to bring any documents. 

Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

From The Texas Tribune:

Health officials in Austin are considering opening a makeshift hospital as its intensive care units fill up. Patients in North Texas are being treated in lobbies or in hallways. And hospitals around Laredo, Abilene and College Station have three or fewer intensive care unit beds open, according to state data.

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