Tag Archives: COVID-19

Texas Supreme Court orders in response to pandemic address court procedures, deadlines

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Supreme Court since mid-March has issued several emergency orders affecting the operations of the judiciary and civil matters such as evictions and consumer debt collection. Government Code sec. 22.0035(b) empowers the Supreme … Continue reading

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AG issues opinion on local regulation of firearm sales during declared emergency

Cities and counties may not use emergency declarations to regulate or restrict the sale of firearms, according to a recent nonbinding opinion issued by the Texas attorney general. The chair of the Texas House Committee on Ways and Means on … Continue reading

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More health-related licensing regulations waived for COVID-19 response

On April 5, Gov. Abbott announced more temporary waivers of regulations on health-related professional licenses to support Texas’ response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Waivers allow expanded alcohol delivery during COVID-19 restrictions

More Texas restaurants temporarily may sell alcohol with takeout food and may deliver alcohol directly to customers with food purchases, subject to certain restrictions, after recent waivers of certain requirements in response to hardships faced by the hospitality industry as … Continue reading

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State moves to expand hospital resources in coronavirus pandemic

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Texas has increased, Gov. Abbott has issued multiple executive orders intended to expand hospital bed capacity and make personal protective equipment more available for health care workers. Under authority of the Texas Disaster … Continue reading

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