Gov. Greg Abbott hits pause on economic reopening as COVID-19 surges in Texas and Austin

As COVID-19 cases continue to hit all-time highs, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has paused and taken a step back on the reopening of the Texas economy.

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Rumors are circulating that podcast comedian Joe Rogan is moving to Austin, an idea he's floated on his show.

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Protests over police violence took place Sunday despite the formal cancellation of the event. Protesters shut down I-35, and police used tear gas and rubber bullets.

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Sixth Street bars were flooded with people over the first weekend that they have been open in more than two months.

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Several groups in Texas have recently sued to expand access to mail-in voting, arguing that a pandemic might keep people away from the polls.

But the state is pushing back with the stance that fear of contracting coronavirus should not qualify voters to request mail-in ballots.

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Nearly 50 Austin musicians got together through the nonprofit All ATX to create the release of "Someday We'll Be together," a take on The Supremes song by Robert Harrison and Suzanna Choffel.
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