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Impact of COVID-19 on our South Texas Economy

3News spoke to economics experts about how Coastal Bend’s economy will evolve in the coming months. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — 3News spoke with economic experts about how Coastal Bend’s economy will fare in the coming months. Even speaking with the CEO of Moda Midstream LLC about the company’s ongoing expansion efforts in Ingleside. “There are […]

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Dr. Mark McClellan on COVID-19 and the reopening of the Texas economy – Texas Monthly

Dr. Mark McClellan is one of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s advisers on the safe reopening of the state’s economy. McClellan and other health care experts have been on the phone with the governor several times a week this month. McClellan is from Austin, the son of former Republican state comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn. He also […]

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Houston businesses prepare to return to business after Abbott reopens Texas economy

Thousands of employees working from home over the past few weeks will likely return to work as early as Friday after Texas Governor Greg Abbott said some businesses could reopen after more than a month of stay-at-home orders. have closed. Companies are preparing for the return of their employees by distancing offices, buying masks and […]

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The success of Governor Abbott’s plan to reopen the Texas economy hinges on what we do in our cities and counties

The decision to shut down the Texas economy was a tough call. Getting back to business safely becomes an equally difficult decision. On Tuesday, Colleyville Mayor Richard Newton announced plans to relax stay-at-home orders and Dallas County Commissioners voted to extend Dallas County’s stay-at-home order through May 15. , both acting before the expiration of […]

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Low oil prices spell trouble for Texas economy

Oil prices have hit their lowest level since oil futures trading began on the NYMEX in 1983. DALLAS, Texas — The state of Texas has likely lost at least $1 billion in revenue since January thanks to falling oil prices, a Southern Methodist University professor told the WFAA on Monday, as contracts at oil futures […]

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The governor is responsible for a crumbling Texas economy

It’s time to face the facts: Texas Governor Greg Abbott has not been a leader in the coronavirus crisis. He has abdicated his responsibilities to local governments and, in his own words, is “looking to Washington for guidance.” This is a very disappointing and un-Texan answer. Texans are independent, driven, and individualistic; yet the governor’s […]

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Governor Greg Abbott says reopening Texas economy will be a slow process

Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that reopening the Texas economy will be a “slow process” guided by public health concerns as he continues to preview an upcoming executive order that will detail his strategy for getting business back to business in the ‘State. Abbott, who first hinted at his plans at a Friday press conference, […]

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A rapid decline for the Texas economy – and for the state budget

Editor’s Note: If you would like to receive an email notification each time we publish Ross Ramsey’s column, click here. If you want to listen to the column, just click the play button below. At the start of every economic crisis, officials turn to their financiers to ask if things are going as badly as […]

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A task force to examine how to restart the Texas economy after the shutdown

Policy // Texas politics Jeremy Wallace, Austin office April 7, 2020Updated: April 7, 2020 5:40 p.m. Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick speaks as Governor Greg Abbott listens during a press conference at the State Capitol on the state’s response to the coronavirus Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Austin, Aus. Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP) […]