At least 30 Texas hospitals were out of ICU beds last week, according to the latest federal data. Look up the ones near you.
Each week, hospitals in Texas report their current ICU bed capacity to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Here’s the latest as the highly contagious delta variant of COVID-19 spreads and sends unvaccinated Texans to the hospital.
Texas scientists search for potentially virulent new omicron COVID-19 variant as state health officials push vaccination
So much is unknown about the new COVID-19 variant: the severity of the illness it causes, whether it can resist vaccines and natural antibodies and whether it’s more contagious than the delta variant that has burned through Texas and the U.S. for months.
A growing number of Texas Republicans want a fourth special session to pass COVID-19 vaccine mandate ban
It remains unclear whether Gov. Greg Abbott — the only official with the power to convene special sessions — will order state lawmakers back to Austin, or what issues he would include on the agenda.
Texas schools can again set their own face mask rules after federal judge overrules Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order prohibiting mask mandates in schools violates the Americans with Disabilities Act — freeing local officials to again create their own rules.
Advance child tax credit payments from IRS might not be available for parents of kids who were born in 2021
Another round of child tax credit payments from the Internal Revenue Service is set to hit accounts of qualifying families on Monday but for people who had a baby in 2021, there might not be any advance payments at all.