If COVID-19 has brought any good, it was reminding Americans about the worth of brick-and-mortar public schools, the role of educators and the importance of investing in local institutions we long took for granted and often starve of resources and respect.
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The health district also announced three new COVID-19 related deaths over the weekend, bringing the countywide total to 143.
Galveston County leaders say organizations supporting veterans are being unfairly affected by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's pandemic order that keeps bars closed.
Although only 25 percent of the county's population, Hispanic residents accounted for 80 percent of COVID-19 deaths, according to official health data.
To date, 140 people in Galveston County have died after being diagnosed with the virus, according to the health district.
A date for a return to cruising hasn't been announced. But on Monday, the U.S. cruise industry said it would require testing and masks when it does return to business.
COVID-19 recoveries are up. Hospitalizations are down. Because of that, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said many businesses will be allowed to welcome more customers beginning next week.
Islanders want them to return, promoters want to give it a try and everyone is waiting on the governor's go-ahead.
Local universities are hoping to monitor spread of COVID-19 on their campuses by randomly testing select groups of students.