After being closed for weeks, some county employees are reporting back to work at their offices.
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The city of Galveston has signed a letter supporting an effort to shorten the wait until the next city election.
The beaches will close on Friday and will remain closed for at least a week, officials said.
"I don't like feeling helpless," said Galveston resident Taylor Wilson, on his project to protect local hospital staff from saliva.
The car broke the bottom part of the pole, but the pole was left standing after it fell straight down on to the hood of the car, officials said.
The people who died include a woman in her 30s, a man in his 60s, a man in his 80s and a woman who was older than 90 years old.
Galveston Island State Park and dozens of other public areas will be closed until further notice.
Operators of cruise ships based in Galveston have been ordered to treat critically ill people aboard their vessels or find private help to get them ashore.
Local school districts are planning to follow Gov. Greg Abbott's lead before making a decision about what happens for the rest of their school years.