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Group of Texas bar owners sue to reopen amid pandemic

4 days 13 hours 31 minutes ago Monday, June 29 2020 Jun 29, 2020 June 29, 2020 2:39 PM June 29, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A group of Texas bar owners filed lawsuits Monday seeking to overturn Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that closed their businesses to help contain the spread of the coronavirus in Texas. Abbott has pinpointed the re-opening of bars last month as one of the sources behind a dramatic spike in new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations. The lawsuits allege Abbott's order violate the state constitution. Abbott hasn't said when he might allow them to reopen. The University of Texas released return-to-school plans for the fall, including a mask requirement in campus buildings.

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