1:40 PM Apr 4, 2020 CDT

Three more coronavirus patients in Comal, two are community spread

Patients are from New Braunfels, Canyon Lake and Smithson Valley. One is hospitalized.


8:00 AM Apr 4, 2020 CDT

Guadalupe County issues stay-at-home order, amends disaster declaration

County suspends foreclosure proceedings for at least 30 days.

VIDEO: Texas Tribune interview with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar about the coronavirus's effects on the state economy

At 8 a.m. April 7, The Texas Tribune will host a live interview with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, conducted by Texas Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey.



With Texas Workforce Commission overwhelmed by surging unemployment claims, Central Texas residents try to hang on

The Texas Workforce Commission received 1.7 million calls from individuals seeking assistance with unemployment benefits in a 24-hour period on March 26.


Survey finds Texas brewers losing more than 70% of revenue because of coronavirus

Brewers across the state are renewing calls for Gov. Greg Abbott to grant temporary waivers for shipping, delivery and tax relief.


April 6: 8 coronavirus stories Austin-area readers need to know

Catch up on some of the latest coronavirus updates for the Austin metro below.


Comal County announces 22nd case of COVID-19

Nine of the 22 cases are located in the New Braunfels area.



New Braunfels' parks to be closed Easter weekend.

Stay-at-home orders are effect at the city and state levels through the rest of the month. County to join on Saturday.


Comal County issues stay-at-home order

Confirmed cases within the county have jumped 50% in last two days.


‘We’ve got this’: Central Texas librarians step up to help their communities amid coronavirus pandemic

The example in Bee Cave appears to be just one of many stories relating how, amid the COVID-19 crisis, librarians are helping their communities throughout the Greater Austin area.


Has your Austin-area small business been affected by the coronavirus? Here are resources you can access.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering a short-term loan program intended to help cover payroll and a separate, long-term loan program intended to help business owners stay afloat.



String of racist attacks via videoconferencing software leads to heightened security concerns

A recent string of incidents where Zoom meetings have been “hacked” has put the future viability of teleconferencing security in doubt.


Drive-thru coronavirus testing center opens in New Braunfels

A doctor is required to set up an appointment for testing.


5 recent coronavirus stories from the Austin area readers should know

Read local updates on the coronavirus pandemic.


Breaking news: Comal County reports three new cases of coronavirus in New Braunfels

All three of the new cases in the county are located in New Braunfels.



Donations to All Together ATX will help local residents through grants to nonprofits

Friday's digital telethon seeks donations to help the community


Here's why New Braunfels is allowing limited, in-person religious services, despite coronavirus concerns

An email exchange between the mayor and a retired doctor laid it all out.


5 recent education stories from the Austin area readers should know

Read updates on how local school districts and colleges are reacting in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.


Sen. John Cornyn discusses provisions laid out in CARES Act

The $2 trillion package provides funding to help fight the virus and to provide financial assistance for Americans during the pandemic.



Texas sees 77% increase in unemployment insurance claims during week ending March 28

Texas ranked fifth among states in the U.S. with 275,597 initial claims filed the week ending March 28.


UPDATED: Three new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Comal, bringing total to 15

One patient's case was community spread and the others are being investigated.


Governor's stay-at-home order to be enforced by Comal County

Gov. Greg Abbott's order is similar to New Braunfels order but supersedes it where it differs, meaning religious services are now deemed as essential.


Texas Tribune: Some local elections in Texas moving ahead despite coronavirus spread

A handful of towns and special districts still plan to go ahead with their May 2 votes, arranging polling places despite calls from the president on down directing people to stay at home to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.



First responders, medical professionals across Texas worry about inadequate personal protective equipment supplies

In a survey of emergency service districts across the state, two-thirds of respondents said they were concerned about a shortage of equipment such as masks, goggles and gloves.


Comal County confirms 12th coronavirus patient; Guadalupe County at 17 cases

Five patients in Comal have recovered but two have died.