The 15-percent rule

Hospitalizations Are the Key to Texas Reopenings, Abbott Announces

Regions with low Covid-19 hospitalization rates can begin expanding reopenings immediately.

09/17/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Covid-19

Abbott: Bars to Stay Closed as Restaurants Move to 75 Percent Capacity

As hospitalization rates have decreased, the Texas governor says some food-and-drink operations can increase.

09/17/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Tug of War

Craft Brewing Community Feels Disrespect During Pandemic

While safety is paramount, messaging has cast doubt on intentions, beer advocates say.

07/28/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Barred From Serving

Abrupt Tweak Ends Dine-In Service for Major Texas Brewery

Saint Arnold, one of Houston's biggest beer locations, is affected by the change.

07/13/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Going Backwards

Emotions Swirl As Bars Close and Restaurants Re-Tool Again

Beverage professionals and restaurant operators respond to the latest news.

06/26/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

COVID-19

Gov. Abbott Closes Bars, Backtracks on Restaurant Dining Rooms

The move comes as COVID-19 case rates spike statewide.

06/26/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

COVID-19

Gov. Greg Abbott Pauses Re-Opening Plans, Cancels Elective Surgeries

As the number of coronavirus cases rapidly increases in Texas, the state is taking more steps to flatten the curve.

06/25/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt and Dianna Wray

More Dining Room

Gov. Abbott Announces Next Phase: Restaurants to Open Even More

While dining rooms can expand to 75 percent soon, some establishments close temporarily.

06/03/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

COVID-19

This Week, Bars Can Open, Restaurants Can Move to Half Capacity

Gov. Greg Abbott says we can live in a world where we "co-exist with COVID-19."

05/18/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Drink From Home

Will Texas Restaurants Be Able to Sell Alcohol To-Go Forever?

Gov. Abbott's tweet hints at a future where it might be so.

04/29/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

A Range of Opinions

Food Establishments Can Reopen Friday: How Restaurants Are Reacting

Why some folks will open their dining rooms, and why others won't.

04/28/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Dear Governor

As Restaurateurs Push State Government, Alcohol Regulations Loosened

One well-known Houston owner/operator is trying to empower food and beverage industry folks.

03/19/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Politicking

Races to Watch in Tuesday's Primaries

Election Day is upon us.

03/05/2018 By Dianna Wray

Politcking

Republican State Rep. Sarah Davis Rolls Into Primary Week

Attacked by her own party and up against an anti-vaxxer, the primaries will be the moment of truth for Davis.

03/05/2018 By Josh Watkins