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Early in the coronavirus pandemic, animal shelters across the nation worried the pandemic would discourage people from adopting pets. Now months into the spread of Covid-19, shelters are reporting that adoptions continued at a remarkable rate given the circumstances. Research has shown that …

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 11 Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas, including Red River Valley counties. Producers who suffered losses due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency emergency loans. 

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Sales tax collections on spending in May fell just 2.6% statewide to $744.2 million as the state relaxed restrictions like mask wearing and physical distancing that had been implemented to help slow the spread of Covid-19, according to Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.