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Even with less traffic during the pandemic, Texas work zone fatalities increased 9% in 2020 compared to 2019.

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U.S. health officials lifted an 11-day pause on Covid-19 vaccinations using Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose shot on Friday, after scientific advisers decided its benefits outweigh a rare risk of blood clot.

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Local health officials reported shorter lines and less demand at vaccination sites, and warned that there's still much work to be done to make Texans safe from the virus.

The state's grid operator included extreme weather scenarios in its early summer assessment and found that a combination of a severe drought, heat wave and low winds could lead to more power outages. Experts warn this summer could be hot and dry, enhanced by climate change.

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The Texas Senate last week passed several bills listed as major priorities by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Though most bills are numbered in the order in which they are filed, Patrick reserves the first 30 numbers for legislation he feels are top priorities for the state. A number of these marquee …