Texas/World – 23 April ’20

House to Vote on $484 Billion Aid Bill; States Left Wanting

Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate leader, said states should consider declaring bankruptcy. Unemployment is set to soar again. The discovery of an early death rewrote the timeline of the U.S. outbreak.

DeVos excludes DACA recipients, foreign students from grants

The Trump administration is barring most international students and all students who entered the U.S. illegally from receiving emergency college grants approved by Congress as part of a $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package.

“I think it’s too soon,” said the president, who joined several mayors in questioning Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, who had said some businesses could resume on Friday.

Houston restaurant owner to reopen Federal Grill Hedwig Village for in-dining service Friday


A Houston restaurant owner has decided to defy Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s order that closed many businesses, including restaurants and bars, until April 30.

Owner-operator Matt Brice on Friday will reopen the Hedwig Village location of Federal Grill, which first opened its doors on Feb. 24, at 8731 Katy Freeway, for in-dining service

“I disagree with Hidalgo’s order. The government does not have the right to pick the winners and losers of this situation,” said Brice. “Until now, we’ve followed it 100 percent to make sure the city is safe. But the numbers are decreasing and it is time to get people back to work.”