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Gov. Abbott announces first wave of re-openings

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, in an April 17 press conference, announced an executive order designed to re-open the Texas economy in multiple waves over the next several weeks. Included in the order, as previously reported in The Graham Leader, Abbott ordered the closure of all schools to extend until the end of the 2019-2020 school year. The first item announced was the formation of a statewide strike force made up of business and medical leaders from around the state. The strike force includes Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Comptroller Glenn Hegar, former federal Medicare and Medicaid Commissioner Mark McClellan,

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