COVID-19 SURGE PROMPTS ALCOHOL-SERVING RESTRICTIONS Posted in: Opinions Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the state to slow down the reopening process for bars and other venues as coronavirus-related infections, hospitalizations and deaths continued to increase in Texas last week. “As I said from the start, if the positivity rate rose above 10%, the State of Texas would take further action ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!