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Central Texas bars reopening and staying closed

Bars can only reopen on Oct. 14 if the county judge of each county opts in with the TABC.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor’s note: KVUE has reached out to all Central Texas county judges on their decision. This story will be updated on what they decide.

Some local bars are reopening their doors again.

On Sept. 7, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that all Texas bars can reopen at 50% capacity after hinting about it on social media. But, there’s a catch. The bars can only reopen on Oct. 14 if the county judge of each county opts in with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). 

RELATED: Gov. Greg Abbott announces Texas bars can reopen at 50% capacity if county judges opt in

The bars in counties that do allow them to reopen must follow strict guidelines. Bars must make sure all customers are seated while eating or drinking and groups

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Montgomery County judge says Abbott’s plan for bars not good enough

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough was pleased Gov. Greg Abbott’s new order for the state regarding COVID-19 will allow bars to reopen Oct. 14 at 50 percent but says it falls short in helping many business owners.

“Kudos to the governor, thank you for finally doing something,” he said. “The problem is it is too little too late. These bars are out of business. I’m in for 100 percent.”

Late Wednesday, Abbott released GA-32, allowing county judges to “opt in” to open bars and “similar establishments” to reopen at 50 percent and all other business other than bars to open 75 percent. The order does place restriction on bar operations including when customers are walking around, they much wear masks and can only remove them when they are drinking at tables with less than six people.

While Harris County Judge Linda Hildalgo took to Twitter after Abbott’s release of GA-32

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Jefferson Parish bars back in business, could New Orleans be next?

An announcement from New Orleans could come next week on whether bars like Bullet’s will be able to open.

METAIRIE, La. — It’s not back to normal, but much closer to it at Whitey’s Pool Hall in Metairie.

“Oh, we’re tickled to death,” said 47-year owner Adrian Hamann.

In their second official day of being able to operate as a neighborhood bar again, Hamann says it’s a welcomed return.

“The customers are loving it. They’re glad to be back. They feel like they’re back home again,” Hamann said.

It’s a different story next door in Orleans Parish where bar business isn’t adding up. Rollin Garcia’s neighborhood bar in the Seventh Ward is still empty, six months after shutting down.

“I really didn’t think it would be this long,” Garcia said.

Garcia has owned Bullet’s for about 24 years and has been cutting costs where he can.

“We went from five

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Trump Bars Federal Grants for ‘Divisive and Harmful’ Racial-Sensitivity Training

College diversity officers and people who support efforts to improve racial climates on campus reacted with alarm on Thursday to word that President Trump had expanded a ban on training programs that he says promote racial or sexual “stereotyping” and “scapegoating.”

In a Twitter post on Tuesday, Trump said the ban, originally aimed at programs for government employees, was being extended to federal grantees and government contractors.

“Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!” he tweeted.

Diversity leaders say the executive order could have a chilling effect on efforts to improve campus racial climates.

In an executive order signed on Tuesday, Trump wrote that contracts can be refused or canceled if they don’t include an assurance that the recipients will avoid “workplace training that inculcates in its employees any form of race or sex stereotyping or

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Texas bars and distilleries rip Abbott for leaving them out of reopening plan

As Gov. Greg Abbott outlined his latest reopening plan this week, bar owner Greg Barrineau watched in disbelief. Abbott, who announced that Texas restaurants could expand dine-in service to 75% capacity, said bars must remain closed.

“Some bars and their associations have offered some very helpful ideas,” Abbott said of reopening, “and we will continue to work with them on that process.”

But Barrineau, who has laid off his 12 staff members and suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses at Drink Texas, a bar with locations in San Antonio and Boerne, said that assertion of collaboration is “insanity — he doesn’t care about small businesses.”

Party Time Bar outside of Temple was one of many bars closed during the coronavirus pandemic in March. Bar industry groups say Gov. Greg Abbott has not responded to proposals for how they can reopen safely during the pandemic. (Photo: Jordan Vonderhaar for

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Worldwide Stainless Steel Forged Bars Market to 2025 – Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights – ResearchAndMarkets.com – Press Release

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Louisiana restrictions; Florida bars; 191K US deaths


President Trump asked a Reuters journalist to remove his face mask while asking a question during a news conference at the White House.


On the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, Americans are struggling with feelings of safety once again as another American is diagnosed with the coronavirus every 2.45 seconds.

Most state case counts and deaths, with the exception of Wisconsin, are improving across the nation, but deaths are still more than a third higher than they were at the beginning of July. America has been averaging about 35,000 cases per day. 

In Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards said he will ease restrictions on public gatherings beginning Friday but a face mask mandate will stay in place. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, however, said she will not ease the city’s guidelines on public gatherings after a troublesome Labor Day weekend that included dozens of reported

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Florida will reopen bars next week after recording 211 COVID-19 deaths

  • Bars in Florida will be allowed to reopen at a 50% capacity starting on Monday, Secretary of Department of Business and Professional Regulation Halsey Beshears announced on Thursday. 
  • Florida recorded over 2,500 new coronavirus cases and 211 deaths on Thursday. 
  • Most bars were closed in June after coronavirus cases in the state surged.
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Florida will allow bars to reopen at half-capacity starting on Monday, Secretary of Department of Business and Professional Regulation Halsey Beshears announced on Thursday. 

The announcement comes as Florida’s Department of Health reported 2,583 cases of COVID-19 with 211 deaths on Thursday.

The state has registered more than 654,700 cases and over 12,300 deaths since the pandemic began. 

Beshears said that the state will rescind an executive order that forced some bars and breweries to shut down earlier this summer amid surging cases of the virus in the state. 


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A week on, only 50% bars open shutters for business | Goa News

Panaji: A week after the government allowed bars, restaurants and taverns to restart operations, only about 50% of them have opened for business. Industry stakeholders who are balancing strict operating SOPs and reduced business volumes are hopeful that the situation will stabilise shortly.
“Though people have opened, business is very low and it will take more than a month for it to stabilise,” president of the All Goa Bar and Restaurant Owners’ Association (AGBROA), Michael Carrasco said.
The excise department has laid the onus of ensuring that the social distancing norms are followed on licensees, and Carrasco said that those who have started operations have done so with a few tables.
To add to the seating constraint facing operators, which reduces turnover, “consumers now prefer the non-air conditioned section of bars and restaurants because they fear the Covid-19 infection spreads faster in a closed air-conditioned environment”, Carrasco said.
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