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Texas county threatened with lawsuit over COVID-19 order


August 23, 2020

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Efforts by officials in one South Texas county to delay the start of face-to-face classes due to the coronavirus pandemic could face a legal challenge on claims of religious freedom.

Cameron County, which has been one of the many COVID-19 hot spots in South Texas in recent months, has delayed in-person classes at public and private K-12 schools until after Sept. 28.

But attorneys for two private religious schools have told the county that the order is unlawful and goes against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's June 26 executive order superseding the authority of loc...

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