El Paso is fighting the coronavirus and Texas officials | The Texas Tribune

New medical tents set up at University Medical Center of El Paso hospital due to the huge spike in active COVID-19 cases (11… After a plea for help from the Texas Army National Guard to help at the overflowing morgues, Gov. Greg Abbott, who serves as commander-in-chief of Texas military forces, said the guard was available but first directed El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego to use county resources. The governor has also spoken out against the county’s now-halted shutdown of nonessential businesses. Attorney General Ken Paxton slammed Samaniego for the order, calling the judge a tyrant trying to kill small businesses and holiday gatherings. Source: El Paso is fighting the coronavirus and Texas officials | The Texas Tribune