Coronavirus In Texas: Hundreds Protest COVID-19 Orders At State Capitol

A few hundred conservative activists have demonstrated on the steps of the Texas Capitol building to call for an end to social restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus In Texas: Hundreds Protest COVID-19 Orders At State Capitol

AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A few hundred conservative activists have demonstrated on the steps of the Texas Capitol building to call for an end to social restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

The protest in Austin came despite Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement Friday that he plans to start easing such restrictions next week.

AUSTIN, TX – APRIL 18: Protesters gather at the Texas State Capital building on April 18, 2020 in Austin, Texas. The protest was organized by Infowars host Owen Shroyer who is joining other protesters across the country in taking to the streets to call for the country to be opened up despite the risk of the COVID-19. (Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images)

The rally was one of several that small-government activists and supporters of President Donald Trump have held or plan to hold around the country. It was organized by a host of Infowars, which is a part of a company owned by conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones, who attended the rally.

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Evacuations Ordered In Grand Prairie After Natural Gas Fire

Businesses and local residents were evacuated Saturday afternoon after a gas leak fire in Grand Prairie.

Evacuations Ordered In Grand Prairie After Natural Gas Fire

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Businesses and local residents were evacuated Saturday afternoon after a gas leak fire in Grand Prairie.

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The Grand Prairie Fire Department responded to a high-pressure gas leak underneath Mayfield Road and State Highway 360, where — at some point — something ignited and lit up the gas leak.

Three buildings at a nearby apartment complex were evacuated, as well as an Exxon, a 7-Eleven and a Furniture Mart.

Grand Prairie Assistant Fire Chief Bill Murphy said there were no injuries. He continued to say crews were being overly cautious because the leak is believed to be coming from either a six or 12-inch high-pressure gas line underground.

Murphy said people can expect to return to the area Saturday evening.

Watch Grand Prairie Assistant Fire Chief Bill Murphy’s full press conference here:

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