DALLAS (AP) – Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas won’t request military support after President Donald Trump threatened to deploy troops across the country to confront violence set off by the death of George Floyd. Abbott also said Tuesday he wasn’t asked to send Texas National Guard members to the District of Columbia after days of violent demonstrations there led to fires and the use of tear gas and flash bangs, including on peaceful protesters.
AUSTIN (AP) – Texas entered the new month Monday with summer camps, including sports camps, allowed to open as the state relaxed some of the rules put in place to control the spread of the coronavirus. Texas also announced 593 new cases. That came after after Sunday’s 1,949, which was the most recorded in a single day since Texas began tracking infections. Mondays are typically the lowest days in the number of new infections reported. The state also announced six new deaths, the fewest since March 31.
WACO (AP) – Police have found the body of a child in a dumpster in Central Texas and they believe it could be a 2-year-old boy whose mother said he disappeared from a park a day earlier. Authorities in Waco issued an Amber Alert Monday night for Frankie Gonzalez. His mother told police that she had taken Frankie to Cameron Park in Waco. He was playing by a splash pad when she turned away briefly. When she looked back he was gone. Waco police Officer Garen Bynum told KWTX-TV that investigators believe the body is Frankie but won’t be sure or know a cause of death until an autopsy is complete.
NEW YORK (AP) – All 32 NFL teams have been told by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold training camps at their home facilities this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most NFL teams stay at their training complexes year-round, but Dallas, Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Buffalo are among those that stage training camp elsewhere. The Cowboys and Steelers are scheduled for the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 6 and will be the first two teams to report in late July. Dallas usually trains in Oxnard, California, and Pittsburgh in nearby Latrobe, Pennsylvania.