LOCAL AUTHORITY - Texas State health officials say over 9,100 new Covid-19 cases have been reported along with 245 new deaths. This brings Texas’ total Covid cases to over 451,000 and more than 7,200 deaths. Schools reopening during the Coronavirus pandemic has created controversy as there has been some confusion as to who has legal authority to say when schools can reopen. Speaking at a Texas Division of Emergency Management Warehouse in San Antonio yesterday Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said who has the final say.