Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

A breakdown in the talks would put at risk more than $100 billion to help reopen schools, a fresh round of $1,200 direct payments to most people and hundreds of billions of dollars for state and local governments to help them avoid furloughing workers and cutting services as tax revenues shrivel.
  • National

  Macron promises help, Beirut residents vent fury at leaders

Lebanese officials targeted in the investigation of the massive blast that tore through Beirut sought to shift blame for the presence of explosives at the city’s port, and the visiting French president warned Thursday that without serious reforms the country would “continue to sink.”

TOP STORIES

  18 new COVID-19 cases in Wichita County, total now 1,001

  Tequila Rose is looking for her forever home

  MSU professor wins David Adams Educator of the Year honor

LSC postpones Fall sports competitions until Spring 2021

TTU announces the termination of Lady Raider head coach Marlene Stollings and Associate head Coach Nikita Dawkins

Texas Tech University has announced the termination of Lady Raider basketball head coach Marlene Stollings, effective immediately.
  • Coronavirus

  US hiring slows in July as signs of lasting damage emerge

The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus is weakening hiring and the economic rebound.

  Second COVID-19 death in Throckmorton County

  Miss Fluffy needs a forever home

Camp Fire North Texas after-school program starting Sept. 8

  This weekend looks hot

STATE UPDATE: Stephens County reports third death

Back to school plans for Texoma school districts, colleges

  Texas sales tax holiday weekend begins

  MSU one step closer to being a part of Texas Tech family

  • National

  Warnings flashed for years of explosives at heart of Beirut

Rescue teams are searching the rubble of Beirut’s port for bodies nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon’s capital, killing nearly 150 people and wounding thousands.

SPORTS

Blitz on 6 returns Monday

  Private schools adapting to COVID-19 delay

Coach Seth Nolan says the attendance for their summer football practices has been close to perfect.