Bonnie Petrie covers bioscience and medicine for Texas Public Radio.
Bonnie grew up on the Canadian border in northern New York, but has happily called Texas home for 15 years. She is a 2017 Texas Radio Hall of Fame nominee in recognition of her work in Houston and Dallas before moving to San Antonio.
Most recently, Bonnie worked in Los Angeles reporting for public radio stations KPCC and KCRW. She is mom to a middle-schooler and spends her free time solving family mysteries through genetic genealogy.
Texas is set to cross a bleak milestone: 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases. Texas has the most cases in the U.S. and is struggling with a surge of infections in rural and urban areas.
After a major surge of coronavirus cases, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered nearly all residents to wear masks. The order also allows local officials to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday the state is pausing any further plans to reopen. It comes after a spike in the coronavirus cases and with some hospital systems strained by the surge.
The number of coronavirus cases is rising rapidly in Texas. Still, Wisconsin does not see an expected spike following the state supreme court canceling its stay-at-home order.