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Hospital feud fueled tensions

Apr 07, 2020 - The Dallas Morning News

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ weekend clash over Dallas County’s plans for using a military pop-up hospital brought into sharp focus the built-in tensions in the two leaders’ roles.

Abbott is managing provisions for a sprawling state where the coronavirus infection rate seems to vary widely, at least given testing constraints.

Jenkins wears the cap of emergency manager for an urban county that for a time had the most confirmed cases of COVID-...