Abbott’s “Stay at Home” order expires April 30 Posted in: COVID-19News AUSTIN – Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday, April 27, he will allow the state “Stay at Home” order to expire as scheduled Thursday, April 30. Abbott announced plans for Phase 1 of “Re-opening Texas.” Phase 1, which will begin May 1, allows retail stores, movie theaters, malls and restaurants to ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!