As Gov. Greg Abbott leads state through COVID-19 pandemic, where is the Texas Legislature?

AUSTIN — It’s a once-in-a-century pandemic. Where is the Texas Legislature?

In the four months since COVID-19 put Texas in a state of disaster — bringing economic activity to a halt and leaving millions out of work, while cases have risen steadily — lawmakers have not met publicly.

Gov. Greg Abbott has been the face of the state’s response. The second-term governor has exerted the...