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Two months after lifting the statewide mask mandate as COVID-19 cases were declining and the number of vaccinated Texans was increasing, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday that says no city or county government or public school district can require people to wear masks on its premises, effective June 5.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that he informed the U.S. Department of Labor that Texas would decline further federal unemployment assistance related to the pandemic, effective June 26.
Local State Reps. Jarvis Johnson and Penny Morales Shaw joined other House Democrats in leaving Texas for Washington to break quorum and keep the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature from passing legislation related to voting procedures. The maneuver is drawing support from some area residents and criticism from others.
- City adding missing sidewalk link in Heights
- Oak Forest fireman's family fighting city over benefits
- Local teachers bringing Galapagos Islands to class
- Local Congresswoman arrested during protest
- Appeals court reverses Prop B ruling, sides with firefighters
- Can fish and cats peacefully coexist?
- Art Valet: Artists continuing summer tradition in Heights
- Thoelke named principal at Our Savior Lutheran
- One killed, five wounded in area restaurant shooting
- Hidalgo raises COVID threat level as Delta surges
- Area restaurants, residents respond to Delta variant surge with caution
- HISD preparing for optional masks, in-person learning
- HISD releases 2021-22 academic calendar
- Eating grass may not be gross to pets
- Don't wait for tragedies to push for safety measures
- Local post offices part of USPS pilot program
- Man charged with murder in Washingon-area shooting
- Plug pulled on Fisher Street Apartments