Today (Sunday 8-15-2021) The Texas Supreme Court temporarily halts mask orders in Dallas and Bexar Counties...thus, siding with Gov. Abbott. Several school districts and some counties across Texas were defying the Governor's Executive Order to restrict LOCAL entities from self-instituting mask mandates.
The ruling comes after several school districts and a handful of counties across the state defied the governor’s executive order that restricted local entities from instituting mask mandates. This marks a major moment in the face-off between state and local government. This coming as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are surging in Texas.