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Coronavirus in Texas

How a Dallas salon owner changed Texas' reopening debate

After Shelley Luther was jailed for opening her salon in blatant defiance of emergency orders, top Texas Republicans in all three branches of government scrambled to ensure her release.

Shelley Luther comforts Brenda Stephanie Mata as she addresses supporters at a Freedom Rally in Laredo. Mata was arrested for operating an eyelash salon from her home during the coronavirus lockdown.

“#Rememberthealamode”

Shelley Luther, owner of Salon a la Mode in Dallas, was recently issued a citation after reopening her business in violation of local and state stay at home orders. Luther spoke to a crowd of supporters at an Open Texas rally against coronavirus pandemic restrictions outside of the City Hall in Frisco on April 25, 2020.

“I am not going to shut the salon”

Shelley Luther, owner of Salon a la Mode in Dallas, was recently issued a citation after reopening her business in violation of local and state stay at home orders. Luther spoke to a crowd of supporters at an Open Texas rally against coronavirus pandemic restrictions outside of the City Hall in Frisco on April 25, 2020.

“They’re afraid, and they should be”

From left, Brenda Stephanie Mata, Shelley Luther, and Ana Isabel Castro Garcia address supporters about the opening of Texas businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic on May 13, 2020.

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