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Coronavirus in Texas

Unmasked: Across Texas, elation and caution as COVID-19 restrictions end after a year

A newly "open" state will likely look very different in rural towns and suburban neighborhoods compared to more populous areas and coronavirus hot spots, residents and business owners say.

Silvia Almaguer, left, and Luke Molitor, have drinks at the bar inside Cosmo's Bar and Lounge in Dallas on March 10, 2021.
Live music in Downtown Austin on March 10, 2021. This was the first evening that Greg Abbott's statewide mask mandate lift w…
James Genner, 41, who has been vaccinated for COVID-19, reads his smartphone while sitting at the bar inside Cosmo's Bar and…

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