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Coronavirus in Texas

One Texas town, two school districts and completely different mask policies. How science and politics are clashing in New Braunfels.

The two school districts in this Central Texas town headed in opposite directions after Gov. Greg Abbott ended the statewide mask mandate, sparking heated debates over safety and government responsibility.

By Bekah McNeel, The 74
Cars line up in the Wylie West Junior High School parking lot to drop students at the 5th and 6th grade entrance in Abilene, Texas Wednesday August 19, 2020. The first day of school saw students and faculty wearing masks as they began classes in the midst of a global pandemic.

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