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Coronavirus in Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott wanted state lawmakers to ban mask mandates in public schools. They didn’t.

As Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton vowed to punish any school district that defied Abbott’s ban on mask mandates, Republican legislators were largely indifferent on the matter.

A sign outside of a South Austin store asked customers to follow COVID-19 precautions on March 3, 2021.

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