Several of Texas’ largest cities sought to put in place mask requirements, which Gov. Greg Abbott overturned. The ruling is a legal win for Republicans in Austin their ongoing symbolic fight with cities, often run by Democrats.
Source: Texas Tribute BY JOSHUA FECHTER
Photo: Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a press conference in Austin on Dec. 17, 2020, regarding COVID-19 and the Pfizer vaccines that have been sent to hospitals across Texas. On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court gave Abbott a victory in his fight with urban-area leaders over mask mandates. Credit: Sergio Flores for The Texas Tribune