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RIPTExas Trends on Twitter After Abbott Announces End of Mask Mandate

55 minutes ago by Eva Raggio
On Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that the threat of COVID was over. Well, not exactly, but Texans are officially free to put the pandemic out of sight and out of mind In an afternoon news conference from Lubbock, Abbott said he is lifting a statewide mask mandate and allowing...

Gov. Abbott Scraps COVID-19 Mask Mandate, Allows Businesses to Open 100%

2 hours ago by Patrick Strickland
Gov. Abbott introduced the mask mandate last July, but he also forbade local officials from enforcing it.

Connecting Voters with their Representatives, New Penhole Seeks to Strengthen Democracy

13 hours ago by Simone Carter
A Dallas-based startup company has unveiled a new application, Penhole, that seeks to engage users with their elected officials.

Ex-Cop Amber Guyger Appealing Murder Conviction in Botham Jean's Death

13 hours ago by Jacob Vaughn
Hoping to secure a lesser sentence, Amber Guyger's legal team says she shouldn't have been charged with murder.

Sub Pop Signee Hannah Jadagu Made a Whole EP From Her Mesquite Bedroom

13 hours ago by Tyler Hicks
Hannah Jadagu’s mom is an OG Drake stan. In fact, one of Jadagu’s earliest memories is her mom dancing in the kitchen of their Texas home. Drake was on (“probably something from So Far Gone” Jadagu says) and her mom was cuttin’ it up while cleaning. “Do you know who...

Good with Frying Things? The State Fair Is Taking Applications for Food Vendors.

13 hours ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
In perhaps the most scrumptious sign that things will, in fact, get back to normal soon(ish), The State Fair of Texas recently put out the all-call for our craziest fried food concoctions. From now through March 31 they're accepting applications from anyone interested in becoming a food or beverage vendor. The...

An Ode to the Death of Shingle Mountain, 'Ms. Jackson Did Not Deserve This'

13 hours ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
It was a worthy and fitting musical ode to a woman who fought for years to get a six-story mountain of shingles removed from her backyard. The gesture was the work of a trucking company owner with a propensity for opera. Crows cackled from the trees while Marsha Jackson and...

Review: In East Dallas, Invasion Serves Massive Sandwiches with a Generous Spirit

13 hours ago by Brian Reinhart
Invasion was supposed to be primarily a sandwich restaurant, with occasional side gigs doing good for the community. Instead, in its first year this tiny East Dallas diner became a hub for goodwill, volunteering and feeding the needy. All that charity started the day before Invasion opened. On Monday, March...

In Small-Town North Texas, Some Confederate Monuments Still Stand Tall

13 hours ago by Patrick Strickland
While Confederate monuments are coming down in larger cities, they still stand tall in many small towns across North Texas.

Bills Keeping Cocktails To-Go from Texas Restaurants Winning Broad Support

2 days ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
Very few positive things have come out of the past 12 months. Some hard lessons have been learned. Perhaps a few new hygiene habits could help us all stay healthier in the long run, which is certainly not a bad thing. However, there was one sparkly item highlight on the...

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