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The Governor’s Executive Order Banning Mask Mandates (Aug. 2, 2021)

On Monday’s show: A closer look at Gov. Abbott’s new executive order prohibiting local governments from issuing mask and vaccine mandates, your pet peeves about life in Houston, and an update on sports.

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On Monday’s Houston Matters: Texas is prohibiting cities and local governments from issuing vaccine or mask mandates even as the state is seeing a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases hit hospitals. We learn about Gov. Greg Abbott's new executive order and get an update on the COVID situation.

Also this hour: We offer you your monthly opportunity to gripe about your Houston pet peeves.

And we learn about the new Rockets draft picks, the Astros’ trade deadline deals, and other developments in Houston sports.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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