Posted on · City and county officials balked at Abbott using his emergency powers to block public health measures intended to respond to the emergency. But the court ruled that state law gives Abbott the authority to do just that.
Posted on · A day after a federal judge ruled face coverings can’t be required on airplanes and other public transportation, some Texans cheered the decision. But others said they’re still on the fence as COVID lingers.
Posted on · The mask-wearing requirement had been initially imposed in early 2021, shortly after President Joe Biden took office.
Posted on · The Biden administration will continue to require travelers to wear masks on planes and other forms of public transport.
Posted on · As the lawsuit continues to play out in federal court, a U.S. District judge last week halted one of the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates in Texas through a preliminary injunction. The suit was brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Lubbock’s largest school district.
Posted on · In an email to parents last week, Superintendent Millard House II said the district would maintain its mask mandate "at all district facilities, schools, and buses."
Posted on · District parents and students have watched as the FBISD issued a mask mandate, a mandate reversal, and a court filing in support of a lawsuit seeking to overturn mandates.
Posted on · The U.S. Department of Education announced the inquiry days after the Texas Education Agency quietly updated its guidance to say school districts can’t require masks.
Posted on · Disability Rights Texas had asked the court to issue a temporary restraining order to allow schools to require masks ahead of a trial date in October.
Posted on · Education and medical experts discuss local back-to-school COVID policies and safety. Plus, a parent in Lamar Consolidated ISD shares her personal story about what her young children are facing as they return to a school without a mask mandate.
Posted on · The 4-3 vote from the district's board of trustees mandates all students and staff in Fort Bend County schools must now wear a mask indoors.
Posted on · The Texas Supreme Court on Sunday struck down temporary restraining orders that empowered Bexar and Dallas counties to institute mask mandates. The elected Republican body offered Gov. Greg Abbott his first court victory in the fight over local emergency power.
Posted on · The HISD Board of Education's vote to support the superintendent's proposed mask mandate was the clearest sign yet that the state's largest school district was prepared to challenge Gov. Greg Abbott.
Posted on · The mandate applies to all students, employees, and visitors -- regardless of vaccination status.
Posted on · Menefee's announcement follows lawsuits from Fort Bend, Dallas and Bexar counties.