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Local Reaction To Gov. Abbott Ending The Texas Mask Mandate (March 3, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Houston leaders react to Gov. Abbott ending the state's mask mandate, the week in politics, Houston's best woman-owned restaurants, and the first Black conductor of the Baytown Symphony Orchestra.

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Vaccine Distribution In Fort Bend Co., And The Best Black-Owned Restaurants (Feb. 3, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: An update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Fort Bend County, analysis of the week in politics, food writers discuss Houston's best Black-owned restaurants, and a new exhibit pays homage to DJ Screw.


Gov. Greg Abbott Has Closed Texas Bars Twice Since The Pandemic Began. Now He’s Hinting At Opening Them Again

Posted on · Abbott shut down bars for a second time in June, when the proportion of coronavirus tests with positive results was more than 18%. That number has dropped to just over 6%. Experts worry that opening bars will contribute to another surge.