As Texas ends mask rule, restaurants stuck in tough spot

Houston (AFP) – Sipping coffee at a sidewalk cafe in upscale Houston Heights, Evelyne Marcks shakes her head at the Texas governor’s decision to scrap a mask-wearing mandate before the Covid-19 pandemic is under control. “I don’t know who he is trying to please,” she said, sitting at a table at the Central City Co-Op, “but it’s certainly not people like us from the big cities.” “He probably wants to please the right-wing people who live in places where, to be honest, there’s no need for a mask,” she added, referring to the roughly four million Texans who live in rural areas. But some restauran…

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