State museum canceled book event examining slavery’s role in Battle of the Alamo after Texas GOP leaders complained, authors say
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick confirmed on Twitter that he called for the event to be canceled. Abbott, Patrick and other GOP leaders are board members of the State Preservation Board, which oversees the Bullock museum.
Masks won’t be required at Texas Capitol — but lawmakers face stricter rules in their respective chambers
Since the Capitol reopened to the public in January, the board that oversees Capitol grounds has required masks “at all times” while inside the building. Greg Abbott's statewide mask mandate has ended, people visiting the Texas Capitol will no longer be required to wear face masks. And in the House, masks are also mandatory, unless a member is speaking from a microphone or protected by a barrier and socially distanced from others. Since the Capitol reopened to the public in January, the State Preservation Board that oversees Capitol grounds has required masks “at all times” while inside the building. “We had a working group set up protocols and had the House consider those in the House rules on the third day of session,” the speaker told KXAN last week.