The state’s daily average of cases has risen by 209 percent over the past 14 days and hospitalizations are surging, but an executive order ensures that masking and vaccinations remain voluntary.
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Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, issued an executive order on Tuesday that will prohibit cities and counties from enforcing mask mandates.
The agency will help provide basic care as criticism mounts over the treatment of the increasing number of young migrants who have filled detention facilities at the southwest border.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico asked citizens to limit their electricity use as the country faces an order from Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas to restrict natural gas exports following a deadly winter storm.
Amid his own push for Mexican energy sovereignty, President López Obrador said he was trying to stop a measure by Texas to restrict gas exports as both sides of the border suffered mass outages.