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As COVID cases and hospitalizations climb, officials are asking all residents—vaccinated or not—to wear a mask. But with Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order banning local mask mandates, the decision is up to residents.

Some businesses, such as Waterloo Records and BookPeople, have started requiring masks; however, they are in the minority and most businesses have not reinstated masking policies. We want to hear from you:

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After months of speculation, a new report says political personality Beto O'Rourke is mulling a run for Texas governor that he will announce later this year.

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Jordi is an Austin-based rapper who represented Texas at the 2021 Red Bull Batalla. (Esparza)

Austin rapper Jordi Esparza may not have won the 2021 Red Bull Batalla, the world's largest Spanish freestyle rap competition, but for a spirited two rounds, the 22-year old Mexican native looked like he had every right to.

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