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Austin will continue masking in schools and city facilities despite a Texas Supreme Court ruling that barred that action in Dallas and Bexar counties. (Austin ISD/Facebook)

Austin Independent School District is holding its ground with mask mandates despite a back-and-forth ruling from courts across the state.

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Texas Judge Lora Livingston ruled that the city of Austin can keep its citywide mask mandate, after a hearing on Friday morning.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is threatening legal action against the City of Austin and Travis County if leadership does not comply with Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to lift the statewide mask mandate, which went into effect today.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he will not resign his post as the state's top lawyer after allegations of criminal activity.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who came under fire this weekend with allegations of bribery and abuse of office by seven of his most senior aides, will not resign his post as the state's top lawyer, he said Monday.

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