An appeals court reinstated Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates in public schools this week. James Barragán, political reporter for The Texas Tribune, told the Standard that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals “decided that it should be reinstated until they can fully hear the case.”
Also this week, the state commission that oversees oil and gas activity made some moves to prepare the Texas electric grid for winter. But concern remains over what the Railroad Commission didn’t address.
Plus, new legislation tied to the debate among conservatives about the alleged teaching of so-called critical race theory in Texas public schools took effect this week as well.
Listen to the full recap of the Week in Texas politics in the audio player above.