Texas Mask Mandate

The previous couple of years have been a pain in the tail to say the least. Covid-19 has wreaked havoc across the world, and whether or not you believe in the mask mandates and other COVID-related policies, the fact remains that some measures do help deter infection. We have several mask mandates in the state of Texas, which currently still include airline travel.

Texas Governor Abbott Lifts Statewide Mask Mandate
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Mask on Airplanes

Airline travelers were looking at a potential change in policy with the mask mandate set to end on the 18th of April. The Biden administration has since announced that it will be extending the mandate for travelers through the 3rd of May. 

Covid-19 Testing Facilities At Schiphol Airport
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Executive Order GA-38

Governor Abbott put an end to the statewide mask mandate back in March of 2021. Additionally, an order known as GA-38 ensures that no government entity, official, county, city or schools could mandate that any person be required to wear a mask. This does not include government hospitals, state living centers, or jail facilities, which can still use appropriate masking policies.

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Dallas Airport Robot

Dallas Love Field has taken a step into the future and is currently testing two new machines at its location. These machines are called “SCOT”, which stands for Security Control Observation Towers. They are designed to assist in the everyday operation of the airport, serving as an informational kiosk among other things.

Robocop Mask Police

These 7 ft tall robots do more than just let you know where the closest vending machine is to your terminal. They are equipped with facial recognition to detect which folks are wearing a mask and identify individuals not wearing one. It also watches for loitering and curbside violations, where it can give increasingly severe verbal warnings as well as contact police and airport security to report violations.

I know we want to keep people safe but I’ve seen Terminator and this has Skynet written all over it. 

The Top 10 Worst Places to Live in Texas

While it's always a good idea to know about areas with the lowest crime rates and best recreational opportunities when you are looking for a place to live, it’s also important to know which places to avoid. Even if you move to a neighborhood with a low crime rate, you could also be close to less safe communities.

Here are the top 10 worst places to live in Texas according to moneyinc.com.

Love the TV Show 'Friends'? This Texas House Could Be Your Dream Home!

Here's your chance to live just like Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey, Phoebe, and Ross!

This 'Friends'-themed townhouse in Houston was listed on Airbnb and just hit the real estate market. Diana Hu, an agent at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in Houston, said this is the first time in 16 years that she's listed a home with a pop culture theme, according to the Today show.

The living room and kitchen will be familiar to 'Friends' fans as you will see from the real estate photos. At the top of the stairs, you’ll see a foosball table that looks a lot like the one in Joey and Chandler's apartment, surrounded by a comfy couch.

The three-story house also has a two-car garage with a Tesla charger. It's located at 1706 Bevis Street in Houston, and the asking price is $330,000.

Shall we take a look around, friends?