Governor Abbott basically told Texans Wednesday he doesn't care that COVID cases are rising - you won't be mandated to wear a mask.

He told KPRC-TV:

“There will be no mask mandate imposed, and the reasons for that are very clear, there are so many people who have immunities to COVID, whether it be through the vaccination, whether it be through their own exposure and their recovery from it, which would be acquired immunity.”

It would be “inappropriate to require people who already have immunity to wear a mask,” Abbott said.

In my opinion, this doesn't make any sense.

If you notice that the cases are going up, shouldn't you want your state to take precautionary measures to further stop the spread?

According to The Bell County Health District, as of yesterday, here in Central Texas there are 512 active cases. Over the weekend there were almost 400 new cases.

And Governor Abbott doesn't care.

KWTX reports that the Texas positivity rate has risen above 10%. In the past, this threshold called for concern, but not now.

I'm guessing the development of the COVID vaccine has the Governor more relaxed at his stance.

Personally, while I am not for another shutdown, I am in favor of bringing back social distancing mandates and mask requirements.

This video does a great job of debunking a lot of the myths about mask effectiveness.

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Texas' Top 15 Pro Athletes from the Past 25 Years in No Particular Order

These are, in my opinion, the Top 15 Professional athletes from the past 25 years.

Of course, we'll start with the Dallas Cowboys (of course we will) and go from there.

The NFL's most prized franchise won 3 World Championships in the 1990s in 1992, 1993, and 1995.

Those teams saw numerous Hall Of Fame coaches and players from Jimmy Johnson, Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irvin. 

You can't forget about the dynasty the San Antonio Spurs had that started in the late 90s and came into the 200s as an NBA Powerhouse winning 5 NBA Championships led by players such as David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli, Tony Parker, and in their later years Kawhi Leonard.

What about that 2011 Dallas Mavericks team that gave Dallas their first-ever NBA Championship under the leadership of Dirk Nowitski, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry and company?

We definitely can't deny new superstar Luka Doncic and the Mavericks of today inching closer and closer to becoming a dominant West Coast Team.

I would be foolish not to mention those Houston Rockets teams that repeated as NBA Champions in the mid-90s, (I did say past 25 years right?) and the James Harden led team, who along with Chris Paul boosted the Rockets to the playoffs year after year ultimately leading them to the Western Conference Finals.

Here are my top 15..