Yesterday (Tuesday, March 2) Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent.So, effective as of Wednesday, March 10, Texans are no longer required to wear masks and all establishments will go back to business as usual pre-COVID-19.  What does this mean for you?  Are you still gonna wear your mask?

I posed this question to my Majic 93.3 listeners who are on facebook. There were 111 answers and all 111 listeners said they were definitely going to continue to mask up. There was one listener who responded 'no' in a since deleted comment.

As for me and mine, we will continue to wear a mask. Periodt. As for me and mine, we will continue to avoid large crowds. Periodt. Yes, the death count is down, but people are still dying. The death count is down because the holiday surge is over. But did Governor Abbott forget about spring break, which is right around the corner??

We must now do more to restore livelihoods and normalcy for Texans by opening Texas 100 percent. Make no mistake, COVID-19 has not disappeared, but it is clear from the recoveries, vaccinations, reduced hospitalizations, and safe practices that Texans are using that state mandates are no longer needed, the governor said during his announcement.

I read those lines in amazement. Mr. Governor, it's great that hospitalizations are less, and the vaccination will definitely slow down the virus, but we are far from being in the clear from COVID-19. In my opinion, the governors decision was very premature.

Could it be that the executive order lifting the mask mandate and allowing businesses to serve at 100% capacity be a distraction from the failure of the electrical grid last month when thousands of Texans were without power in some the coldest weather the state has ever seen?? Just a question.....