June 24, 2020      12:49 PM
Despite new tone from Abbott on masks, RPT Chairman Dickey holds firm they will not be required at GOP convention
Reporter John Moritz
with the story
in the Corpus Christi Caller Times:
The Texas Republican State
Convention, which is projected to have about 2,000 more delegates and
alternates than the party's planned national gathering, is continuing as a live
event next month in Houston with no mandate that participants wear masks.
Texas GOP Chairman James
Dickey said Wednesday there will be "no mask shaming" for those
who chose to cover the faces to avoid any coronavirus spread. But no one will
be required to wear one even though Republican Gov. Greg Abbott this week
strongly encouraged all Texans to wear masks in public as a
way to help tame the renewed surge in COVID-19 cases statewide.