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Bailey Jones

This is so unnecessarily boneheaded and ignorant. Stores have the right to make rules about how they want to do business. Customers should be capable of showing simple consideration for business owners and their employees by following those rules. If you don't like the rules, take your ignorant self somewhere else.

Gary Miller

Bailey> Correct for today. Many, perhaps most people question the value of masks. Abbott gave us the right to wear or not but gave individual businesses the authority to require masks. Observe the business rules. No shoes or shirts no service has long been observed with little problems. No mask no service may be a dumb rule but is the business rule that should be observed. Don't like it? Shop elsewhere.

Bailey Jones


Carlos Ponce

I shopped in WalMart (La Marque) yesterday. About a third of the customers were not wearing masks. No one freaked out.

Raymond Lewis

I shopped at Wal Mart Galveston yesterday and 'everyone' (even the spring breakers) were wearing mask. No one freaked out.

Carlos Ponce

Being "freaked" is common in Spring Breakers.

Gary Miller

Raymond>Walmart is mask free if you want but mask wearers are welcome.

Jack Cross

Several of you said, business have the right to set their own rules, that is misleading, these rules would normally violate freedom. It is the Governor with an executive order that gave business this authority. But, i think everyone is missing the point about masks. Its not the businesses who most people are angry at, Like Mr. Lewis said, most people wear the masks in these stores. People today are having massive protests all over the world because of the crazy standards where American citizens are required to wear mask, social distance and quarantine, people are fighting store owners, kids out of school, people out of work and then illegals are invited in by Biden (check it out ) no mask, on social distancing, and many carrying the virus and other diseases. Then people are sitting next to each other on air plans.

Look at spring break crowds , look at the fence around the Capital and all the National Guard, get real folks, this is about power and cancel culture. none of this would be possible without using fear and Corona -19 that is 99 percent curable to all but the elderly and most of them with pre existing conditions. By the way, if this mask thing is not lifted soon, things are going to get much much worse. .

We waited for the vaccine to protect us like they said it would, now those same people say we still have to were the mask, come on.

John Mittelsted

Jack, although I'm not for the mask, you are incorrect on the business rules. Businesses can establish any rule they want and if you don't follow them you may not be served and could be charged with trespass if you refuse to leave. example: must wear a jacket, or tie, or no ball caps in clubs but you can wear a cowboy hat, or no collars no entry, no shirt/shoes no service, etc.

The freedom you have in a business is to enter or not. Beyond that, you follow their rules regardless of whether you agree or not. It's like a child in the parents home....

Gary Miller

Only a fool fights the propriters rules. Just try to violate the dress code on a private golf course. Shirts with collar. Jacket and tye required at 5 star resturant. No shirt or shoes no service. Smart people know the rules and comply or don't go.

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