September 1 was a dark day in Texas. The Texas Legislature passed SB 1, the sweeping legislation to restrict the voting process and narrow local control of elections. In addition, on September 1, SB 8, the "heartbeat act" and HB 1927, the "constitutional carry act" allowing open carry without a permit, went into effect.
If that wasn't bad enough, Texas has reached a new milestone regarding covid cases: the overall total of cases is more than 3.65 million and over 56,000 people have died. Only 47.6% of all Texans are fully vaccinated (55.8% in Kendall County, 52.6% in Bexar County)