On the front of Dot’s Ace Hardware on Richmond Road as well as Dot’s Rental & Sales on North Robison Road, there are signs posted in the door, stating that masks on the premises are not required for customers, but are highly encouraged.

“When the governor (Greg Abbott) issued a mandate, agreed or not, we required it of our employees,” said Demita Torrans, co-owner. “If we were going to require it of our employees, we wanted to get something out on our position for the public.”

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