Gov. Greg Abbott rescinded his directive that bars could reopen about a month ago, ordering them to all close by noon Friday, which was devastating news for some.

“It was really hard the first time,” said Rick Clark, operating manager of Rickochet Billiards and Brody’s in Lake Jackson. “We were just starting to get a little oxygen and then it’s taken away.”

Corinna Richardson is the features writer for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0150.

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