Since Juneteenth is today, the federal holiday will be observed by government offices and businesses on Monday.
For stockholders that means a three-day time off from a rough past week of ups and mostly downs. For those with banking transactions, they’ll be available online but brick-and-mortar will be closed for the day.
And while federal services (i.e., post offices, courthouses, passport centers, etc.) will be out of action, so too will city, county and state offices like courthouses, driver’s license bureaus, libraries, etc.
On the other hand, retailers, restaurants, movie theaters, the Dallas Arboretum and the Dallas Zoo will be open for business.
BTW, Texas was the first state in 1980 to officially honor the date as a holiday commemorating the day that had been known as Emancipation Day. It was the result of Major General Gordon Granger and Union Army troops arriving in Galveston on June 19, 1865, “to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and free the last enslaved Black Americans in Texas.”