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Cumby ISD Nurse, Employees Receive Stipend For Extra Duties During COVID-19 Pandemic
Feb13

Cumby ISD Nurse, Employees Receive Stipend For Extra Duties During COVID-19 Pandemic

Cumby ISD nurse and school employees will be receiving a stipend for their extra duties during the COVID-19 pandemic. District trustees approved the extra pay and administrative contracts, recognized the school nurse for going above and beyond the normal call of duty this year, discussed Lone Star Guidance Quarterly Tracker actuals for February and April target gals, and heard updates regarding graduation, prom and an internet safety...

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Grant will provide crisis counseling services to East Texas amid COVID-19 pandemic
Sep04

Grant will provide crisis counseling services to East Texas amid COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking an emotional toll on Texans, help is on the way for the 12 county area within East Texas in the form of a grant awarded to Lakes Regional Community Center by the Health and Human Services Commission Disaster Behavioral Health Services. This grant is being used to fund a Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) called Texans Recovering Together. Texans Recovering Together will help residents living in Camp,...

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The Role Of The Local Health Authority During COVID-19 Pandemic
Jun19

The Role Of The Local Health Authority During COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, local emergency management officials have referred to the local Local Health Authority in relation of positive patients. While many know that the LHA is involved during the COVID-19 pandemic, not everyone knows or understands the LHA’s role. The Local Health Authority is appointed by the county government to provide support services in the absence of a county health department. Dr. I.L. Balkcom IV...

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City Budget Beginning To Experience Financial Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic
May07

City Budget Beginning To Experience Financial Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic

The budget for the City of Sulphur Springs is beginning to experience the financial impact of COVID-19, according to City of Sulphur Springs Finance Director Lesa Smith. Last month, Smith told the Sulphur Springs City Council there are several areas of city finance that could potentially be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The full amount will depend on numerous variables, including changes in spending habits, how long things remain...

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TAMUC Alumni On The Front Lines Of COVID-19 Pandemic
May01

TAMUC Alumni On The Front Lines Of COVID-19 Pandemic

COMMERCE, TEXAS— While the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic in many different ways, former Texas A&M University-Commerce public health students are helping their communities on the front lines and gaining first-hand experience in their fields. Edward Monroy is a 2019 graduate from Fort Worth, Texas, who received his degree in public health at A&M-Commerce. He began his graduate studies at the University of North Texas Health...

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Hicks: Navigating Tough Financial Times During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Apr08

Hicks: Navigating Tough Financial Times During The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Johanna Hicks Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County, P.O. Box 518, 1200-B West Houston, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483; 903-885-3443; [email protected] In addition to health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals and families are also having to deal with unexpected financial concerns.  For many people, the situation has been just as...

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Cumby ISD Meal Program Changes Planned Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Apr03

Cumby ISD Meal Program Changes Planned Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Cumby Independent School District meal program changes are planned in response to the continued rise in COVID-19 cases across the country and state. (Hopkins County has remained at 3 positive cases since Monday, March 30). The Cumby ISD meal program will continue but, will only be available for pick up once a week. Cumby ISD Superintendent Shelly Slaughter, in a letter to parents and guardians, said the change will help better limit...

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PJC Regents Extend Spring Semester To May 14 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Mar27

PJC Regents Extend Spring Semester To May 14 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Room And Board Rates For Fall 2020, Spring 2021 Approved The Paris Junior College Board of Regents approved an extension of the spring semester to May 14, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic at a special meeting held Thursday, March 26.  PJC Paris Junior College “We are having to do that because we extended Spring Break for our students one week,” said PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin.  The regents met a week earlier than planned in order...

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Cutoffs Will Begin Tuesday For Water Customers Who Have Yet To Address Overdue Bills Accrued Due To COVID-19
Jul15

Cutoffs Will Begin Tuesday For Water Customers Who Have Yet To Address Overdue Bills Accrued Due To COVID-19

Cutoffs will begin Tuesday, July 20, 2021, for Sulphur Springs water customers who have yet to address overdue city utility bills accrued due to COVID-19, Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell reminded Thursday morning. A total of 503 water accounts were behind by 30 days or more, including 29 accounts that were more than 12 months or more past due as Tuesday, April 6, 2021, City staff during the April meeting asked Sulphur...

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COVID-19, State-Wide Teacher Shortages  Impact Sulphur Springs ISD Hiring Process
Jul13

COVID-19, State-Wide Teacher Shortages Impact Sulphur Springs ISD Hiring Process

What started as an unusual school year, thanks to COVID-19, continues to be so for many school districts, where administrators are working to try to fill an unusually high number of positions. Prior to Monday night’s recommendations, Sulphur Springs ISD’s hiring process was still on track, with typically about 60 or so changes annually for the new school year. This July, however, blew that out of the water; SSISD...

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