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2 Wildcat Powerlifters Sit And Wait, Hoping For State Meet After UIL Coronavirus Suspension Is Lifted
Mar25

2 Wildcat Powerlifters Sit And Wait, Hoping For State Meet After UIL Coronavirus Suspension Is Lifted

In the second in a series, the sports topic today is Wildcats Powerlifting. Originally the Boys State Powerlifting Meet was scheduled for this Saturday, March 28 at Abilene. When the meet was postponed by the UIL due to the threat of coronavirus, two Wildcats powerlifters were impacted. Powerlifters George Greenway, Jesse Carrillo and Ryan Carrillo (Courtesy SSISD) Jesse Carrillo, in the 148 pound weight class, and George Greenway,...

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Hopkins County Emergency Management Update: Still No Positive Coronavirus Cases
Mar19

Hopkins County Emergency Management Update: Still No Positive Coronavirus Cases

March 19th, 2020 In a scheduled teleconference this morning, the Hopkins County Emergency Management team updated KSST News on conditions of the newly mandated crowd limits and COVID-19 concerns. As of 11:15am, NO new positive test results have been returned on local citizens. The team reiterated the need for social distancing and the restrictions on social gatherings to no more than ten people. Judge Newsom shared that his experience...

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Hopkins County Issues Emergency Declaration For Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Mar18

Hopkins County Issues Emergency Declaration For Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 18th, 2020 Robert Newsom, Hopkins County Judge, issues an emergency declaration for the citizens of Hopkins County. This Declaration issues a State Of Disaster for the county. This will last for seven days unless extended, as it will be evaluated by county commissioners as soon as Monday, March 23rd. Events in Hopkins County will now be limited to have no more than 10 people in a social gathering. This undoubtedly will affect a...

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Court System To Begin Taking Precautions To Prevent Potential Spread Of Coronavirus
Mar13

Court System To Begin Taking Precautions To Prevent Potential Spread Of Coronavirus

Eighth Judicial District Judge Eddie Northcutt Friday sent out a notice to those involved in the court system in Hopkins County notifying them measures are being implemented, at the recommendation of the Office of Court Administration, as a precautions due to the spread of coronavirus across the state, country and globe. 8th Judicial District Court, Hopkins County Courthouse All non-essential proceedings are being rescheduled as...

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Local Preparations, Cancellations, Restrictions  Related to coronavirus
Mar13

Local Preparations, Cancellations, Restrictions Related to coronavirus

Local emergency management officials are slated to meet Friday afternoon to discuss what, if any, preparedness actions Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County will be taking related to coronavirus. Texas Department of State Health Services image for Coronavirus reporting “Multiple agencies in Hopkins County are meeting this afternoon to discuss COVID-19 this afternoon. We have had nothing in the county that I am aware of. This is to...

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UPDATED: Results Negative for Baylor Student Tested for Coronavirus
Jan27

UPDATED: Results Negative for Baylor Student Tested for Coronavirus

WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2020) – Baylor University is pleased to share that the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District (WMCPHD) announced today that test results were negative for Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) for the Baylor student whose samples were sent to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) last week. “This is very good news, and we are deeply grateful to our local and University health care providers and officials and the...

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AG: Local Governments Must Allow The Sale Of Firearms
Mar27

AG: Local Governments Must Allow The Sale Of Firearms

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a legal opinion following a request from Representative Dustin Burrows regarding the sales of firearms in Texas municipalities and counties. The opinion concludes that municipal and county authorities may not use emergency powers to regulate or restrict the sale of firearms.   Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General “State law provides several emergency powers to...

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Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: Only 1 Positive Case
Mar27

Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: Only 1 Positive Case

After 12 days, Hopkins County still has only 1 known positive case of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Hopkins County Hospital District/EMS reported Friday afternoon. Hopkins County Emergency Management Team received notification of the positive COVID-19 case Tuesday morning, March 24. While others have been tested, either by DSHS or a private lab, HCEMT has received no other confirmation from healthcare provider or DSHS of any additional...

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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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Governor Issues Executive Order Mandating 14-Day Self-Quarantine For Some Air Travelers
Mar27

Governor Issues Executive Order Mandating 14-Day Self-Quarantine For Some Air Travelers

Anyone flying into Texas for a visit or return home from the New York Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey or Connecticut area) or New Orleans should prepare for a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. Texas Governor Greg Abbott Thursday, March 26, issued an Executive Order mandating a 14-day self-quarantine for individuals traveling to Texas as their final destination through an airport from the Tri-State Area of New York, New Jersey or...

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