Cumby City Council Did Not Adopt Proposed Ordinance Regarding Executive Order Violations
Apr15

Cumby City Council Did Not Adopt Proposed Ordinance Regarding Executive Order Violations

Cumby City Council Tuesday night after discussion opted not to adopt the proposed “Ordinance 2020-04-01 authorizing law enforcement officer to perform traffic stops for any violation of executive order(s) issued by the Governor of the State of Texas declaring a state of disaster,” such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The ordinance, as proposed, would have given city the police department the authority to enforce the rules and...

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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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Hopkins County COVID-19 Testing Update: 991 Negative, 67 Positive, 73 Pending
Jul03

Hopkins County COVID-19 Testing Update: 991 Negative, 67 Positive, 73 Pending

Hopkins County saw a surge in COVID-19 cases over the last 8 days with 17 additional COVID-19 cases recorded since June 24, according to data compiled by Hopkins County Hospital District/EMS COO Brent Smith at 5:30 p.m. July 2 and posted around 11 p.m. July 2 on the Hopkins County Emergency Management Facebook page. Of the 67 confirmed cases, 15 were reported week, 8 on June 30 and 7 July 2, and one each of June 25 and 26....

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Governor Outlines Phase 2 To Reopen Texas
May18

Governor Outlines Phase 2 To Reopen Texas

Child Care Centers, Youth Clubs and Sports, Personal Services Businesses Allowed To Reopen Immediately Texas Governor Greg Abbott, in a televised press conference Monday, March 18, outlined plans Phase 2 plans to reopen Texas following closured due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Abbott outlined plans for Phase 2 to reopen Texas during a press conference Monday, May 18. “Let me be clear, COVID-19 still exists in Texas. Our...

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Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Minor Curfew, Election, Step Plan For SSPD
Apr07

Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Minor Curfew, Election, Step Plan For SSPD

Due to COVID-19 social distancing and closed lobbies measures in place, the regular April meeting of Sulphur Springs City Council will be conduced online, and can be viewed by the public online starting at 7 p.m. tonight. The agenda is relatively short agenda, and includes for City Council consideration a curfew ordinance for minors, resolution to postpone the May 2 election and a step plan for Sulphur Springs Police Department....

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Commissioners Court Extends Hopkins County Health Emergency Disaster Declaration
Apr06

Commissioners Court Extends Hopkins County Health Emergency Disaster Declaration

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday agreed to extend the Hopkins County health emergency disaster declaration due to COVID-19 through the end of the month, with one additional item added to the declaration, Monday morning. Hopkins County Commissioners Court at the April 6 special court meeting Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom April 1 enacted an emergency order with terms to fit the Executive Order issued March 31 by Governor...

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Commissioners To Consider Renewing Public Health Emergency Disaster Declaration
Apr05

Commissioners To Consider Renewing Public Health Emergency Disaster Declaration

http://www.hopkinscountytx.org/Hopkins County Commissioners Court will be asked Monday morning to consider renewing the public health emergency disaster declaration due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopkins County Commissioner Court Disaster Declaration April 6 will be the second time the court is asked to approve a health disaster declaration due to COVID-19. On March 23, the court extended until April 3 the emergency disaster...

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May Elections Must Be Postponed, According To State Elections Official
Apr04

May Elections Must Be Postponed, According To State Elections Official

Cumby, Yantis Schools Have Already Postponed Their Elections Until November Both Cumby ISD and Yantis ISD postponed elections within the last week, just ahead of the Secretary of State elections officer’s email notifying local election officials that the May 2 elections must be postponed due to the Governor’s Executive Order requiring people to remain at home unless at an essential job or essential tasks such as grocery...

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COVID-19 Update: 3 Positive Cases, 41 Negative, 32 Tests Pending For Hopkins County
Apr02

COVID-19 Update: 3 Positive Cases, 41 Negative, 32 Tests Pending For Hopkins County

Hopkins County Hospital District COO/EMS Director Brent Smith today reported that after 18 days, a total of 76 potential cases have met the criteria set by Centers for Disease Control and Texas Department of State Health Services for COVID-19 testing. Of the 44 test results returned for Hopkins County as of Thursday afternoon, April 2, three have been confirmed as positive for novel coronavirus 2019, and 41 negative COVID-19 tests for...

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Governor Extends School Closures; Implements Essential Services, Activities Protocols
Mar31

Governor Extends School Closures; Implements Essential Services, Activities Protocols

Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order today implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for the entire state of Texas. The protocols direct all Texans to minimize non-essential gatherings and in-person contact with people who are not in the same household. Governor Abbott issues an executive order implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for the entire state of Texas.(Photo: Office of Governor...

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