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Abbott Announces Third Special Session
Sep08

Abbott Announces Third Special Session

Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a proclamation announcing a third Special Legislative Session at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. The proclamation identifies 5 agenda items for the third Special Session: redistricting, American Rescue Act appropriations, transgender student participation in UIL, state an local government mandating of COVID-19 vaccines and unlawful restraint of a dog. Abbott Sept. 7, 2021, called for Legislators...

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COVID-19 Disaster Declaration Renewed By Governor
Jun08

COVID-19 Disaster Declaration Renewed By Governor

21 More Confirmed COVID-19 Cases And 12 More Probable Cases Reported For Hopkins County In May Than In April; 12 confirmed cases, 3 Probable Cases Recorded For County During First Week of June The state’s disaster declaration has been renewed by Governor Greg Abbott. The proclamation issued Friday afternoon simply renewed the declaration that the Governor first issued on March 13, 2020, that the “novel coronavirus...

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Local Senior Joins Governor’s Century Club With 100-Year Honor
Mar30

Local Senior Joins Governor’s Century Club With 100-Year Honor

Hopkins County resident Frances Anderson turned 100 years old in 2021, and has received a Certificate of Award from Texas Governor Gregg Abbott. According to Karon Weatherman, Director of the Sulphur Springs Seniors Center, Frances and her daughter Sandra stopped by the Center to pick up her Certificate Of Award. Frances turned 100 during March. Frances was originally from South Mayde, Texas near Sherman, born in March 1921. She spent...

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Governor’s Executive Order GA-34 Lifts Mask Mandate, Allows Businesses To Open at 100 Percent Starting March 10
Mar02

Governor’s Executive Order GA-34 Lifts Mask Mandate, Allows Businesses To Open at 100 Percent Starting March 10

After almost a full year of COVID-19 restrictions, Governor Greg Abbott today issued Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent starting next Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The Governor made the announcement in Lubbock on Tuesday, March 2. Texas Governor Greg Abbott “With the medical advancements of vaccines and antibody therapeutic...

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Governor Abbott, TDEM Urge Texans To Submit Self Reporting Damage Survey
Feb20

Governor Abbott, TDEM Urge Texans To Submit Self Reporting Damage Survey

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management are encouraging Texans to complete the Self Reporting Damage Survey to help the state identify damages across Texas and help emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that occurred during the recent winter weather. This data is also needed to provide information to FEMA and highlight the need for federal disaster...

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Governor Announces Expanded Occupancy Levels For Some Texas Businesses, Services
Sep17

Governor Announces Expanded Occupancy Levels For Some Texas Businesses, Services

Executive Order Re-Authorizes Elective Surgeries For Majority of Texas Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas is expanding occupancy levels for select businesses and services and re-authorizing elective surgeries for a majority of the state. Plans for both are outlined in 2 new Executive orders. Texas Governor Greg Abbott Executive Order No. GA-30 expands occupancy levels for restaurants, retail stores, office...

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Governor’s Order, Proclamation Require Face  Coverings In Public, Restrict Social Gatherings
Jul02

Governor’s Order, Proclamation Require Face Coverings In Public, Restrict Social Gatherings

Hopkins County Judge Has Filed For An Exemption To Opt Out Of Requirements Governor Greg Abbott July 2 issued another Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with a few exceptions. Local authorities say Hopkins County meets the terms for the exemption. Governor Greg Abbott discusses GA-29 and the proclamation filed at...

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Wildcats AD Greg Owens Ponders Possible Fall Football, UIL & Coronavirus
Jun29

Wildcats AD Greg Owens Ponders Possible Fall Football, UIL & Coronavirus

Speaking Friday, Wildcats Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Greg Owens gave KSST his current take on possible fall football, UIL and Coronavirus. SSHS Wildcats Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Greg Owens He said he is still seeking guidance and direction from the UIL. He noted the current spike in new COVID-19 cases in Texas and added Texas Governor Greg Abbott is pulling some things back as a result. Coach Owens said we...

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Governor Limits Some Businesses, Services Following Statewide Spikes In COVID-19 Case
Jun26

Governor Limits Some Businesses, Services Following Statewide Spikes In COVID-19 Case

Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued another executive order in response to the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases across the state. The order places limits on some businesses, such as bars, and services such as water and outdoor activities. Governor Greg Abbott issues an executive order limiting some businesses and services in response to the spike in COVID-19 cases across the state this week. “As I said from the start, if the...

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Flynn Urges Governor, TEA, Legislators To Suspend 2020-21 STAAR Accountability Ratings
Jun13

Flynn Urges Governor, TEA, Legislators To Suspend 2020-21 STAAR Accountability Ratings

For the second time, District 2 Rep. Dan Flynn lobbies for suspension of state school accountability ratings based on STAAR results. In a letter dated March 13, 2020, Representative Dan Flynn wrote to Governor Greg Abbott urging him to “cancel and eliminate” the STAAR testing requirement this 2019-2020 school year. This week, Flynn signed a resolution calling for the Governor, TEA and Legislators to suspend state accountability...

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