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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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Enola Gay Honored By Governor, Commissioners Court
Jun08

Enola Gay Honored By Governor, Commissioners Court

KSST’s own Enola Gay Mathews received honors from the governor and was recognized by Hopkins County Commissioners Court for her continued support of the community. Enola Gay was honored with the Governor’s Yellow Rose of Texas Commission and received a proclamation of thanks for her contributions to the community from the Commissioners Court. The Yellow Rose of Texas commission is bestowed to Texas women by the Texas...

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Governor Outlines Phase III Of Plan To Reopen Texas
Jun03

Governor Outlines Phase III Of Plan To Reopen Texas

All Businesses May Reopen at 50 Percent Capacity Immediately; Restaurants May Reopen at 75 Precent June 12 On Wednesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Phase III of the plan to reopen the Texas economy, which is outlined in Executive Order GA-26, with additional details available online at https://open.texas.gov/ Governor Greg Abbott outlined plans for Phase III to reopen the Texas economy “As anticipated, the new positive...

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Governor Abbott, DPS Announce Limited Reopening Of Driver License Offices
May22

Governor Abbott, DPS Announce Limited Reopening Of Driver License Offices

Limited Services By Appointment Only As Part Of Phased Approach  AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will begin a phased opening of driver license offices starting May 26th with limited service offerings. As part of this opening plan, DPS will launch a statewide driver license (DL) appointment system that allows customers to book appointments up to six months in advance....

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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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Governor: Salons Can Reopen May 8, Gyms May 18
May05

Governor: Salons Can Reopen May 8, Gyms May 18

Governor Greg Abbott today expanded the list businesses and activities that may reopen, adding a definite date for salons and gyms to reopen. Swimming pool, wedding venue, office building and non-essential manufacturing business reopening dates were addressed. Four options for senior graduations and a creation of a new Surge Response Team Surge Response Teams to combat any COVID-19 flare ups in Texas were announced at the...

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