Most State Parks Remain Open, But Permits Must Be Purchased Online
Mar31

Most State Parks Remain Open, But Permits Must Be Purchased Online

Most state parks remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are some important changes to park procedures that become effective April 1, to help protect the health and well-being of visitors, volunteers and staff. One big change will be that all day-use and camping permits must be purchased onlineĀ before your visit. Texas State Parks logo As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, more changes including park closures may...

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Franklin: State Parks To Remain Open Next Week
Mar14

Franklin: State Parks To Remain Open Next Week

Texas State Parks are open, and park staff are ready to welcome visitors for the day or for overnight stays, according to Texas State Parks Director Rodney Franklin. Outdoor spaces at state parks, Franklin said, are well suited to increased social distance, and park staff remain diligent in taking steps to make visits as safe and enjoyable as possible. Below is what Franklin said park visitors can expect from staff and how they can...

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COVID-19 Update: Courts, Jail Procedures Impacted As Preventive Measures
Mar14

COVID-19 Update: Courts, Jail Procedures Impacted As Preventive Measures

All Local School Districts Cancel Classes Next Week; No Confirmed Coronavirus Reported In Hopkins County Local government entities continue to make preparations to prevent potential spread of the coronavirus. As of noon Saturday, no cases of COVID-19 had been reported in Hopkins County. While 51 cases of COVID-19 had been reported throughout the state Saturday, the nearest confirmed cases to Hopkins County, according to Texas...

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