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City Of Cumby Issues Boil Water Notice For Residents On Grove Road, FM 275S
Apr02

City Of Cumby Issues Boil Water Notice For Residents On Grove Road, FM 275S

The City of Cumby Thursday morning, April 2, issued another boil water notice. Cumby residents who live on Grove Road and FM 275 south are recommended to boil their water before consuming it. Cumby Alderman Julie Isham Morris posted the notice on the city’s Facebook page around 9 a.m. that “Water on Grove Rd and 275S will be shut off this morning to do repairs. The city will be issuing a boil water notice as soon as the...

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Basics About The Economic Impact Payments Approved For Individuals In CARES Act
Apr02

Basics About The Economic Impact Payments Approved For Individuals In CARES Act

By now most have heard that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act was passed, which for many individuals will mean a much needed extra check for many. According to the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service, economic impact payments approved in the CARES Act will start rolling out in about 3 weeks. And, most people won’t have to do anything to receive this COVID-19 rebate except wait a few weeks....

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Governor, AG Provide Guidance For Houses Of Worship During COVID-19
Apr01

Governor, AG Provide Guidance For Houses Of Worship During COVID-19

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued joint guidance regarding the effect of Executive Order GA 14 on religious services conducted in congregations and houses of worship during COVID-19 pandemic.   Texas Governor Greg AbbottTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton “All Texans must work together to stop the spread of COVID-19, and houses of worship face a particular challenge as we work to combat this...

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Winnsboro Man Jailed For Alleged Theft At Walmart
Apr01

Winnsboro Man Jailed For Alleged Theft At Walmart

A 48-year-old Winnsboro man ended up in the county jail Tuesday evening on a felony charge of theft at Walmart, according to arrest reports. James Edward Lancaster Jr. Sulphur Springs Police Officer Cameron Robinson responded at 5:40 p.m. March 31 to a theft report at Walmart. Store asset protection staff had James Edward Lancaster Jr. in the store office. The store employee alleged Lancaster took numerous items with a total value at...

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COVID-19 Update: Disaster Declaration Extended, Governor’s ‘Stay At Home, Stay Safe’ Order Clarified
Apr01

COVID-19 Update: Disaster Declaration Extended, Governor’s ‘Stay At Home, Stay Safe’ Order Clarified

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom today extended the disaster declaration for Hopkins County to match the Executive Order issued by Governor Greg Abbott due to COVID-19 on Tuesday. Hopkins County Emergency Management Team during their COVID-19 update clarified the order stay at home and stay safe order, which is different than a shelter at home order. Judge Robert Newsom While the Governor’s Executive Order goes into effect at...

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Brashear Man Arrested For Trespassing Also Charged With Violation Of Parole
Apr01

Brashear Man Arrested For Trespassing Also Charged With Violation Of Parole

A 54-year-old Brashear man taken into March 30 for criminal trespassing at a relative’s home following two complaints from the address was later charged with violation of parole, according to jail and arrest reports. Russell Lynn Stracener Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office was contacted twice March 30 regarding the State Highway 19 south residence. At 9:56 a.m., they were told a person had showed up at the relative’s...

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Chamber Connection-April 2
Apr01

Chamber Connection-April 2

Lezley Brown By Lezley Brown, CEO/President, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Several of you who know me know I do not have Facebook on my phone. I check it at the Chamber as it is an important tool for us to share happiness and positivity. I took it off my phone after finally realizing it causes me some anxiety and overall disgust. I’m appalled at how people will say anything … absolutely anything, because there is no...

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Stay Physically Active – Online Programs Can Help

By Johanna Hicks While COVID-19 presents challenges to maintaining an active lifestyle, physical activity can be done in and near the home. Even a small amount of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity can help reduce blood pressure and anxiety symptoms. We at AgriLife Extension continue to recommend being active as an important strategy for staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension,...

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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 online 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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There Is No Scientific Evidence Mosquitoes, Ticks Transmit COVID-19
Mar31

There Is No Scientific Evidence Mosquitoes, Ticks Transmit COVID-19

By Dr. Mario Villarino At this time, there is no scientific evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks, explained Texas A&M AgriLife experts.  Mario Villarino DVM, Ph.D. Hopkins County Extension Agent for Ag and NR 1200B Houston Street Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482 903-885-3443 “Ticks, like mosquitoes, are blood-feeding external parasites,” said Pete Teel, Ph.D., Texas A&M University interim head for...

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