Wood County Sheriff Report For Aug. 5-11, 2020
Aug13

Wood County Sheriff Report For Aug. 5-11, 2020

Wood County Sheriff’s Office provided the following activity report for Aug. 5-11, 2020: Abandoned Vehicle: 1 Traffic Hazard: 1Alarm: 9 Traffic Stop With Arrest: 1Animal Complaint: 2 Unauthorized Use of Vehicle: 2Arrest/Warrant Service: 3 Welfare Check: 6Arson: 1Assault: 3Burglary: 2Criminal Mischief: 2Criminal Trespass: 1Disturbances/Disputes: 8Fire – Structure: 1Fraud: 1Funeral Escort: 1Harassment: 1Inquest: 1Livestock At Large:...

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TWC: State Unemployment Benefits To Continue But $600 Federal Payment Ends July 25
Jul24

TWC: State Unemployment Benefits To Continue But $600 Federal Payment Ends July 25

Other CARES Act Benefits Continue Through December AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission reminds claimants that the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) ends the week of July 25, 2020. TWC logo FPUC provided an additional $600 per week to claimants who lost work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Texans will continue to receive state unemployment benefits for the remainder of their claim. For those on regular...

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Wood County Sheriff’s Report – July 15-21, 2020
Jul23

Wood County Sheriff’s Report – July 15-21, 2020

Wood County Sheriff’s Office provided the following activity report for July 15-21, 2020: Suspicious Activity: 25Alarm: 13Burglary: 6Theft: 9Criminal Trespass: 7Assault: 4Disturbances/Disputes: 9Shots Fired: 3Criminal Mischief: 2Reckless Driver: 10Terroristic Threat: 2Welfare Check: 8Arrest/Warrant Services: 3Livestock at Large: 7Harassment: 3Damaged Property: 2Fraud/Scam: 3Motorist Assist: 3Animal Complaint: 13Traffic Stop with...

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Tips For Making Your Home A Mosquito-Free Zone
Jul23

Tips For Making Your Home A Mosquito-Free Zone

If you haven’t been outdoors much lately, you may not have notices that it’s nigh on mosquito season in Texas (although some would argue based on the number of flies buzzing about of late that it’s fly season). As more people are out and about, Texas Department of State Health Services reminds people to take precautions to avoid not only the discomfort of mosquito bites but also the potential of contracting illness...

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Sulphur Springs Man Allegedly Assaulted Woman During Rolling Disturbance
Jul20

Sulphur Springs Man Allegedly Assaulted Woman During Rolling Disturbance

A 29-year-old Sulphur Springs man allegedly assaulted a woman during a rolling disturbance that started at the Sonic in Winnsboro and continued into Hopkins County late Saturday night. Afterward, the woman reportedly sought medical attention at the emergency room in Winnsboro, while the man sought a mental health evaluation, according to arrest reports. The man allegedly admitted to striking the woman repeatedly with a fist, deputies...

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TEA Issued Additional Guidance For Schools For 2020-2021
Jul17

TEA Issued Additional Guidance For Schools For 2020-2021

As the 2020-2021 school year nears, many parents and school employees have questions as to what school will be like due to the novel coronavirus 2019 that continues to spread through the community. Administrators have answered as many questions as possible, but have been awaiting state guidance on many matters. Over the last couple of weeks, Texas Education Agency has issues some direction, but had yet to weigh in on other matters....

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Democrats Select Hegar, Castañeda In July 14 Primary Runoffs
Jul15

Democrats Select Hegar, Castañeda In July 14 Primary Runoffs

Just before 2 a.m. July 15, with all 3,178 polling locations reporting, Mary “MJ” Hegar and Chrysta Castañeda finished ahead of their opponents in the July 14 Democratic Party Primary Runoffs. While more Hopkins County Democrats voted for Royce West for United States Senator (262-190), across the state more preferred Hegar. She finished with 498,180 votes to Royce West 457,555 votes, giving her the state win with 52.13...

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DCTF Has Winnsboro Football As A District Runner Up
Jul03

DCTF Has Winnsboro Football As A District Runner Up

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football found a lot to like about this year’s Winnsboro Red Raiders’ football team. The magazine predicts Winnsboro will finish in 2nd place in their District 5-3A, Division I, behind only Pottsboro, preseason ranked #3 in Class 3A. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine After the Red Raiders, DCTF predicts Mineola 3rd, Mount Vernon 4th, Emory Rains 5th, Commerce 6th, Howe 7th and Bonham 8th....

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Temporary Waiver Of Vehicle Title, Registration Requirements Still In Effect
Jul03

Temporary Waiver Of Vehicle Title, Registration Requirements Still In Effect

TxDMV logo Texans still get a break from certain vehicle title and registration requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles reported July 3. The temporary waiver, announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, remains in effect. The waiver covers the following services: Initial vehicle registration.Vehicle registration renewal.Vehicle titling.Renewal of permanent disabled parking placards.30-day...

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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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