Different Types of Aid Available to Paris Junior College Students
May26

Different Types of Aid Available to Paris Junior College Students

Summer I scholarship deadline approaches While remote registration for summer and fall 2020 classes continue at Paris Junior College, students have several financial aid options available, from regular sources and special assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Graduating high school students are eligible for a scholarship covering tuition for one Summer I or Summer II class. Those wishing to take a Summer I class must apply by...

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Atmos Is Offering Options For Customers Experiencing Financial Hardships
May26

Atmos Is Offering Options For Customers Experiencing Financial Hardships

Atmos Energy is offering options to help natural gas customers experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Atmos Energy offers assistance for those experiencing financial hardship during COVID-19 “To help those experiencing financial hardship, we have temporarily suspended natural gas disconnections for non-payment and offer payment installment plans. In addition, financial help is available through local...

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A&M-Commerce Selected To Receive Texas Emergency Aid Funding For Students
May19

A&M-Commerce Selected To Receive Texas Emergency Aid Funding For Students

Austin, Texas – Texas A&M University-Commerce is among 57 higher education institutions selected from among 124 applicants to receive Texas Emergency Aid Grant Program funding, according to an announcement Monday by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Higher Education Foundation, the Greater Texas Foundation and the Trellis Foundation. In addition to TAMU-C, other colleges and universities around the region named as...

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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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Ten Tips For Eating Healthy On A Budget
May16

Ten Tips For Eating Healthy On A Budget

BY JOHANNA HICKS, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, [email protected]  Even when you know what healthy foods to choose, being able to pay for them can be hard, especially if you are on a fixed income. Start by deciding how much you can afford to spend on food. There are websites that can help you plan a food budget. For example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture supports Iowa State University’s...

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COVID-19 Financial Impact On Hopkins County Estimated At $1 Million
May14

COVID-19 Financial Impact On Hopkins County Estimated At $1 Million

Business shutdowns and other measures in place due to the COVID-19 have impacted everyone, including local city and county governments. Hopkins County officials estimate a current COVID-19 financial impact of about $1 million less in revenues. “I talked with our auditor. We are down about $1 million,” Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom said. “Sales taxes will be down. Fees and fines are going to be down due to a lot...

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Trustees Approved 30 Personnel Changes For SSISD
May13

Trustees Approved 30 Personnel Changes For SSISD

Top Students Recognized, Board Reorganized, Budget Calendar Presented At May Board Meeting During the regular May board meeting, Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees approved 30 personnel changes and recognized top seniors. The 2020 budget calendar was also presented and unopposed incumbents were sworn in for another term, then, the board reorganized during the meeting as well. Personnel Items The trustees...

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SNAP Online Grocery Purchasing Pilot Program Launches Wednesday
May12

SNAP Online Grocery Purchasing Pilot Program Launches Wednesday

AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced the planned launch of a statewide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Or SNAP Online Grocery Purchasing Pilot Program. SNAP recipients will be able to purchase groceries online at participating retailers for curbside pickup or delivery starting Wednesday. “As we respond to this pandemic, the state of Texas is committed to helping SNAP recipients throughout...

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City Budget Beginning To Experience Financial Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic
May07

City Budget Beginning To Experience Financial Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic

The budget for the City of Sulphur Springs is beginning to experience the financial impact of COVID-19, according to City of Sulphur Springs Finance Director Lesa Smith. Last month, Smith told the Sulphur Springs City Council there are several areas of city finance that could potentially be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The full amount will depend on numerous variables, including changes in spending habits, how long things remain...

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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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