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Name The Robot: Community Asked To Vote On MAKO’s Name
Mar17

Name The Robot: Community Asked To Vote On MAKO’s Name

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs invites the community to help them name their newest addition, the MAKO Robot. “We invited all local students from Kindergarten through 5th grades to enter a coloring sheet and come up with a name for our new robot. Students worked with their teachers to enter their submissions,” said Holly Ragan, Senior Market Development for CHRISTUS® Mother Frances Hospitals in Sulphur...

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Purdue Pharma Files Bankruptcy Plan, Establishing Trust for Nationwide Opioid Abatement Efforts
Mar17

Purdue Pharma Files Bankruptcy Plan, Establishing Trust for Nationwide Opioid Abatement Efforts

NEWS RELEASE AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Purdue Pharma filed its estimated $7 billion bankruptcy plan, which places the value of the company into a trust set up to allocate funds toward opioid abatement efforts across the nation. Texas is a leader on an instrumental committee in this bankruptcy, negotiating these abatement dollars which includes additional amounts in excess of a billion dollars...

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All CHRISTUS Facilities Continue To Require Masks, Per CDC Guidelines
Mar16

All CHRISTUS Facilities Continue To Require Masks, Per CDC Guidelines

By Holly Ragan, Senior Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, [email protected] Sulphur Springs, Texas, March 16, 2021 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Health Ministry of Jesus Christ. Important Notice We are aware of the new order announced by Texas Governor Greg Abbott that would lift the statewide masking mandate for many...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic To Be Held Saturday In Sulphur Springs; Registration Required
Mar16

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic To Be Held Saturday In Sulphur Springs; Registration Required

This Saturday, March 20, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the state will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Sulphur Springs at the First United Methodist Church Gymnasium, Sulphur Springs Police Department Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator Jason Ricketson announced Tuesday afternoon. “At this time, we are still vaccinating under category 1B to include teachers and first responders. To register for the vaccine you can...

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March 13 COVID-19 Update: 1 Fatality, 8 New Cases, 7 Recoveries, 148 Active Cases
Mar13

March 13 COVID-19 Update: 1 Fatality, 8 New Cases, 7 Recoveries, 148 Active Cases

COVID-19 numbers in Hopkins County are coming down overall as the number of residents receiving COVID-19 vaccinations increases, with more recoveries this month than new cases so far. Unfortunately, the number of COVID-19 fatalities continues to rise in Hopkins County too, according to Texas Department of State Health Services’ March 13 COVID-19 dashboards and reports. Case Counts The new confirmed cases reported so far this...

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106 COVID-19 Fatalities Confirmed For Hopkins County
Mar10

106 COVID-19 Fatalities Confirmed For Hopkins County

While many businesses were preparing to fully reopen and many people were celebrating the lifting of mask requirements Tuesday, Texas Department of State Health Services announced the 106 COVID-19 fatalities have now been confirmed for Hopkins County, including two deaths which occurred this month. Eleven additional residents were also reported to have contracted the virus this week, according to the COVID-19 Case Counts dashboard....

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State Expanding COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility To Include Anyone 50 Or Older
Mar10

State Expanding COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility To Include Anyone 50 Or Older

Beginning March 15, anyone age 50 or older in Texas will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, Texas Department of State Health Services announced Wednesday afternoon. Phase 1C of Texas COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan will begin on Monday, March 15, 2021 (DSHS graphic) More than 93 percent of coronavirus deaths in Texas have been in people age 50 and older, with those ages 50 to 64 accounting for 20 percent of all fatalities....

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Sulphur Springs, Cumby, Miller Grove, Saltillo, Yantis ISDs Continue Mask Policies
Mar10

Sulphur Springs, Cumby, Miller Grove, Saltillo, Yantis ISDs Continue Mask Policies

Cumby ISD joins Sulphur Springs ISD as both continue to follow COVID-19 policies already in place regarding masks at school. SSISD announced the district’s determination regarding masks on March 4 and the Cumby ISD superintendent reported the district’s stance on the matter Wednesday morning. Miller Grove, Yantis and Saltillo ISDs will continue to follow current policies pending review of TEA and UIL guidelines as well,...

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What To Expect In Local City and County Facilities Following GA-34
Mar10

What To Expect In Local City and County Facilities Following GA-34

Governor Greg Abbott’s announcement last week of GA-34, which retracts most of the other Governor’s Order enacted related to COVID-19 over the last several months, goes into effect today (Wednesday, March 10). Businesses that choose to do so will be allowed to reopen with no capacity limits, and most public face mask requirements are also lifted — although business owners are allowed to request people wear masks if...

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District 2 Rept. Slaton Proposes Legislation That Addresses Abortion, End Of Life Rights, Chief Appraisers, Border Wall
Mar09

District 2 Rept. Slaton Proposes Legislation That Addresses Abortion, End Of Life Rights, Chief Appraisers, Border Wall

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Representative Bryan Slaton of House District 2, over the last week has filed legislation that would, if passed, would abolish abortions in Texas, establish the chief appraiser as an elected position, finish building the wall on the Texas-Mexico border, ensure the right of individuals in hospitals and other facilities to be visited by their immediate family and religious clergy during their end of life care, and...

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