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Several Area Schools Closed Following COVID-19 Surge
Jan13

Several Area Schools Closed Following COVID-19 Surge

Regardless of your opinions regarding COVID-19 and vaccinations, the virus has definitely taken a toll on local school districts this week, further taxing staff who were already feeling the stress caused as illnesses swept from classrooms to campuses and across districts. Many school districts in the area on Wednesday and Thursday announced plans for their schools will be closed through Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and are set to...

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Diabetes Education Sessions To Be Held At 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 17, 21, 24 & 28
Jan13

Diabetes Education Sessions To Be Held At 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 17, 21, 24 & 28

AgriLife Extension Also Offering Feb. 19 Marriage Education Workshop Johanna Hicks By Johanna Hicks, Family & Community Health Extension Agent, [email protected] Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides great opportunities in the areas of Family & Community Health, Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H & Youth Development, and Community Development. One of the banner programs offered by Extension is diabetes...

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AgriLife Extension To Offer Marriage And Diabetes Education Sessions
Jan12

AgriLife Extension To Offer Marriage And Diabetes Education Sessions

Johanna Hicks By Johanna Hicks, Family & Community Health Extension Agent, [email protected] Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides great opportunities in the areas of Family & Community Health, Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H & Youth Development, and Community Development. One of the banner programs offered by Extension is diabetes education. Keep reading for more information. Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes...

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Pruning Most Roses In Mid-February Produces Healthier, Larger More Attractive Bushes
Jan11

Pruning Most Roses In Mid-February Produces Healthier, Larger More Attractive Bushes

Pillar Or Climbing Roses Are The Exception By Dr. Mario Villarino, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent, Ag/Natural Resources, [email protected] Earlier in the week, I got a phone call related to pruning, and particularly pruning of roses. As you are probably aware, the Hopkins County Extension Office promoted the cultivation of earth-kind roses years back and some of them are now mature and thriving. A rose Annual pruning is an...

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Jan. 12 Deadline For Rural Hospitals, Nursing Facilities To Apply For ARPA COVID-19 Funding
Jan11

Jan. 12 Deadline For Rural Hospitals, Nursing Facilities To Apply For ARPA COVID-19 Funding

AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is reminding rural hospitals and nursing facilities in Texas to apply for $128 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to help pay for critical staffing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Jan. 12. “We’re encouraging health care providers who have worked so hard in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to take advantage of this...

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Winnsboro Police Department – Jan. 3-9, 2022  Media Report
Jan10

Winnsboro Police Department – Jan. 3-9, 2022 Media Report

Winnsboro Police Department provided the following media report for the week of Jan. 3-9, 2022:  Winnsboro Police Department Arrests Miranda Collins, 35 years of age, of Winnsboro, was arrested on Jan. 4, 2022, for criminal trespass and resisting arrest, search or transport.Janice Golightly, 53 years of age, of Quitman, was arrested on Jan. 8, 2022, for driving while license invalid with previous convictions. Calls for Service The...

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Eligible Texas Voters Must Register By January 31 To Cast A Ballot In A March 1 Primary Election
Jan10

Eligible Texas Voters Must Register By January 31 To Cast A Ballot In A March 1 Primary Election

Jan. 10, 2022 News Release AUSTIN — Texas Secretary of State John Scott today reminds all eligible Texas voters to make sure they are registered to vote ahead of the January 31 voter registration deadline for the March 1, 2022 Primary Elections in Texas. Voters registered by January 31 can also participate in Early Voting, which begins on February 14 and ends February 25, 2022. In Texas, voters register with their respective county...

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Registration Now Open For Feb. 19 Twogether In Texas Marriage Education Workshop
Jan06

Registration Now Open For Feb. 19 Twogether In Texas Marriage Education Workshop

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Hopkins County is offering Twogether in Texas Marriage education workshop for interested couples. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, February 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Extension Office, 1200 West Houston St., Sulphur Springs. Topics that will be covered during the Twogether in Texas marriage education workshop include marriage expectations, communication, conflict resolution,...

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Winnsboro Police Department Media Report – Dec. 27, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022
Jan03

Winnsboro Police Department Media Report – Dec. 27, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022

Winnsboro Police Department provided the following media report for the week of Dec. 27, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022: Winnsboro Police Arrests No Arrests Calls for Service The Winnsboro Police Department responded to a total of 117 calls for service during this reporting period. Citations The Winnsboro Police Department issued 16 citations and 29 warnings during this reporting period.

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FDA Acts To Expand Use Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
Jan03

FDA Acts To Expand Use Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

FDA Jan. 3, 2022 News Release Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to: Expand the use of a single booster dose to include use in individuals 12 through 15 years of age.Shorten the time between the completion of primary vaccination of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and a booster dose to at least five months.Allow for a third primary...

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