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A Labor Day Message To Lone Star Workforce From Texas Workforce Commission
Sep05

A Labor Day Message To Lone Star Workforce From Texas Workforce Commission

TWC: Thank You For Making Texas Thrive AUSTIN — This Labor Day weekend, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) wants to recognize and pay tribute to the 14 million plus industrious Texans who are the backbone of our economy and the foundation of our state. Our state’s population is skyrocketing because Texas has built a sturdy economic growth engine, and that attracts new residents and drives population growth.  Our skilled...

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TASB: Legislature Adjourns After Passing Bill Funding 13th Check For Retired Educators On TRS
Sep03

TASB: Legislature Adjourns After Passing Bill Funding 13th Check For Retired Educators On TRS

Texas Association of School Boards September 3, 2021, Report SB 7, Other Public Education-Related Bill Headed To Governor’s Desk The Texas Legislature adjourned sine die Thursday night after passing a bill that restored funding to the legislative branch and included funding for the 13th check for retired educators in the Teachers Retirement System ($701 million) and funding to buy down property taxes ($100 million).  Here...

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DPS Encourages Safety For Labor Day Holiday
Sep02

DPS Encourages Safety For Labor Day Holiday

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety encourages everyone to drive safely as they celebrate the unofficial end of summer during the long Labor Day weekend. The Texas Highway Patrol will be increasing enforcement from Sept. 3 through Sept. 6, looking for people not wearing their seat belts, speeders, people driving while intoxicated and drivers who fail to follow the state’s Move Over, Slow Down law, among other...

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Hopkins County’s Highest Monthly COVID Case Count Recorded In August 2021
Sep01

Hopkins County’s Highest Monthly COVID Case Count Recorded In August 2021

August 2021 has been the worst month yet, with the highest monthly COVID case count of 397 confirmed cases and 573 total cases reported for Hopkins County, and September is already off to a fast pace as well with 61 new COVID-19 cases reported by Texas Department of State Health Services on Sept. 1, 2021. Prior to August 2021, the most lab-confirmed cases recorded for Hopkins County during a single month this year was 247 in January....

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COVID Data: 95 Percent Of COVID Patients  Hospitalized Locally Are Unvaccinated
Aug30

COVID Data: 95 Percent Of COVID Patients Hospitalized Locally Are Unvaccinated

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Business News 9.5 Percent Of Patients Testing COVID Positive At CHRISTUS Locations Were Vaccinated By Holly Ragan, Senior Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, [email protected] Sulphur Springs, Texas, August 30, 2021 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Health Ministry of Jesus...

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Winnsboro Police Media Report, Aug. 23-29, 2021
Aug30

Winnsboro Police Media Report, Aug. 23-29, 2021

The Winnsboro Police Department’s weekly media report for Aug. 23-29, 2021, included the following: James Kidd (Wood County jail photo) Arrest James Kidd, 39 years of age, of Winnsboro, was arrested on Aug. 23, for public intoxication and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. Calls For Service The Winnsboro Police Department responded to a total of 161 calls for service during this reporting period.  Citations The...

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US Flags Lowered In Honor of Victims of Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan
Aug27

US Flags Lowered In Honor of Victims of Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

US flag lowered in honor of the American service personnel and others killed in the Kabul bombing Aug. 26, 2021 United States flags around Sulphur Springs and the community have been lowered in honor of the victims of the Aug. 26, 2021, attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, in accordance with the Presidential Proclamation issued Thursday. Flags in public places in the city and community have been lowered by the Hopkins County Marine Corps...

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2 Additional COVID Deaths, 99 New Cases, 33 Recoveries Reported For Hopkins County
Aug25

2 Additional COVID Deaths, 99 New Cases, 33 Recoveries Reported For Hopkins County

Although all three COVID-19 vaccines – including the Pfizer product officially approved as a vaccine by the FDA this week – are available at no charge at multiple locations in Sulphur Springs for individuals age 12 and older, COVID-19 continues to spread among Hopkins County residents, resulting in two additional COVID deaths, Texas Department of State Health Services reported on Aug. 24. COVID-19 Case Count Data compiled...

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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved By FDA
Aug24

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved By FDA

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday fully approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine receives full FDA approval The vaccine will also continue to be available under emergency use...

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When Encountering A Rain Of Wooly Aphids
Aug23

When Encountering A Rain Of Wooly Aphids

Mario Villarino, DVM, Ph.D., Hopkins County Extension Agent By Dr. Mario Villarino, Extension Agent, Ag./Natural Resources, Hopkins County, [email protected] As we were walking away from the Hopkins County Courthouse earlier today after our Commissioner’s Court interpretation, we ran into a “rain” of woolly aphids just as we tried to get into our vehicle. A common name for woolly alder aphid (Prociphilus tessellatus) is...

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