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Texas Sets Record For Vaccinations

  Texas is the first state in the nation to administer more than one million first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. It happened exactly one month to the day after the first doses arrived at vaccine providers in the state. California, Florida and New York are close behind.

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Deadline for COVID Small Business Loans Extended

  Small business owners impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic now have until December 31st 2021 to apply for a loan.  The U.S. Small Business Administration extended the deadline as a result of the recent bipartisan Covid-19 Relief Bill. To date, the SBA has approved $197 billion in low-interest loans, which ...

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One Texas city Wants Change In Covid Vaccine Delivery

Right now, Covid vaccines are shipped to Texas, and then the state distributes them. San Antonio interim health director Dr.  Colleen Bridger says that’s a major problem. San Antonio leaders have sent a letter to President-Elect Joe Biden, asking that Covid vaccines be sent directly to cities. There are currently ...

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Mt Vernon Man Arrested by Texas Ranger

  A 60-year-old Mount Vernon man was arrested by Texas Rangers and Hopkins County deputies at his residence for retaliation or obstruction. Robby Gerald Jones was transported to the Hopkins County jail on the felony charge. (Mug Shot Not Available)

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Attempts At Texas Abortion Bill Fails In State House

House republicans first effort to force the state legislature to take up legislation to abolish abortion fell short on Thursday. They tried to attach an amendment to the state house rules resolution. The amendment reads that the Texas house could not take up any bills or resolutions having to do ...

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Texas Mega-Church Pastor Sentenced for Wire Fraud

  A Texas megachurch pastor and former spiritual adviser to former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama has been sentenced to six years in prison for bilking investors out of millions of dollars. Sixty-seven-year-old Kirbyjon H. Caldwell was senior pastor of  Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston, which ...

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Paris Police Report Thursday (Jan 14)

Officers arrested Dion Daniel Wymore, 35, of Paris, Wednesday afternoon at 4:02 at the Paris District Parole Office on a parole violation warrant. They placed him in Lamar County Jail. Paris Police responded to 66 calls for service and arrested two people on Wednesday (Jan 13).

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President Trump Impeached For Second Time

President Donald Trump US Representative Louie Gohmert The House voted 232-197 to impeach the President. Ten Republicans joined with Democrats in voting to impeach for “Incitement of Insurrection.” East Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert spoke from the House Floor Wednesday against impeaching President Donald J. Trump. Gohmert argued that Democrats were ...

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Republicans In Texas Senate Make Significant Rule Change

It took 19 of 31 Texas Senate members to move a bill to the floor for a debate. Now that Republicans are down to 18 members, they’ve lowered that threshold to 18. East Texas Senator Bryan Hughes authored the resolution. Senate Democrats all voted against the measure. It’s now virtually ...

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Frustrations Are Running High Over Coronavirus Vaccines

Allison Winnike, with the Texas-based “Immunization Partnership,” says that seniors, who are supposed to be at the front of the line for COVID vaccinations are running into roadblocks no matter where they live. She says the feds have passed the buck, letting states come up with their distribution plan. It’s ...

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Tents Set Up In Plano Hospital

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Plano has tents set up in the lobby to help combat overcrowding in the emergency rooms. They use tents as treatment areas for non-COVID patients.

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Waiver On Vehicle Registrations Soon To Expire

If your vehicle registration has expired and you haven’t renewed, the time to get that done is approaching. Texans have 90 days to get their vehicle registration renewed. On April 14, police will begin reissuing citations. Governor Greg Abbott issued a temporary waiver for vehicle registration on March 16 of ...

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Leesburg Woman Jailed In Hopkins County

Hopkins County Deputies arrested a Leesburg woman following a traffic stop on Hwy 11 for a license plate violation. A consensual search of the pickup turned up drug paraphernalia and a baggie containing suspected methamphetamine. Tiny Marie Hogue, 40-year-old, claimed the contraband and told the deputy there were some crystal ...

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Paycheck Protection Program Is Back

The Small Business Administration is reopening its Paycheck Protection Program, with some new rules and guidelines. The money is part of the $900-billion COVID-19 relief bill passed at the end of last year. The new funding will give businesses that missed out last year another chance to apply. The SBA ...

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Pittsburg-Camp Chamber – News

Your Community, Your Chamber In this Issue:   “Could Better Staff Greetings Help You Win and Keep More Customers?” How a few of our local Pittsburg businesses have adapted to COVID-19 Local Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas A Valentine Project for your family, Civic Group, or office Winner of last weeks Exclusive ...

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