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Titus County COVID-19 – 852

As of Friday (Jul 3), Titus County’s total COVID-19 cases added another seven from tests last weekend. That brings the total count to 852 with five deaths.

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COVID-19 Latest Count Friday (Jul 03) 12:00 PM

Friday, Jul 3  – 12:00 pm Where Confirmed Deceased Recovered Active Worldwide 11,069,385 525,887 5,997,253 4,379,421 The U.S. 2,857,996 131,694 1,196,353 1,529,949 Texas 183,044 2,585 90,720 89,739 Saturday, Jun 20 – 12:00 pm Where Confirmed Deceased Recovered Active Worldwide 8,832,385 464,227 4,457,584 3,744,962 The U.S. 2,312,305 121,619 957,204 1,233,482 Texas ...

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Weekly Roadwork Report

  TxDOT Atlanta District For July 5-11, 2020 Bowie County SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. SH 93– Between Meadow Lane and Kennedy Lane, installing sidewalks. Cass County SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. Harrison County US 59 – From FM 1997 to Marion County Line, ...

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Stop Driving And Drinking!

DRUNK DRIVING VICTIMS SHARE HEARTBREAKING STORIES IN EFFORT TO STOP DRINKING AND DRIVING TxDOT’s ‘Plan While You Can’ campaign features personal stories urging drivers to plan for a sober ride AUSTIN – Sean Carter’s lost his ability to speak more than 15 years ago when he was a college junior and ...

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MPISD Suspends Workouts

Per the UIL recommendation, Mt Pleasant ISD is suspending all summer practices, workouts, & rehearsals from July 3-July 12. At this time, practices can resume on Monday, July 13. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s coach. Stay safe & have a great holiday weekend!

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Hopkins County Files For Exemption To Abbott’s Mask Requirement

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom reports that the Emergency Management staff has found six more recoveries of COVID-19 patients, and the judge has filed for an exemption to Governor Abbott’s order mandating the wearing of face masks in public places. The county had previously listed 26 reported recoveries from the ...

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Texas Governor Mandates Wearing Masks

Gov. Greg Abbott issued nearly a statewide mask mandate Thursday as Texas scrambles to get its coronavirus surge under control. The order requires “all Texans wear a face-covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions,” according to ...

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Abbott Issues Statewide Mask Order

  Governor Greg Abbott  released a new executive order THursday  requiring that Texans wear face masks covering the nose and mouth in counties with more than 20 positive COVID-19 cases. The proclamation will allow mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions to outdoor gatherings of over 10 people ...

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COVID-19 Latest Count Thursday (Jul 2) 12:00 PM

Thursday, Jul 2  – 12:00 pm Where Confirmed Deceased Recovered Active Worldwide 10,905,408 521,120 5,880,489 4,337,710 The U.S. 2,801,912 131,027 1,169,120 1,501,765 Texas 175,509 2,541 87,556 78,025 Saturday, Jun 20 – 12:00 pm Where Confirmed Deceased Recovered Active Worldwide 8,832,385 464,227 4,457,584 3,744,962 The U.S. 2,312,305 121,619 957,204 1,233,482 Texas ...

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MPISD – News

The 2020-2021 Tiger Doll Officers and Sergeants Front Row L to R: Jr. Lt. Mary Kait Heeren, Jr. Lt. Grelyn Goolsby, 1st Lt. Madyson Arzate, Capt. Lily Burrows, Jr. Lt. Nevaeh Bardwell, Sr. Lt. Ashleigh Amerson Back Row L to R: Sgt. Madison Craig, Sgt. Chloe Carter, Sgt. Carlie Cunningham, ...

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Paris Police Report Thursday (Jul 2)

At 8:42 Wednesday morning, Paris Police responded to fraud in the 4100-block of Lamar Ave. An employee had found a skimmer on one of the gas pumps. They removed it, and the investigation continues. Paris Police responded to 94 calls for service and arrested two people on Wednesday (Jul 1).

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Doctors Urge GOP To Halt Texas Convention As Virus Surges

Photo by the Associated Press The largest medical organization in Texas is urging the GOP to reconsider its plans to hold its convention in Houston in two weeks, one of the country’s fastest-growing COVID hot spots. GOP leaders have been firm that the three-day assembly starting on July 16 will ...

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BioNTech And Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Potential In Human Trial

An experimental coronavirus vaccine that the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and the German firm BioNTech are developing triggered more robust immune responses in recipients than those seen in people naturally recovering from an infection in a small study published online Wednesday. The work has not yet been peer-reviewed, and it is ...

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Pump Prices May Drop

When it comes to gas pump prices, this July 4 may be one of the lowest-priced Independence Days since 2004. The prices are over 60-cents lower than last year. Depending on Coronavirus cases and stay at home orders. They are uncertain which direction prices could go by Labor Day.

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Hunt County COVID Update

Hunt County is reporting 32 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths. That brings the county’s total to 480 with 124 recoveries, and the latest figures show 348 active. So far, 324 have recovered at home and hospitalized; they have 20.

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Dan Patrick Says He Will No Longer Listen To Dr. Fauci

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, doesn’t know what he’s talking about as Patrick defends the state’s handling of the pandemic. Patrick also claimed, without offering evidence, that Dr. Fauci “has been wrong every time on every issue.

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UIL Recommends Schools Suspend School Activities Through July 13

The UIL is strongly recommending schools close summer workouts, rehearsals, practices, and instruction between July 3-July 12, resuming Monday, July 13. The recommendation is in anticipation of the July 4 holiday and the potential for increased social interactions that could spread COVID-19. Wednesday’s announcement is only a recommendation. Schools are ...

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There Are Calls For The Governor Mandating Face Masks

Some Texas Democrats want Governor Abbott to mandate face masks statewide in light of the COVID-19. State Representative Toni Rose says the governor’s rush to open Texas resulted in a massive uptick in cases. Governor Abbott says local governments can require stores and businesses to make masks mandatory.

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