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TxDOT Paris District For Jun 1-7, 2020 Here’s a look at work planned in Delta, Lamar, and Red River Counties during the week of June 1, 2020. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure, or other unforeseen issues. Motorists are advised to remain alert and ...

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Titus Offers Free Drive-Through Testing

Free Drive-Thru Testing, with or without symptoms, Wednesday-Friday (June 3-4-5), 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, Mt. Pleasant Civic Center. To register: TXCOVIDTEST.ORG, 512-883-2400. Appointments will be accepted, beginning June 2 at 9:00 am. Pruebas Gratis de Auto Servicio, con o sin síntomas, 3, 4, y 5 de Junio, de 9:00 am ...

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Paris Police Report Monday (Jun 01)

Billy Keyondre Sims Friday morning at 12:02, Paris Police attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 200-block of Pine Bluff. It took several blocks before they pulled over in the 1400-block of Fitzhugh Ave. Officers arrested the driver, Billy Keyondre Sims, 21, of Paris, and charged ...

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CDC Calls For Major Changes To America’s Offices

Many American workers will be returning to offices in the months to come, but some employers may just let them keep working from home once they see the CDC’s new guidelines. The recommendations include keeping desks six feet apart or installing plastic shielding where social distancing is not an option. ...

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Gas Prices Rise As More People Hit The Road

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, more Texans are driving, which has led to an increase in gas prices. AAA Texas reports prices have increased an average of six cents per gallon of regular unleaded. Analysts said the global oil industry is rebounding partially due to the Saudis and Russians ...

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Abbott Declares State Of Disaster Following George Floyd Protests

Governor Greg Abbott declared a State of Disaster for all Texas counties on Sunday because of the violent protests that endanger public safety and threaten property loss and damage. The Governor also designated federal agents to serve as Texas Peace Officers. Protests began Friday and continued Saturday in Dallas, San ...

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Lamar County COVID-19 Case Count Climbs To 145

As of Friday, 5/29/2020, Lamar County received notification of an additional seven COVID-19 cases. They consist of a 22-year-old male, a 25-year-old male, a 31-year-old male, a 32-year-old male, a 38-year-old female, a 39-year-old female, a 58-year-old male. Lamar County has 145 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Seven are travel-related, and ...

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COVID-19 Latest County Sunday (May 31) 7:00 PM

Sunday, May 31 – 7:00 pm Where Confirmed Deceased Recovered Active Worldwide 6,258,870 373,688 3,205,837 2,785,171 The U.S. 1,783,132 104,166 1,294,145 384,821 Texas 64,801 1,685 29,731 33,385 Wednesday, May 20 – 12:00 pm Where Confirmed Deceased Recovered Active Worldwide 5,039,500 326,501 1,994,012 2,720,114 The U.S. 1,577,936 93,867 364,683 1,119,386 Texas ...

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Titus County At 495 COVID-19 Cases

Titus County Sunday afternoon had 495 total cases of COVID-19. The total includes both Pilgrim and Civic Center’s test on May 9. It also consists of the most current results from Titus Regional Medical Center. Titus is one of five counties out of Texas’ 254 to have a 1%+ per ...

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State Resources Deployed To Texas Cities Amid Protests

From the Office of Gov. Greg Abbott: “Texas and America mourn the senseless loss of George Floyd. The actions that led to his death are reprehensible, and we condemned it in the strongest terms possible,” said Governor Abbott. “As Texans exercise their 1st Amendment rights, it is imperative that order ...

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Titus County Update 7:00 PM

You can read the latest post from Titus County Judge Brian Lee concerning Piltrim’s and Titus County’s drive-through test on May 9 at the following link. https://facebook.com/brianleeforjudge/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

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Pandemic Drives Texas Unemployment

Fiscal Notes: Pandemic Drives Record Unemployment The Coronavirus pandemic forced businesses across Texas and the nation to curtail or cease operations, throwing millions out of work and prompting a record increase in unemployment claims that are straining the safety net for workers. Nearly two million people in Texas filed for ...

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Lone Star Ag Credit Awards Scholarships

Lone Star Ag Credit Awards $15,000 in College Scholarships Lone Star Ag Credit recently awarded scholarships to six college-bound Texas students. The recipients of this year’s $2,500 scholarships are Tyler Johnston of Hewitt, Ethan Lum of New Boston, Madeleine Moody of Cameron, Rette Peters of Stephenville, Emilee Sanderson of Blackwell ...

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MPISD Announces Administrative Changes

Photo L to R:  Karen Williams-Bogan and Amanda Jones Contact: Kelly Cowan MPISD announces administrative changes The Frances Corprew and E.C. Brice Elementary campuses will have new leadership for the 2020-2021 school year, as MPISD administration has announced campus administrative changes. Karen Williams-Bogan will be the Principal of Corprew Elementary, ...

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Texas Comptroller Offers Transparency

Texas Comptroller’s Office Releases Updated Transparency Too Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced the release of updated state revenue and expenditure tool on the agency’s website. “It’s never been more crucial to provide Texans with the tools they need to see how their tax dollars are spent and to provide lawmakers with ...

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Salvinia On Lake Fork

Common Salvinia Discovered on Lake Fork AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) confirmed the presence of common Salvinia on Lake Fork near Emory after conducting a vegetation survey on May 19, 2020. They found the common Salvinia in the White Oak Creek Cove, the same cove giant Salvinia found ...

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COVID-19 Latest Count Friday (May 29) 6:00 PM

Friday, May 29 – 6:00 pm Where Confirmed Deceased Recovered Active Worldwide 6,012,860 366,147 2,651,525 2,996,015 The U.S. 1,791,504 104,486 518,711 1,168,307 Texas 61,732 1,639 40,068 26,708 Wednesday, May 20 – 12:00 pm Where Confirmed Deceased Recovered Active Worldwide 5,039,500 326,501 1,994,012 2,720,114 The U.S. 1,577,936 93,867 364,683 1,119,386 Texas ...

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