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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 The work has not yet been peer-reviewed, and it is ...

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Entire Police Department Out

One Kemah, Texas Police Officer, tested positive for COVID-19, and now the whole department is off the job and under quarantine. Kemah’s Police Chief, the city’s mayor, some city staff members, and even dispatchers are undergoing testing. The Galveston County Sheriff office says deputies and dispatchers are helping handle emergency ...

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Deport Fireworks Show Saturday Night

Deport will hold its fireworks display Saturday night at 9:00 downtown. Tomorrow night’s fireworks show in Paris will be behind the Love Civic Center at approximately 9:20 pm. There will not be stadium use this year, but the Paris Municipal Band will play under the Pavilion located at the Love ...

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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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Sulphur Springs ISD Survey On Fall Semester

  The Sulphur Springs ISD has sent out a “Back to School 20-21 Instructional Survey.”  This survey is designed to learn about parent’s preferences and opinions about returning to school in the fall.  The input will equip SSISD to develop the best plan possible to meet all of the students’ ...

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Hopkins County Bookings

  Hopkins County deputies stopped a vehicle for having a non-functioning license plate light on the I-30 Service Road in Sulphur Springs and arrested three people on drug charges.  All three suspects, two women and 1 man were from Irving. They were arrested for Possession of a controlled substance and ...

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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 ...

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There Are Calls for the Governor to Mandate Face Masks

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

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State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.7 Billion In June

State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.7 Billion in June. (AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said state sales tax revenue totaled $2.67 billion in June, which is 6.5 percent less than in June 2019. The majority of June sales tax revenue is based on May’s sales and remitted to the agency ...

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Free Food Distribution at Hopkins County Civic Center

North Texas Food Bank distributing food at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center Helping feed hungry North Texans during COVID-19. What: Hopkins County Regional Civic Center, in partnership with the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), will be distributing kitted food boxes through a low-touch distribution model on July 17, 2020. The distribution ...

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Paris Police Arrest Man In Connection With Altercation

Paris Police arrested Robert Jameson on warrants for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The arrest came after an investigation relating to an incident reported to Police on Saturday (Jun 6) that occurred in the 1700-block N. Main. Witnesses called Police because of ...

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MPISD – News

From left to right: Abby Mason, Caroline Rose, Reid Pinckard Kelly Cowan MPHS students place at Lion’s Club state contests Three Mount Pleasant High School students competed in the Lion’s Club State Youth contest on June 27, 2020, in Longview. All three were first-place winners at the District 2-X2 Mid-Winter ...

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Paris Police Report Wednesday (Jul 01)

Patrick Allen Phillips Paris Police arrested Patrick Allen Phillips, 30, of Henderson, Tuesday evening at 8:28 on a Fannin County felony motion to adjudicate warrant charging him with burglary of a habitation. Officers booked Phillips and later transferred him to the Lamar County Jail. At 7:25 Tuesday morning, Paris Police ...

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Americans Stressed Out About Shopping In-Store

According to new research from Kelton Global, anxiety defines the unique in-store shopping experience, with excitement and impulsivity declining significantly due to COVID-19. A poll of 2,054 U.S. adults reveals how they feel about in-store shopping: 81% of in-store shoppers report searching for additional information to assess whether it’s safe ...

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