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ERCOT Board Terminates CEO

The ERCOT board of directors met in a closed session Wednesday night and gave President and CEO Bill Magness a 60-day termination notice. The action comes just weeks after a deadly winter storm wrecked the state’s electric grid. The board stated that during this transition period, Magness will continue to ...

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School Employees To Get Masks

The Texas Department of State Health Services notified all vaccine providers on Wednesday that they should immediately include school and child care workers in vaccine administration. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defined the people eligible as “those who work in pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools, as well ...

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TEA On Masks

The Texas Education Agency has come out with guidance after the Governor’s announcement on the face mask mandate, and says a public school system’s current practices when it comes to masks can continue. The TEA also says local school boards have full authority to decide on their own mask policies. ...

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Agriculture Damage Caused by Winter Storm Described as ” Huge”

  The initial look at the cost to agriculture from last month’s devastating winter storm is out.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural economists put the early losses to citrus, livestock, and horticultural crops in excess of $600 million. The livestock losses alone were were put at $228 million.

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Mar
10
Wed
USDA Price Loss Coverage
Mar 10 @ 11:42 pm – Mar 11 @ 12:42 am

USDA encourages producers to complete enrollment in key safety net programs

The USDA Farm Service Agency encourages early enrollment in the agriculture risk coverage and price loss coverage programs. The deadline to enroll for the 2021 crop year is March 15. These programs provide important crop risk protection so beat the rush by enrolling now. If enrollment contracts are not signed by the deadline, you will be ineligible to receive ARC or PLC payments for the 2021 crop year. Contact your local FSA Office to make an appointment. To find local office information visit farmers.gov.

 

Mar
17
Wed
USDA Price Loss Coverage
Mar 17 @ 11:42 pm – Mar 18 @ 12:42 am

USDA encourages producers to complete enrollment in key safety net programs

The USDA Farm Service Agency encourages early enrollment in the agriculture risk coverage and price loss coverage programs. The deadline to enroll for the 2021 crop year is March 15. These programs provide important crop risk protection so beat the rush by enrolling now. If enrollment contracts are not signed by the deadline, you will be ineligible to receive ARC or PLC payments for the 2021 crop year. Contact your local FSA Office to make an appointment. To find local office information visit farmers.gov.

 

Mar
22
Mon
Enrollment In Lamar County Head Start
Mar 22 @ 12:00 am – Apr 30 @ 11:45 pm

Lamar County Head Start
Open Registration
March 22, through April 30
Apply online at lch/parisisd.net
Call if you have any questions at (903) 737-7469

 

Mar
24
Wed
USDA Price Loss Coverage
Mar 24 @ 11:42 pm – Mar 25 @ 12:42 am

USDA encourages producers to complete enrollment in key safety net programs

The USDA Farm Service Agency encourages early enrollment in the agriculture risk coverage and price loss coverage programs. The deadline to enroll for the 2021 crop year is March 15. These programs provide important crop risk protection so beat the rush by enrolling now. If enrollment contracts are not signed by the deadline, you will be ineligible to receive ARC or PLC payments for the 2021 crop year. Contact your local FSA Office to make an appointment. To find local office information visit farmers.gov.

 

Mar
31
Wed
USDA Price Loss Coverage
Mar 31 @ 11:42 pm – Apr 1 @ 12:42 am

USDA encourages producers to complete enrollment in key safety net programs

The USDA Farm Service Agency encourages early enrollment in the agriculture risk coverage and price loss coverage programs. The deadline to enroll for the 2021 crop year is March 15. These programs provide important crop risk protection so beat the rush by enrolling now. If enrollment contracts are not signed by the deadline, you will be ineligible to receive ARC or PLC payments for the 2021 crop year. Contact your local FSA Office to make an appointment. To find local office information visit farmers.gov.