The Paris-Lamar County Health District on Thursday reported two more positive Covid-19 cases, and officials said the number of people in quarantine at the request of the district had risen to 191.
“The Covid-19 support line has had almost 400 calls from Texans in 64 counties since March 31,” Texas Health and Human Services press officer Elliott Sprehe said. “On 90% of the calls, Texans are speaking with someone within 30 seconds."
In Lamar County, there is only one runoff election set — between Alan Skidmore and Rick Ruthart over the position of County Commissioner for Precinct 1, currently held by Lawrence Malone.
Last week, 275,597 Texans applied — a 1,604% increase over the 16,176 Texans who filed in the week ending March 14.
Again this year, a generous anonymous donor has stepped up to match up the first $5,000 raised. Pre-scheduled gifts begin on Monday.
Good morning, Red River Valley! There is a 100% chance of showers and thunderstorms today as a strong cold front near a line from Oklahoma City to Lubbock surges south.
Taking long, deep breaths actually stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, the flight or fight response, said Jamey Raper, who teaches a class sometimes at Paris Yoga Project.
“The deadline for filing as a candidate is 5 p.m. Friday, April 10, no exceptions,” said Caroline Hansel, the secretary of the Choctaw County Election Board.
Although the sign on the door at 120 E. Kaufman St. says closed until further notice, King’s Daughters is still providing services during this epic coronavirus pandemic.
The semester was to end on May 8, but due to extending spring break, the semester end was moved to May 15. "With the dates so close," Dr. Pam Anglin said, "the college will extend the online only environment to the end of spring semester."
Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church recently distributed bottles of holy water and instructional reading material to its parishioners so they may keep the church’s traditions despite cancellations during the pandemic.
The Red River Valley Quilt Guild’s second show will have to wait a year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
As Paris's mayor correlated the number of quarantined people by the health district to the number of possible local Covid-19 cases, district officials said it's asking symptomatic people to self-quarantine out of caution because they currently cannot test.
In a stunning reversal, the Fannin County Commissioners' Court this afternoon abandoned a shelter in place declaration based on Gov. Greg Abbott’s stronger executive order issued Tuesday and on widespread public opinion.
The Lamar County Homelessness Coalition’s summit, originally planned for mid-April, is the latest event to be put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Not only do organizers of events lose out on the money they would have raised, but local companies lose out on potential sales. That hits local government in the pocketbook as well because fewer sales means less in sales tax collections.
Good morning, Red River Valley! Skies will start off mostly cloudy before slight rain chances return this afternoon. There's a 20% chance of showers after 2 p.m. as the high gets to about 71 degrees.
As tens of thousands of Texans try to file unemployment insurance claims, they're finding the Texas Workforce Commission's phone lines jammed and website servers overloaded as the agency is swamped by the crush of sudden need.
Leaders with the Delta County Chamber of Commerce and Greenville Chamber of Commerce are joining other regional chambers in asking people to light up their front porch for a Unite With Light campaign.
Beginning Friday, the HealthCARE Express clinic in Paris will join the ranks of the clinics HealthCARE Express has designated as Covid-19 testing centers in their communities.
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