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.
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.
“These changes are necessary to ensure that ticket sales can support the Powerball jackpot and other lower-tier cash prizes,” said Gregg Mineo, Powerball Product Group Chairman and Maine Lottery Director.
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.
The Texas Department of State Health Services office in Tyler is temporarily not accepting Paris-Lamar County Health District specimens for Covid-19 testing because the state office lacks a reagent, local officials said.
In a Tuesday teleconference meeting, the commissioners scheduled a 3 p.m. Wednesday meeting to finalize the declaration that’s expected to take effect at 11:59 p.m. that night.
Many area teachers and education staff have turned to teaching in non-traditional ways. And now that Gov. Greg Abbott has extended school closures through May 4, the alternative methods are becoming the norm for education.
Gov. Greg Abbott has signed an executive order closing Texas schools through May 4 and ordering non-essential businesses to close during the coronavirus pandemic.
In the midst of a diaper and toiletry shortage, fueled by panic buying as Covid-19 began its spread in the U.S., Kimberly-Clark in Paris donated several pallets of diapers to four Lamar County charities.
Liberty Tax is offering a unique secure platform to send tax documents to local offices, followed by an over-the-phone interview with a Liberty Tax professional.
With Fannin County officials planning to order residents to shelter in place, Honey Grove ISD will mail educational packets rather than pass them out. Daily meals will continue to be served, officials say.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the tens of thousands of kids locked up in juvenile detention centers and other correctional facilities across America, experts have issued a gloomy warning: The coronavirus is coming.
Children’s Librarian Tracy Clark started creating videos last week for children to follow along with as she reads books with her pal, JoJo.
Superintendents at Detroit, Rivercrest and Cooper ISDs have extended school closures through May 1 and Hugo (Oklahoma) Public Schools are closed indefinitely as U.S. cases of coronavirus continue to climb.
Paris Mayor Steve Clifford has advised interim City Manager Gene Anderson to close public parks today, doing so via an administrative order. The only exceptions are Trail de Paris and the walking track at Dragon Park.
Nothing Can Break Our Spirit Week is taking place inside local assisted living and rehabilitation centers.
Paris Regional Medical Center has nixed its visitation policy, with few exceptions, in response to increasing positive Covid-19 cases in the region.