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With President Donald Trump extending federal guidelines for social distancing and with local elected leaders joining Gov. Greg Abbott in urging people to stay at home, many Texans are finding themselves with a lot of time on their hands. How are you spending your time during the coronavirus…

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In a week in which the number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and in Texas shot up considerably, and in which the number of unemployment benefits application skyrocketed 860%, you might think it hard to find something to celebrate. But that’s not the case in the Red River Valley.

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Let’s not promote economic decay in our communities. As we go through this COVID-19 crisis, please consider each dollar you spend as a critical investment in our community. 

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Gov. Greg Abbott took multiple measures Sunday designed to expand hospital staffing and capacity in Texas, but declined to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order. At the time, the state was reporting 566 confirmed cases and seven deaths. To free up hospital beds in anticipation for an infl…

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Local economic activity is a vital part of your community. Owners and employees are your neighbors, friends and family. By using them, you keep money flowing through the community.

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We’re sure you’re tired of reading about the coronavirus pandemic, and frankly, we’re tired of writing about it. Fortunately, there is another topic worthy of discussion this week — open government.

As the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to spread, schools have shut down, businesses are reorienting services and times, and people are urged to practice social distancing. With U.S. officials warning that the number of cases here is expected to spike, what worries you most about impa…

The mass hysteria revolving around the coronavirus has caused a shortage of essential supplies. This is not acceptable. People should be cautious about the virus, but not panic.

 

It can be frightening when federal officials start using words like “outbreak,” “community spread” and “public health emergency,” but it helps to understand what they mean when they say them.

With more than 89,000 infections and over 3,000 deaths globally, COVID-19 has prompted government warnings and travel restrictions. Washington state health officials announced a second death, and researchers said the virus may have been circulating for weeks undetected. A woman in San Antoni…

The Paris Economic Development Corp. on Tuesday discussed seeking bids from an engineering firm to determine the costs of building a new headquarters in the Northwest Business Park. Paris Mayor Pro-Tem Paula Portugal told corporation directors that they had not budgeted for a new building or…