UPDATED W/ LOCAL STATEMENT: Abbott previously resisted calls for such an order and at one point banned local governments from requiring masks. First-time violators will be issued a warning, though repeat offenders could be fined up to $250.
Blossom City Council voted to move its election to Nov. 3 amid concerns about Covid-19. It also opted to change banks for city finances. Blossom will become a Lamar National Bank customer.
“I think TEA is doing the best they can under the circumstances,” Prairiland Superintendent Jeff Ballard said. “I do appreciate the communication we have received from them.”
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.
As a result of a parent’s angry social media post and a trip to a Blossom City Council meeting, potholes in front of Blossom Elementary School are now repaired.
Candidate filing is over, and now campaigning can start for nonpartisan elections in cities and school districts across Northeast Texas.
On Highway 82, in Lamar County, crews will be upgrading the metal beam guard fence from Clarksville Street to the Red River County Line. Watch for temporary shoulder and lane closures while crews work.
The window to sign up for May nonpartisan elections is closing.
Next weekend, the Prairiland High Beta Club will head to state competition, and for the second year in a row, the students will take the newspaper they produced with them. Last year’s paper went all the way to nationals, where it took fourth place.
A Powderly man began serving his sentence Tuesday night after district court ordered time behind bars for felony charges brought against him for a 2017 shooting incident in Blossom, reports show.
With the March primary election coming up, the deadline to register to vote is 5 p.m. today.
Blossom City Council tables a request for an upscale duplex complex near Blossom Elementary School and approves a number of agenda items at a Thursday night meeting at City Hall
The contractor, Sammy Gist Enterprises Inc., was granted 256 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at more than $1.3 million. The target date to complete this work is winter 2020, officials said.
Over three years, nearly 400 pregnant or new mothers died in Texas. Its system for helping the uninsured thwarts women at every turn, frustrates doctors and midwives, and incentivizes substandard care.
The City of Blossom will paint markers on the streets in front of fire hydrants to make it easier for firefighters to spot them at night.
In 2018, the Federal Trade Commission collected more than 1.4 million fraud reports. The public reported losing $1.48 billion to fraud. Scammers typically use three strategies — in person, by phone or online.
BLOSSOM — The City of Blossom drastically reduced the threshold for how much a project can cost before putting it out for a competitive bidding process in an effort to cut back on spending and improve transparency.
“It’s a lot of work, but it’s a lot of fun,” David Crossland, owner of Afterlife haunted house in Blossom, said. “I used to think that was a stupid thing to say, but it’s true. If you find what you’re passionate about, it’s not work. I get to go over there and create something cool.”
Runners hit the trail for the Blossom Zombie Run Saturday on Front Street in Blossom. With 18 zombies scattered across the trail, 40 registered participants could choose between a 1 mile and 5k walk/run, hosted by the Greater Blossom Development Association.
Lamar County residents can expect to pay more in taxes this year due to increased property values although tax rates for school districts, Paris Junior College, the county and its municipalities are the same or lower than last year.