The active Covid-19 case count in Lamar County is falling after spending weeks rising to a high of 226.
Mayor John Mark Francis announced at a city council meeting Tuesday that 16 Deport residents have applied for housing grants through the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, and 11 have been approved.
Lamar County Sheriff’s Office detectives have charged Fredrick Lee Whorton of Bogata with burglarizing a Deport business on Aug. 11.
Council members will consider monthly maintenance work that may need to be done, and Mayor John Mark Francis is scheduled to deliver his Mayor Report, which will include an update on a grant from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
The county’s active case count rose to 167 on Friday, just two days after setting a two-week high of 143, according to the district's data.
Records show a 72-year-old man and two women ages 82 and 88 lost their battle against the infection that has killed more than 9,000 Texans as of 4 p.m. Wednesday.
The Deport City Council on Monday took a step toward preparing for a larger population by approving the application process for a new water tower.
An 87-year-old man has become the 17th Lamar County resident to lose his life against Covid-19, according to the Paris-Lamar County Health District. An additional 15 cases also were reported today.
PATTONVILLE - Prairiland ISD will begin classes Aug. 24, school trustees decided at a special noon meeting today. Teachers are to report Aug. 10, and school will be out May 27, 2021, for summer break.
A century of community service was celebrated by American Legion Post199 in Deport on Saturday.
DEPORT — A United Parcel Service is now available in Deport. Located in the GlobalTech Public Safety Equipment store at 161 Main St., the UPS will serve Deport residents and other surrounding areas in having quicker access to shipping.
Deport City Council will have a special meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the procurement application to the Texas Water Development Board to potentially build a 100,000 gallon water tower.
The Deport Volunteer Fire Department will hold a low-cost pet vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, at the fire station, corner of Monroe and Main streets in Deport.
The Paris/Lamar County Health District is reporting 13 additional Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total case count for Lamar County to 483 confirmed cases since reporting began in March. Of the total, 476 are community spread and seven are travel related.
With a new Dollar General in town, Deport may be taking in around $7,000 more in sales tax revenue next year.
Paris/Lamar County Health District is reporting 10 new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total Lamar County count to 347 since reporting began in March.
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.
DEPORT — Deport held a soft opening for a Dollar General store on Friday, which had been delayed for six days due to technical difficulties.
HONEY GROVE — A year and a half after breaking ground, the Hidden Grove RV Resort and Storage site goes from shovels to scissors, celebrating a grand opening Saturday night.
A member of the program is able to combine joint solicitation and piggybacking to save a city or a cooperation time and money on purchasing goods.
The Deport City Council will host a public hearing regarding a grant for opportunities for downtown revitalization and infrastructure on Monday at 6:30 p.m.