2020-04-14 E-Edition

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Two Leon County residents with COVID-19 have recovered and one is under medical care

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Our lives continue to be upended and uncertain. We have learned a new vocabulary which includes, social distancing, modeling, flattening of the curve. Most of us had not heard those terms, at least in the current context until a month or 6 weeks ago. As we continue deeper into the spread of the COVID-19 virus we can be extremely thankful […]

Coronavirus in Texas 4/12: More than 13,400 Texans infected, 271 deaths

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Sunday’s biggest developments • Governor extends month-old disaster declaration • Texas reports 13,484 cases and 271 deaths • Dallas pastor lauds Trump for leadership during crisis Governor extends month-old disaster declaration [2:30 p.m.] Gov. Greg Abbott will extend his month-old disaster declaration in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, he announced Sunday afternoon via proclamation. The move allows him to continue […]


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Pre-pandemic sales tax results for February show economic vigor

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(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $701.8 million in local sales tax allocations for April, 0.5 percent less than in April 2019. These allocations are based on sales made in February by businesses that report tax monthly. Next month’s allocations, which will mostly reflect sales made […]

Shop Safe. Shop Smart. Let’s All Do Our Part.

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Lufkin, TX (April 7, 2020) – Brookshire Brothers thanks its shoppers for joining with them to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The Lufkin-based grocer appreciates the care its customers have shown for our employee-owners and each other by practicing social distancing and healthy habits while shopping. This way the community grocer can continue to provide food and essential goods […]

Buffalo News in Spanish

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Coronavirus en Texas

Un Día de Pascua un poco diferente tuvimos los estadounidenses este fin de semana. Familias en todo el país mantuvieron practicando el distanciamiento social. Hasta hoy los casos en Texas han subido a más de 13,000 con el condado de Harris adelantando a los demás con casi 3,561 de gente infectada con el coronavirus. El Gobernador Abbott, tendrá una conferencia […]

Trent Ashby

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District 57 House of Representatives

Though this Easter season may feel different, the message embodied by this Holy day could not be more appropriate for today. While we find ourselves in a season of uncertainty – wondering and worrying about what’s to come – it is my sincere hope that we find refuge and strength in celebrating the greatest triumph this world has ever witnessed. […]

Cooking Country

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Well here we are on April 14 and about to end the fourth week in “lock down”, shelter-in-place”, “quarantine” or whatever you want to call it. Most of us are staying at home as much as possible and getting out only when necessary. Brookshire Brothers is kind enough to take calls by phone and deliver the goods to our cars […]

Wiley “Bill/Duke” Washington

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Mr. Wiley “Bill/ Duke” Washington, aged 72 wonderful years, of Fresno, Texas, passed away at home April 5, 2020. Mr. Washington fought a long battle with lung cancer. He Won!!! Mr. Washington is preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Ethel Reeves; parents, Joe Lee & Evelyn Pearl Washington and brothers, Joe Lee, Elmer Gene and Arthur Lee Washington. Mr. […]