Munday also closes schools for 14 days

September 24, 2020

MUNDAY—After reopening the secondary school on Tuesday, the Munday schools joined the Knox City schools in closing for two weeks later that day. Students had been let out early on Monday for a cleaning. Parents got a message from Supt. Troy Parton, confirming the decision because of the number of positive cases being reported for…

Knox City closes schools 2 weeks

September 24, 2020

KNOX CITY—The schools here in Knox City and in O’Brien have been closed for two weeks after reports that one junior high and three high school students had tested positive for the virus on Monday. All students will be in remote learning until Oct. 6. Supt. Colin Howeth sent a letter to all parents and…

Gov. Abbott loosens COVID-19 restrictions

September 23, 2020

Visits possible to nursing homes From The News-Courier staff— AUSTIN—Gov. Greg Abbott announced last Thursday that he would allow businesses to expand capacity in much of the state, citing a decline in coronavirus hospitalizations that he credited to Texans taking the pandemic seriously. The order allowed businesses operating at 50% capacity to move to 75%…

Munday man involved in bus-truck accident

September 23, 2020

From The News-Courier staff— SEYMOUR—One man was killed in an accident between a truck and Greyhound bus at the intersection of Highway 277 E and Highway 183 S east of Seymour last Monday afternoon. Officials reported James Dayton Jones of Amarillo dead at the scene. Jones was one of 29 passengers on the Greyhound bus…

Munday decides not to raise tax rate

September 23, 2020

From The News-Courier staff— MUNDAY—The Munday City Council decided to reverse course and not raise the 2020-2021 property tax rates during its regular meeting last week. The council had earlier voted to propose a rate of $1.20905 by a 4-1 vote prior to holding a public meeting on the same night. No residents appeared at…

Take control of cholesterol with lifestyle changes

September 23, 2020

Knox County Hospital District— KNOX CITY– Most people know that high cholesterol is a leading cause of heart disease, including heart attack and stroke. Recent studies have shown that those with underlying health issues, including heart disease, are also at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19. Managing your cholesterol and cardiovascular health is more…

3 active cases

September 23, 2020

Dr. Rodney Sholty, the medical authority for Knox County, reported early Monday morning that the county now has three active virus cases. Anyone who has been in contact with them has been quarantined for 14 days.

Voter registration deadline Oct. 5

September 23, 2020

Special to The News-Courier— BENJAMIN—Deadline to register to vote is Oct. 5 to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. Voters can register at the Knox County clerk’s office or by mail after obtaining an application. Gov. Greg Abbott will allow early voting to start Oct. 13.

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