Business

Pink Ladies shop reopens

Special to The News-Courier KNOX CITY—The Pink Ladies Thrift Shop in Knox City is open for business after closing in April due to the pandemic. The shop’s new hours will be 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays.…

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Helping Texans find more jobs

Special to The News-Courier— ABILENE—Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas will host two events Thursday to help West Central Texans get back to work amid the challenges presented by COVID-19. Individuals must register for the dual events separately and can choose to attend one or both as needed. “The West Texas Success—Right Jobs. Right Now.”…

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Financial Focus by Jared Bodkin

Managing withdrawals carefully can protect retirement income  This article provided by Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Member SIPC Throughout much of your working life, you contribute to your 401(k), IRA and other investment accounts to help ensure a comfortable retirement. However, once you do retire, you’ll need to shift your focus somewhat from building these investments…

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LK Media names new managing editor

Special to The News-Courier— LUFKIN—LK Media Group has named Jackie Zimmerman as Managing Editor of The Post Dispatch, The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon and The Knox County News-Courier. Whitney Wyatt continues as Editor in Chief of the Red River Sun. “By adding Jackie Zimmerman to our team, it will make a seasoned journalist available full-time to…

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Abbott allows childcare facilities to reopen

From The News-courier staff— AUSTIN—Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday his next wave of reopenings designed to restart the Texas economy during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing childcare services to open to everyone, not just essential workers, immediately. In addition, massage establishments, tattoo studios, piercing studios and other personal-care and beauty services also could be reopened immediately. Bars, wine…

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LK offers new subscription rates

LK Media Group announced news subscription rates for The Knox County News-Courier and its three other publications, effective May 12. The rates will remain the same for residents of Knox County at $36. Rates will be lowered from $42 to $36 for out-of-county subscribers elsewhere in Texas. Out-of-state subscribers’ rates remain at $52. Special three-year…

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TWC may reinstate work-search requirements

From The Texas Tribune AUSTIN—The Texas Workforce Commission’s executive director told lawmakers last week that it plans to reinstate work-search requirements once stores and restaurants are allowed open to 50% capacity as Gov. Greg Abbott plans to do on May 18. Cisco Gamez, spokesperson for the commission, declined to confirm the exact trigger for reinstating…

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Cattle on the way to feed lots

Sheri Baty/The Knox County News-Courier With cattle moving from wheat grazing to feed lots, Ranchland in Benjamin has been seeing a lot of cattle trucks make stops at the convenience store.

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Abbott opens up more businesses

By The Texas Tribune AUSTIN—Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that he will let the state’s stay-at-home order expire Thursday as scheduled and allow businesses to begin reopening in phases the next day, the latest ramp-up in his push to restart the Texas economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. First to open Friday: retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters and…

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More help coming

Special to The News-Courier— WASHINGTON, DC—President Donald Trump signed a $484 billion bill last Friday aimed at providing aid to employers and hospitals under stress from the coronavirus pandemic that has devastated broad swaths of the economy and killed more than 50,000. The bill is the latest effort by the federal government to help keep afloat businesses that have had…

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