Health

What is cedar fever? Experts explain Texas winter irritant

By Stephen O’Shea— Cedar fever season is almost upon us, and at a time when having a fever – or even catching a slight cold – is concerning, it’s more important than ever to understand the symptoms and source of this common Central Texas allergy. For starters, cedar fever isn’t a flu or a virus…

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Making health and wellness a priority in 2021

Knox County Hospital District— KNOX CITY – With the New Year upon us, it is the perfect time to optimistically look ahead. This year offers a chance for new beginnings and new reasons for hope. With a couple of COVID-19 vaccines promising to offer relief from the pandemic, we have much to look forward to…

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Knox didn’t get additional doses

By James McAfee— KNOX CITY—Stephen Kuehler, the administrator for the Knox County Hospital District, reported Monday morning that he didn’t receive any additional vaccines last week. “I’ve gotten a total of 200 and have been able to get shots for all the medical providers and enough for both the Munday Nursing Home and the Brazos…

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More vaccines coming for Knox

By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier— KNOX CITY—Knox County Hospital administrator Stephen Kuehler reported Monday morning that the 100 does of the Moderna vaccine that arrived last month have been given to healthcare workers and at the nursing homes here in Knox County. “I’m hoping to get some more this week,” he said. Kuehler added…

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Essential caregiver Legislation filed

Rep. James Frank office— AUSTIN – With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing Texans to carefully navigate family events, those living in isolation are facing a holiday season unlike any other. In response to emergency rules that have limited family access to long-term care facilities, Rep. James B. Frank (R – Wichita Falls) and Sen. Lois W.…

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Knox receives 100 doses

The News-Courier— KNOX CITY—One hundred doses of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived at the Knox Country Hospital last Wednesday, according to administrator Stephen Kuehler. For now, the limited supply is reserved for front-line health care workers and certain high-risk populations. State health officials announced earlier that older people and those with qualifying health conditions will be…

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KCOCISD cancels remote learning

City provides $10,309.60 grant The News-Courier— KNOX CITY—The Knox City/O’Brien Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees voted to cancel remote learning for all students during its December meeting last Thursday. The only exceptions will be for students who are quarantined by close contact, a positive COVID 19 test, school wide closures related to COVID…

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FDA approves second vaccine

WASHINGTON—The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency authorization of the Moderna vaccine last Friday. The move follows  an endorsement of the vaccine following an evaluation of clinical trial data by the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. Moderna already has millions of doses prepared, and the federal government has pre-issued a large order…

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16 active cases

The number of active cases of the virus remained about the same last week as Knox County Judge Stan Wojcik reported the Knox County had 16, raising the total to 277.

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Knox OKs water line

The News-Courier staff— BENJAMIN—The Knox County Commissioners Court approved a request by Lyndle Reeves to lay a water line across CR 3671 during its December meeting. The addition, the commissioners approved a bid of $1,200 from Sonya and Gabriel Ruiz for property in Knox City, adopted rules of procedure for the court and OKed an…

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