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Abbott mandate calls for use of face masks

Counties with 20+ cases impacted From The News-Courier staff with contributions by Texas Tribune— AUSTIN —With a spike in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order last Thursday that requires all residents in counties with 20 or more cases must wear masks in public places. “Wearing a face covering in public is proven to…

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Runoff election scheduled for July 14

From The News-Courier staff— Knox County residents will cast ballots next Tuesday, July 14, to decide the candidates who will face off in November to decide who will replace Rep. Mac Thornberry as the representative in the U.S. House for District 13. Early voting at the Knox County Courthouse will end Friday, July 10. The…

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Hospital offers COVID-19 antibody testing

From The Knox County Hospital— KNOX CITY—As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the American way of life, government-approved antibody testing for the virus is now available at Knox County Hospital District. Antibody testing for COVID-19 is used to detect the presence of antibodies for the virus, indicating an immune system response to a previous…

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MCISD hires Elementary music teacher

By James McAfee / The Knox County News-Courier— MUNDAY—The Munday Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of David Finnell to a one-year probationary contract as the new music teacher at Munday Elementary in a special noon meeting July 2. Superintendent Troy Parton informed trustees that Finnell had been recommended by both…

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Dr. Sloan to open medical practice

By James McAfee / The Knox County News-Courier— MUNDAY—Dr. Randall Sloan, who has experience in family practice and emergency medicine, will open his medical practice in August at 341 West H Street. Sloan, board certified in emergency medicine with more than 30-years experience, was previously on the staff at the Knox County Hospital and will…

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Lake Creek will host tournament

From The News-Courier staff— MUNDAY—The Lake Creek Golf Club will host a field of 54, three-person teams this weekend in the annual Lake Creek three-person scramble event. Morning and afternoon shotgun starts are planned Saturday. Then the teams will be split into four flights with the second and third divisions playing Sunday morning and the…

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USDA reminds producers about acreage reports

KNOX CITY—Agricultural producers in Knox County must complete crop acreage reports by the July 15 deadline. Nancy Birkenfeld, county executive director with USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), said the deadline applies to grass, CRP and all Spring-seeded crops. “To make sure you’re eligible for many USDA programs, you need to file an accurate crop acreage…

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THSCA cancels coaching school

SAN ANTONIO—The Texas High School Coaches Association Coaching School and Convention scheduled in San Antonio July 19-20 has been canceled and will be held entirely in virtual format. “We had hoped for a decrease in the spread of the coronavirus as we neared the convention date but the situation has evolved rapidly, and we are…

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Appraisal District sets hearing on proposed budget

From The News-Courier staff— BENJAMIN—The Knox County Appraisal District will conduct a public hearing regarding its proposed $241,357 budget at 5:30 p.m., July 14 at the Knox County Courthouse. A copy of the budget is available for public inspection at the district’s office and at the offices of each taxing entity—school districts and cities and…

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