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WASHINGTON—After hundreds of video conference calls, phone conversations, and socially-distanced meetings with Texans over the past few months, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following information about the new COVID-19 relief bill – the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability P…

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(AUSTIN) — With the Texas economy slowly awakening from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9.

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The Democrats of Comanche County met online on Monday, July 20, 2020 with Clayton Tucker, candidate for the Texas Senate, District 24. Tucker is a fifth-generation Texan, who grew up on a ranch and now lives in Lampasas.

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Another Atlantic basin record fell Thursday night as Tropical Storm Hanna formed over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Packing 45 mph winds, moving west-northwest at a speed of 9 mph and about 260 miles east of Corpus Christi, Texas, Hanna on Friday was on a crash course with the Texas…

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DALLAS — The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas reminded taxpayers of the July 15 filing and payment deadline and warned against an increase in tax and COVID-19 scams.

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Tea Party Patriots is honored to present Lynn Davenport Thursday, July 9, to discuss contact tracing. The doors open at 6:00 with the meeting at 6:30 in the Big Dam Room of the Myrtle Wilks Community Center in Cisco.

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Total Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases since March 2020 in surrounding counties according to John Hopkins University and Medicine coronavirus map as of June 23, 2020 at 1:15 p.m. central time. Erath County 142 cases (around 100 new cases in a week), Brown County 73 cases (10 new cases in a week)…

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Questions have been floating around as to whether or not fourth of July festivities will proceed. For many areas, the answer is yes, for some the answer is yes but with a few twists, and for a few the answer is no.

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Drive-ins are a signature program for Tribeca; they have been a part of festival programming since the beginning 20 years ago. The series will take place each weekend (Thursday through Sunday) throughout the summer, beginning on July 2, 2020 and running through August 2, 2020. In appreciatio…

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A Red Oak, Texas couple pleaded guilty today to their roles in a $15 million retirement plan embezzlement scheme, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox.Vantage Benefits Administrators co-owner Wendy Richie, 59, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of theft…

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An Abilene man was convicted at trial for attempted enticement of a minor, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox. On Monday, a federal jury deliberated for just seven minutes before finding Carlito Santiago Santos, 47, guilty of attempted enticement of a m…

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On June 1, 2020 the Black Lives Matter chapter of Brownwood, TX held a peaceful protest in downtown Brownwood. The purpose of the event was to protest the unjust killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and racial injustice everywhere.

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Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Wayne Goodman, District 10 in North Texas, reports two unbranded heifers missing from a property near Millsap in Parker County. Last Seen on April 25, 2020, are a solid black ten-month-old muley heifer weighing 500 pounds, and …

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Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Howard Brittain, District 19 in West Texas, reports the theft of a tractor from a property in San Saba County. Sometime on or after March 22, a thief or thieves took an orange 2018 Kubota tracked skid steer loader with an attac…

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TEMPLE—Each year the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) and the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts (ATSWCD) recognize and honor individuals who dedicate themselves to the conservation and management of renewable natural resources. These outstanding…

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WASHINGTON – Public housing authorities and Section 8 voucher programs in the Eastland County area received several federal grants totaling $231,587 to help with coronavirus-related improvements and maintenance to local public housing programs, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced today. The fund…

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(Austin) -- Texans can now find the closest bar, restaurant, or hotel that is offering mixed drinks or kits with their next take out order!

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement after oil prices hit historic lows Monday afternoon:

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas has obtained a temporary restraining order preventing a DFW chiropractor from touting sham treatments for COVID-19, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox.According to a civil complaint filed Thursday, Dr. Ray L. Nannis, the 48-ye…

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Austin, TX – The Texas Center for the Book is pleased to join in the announcement of a local author contest now accepting submissions. The Texas Author Project, part of the nationwide Indie Author Project, is seeking nominations of independently published e-books to be recognized as the top …

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