Runnels County – Ballinger TX http://ballingertx.org/ Tue, 21 Sep 2021 22:39:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://ballingertx.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Runnels County – Ballinger TX http://ballingertx.org/ 32 32 FEMA approves additional winter storm assistance for several Texas counties https://ballingertx.org/fema-approves-additional-winter-storm-assistance-for-several-texas-counties/ https://ballingertx.org/fema-approves-additional-winter-storm-assistance-for-several-texas-counties/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 21:26:09 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/fema-approves-additional-winter-storm-assistance-for-several-texas-counties/ AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved 44 of Texas’ 254 counties for all categories of federal government assistance under the White House declaration of major disaster for the February winter Storm. The comprehensive federal government assistance program provides grants for a […]]]>

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved 44 of Texas’ 254 counties for all categories of federal government assistance under the White House declaration of major disaster for the February winter Storm.

The comprehensive federal government assistance program provides grants for a variety of public sector services – including debris removal (Category A), emergency protective measures (Category B), as well as construction work. permanent infrastructure, including roads and bridges (Category C), water control facilities (Category D), public buildings and equipment (Category E), utilities (Category F), and parks and recreational facilities ( Category G).

The 44 counties approved for all FEMA welfare categories include: Austin, Bastrop, Blanco, Borden, Cherokee, Coke, Crosby, Dawson, Delta, DeWitt, Dickens, Edwards, Erath, Falls, Garza, Gillespie, Gonzales , Houston, Irion, Kerr, Kimble, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Llano, Lynn, Mason, Menard, Milam, Straight, Nacogdoches, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Real, Red River, Sabine, San Augustine, Schleicher, Shelby, Sterling, Taylor, Tom Green, Walker and Washington.

In addition, Irion and Taylor counties have been approved for snow assistance under the Federal Public Assistance Program.

Initially, FEMA only approved assistance for emergency protective measures (Category B) in the 254 counties of Texas. Over the following months, TDEM worked with local authorities to gather supporting documentation and justify the need for all categories of federal government assistance. TDEM submitted the additional documentation to FEMA on July 30 – requesting that all categories of federal government assistance be available statewide.

Last week, FEMA determined that the damage to the infrastructure was not of the severity and magnitude to warrant the designation for additional Public Assistance for the following 210 counties:

Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Aransas, Archer, Armstrong, Atascosa, Bailey, Bandera, Baylor, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Bosque, Bowie, Brazoria, Brazos, Brewster, Briscoe, Brooks, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Camp, Carson, Cass, Castro, Chambers, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Coleman, Collin, Collingsworth, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Cottle, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dallam, Dallas, Deaf Smith, Denton, Dimmit, Donley, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Ellis, El Paso, Fannin, Fayette, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Fort Bend, Franklin, Freestone, Frio, Gaines, Galveston, Glasscock, Goliad, Gray, Grayson , Gregg, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hale, Hall, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Hartley, Haskell, Hays, Hemphill, Henderson, Hidalgo, Colline, Hockley, Hood, Hopkins, Howard, Hudspeth, Hunt, Hutchinson , Jack, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Johnson, Jones, Karnes, Kaufman, Kendall, Kennedy, Kent, King, Kinney, Klebe rg, K nox, Lamar, Lamb, Lampasas, La Salle, Liberty, Limestone, Lipscomb, Live Oak, Loving, Lubbock, Madison, Marion, Martin, Matagorda, Maverick, McCulloch, McLennan, McMullen, Medina, Midland, Mills, Mitchell , Montague, Montgomery, Moore, Morris, Navarro, Newton, Nueces, Ochiltree, Oldham, Orange, Panola, Parker, Parmer, Pecos, Polk, Potter, Presidio, Rains, Randall, Reagan, Reeves, Refugio, Roberts, Robertson, Rockwall , Runnels, Biscotte, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Saba, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Smith, Somervell, Starr, Stephens, Stonewall, Sutton, Swisher, Tarrant, Terrell, Terry, Throckmorton, Titus, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Victoria, Waller, Ward, Webb, Wharton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Winkler, Wise, Wood, Yoakum, Young, Zapata and Zavala.

Local officials wishing to appeal FEMA’s decision are urged to submit additional disaster costs through their District Coordinator / TDEM Recovery Coordinator by October 1, so that TDEM can submit a final appeal. for federal assistance if needed.

Source: Texas Emergency Management Division


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FEMA Approves Additional Winter Storm Assistance For Some Texas Counties While Others Still Need It https://ballingertx.org/fema-approves-additional-winter-storm-assistance-for-some-texas-counties-while-others-still-need-it/ https://ballingertx.org/fema-approves-additional-winter-storm-assistance-for-some-texas-counties-while-others-still-need-it/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 21:13:33 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/fema-approves-additional-winter-storm-assistance-for-some-texas-counties-while-others-still-need-it/ AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Emergency Management Division (TDEM) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved 44 of Texas’ 254 counties for all categories of federal government assistance under The White House’s declaration of major disaster for the February winter Storm, according to a statement from the Texas Emergency Management Division on […]]]>

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Emergency Management Division (TDEM) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved 44 of Texas’ 254 counties for all categories of federal government assistance under The White House’s declaration of major disaster for the February winter Storm, according to a statement from the Texas Emergency Management Division on Monday.

“We appreciate the federal government’s recognition that Texans have been affected by the winter storm and are grateful for the disaster assistance that has been approved so far, but we believe the data shows Texas is reaching federal thresholds for additional aid, ”said TDEM chief Nim Kidd. . “We look forward to working with FEMA to ensure all storm-affected counties in Texas receive the federal support they need.”

The comprehensive federal government assistance program provides grants for a variety of public sector services, including debris removal (Category A), emergency protective measures (Category B), as well as construction work. permanent infrastructure, including roads and bridges (Category C), water control facilities (Category D), public buildings and equipment (Category E), utilities (Category F), and parks and recreational facilities ( Category G).

The 44 counties approved for all FEMA Public Assistance Categories (AGs) include (Concho Valley Counties in fat):

Austin, Bastrop, Blanco, Borden, Cherokee, Coke, Crosby, Dawson, Delta, DeWitt, Dickens, Edwards, Erath, Falls, Garza, Gillespie, Gonzales, Houston, Irion, Kerr, Kimble, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Llano, Lynn, Mason, Ménard, Milam, Motley, Nacogdoches, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Real, Red River, Sabine, San Augustine, Schleicher, Shelby, Sterling, Taylor, Tom Green, Walker and Washington.

Besides, Irion County and Taylor County were approved for snow aid under the federal government assistance program.

Initially, FEMA only approved assistance for emergency protective measures (Category B) in the 254 counties of Texas. Over the following months, TDEM worked with local authorities to gather supporting documentation and justify the need for all categories of federal government assistance. TDEM submitted the additional documentation to FEMA on July 30, requesting that all categories of federal government assistance be made available statewide.

Last week, FEMA determined that the damage to the infrastructure was not of the severity and magnitude to warrant the designation for additional public assistance for the following 210 counties (Concho Valley counties in fat:

Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Aransas, Archer, Armstrong, Atascosa, Bailey, Bandera, Baylor, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Bosque, Bowie, Brazoria, Brazos, Brewster, Briscoe, Brooks, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Camp, Carson, Cass, Castro, Chambers, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Coleman, Collin, Collingsworth, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Cottle, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dallam, Dallas, Deaf Smith, Denton, Dimmit, Donley, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Ellis, El Paso, Fannin, Fayette, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Fort Bend, Franklin, Freestone, Frio, Gaines, Galveston, Glasscock, Goliad, Gray, Grayson, Gregg, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hale, Hall, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Hartley, Haskell, Hays, Hemphill, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hockley, Hood, Hopkins, Howard, Hudspeth, Hunt, Hutchinson, Jack, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Johnson, Jones, Karnes, Kaufman, Kendall, Kennedy, Kent, King, Kinney, Kleberg, Knox, Lamar, Lamb , Lampasas, La Salle, Liberty, Limestone, Lipscomb, Live Oak, Loving, Lubbock, Madison, Marion, Martin, Matagorda, Maverick, Mcculloch, McLennan, McMullen, Medina, Midland, Mills, Mitchell, Montague, Montgomery, Moore, Morris, Navarro, Newton, Nueces, Ochiltree, Oldham, Orange, Panola, Parker, Parmer, Pecos, Polk, Potter, Presidio, Rains, Randall , Reagan, Reeves, Refugio, Roberts, Robertson, Rockwall, Canals, Rusk, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Saba, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Smith, Somervell, Starr, Stephens, Stonewall, Sutton, Swisher, Tarrant, Terrell, Terry, Throckmorton, Titus, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Victoria, Waller, Ward, Webb, Wharton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Willacy, Williamson , Wilson, Winkler, Wise, Wood, Yoakum, Young, Zapata and Zavala.

Local officials wishing to appeal FEMA’s decision are urged to submit additional disaster costs through their TDEM District Coordinator / Recovery Coordinator by October 1.st, so that TDEM can submit a final appeal for federal help if needed.


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Tracy Andrus Foundation Hosts Ribbon Cutting with Grand Marshall Chamber of Commerce | New https://ballingertx.org/tracy-andrus-foundation-hosts-ribbon-cutting-with-grand-marshall-chamber-of-commerce-new/ https://ballingertx.org/tracy-andrus-foundation-hosts-ribbon-cutting-with-grand-marshall-chamber-of-commerce-new/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 09:00:00 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/tracy-andrus-foundation-hosts-ribbon-cutting-with-grand-marshall-chamber-of-commerce-new/ The Tracy Andrus Foundation, a local non-profit organization focused on economic aid, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate their new membership in the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce. Founder Dr Tracy Andrus also announced at the event that the organization has received additional grants from the Texas Department of Housing and Community […]]]>

The Tracy Andrus Foundation, a local non-profit organization focused on economic aid, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate their new membership in the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce.

Founder Dr Tracy Andrus also announced at the event that the organization has received additional grants from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, allowing them to expand their coverage to eight other counties in eastern Texas.

“It is such a blessing to spread out at this time and help relieve community members from the stress that accompanies these situations,” said program director Sharon Ventimiglia.

The foundation now serves 12 counties in East Texas in total, providing assistance to community members struggling with overdue rent and utility bills.

Counties now covered by the organization include Harrison, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Brewster, Cluberson, Fannin, Grayson, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Lubbock and Presidio counties.

Andrus said that with the additional grant from TDHCA, the program is now able to offer assistance to community members struggling with mortgage payments as well as rent and utilities.

“We are delighted to expand this program and now offer support to people who also buy their homes, as well as to tenants,” said Andrus.

Chamber executive director Stacia Runnels welcomed the organization as a family, offering the “key to the city” to Andrus at the event.

Andrus thanked the many community partners working with the organization to make it a success, including county and city officials.

“We are delighted to help educate and empower the community to reach their full potential,” said Andrus’ wife Dr Sonya Burnett-Andrus.

“We provide help to the underprivileged in our community, whether they are veterans, former criminals, overemployed or underemployed,” said Andrus. “There are no limits to the people we serve.”


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Aiken County Coroner’s Office Holds Funeral Service for the Poor https://ballingertx.org/aiken-county-coroners-office-holds-funeral-service-for-the-poor-2/ https://ballingertx.org/aiken-county-coroners-office-holds-funeral-service-for-the-poor-2/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 23:54:00 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/aiken-county-coroners-office-holds-funeral-service-for-the-poor-2/ September 17 – GRANITEVILLE – As the rain fell in Aiken County, 11 local residents whose bodies were not claimed or whose funds were not available for their funerals were buried. The Aiken County Coroner’s Office held its annual Poor Burial Service at 10 a.m. Thursday morning at Graniteville Cemetery on Gregg Highway. The service […]]]>

September 17 – GRANITEVILLE – As the rain fell in Aiken County, 11 local residents whose bodies were not claimed or whose funds were not available for their funerals were buried.

The Aiken County Coroner’s Office held its annual Poor Burial Service at 10 a.m. Thursday morning at Graniteville Cemetery on Gregg Highway. The service was open to the public.

“I think it’s important that we take care of our citizens and let families know that we have provided a place for their loved ones to rest with respect and dignity,” said Aiken County Coroner , Darryl Ables. “They will always have a place to visit now.”

Family and friends of the deceased who could be traced were notified of the service.

“The coroner’s office has done everything possible to contact their families and extended family members,” the Aiken County coroner’s office said in a statement.

The following citizens were buried:

Joe Jefferson: 10/15/1942 – 07/26/2020

Robert Hilton: 02/21/1948 – 08/05/2020

Wayne Michael Davis: 08/05/1955 – 09/01/2020

Robert Hursey: 07/13/1958 – 10/30/2020

Barbara Ann Gillette: 07/27/1970 – 12/15/2020

Richard Willis Hartman: 09/19/1964 – 12/23/2020

George Leverett: 04/12/1938 – 09/02/2021

Harold Runnels Jr.: 01/19/1960 – 02/15/2021

Axel John Muller: 08/09/1941 – 04/17/2021

Jonnie G. Alexander: 12/30/1947 – 06/24/2021

Charles Sheeley: 05/26/201984 – 05/31/2021

Evelyn Jones Johnson said she went to the ward to pay tribute to Jonnie C. Alexander. She said the last time she went to visit Johnson at the nursing home she was notified of his death.

“It was good that we didn’t have to worry about [his burial] and we can always come back to visit him and show his family where he is, ”Johnson said.

Mr. and Mrs. James Yaughn, owners of Cannon House Florist & Gifts, provided the wreath. Napier Funeral Home in Graniteville donated 11 urns. The Graniteville Cemetery Association provided tents, chairs and their services.

Hatcher and Shellhouse-Rivers funeral homes also provided services. New Future Granite II prepared the tombstones. TJ Farrer on Track LLC dug the graves.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office performed “Amazing Grace” on bagpipes and drums. Minister Anthony Keith Glover was the Minister President.


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Aiken County Coroner’s Office Holds Funeral Service for the Poor https://ballingertx.org/aiken-county-coroners-office-holds-funeral-service-for-the-poor/ https://ballingertx.org/aiken-county-coroners-office-holds-funeral-service-for-the-poor/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:02:35 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/aiken-county-coroners-office-holds-funeral-service-for-the-poor/ September 17 – GRANITEVILLE – As the rain fell in Aiken County, 11 local residents whose bodies were not claimed or whose funds were not available for their funerals were buried. The Aiken County Coroner’s Office held its annual Burial Service for the Poor at 10 a.m. Thursday morning at Graniteville Cemetery on Gregg Highway. […]]]>

September 17 – GRANITEVILLE – As the rain fell in Aiken County, 11 local residents whose bodies were not claimed or whose funds were not available for their funerals were buried.

The Aiken County Coroner’s Office held its annual Burial Service for the Poor at 10 a.m. Thursday morning at Graniteville Cemetery on Gregg Highway. The service was open to the public.

“I think it is important that we take care of our citizens and let families know that we have provided a place for their loved ones to rest with respect and dignity,” said Aiken County Coroner , Darryl Ables. “They will always have a place to visit now.”

Family and friends of the deceased who could be traced were notified of the service.

“The coroner’s office has done everything possible to contact their families and extended family members,” the Aiken County coroner’s office said in a statement.

The following citizens were buried:

Joe Jefferson: 10/15/1942 – 07/26/2020

Robert Hilton: 02/21/1948 – 08/05/2020

Wayne Michael Davis: 08/05/1955 – 09/01/2020

Robert Hursey: 07/13/1958 – 10/30/2020

Barbara Ann Gillette: 07/27/1970 – 12/15/2020

Richard Willis Hartman: 09/19/1964 – 12/23/2020

George Leverett: 04/12/1938 – 09/02/2021

Harold Runnels Jr.: 01/19/1960 – 02/15/2021

Axel John Muller: 08/09/1941 – 04/17/2021

Jonnie G. Alexander: 12/30/1947 – 06/24/2021

Charles Sheeley: 05/26/201984 – 05/31/2021

Evelyn Jones Johnson said she went to the ward to pay tribute to Jonnie C. Alexander. She said the last time she went to visit Johnson at the nursing home she was notified of his death.

“It was good that we didn’t have to worry about [his burial] and we can always come back to visit him and show his family where he is, ”Johnson said.

Mr. and Mrs. James Yaughn, owners of Cannon House Florist & Gifts, provided the wreath. Napier Funeral Home in Graniteville donated 11 urns. The Graniteville Cemetery Association provided tents, chairs and their services.

Hatcher and Shellhouse-Rivers funeral homes also provided services. New Future Granite II prepared the tombstones. TJ Farrer on Track LLC dug the graves.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office performed “Amazing Grace” on bagpipes and drums. Minister Anthony Keith Glover was the Minister President.


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Family members remember 83-year-old man buried at annual service to the poor in Aiken County https://ballingertx.org/family-members-remember-83-year-old-man-buried-at-annual-service-to-the-poor-in-aiken-county/ https://ballingertx.org/family-members-remember-83-year-old-man-buried-at-annual-service-to-the-poor-in-aiken-county/#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 18:35:21 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/family-members-remember-83-year-old-man-buried-at-annual-service-to-the-poor-in-aiken-county/ GRANITEVILLE, SC (WJBF) – Eleven people were laid to rest on Thursday, September 16, during the annual funeral services for the poor at the Aiken County office in Graniteville. “It’s always the person who was straight, not the hunter; tells you exactly what he feels and how it is, ”parent Dana Elum told NewsChannel 6’s […]]]>

GRANITEVILLE, SC (WJBF) – Eleven people were laid to rest on Thursday, September 16, during the annual funeral services for the poor at the Aiken County office in Graniteville.

“It’s always the person who was straight, not the hunter; tells you exactly what he feels and how it is, ”parent Dana Elum told NewsChannel 6’s Aiken bureau chief Shawn Cabbagestal of 83-year-old George Leverett.

George Leverett, 83, and other family members

Telling it as it is and always being there are some of the things Leverett’s family will remember the most. “I went in to see him. And he said, what’s wrong with your face? And I said, well, what do you mean? He said, your makeup is not right, you have to fix that, ”Elum recalls with a laugh.

“He told a lot of great stories about the past and the present. I’m grateful that I was able to be a part of his later years and to have been able to spend time with him because I think he could have done it for me, it would have been the same, ”explained parent Debra Freeman.

The 83-year-old man was one of 11 people buried at the annual funeral of the poor at Graniteville cemetery. The coroner’s office has been holding the ceremony since 1999. The number of burials varies from year to year. “Usually between eight and 10. Some years we see an increase some years we may not be working as much, but every year we know there will be cases that come up that will come to the coroner’s office for a review. poor man’s funeral, ”Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables shared.

The 83-year-old man was one of 11 people buried at the annual funeral of the poor at Graniteville cemetery.

Services are for those whose bodies have not been claimed or whose funds are not available for their funeral arrangements. We are told that the coroner’s office made an effort to contact their families and extended family members. “Unfortunately, this is the only time we were able to pay tribute to him at the end,” Elum added.

Although this season in George Leverett’s life is now over, his family say they will continue to be grateful for his time here. “We have spent a lot of years together and he has played a very important role in a lot of things in the development of my life throughout the year. So I am very grateful to him and always will be, ”said Elum.

The following people were buried:

Joe jefferson
Date of birth: 10/15/1942
Date of death: 07/26/2020

Robert hilton
Date of birth: 02/21/1948
Date of death: 05/08/2020

Wayne Michael Davis
Date of birth: 05/08/1955
Date of death: 09/01/2020

Robert hursey
Date of birth: 07/13/1958
Date of death: 10/30/2020

Barbara ann gillette
Date of birth: 07/27/1970
Date of death: 12/15/2020

Richard Willis Hartman
Date of birth: 19/09/1964
Date of death: 23/12/2020

Georges leverett
Date of birth: 04/12/1938
Date of death: 09/02/2021

Harold Runnels, Jr.
Date of birth: 01/19/1960
Date of death: 02/15/2021

Axel john muller
Date of birth: 08/09/1941
Date of death: 04/17/2021

Jonnie G. Alexander
Date of birth: 12/30/1947
Date of death: 06/24/2021

Charles Sheeley
Date of birth: 05/26/201984
Date of death: 05/31/2021


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Matt Garrett: Thanks for supporting Extension Fest | New https://ballingertx.org/matt-garrett-thanks-for-supporting-extension-fest-new/ https://ballingertx.org/matt-garrett-thanks-for-supporting-extension-fest-new/#respond Tue, 14 Sep 2021 20:00:00 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/matt-garrett-thanks-for-supporting-extension-fest-new/ Well done and thank you to everyone who attended, participated, supported or volunteered for Harrison County’s very first AgriLife Extension Festival. It was a huge success and appreciated by all. The day started with a few words from James Runnels commemorating those who were tragically lost 20 years ago. We had great weather, great food […]]]>

Well done and thank you to everyone who attended, participated, supported or volunteered for Harrison County’s very first AgriLife Extension Festival. It was a huge success and appreciated by all.

The day started with a few words from James Runnels commemorating those who were tragically lost 20 years ago. We had great weather, great food and information – all being outside and distancing ourselves as we have all grown used to over the past year and a half.

Congratulations to Brentton Jenkins for his 4-H accomplishments for this year. He was a finalist in the State 4-H Record Book. Brentton has also served as the Texas Water Ambassador and received the Brian McGaughey Fellowship for his outstanding leadership and achievement.

Congratulations to Shyanne McClendon for participating in the District 5 Record Book Contest. Shyanne also received the Danforth I Dare You Award for her leadership. She will receive a copy of Mr. William H. Danforth’s book “I Dare You”. It was first published in 1931 and is still considered one of the most influential books on self-motivation. The book is published and distributed by the American Youth Foundation through its I Dare You committee. The award is offered in recognition of excellence in character and balanced development as well as demonstrated leadership.

Congratulations to Mya Stuart for receiving the Silver Star Award for 4-H. The Silver Star is the highest award for Intermediate 4-H. The 4-H member must submit an awards program record for the county competition in the year the 4-Her is to be considered for the Silver Star Award showing at least three years of 4-H experience. She was a 4-H officer in her club and participated as a county council delegate. In addition to that, she is involved in many areas of projects, from welding to archery.

Now let’s move on to our next event. On September 23, we will be hosting the Harrison Panola Wildlife Briefing at the Marshall Civic Center. Dr Aaron Sumrall will be on hand to discuss wild pig trapping techniques and white-tailed deer management. He is an excellent and very competent speaker. Darrin Peeples, our local game warden, will be on hand to update you on game laws. The Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring the event and it is free. Please confirm your attendance at (903) 935-8413 as we need to know how many people to prepare a meal for.

Now is the perfect time to take a soil sample. You can prepare your land for spring planting. If you wish to come and collect a bag of soil samples accompanied by an information sheet, you can collect your sample and drop it off at the office along with the payment. I’ll deliver them to the lab at Stephen F. Austin State University. You have to do it soon.

If you or someone you know needs to take the course to acquire their private applicator license from the Texas Department of Agriculture, please call the office as we are compiling a list to see if we need to run the course this fall.

In October, the Harrison County Cattleman’s Association will hold their annual meeting at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. We’ll have Eric Yates from Merck Animal Health to discuss internal parasites in beef cattle and some resistance issues we’re starting to see.

We have kits here at the office if you want to come and pick one up. You will then take a fecal sample from your herd which will give us an egg count to determine the parasite load that your cows currently have. Wormy cows are extremely difficult to get through a harsh winter. Hopefully we don’t have another winter like we did last year. But if we do, healthy cows are easier to manage and handle harsh weather conditions much better. Rib eye steaks are going to be served so we need an RSVP for that or maybe you will eat Beanie Weenies.

We will be having our Pineywoods Hay Show in November. Stay tuned for more details and instructions.

– Matt Garrett is the county agent for agriculture and natural resources in Harrison County.


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Taylor County adds 4 deaths Monday; hospitalized patients decline https://ballingertx.org/taylor-county-adds-4-deaths-monday-hospitalized-patients-decline/ https://ballingertx.org/taylor-county-adds-4-deaths-monday-hospitalized-patients-decline/#respond Mon, 13 Sep 2021 22:08:18 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/taylor-county-adds-4-deaths-monday-hospitalized-patients-decline/ The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reported four COVID-19-related deaths and 256 new cases on Monday. The total number of deaths in the county linked to the coronavirus is 458, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 website. The total number of active cases is 2,518, up from 2,065 on September 1. […]]]>

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reported four COVID-19-related deaths and 256 new cases on Monday.

The total number of deaths in the county linked to the coronavirus is 458, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 website.

The total number of active cases is 2,518, up from 2,065 on September 1. The test positivity rate is 10.63%.

The percentage of COVID-19 hospital patients in the Abilene trauma ward area was 17.62% on Sunday, up from 17.32% on Saturday and 17.37% on Friday, according to the COVID-state database. 19.

The Abilene Trauma Service Area in all 16 counties reported 171 COVID-19 hospital patients on Sunday, up from 182 on Friday. All hospital patients are adults, according to the state’s website.

Across Texas, COVID-19 hospital patients declined Monday to 13,065 from 13,230 on Sunday, according to the state website. The peak in hospitalizations during the current wave that began in mid-July is 13,932 on August 25.

Brown County Sets New COVID-19 Case Record for Third Week in a Row

BROWNWOOD – Brown County health officials on Friday reported four COVID-19-related deaths and 378 new cases last week.

The deceased are three men in their fifties and a man in his 70s. None lived in retirement homes.

A total of 164 deaths in the county have been linked to the coronavirus and the average age of those who died is 66.

The county set a record for new cases for the third week in a row, with 344 the week of September 3 and 319 the week of August 27.

The county also reported 20 COVID-19-related hospitalizations and 481 active cases on Friday. The previous week there had been 19 hospitalizations and 441 active cases.

The percentage of county residents aged 12 and over who are fully immunized is 38.19%, up from 37.10% the week before.

The current totals for COVID-19 testing in Brown County as of Friday were:

  • Positive total: 6,238
  • Negative total: 9,547
  • Confirmed cases by PCR test: 2,906
  • Cases confirmed by antigen test: 3,332
  • Deaths: 164
  • Average age of the deceased: 66 years old
  • Recovered: 5,593

The coronavirus in figures

Texas (updated Monday): Total number of cases, 3,198,035; New cases, 8,140; Active cases (estimated), 303,932; Hospitalized, 13,065; Death, 58,901; New deaths, 46; Total tests, 39,759,753; Retrieved (estimated), 3,402,582.

Number of active cases estimated in large countries (followed by state): Brown, 481; Howard, 314; Courage, 301; Nolan, 248; Erath, 197; Jones, 145; Stephens, 114; Mitchell, 83; Coca, 63; Callahan, 56; Comanche, 55 years old; Alleyways, 53; Eastland, 47; Fisher, 11; Coleman, 8 years old; Haskell, 6; Shackelford, 5; Stone wall, 5; Throckmorton, 3; Knox, 2; Kent, 0.

Some counties in West Texas have estimated active cases: Lubbock, 4,492; Randall (Canyon), 2334; Potter (Amarillo), 2092; Midland, 2,031; Wichita (Wichita Falls), 1,864; Tom Green (San Angelo), 1740; Ector (Odessa), 1,811; Hale (Plainview), 233; Moore, 152.

Sources: City of Abilene, Texas Department of State Health Services (count PCR cases only)

SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Abilene ISD: Reported Monday 37 new cases (31 students, 6 staff), against five Sunday and 37 Friday. New cases per campus: five students and one staff member at Cooper High, four students at Abilene High, four students at ATEMS, seven students and one staff member at Craig Middle, two students and one staff member at Clack Middle, two students at Thomas Elementary, two students and a staff member at Martinez Elementary, one student at Alcorta Elementary, one student at Bassetti Elementary, one student at Bowie Elementary, one student at Long Elementary, a student at Crockett, a staff member at The LIFT and a member staff member at Stafford Elementary.

Active cases total 301 (251 students, 50 staff), up from 388 on Sunday. As of June 14, the district has reported 724 cases (579 students, 145 staff).

Wylie ISD: Reported on Monday 13 new cases (10 students, three staff) for a total of 78 active cases. That’s lower than the 106 active cases on Friday.

Active cases by campus: four students and three staff at East Elementary, two students and three staff at West Elementary, four students and two staff at West Intermediate, 17 students and two staff at Wylie High, two students and four staff members at West Early Childhood, 19 students and one staff member at West Junior High and 12 students and three staff members at East Junior High.

Christian University of Abilene: Four new cases reported Friday, with 63 active cases, three fewer than Thursday. There are 62 people in quarantine due to possible exposure. Among active cases, 66.7% were not vaccinated. The cumulative cases since August 17 total 120.

Following: COVID-19: Taylor County adds 3 deaths, 155 cases on Friday

Laura Gutschke is a general assignment journalist and food columnist and manages online content for The Reporter-News. If you enjoy local news, you can support local journalists with a digital subscription to ReporterNews.com.


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Tom Green County Health Department Confirms Five Additional COVID-19 Deaths for Thursday, September 9, 2021 https://ballingertx.org/tom-green-county-health-department-confirms-five-additional-covid-19-deaths-for-thursday-september-9-2021/ https://ballingertx.org/tom-green-county-health-department-confirms-five-additional-covid-19-deaths-for-thursday-september-9-2021/#respond Thu, 09 Sep 2021 18:41:25 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/tom-green-county-health-department-confirms-five-additional-covid-19-deaths-for-thursday-september-9-2021/ SAN ANGELO, Texas – The Tom Green County Health Department has confirmed the death of five additional patients from causes related to COVID-19 infection, according to a statement released by the City of San Angelo on Thursday, September 9. 2021. Tom Green County Health Department Confirms 136 New Positive COVID-19 Cases For Thursday, September 9, […]]]>

SAN ANGELO, Texas – The Tom Green County Health Department has confirmed the death of five additional patients from causes related to COVID-19 infection, according to a statement released by the City of San Angelo on Thursday, September 9. 2021.

The patients, according to Thursday’s statement, were an unvaccinated Irion County woman in her 60s, an unvaccinated Coke County man in her thirties, an unvaccinated Coke County woman in her 50s, an unvaccinated Coke County woman in her 50s, a Unvaccinated County Runnels in his 50s and a fully vaccinated Tom Male from Green County in the 90s. No further patient information is currently available.

So far, 386 patients have died of COVID-19-related causes in Tom Green County. Of these patients, 249 were residents of Tom Green County; 137 were residents of other counties.

The full statement from the City of San Angelo is below:

The Department of Health has confirmed five additional COVID-19-related deaths in Tom Green County:

– Woman, 60, Irion County: not vaccinated

– Male, 30, Coke County: not vaccinated

– Female, 50, Coke County: not vaccinated

– Female, 50, County of Runnels: not vaccinated

– Male, 90, Tom Green County: fully vaccinated

This brings the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Tom Green County to 386: 249 in Tom Green County and 137 in other counties. We do not have any other patient information at this time.

The full statement from the City of San Angelo is below:

The Department of Health has confirmed five additional COVID-19-related deaths in Tom Green County:

– Woman, 60, Irion County: not vaccinated

– Male, 30, Coke County: not vaccinated

– Female, 50, Coke County: not vaccinated

– Female, 50, County of Runnels: not vaccinated

– Male, 90, Tom Green County: fully vaccinated

This brings the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Tom Green County to 386: 249 in Tom Green County and 137 in other counties. We do not have any other patient information at this time.

El Departamento de Salud has confirmed cinco muertes adicionales relacionadas con COVID-19 and el condado de Tom Green:

– Mujer, 60 years old, condado de Irion: no vacunada

– Hombre, 30 years old, condado de Coke: no vacuum

– Mujer, 50, condado de Coke: no vacunada

– Mujer, 50, condado de Runnels: no vacunada

– Hombre, 90s, condado de Tom Green: completamente vacunado

Esto eleva el recuento total de muertes relacionadas con COVID-19 en el condado de Tom Green a 386: 249 del condado de Tom Green y 137 de otros condados. No tenemos but información sobre los pacientes en este momento.


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Abilene area hospitalization rates appear to have stabilized over the weekend https://ballingertx.org/abilene-area-hospitalization-rates-appear-to-have-stabilized-over-the-weekend/ https://ballingertx.org/abilene-area-hospitalization-rates-appear-to-have-stabilized-over-the-weekend/#respond Tue, 07 Sep 2021 21:46:12 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/abilene-area-hospitalization-rates-appear-to-have-stabilized-over-the-weekend/ The percentage of COVID-19 hospital patients in the Abilene trauma service area was 19.10% on Monday, up from 18.98% on Sunday and 19.05% on Saturday, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services. © Viorel Poparcea, Getty Images / iStockphoto Coronavirus vaccination registration card. Surgical mask divided into two parts and syringe. […]]]>

The percentage of COVID-19 hospital patients in the Abilene trauma service area was 19.10% on Monday, up from 18.98% on Sunday and 19.05% on Saturday, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.



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The Abilene Trauma Service Area, located in all 16 counties, reported 165 COVID-19 hospital patients on Tuesday, up from 164 on Monday and 185 on Friday. All hospital patients are adults, according to the state’s website.

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Hendrick Health reported 126 COVID-19 hospital patients at its three hospitals on Tuesday, including 27 in intensive care. The number of inpatients was 117 on Monday and 133 on Friday. The breakdown for Tuesday’s tally was 106 at hospitals in Abilene and 20 at Brownwood facility.

Of 126 Hendrick COVID-19 hospital patients, 102 are not fully vaccinated. Of the 27 coronavirus patients in intensive care, 24 are not fully immunized.

Brown County adds 4 deaths, 344 new cases last week

BROWNWOOD – Brown County health officials on Friday reported four COVID-19-related deaths and 344 new cases last week, a weekly record for the year.

The deceased are three women in their 30s, 40s and 60s and a man in his 80s. None lived in a retirement home.

A total of 160 deaths in the county have been linked to the coronavirus and the average age of those who died is 66.

Prior to last week, this year’s high for a weekly total of new cases was 319 on August 27, followed by 297 on January 8.

The county also reported 19 hospitalizations for COVID-19 on Friday and 441 active cases. The previous week there were 19 hospitalizations related to COVID-19 and 387 active cases.

The percentage of county residents aged 12 and over who are fully immunized is 37.10%, up from 36.10% the week before.

The current totals for COVID-19 testing in Brown County as of Friday were:

  • Positive total: 5,860
  • Negative total: 9,514
  • Confirmed cases by PCR test: 2,756
  • Cases confirmed by antigen test: 3,104
  • Deaths: 160
  • Average age of the deceased: 66 years old
  • Recovered: 5,259

The coronavirus in figures

Texas (updated Tuesday): Total number of cases, 3,107,042; New cases, 5,964; Active cases (estimated), 287,879; Hospitalized, 13,499; Death, 57,238; New deaths, 128; Total tests, 38,804,687; Retrieved (estimated), 3,304,896.

Number of active cases estimated in large countries (followed by state): Brown, 441; Scurry, 303; Howard, 273; Nolan, 212; Erath, 175; Jones, 141; Stephens, 129; Coca, 76; Mitchell, 76; Eastland, 57; Comanche, 52 years old; Callahan, 44; Channels, 42; Fisher, 11; Coleman, 9 years old; Shackelford, 5; Throckmorton, 4; Haskell, 2; Stone wall, 2; Knox, 1; Kent, 0.

Some counties in West Texas have estimated active cases: Lubbock, 4,355; Midland, 2,376; Randall (Canyon), 2340; Potter (Amarillo), 2093; Ector (Odessa), 1955; Wichita (Wichita Falls), 1,864; Tom Green (San Angelo), 1,573; Hale (Plainview), 254; Moore, 148.

Sources: City of Abilene, Texas Department of State Health Services (count PCR cases only)

SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Abilene ISD: 16 new cases (12 students, four staff) reported Monday, compared to 43 on Friday. Case by campus: one student at Cooper High, one student at ATEMS, two students at Madison Middle, one student at Mann Middle, three students and two staff at Taylor Elementary, two students at Martinez Elementary, two students at Ward Elementary, one staff member at Abilene High and one staff member at Stafford Elementary.

Active cases total 323 (265 students, 58 staff), up from 309 on Friday. As of June 14, the district has reported 460 cases (357 students, 103 staff).

Wylie ISD: Reported Tuesday Friday 30 new cases (22 students, eight staff), for a total of 91 active cases, against 97 active cases Friday. Active cases by campus: eight students and two staff at East Elementary, five students and one staff at West Elementary, three students and four staff at West Intermediate, 19 students and four staff at Wylie High, four students and three staff members at West Early Childhood, 14 students and two staff at East Junior High and 20 students and two staff at West Junior High.

Christian University of Abilene: 19 new cases reported Monday, including 53 active cases and 49 people in quarantine due to possible exposure. Among active cases, 73.6% are not vaccinated. The cumulative number of cases since August 17 is 94. The ACU on Tuesday demanded masks for two weeks in teaching spaces.

McMurry University: Four new student cases reported Monday. There are 31 active cases, up from 33 on Thursday, with a total of 46 cases in the fall semester.

Following: COVID-19: Taylor County adds 3 deaths, 154 new cases Friday; no more cancellations announced

Laura Gutschke is a general journalist and food columnist and manages online content for the Reporter-News. If you value local news, you can support local journalists with a digital subscription to ReporterNews.com.

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