CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

At 1:59 PM Wednesday, the Walker County Office of Emergency Management reported to us that there were seven active cases of coronavirus reported. The ages range from the early 20’s to 80. One-hundred-eighty-two (182) have been tested. There were negative results with 69 people. One-hundred-twelve (112) results were pending. One-hundred-two (102) people were self-quarantined. The…read more »

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION FRIDAY

Delisa Carver from the YMCA informs us that another food distribution will be happening in Huntsville on Friday from 11:30 to 1 PM in the Bower Stadium parking lot. They have enough food for about 250 families. They are also running a camp for essential personnel’s children–age groups from 6 weeks to 12. Those interested…read more »

SHSU PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH UPDATE

From the Today at Sam website, here is an update on the SHSU presidential search: Currently, the search is proceeding as planned since much of the early recruitment for the position is done remotely via telephone, email, and video calls. The job announcement for SHSU’s presidency was posted in early March and immediately generated a…read more »

PROTECTION FOR AMERICAN WORKERS

Protection For American Workers Congressman Kevin Brady has informed us that The CARES Act –Coronavirus legislation recently passed by Congress – established immediate relief for our small businesses in crisis with a $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program. This protects millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing funds for job retention and certain other…read more »

WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE UPDATE AND PROJECTION

In the United States Tuesday night, deaths related to the coronavirus reached over 4,000–that is only a day after hitting the 3,000 level. The White House Coronavirus Task Force said it projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths from the virus and millions infected in the U-S. On Tuesday, President Trump said, “This is going to be…read more »

MEDICAL INTERVENTION AT TDCJ

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice reported Tuesday that medical restriction and medical isolation are two ways that TCDJ is managing the potential of COVID-19 in the prison population. Dr. Lannette Linthicum is the Director of the TDCJ Health Services Division. In a Q & A she explained how the protocol which is based on…read more »

LOCAL CORONAVIRUS RELATED ISSUES

At 3:54 Tuesday afternoon, the Walker County Office of Emergency Management notified us that Walker County had 4 active cases of the coronavirus recorded. At 4:45 Tuesday afternoon, the Walker County Office of Emergency Management notified us by email that Walker County was just notified of 2 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 which brings us…read more »

Willis ISD Letter to Parents- Closed until May 4th

Dear Willis ISD Parents and Families, I want to share with you an update regarding our current school closure. Today, Governor Greg Abbott announced the extension of Texas school closures until May 4, 2020. The extension follows updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the President’s announcement to extend physical…read more »