Dr. Wayland DeWitt, former president of Northeast Texas Community College, passed away at his home in Palm Desert, California on September 8, 2020 at the age of 85.
Some business owners in Texas received good news after Governor Greg Abbott announced Sept. 17 that many businesses can increase their capacity to 75 percent.
In the first week of July, Gene and Linda Baxter lost their daughter and grandson in a multi-car accident just north of the Titus County line on US HWY 271. Their son-in-law and other two grandchildren were severely injured in the crash.
In collaboration with the Texas Education agency (TEA), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) today posted on the DSHS website the statewide number of cases of COVID-19 reported by Texas public schools. The reported count of on-campus student cases of COVID-19 in the state’s public schools is 2,344 out of an estimated 1.1 million students who have been on campus for instruction or activities since the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. The total count of on-campus staff cases during the same period is 2,175.
Along with Governor Abbott’s updated capacity guidelines for many Texas businesses, new visitation guidance for eligible nursing homes, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities, home and community-based service providers, and inpatient hospice were announced that will be effective Thursday, Sept. 24. Residents will be able to designate up to two essential family caregivers. Those designees will be provided necessary training to allow them to safely go inside a facility for a scheduled visit, including in the resident’s room. This will help ensure their loved one’s physical, social, and emotional needs are being met. Designated caregivers will not be required to maintain physical distancing, but only one caregiver can visit a resident at a time.