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The Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management is reporting the county’s first confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference to provide an update on incoming supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other resources to aid Texas’ response to COVID-19. The Governor announced that the newly established Supply Chain Strike Force has already secured…

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Hunt County has reported its first confirmed case of a patient with the COVID-19 virus.

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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott issued the following statement after the Texas Supreme Court issued an emergency order suspending residential eviction proceedings through April 19, 2020, unless there is a threat of physical harm or criminal activity:

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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today activated the Texas National Guard to be prepared to assist with response efforts for COVID-19. This preparative measure will ensure that the Texas National Guard can assist in various forms throughout the state when needed. Healthcare workers and first re…

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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. Additionally, Governor Abbott is requesting that the Department of Education (DOE) waive federal testing requireme…

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The Herald-Banner offices will be closed to the public until further notice because of the Coronavirus outbreak. We are doing our due diligence to help prevent exposure for our employees and the public. Our phones will remain operational during normal working hours between 8 a.m. and noon an…

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The National Weather Service has cancelled Saturday’s planned Skywarn storm spotter training program in Rockwall due to fears of  the coronavirus/COVID-19.

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SEATTLE — Amid all the fears, quarantines and stockpiling of food, it has been easy to ignore the fact that more than 60,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus spreading around the globe.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding at least 40 buildings and killing at least 19 people. One of the twisters caused severe damage across downtown Nashville, destroying the stained glass in a historic church and leaving hundreds of people homeless.

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The North Texas Municipal Water District, which serves approximately 80 cities and communities in a 2,000-square-mile area across 10 counties, has begun its annual temporary disinfectant process change, colloquially referred to as a “chlorine burnout.”

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The  congressman representing Hunt County and much of Northeast Texas is once again in line to be the next Director of National Intelligence, but will remain on today’s Republican Party primary ballot in seeking re-election to his current job.

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North Texas is about to enter the spring severe storm season and the National Weather Service is continuing the 2020 “Severe Weather Awareness Tour” across the region.

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Karen Casey, EMT-P Director of Mission Control at Texas Health Hospital in Rockwall, spoke on stress in the workplace and the danger of strokes.

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The architects helping build the new Bobby Summers Middle School gave an update on the project this week.

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The city of Royse City unwrapped a late Christmas present this month, which was also a gift for local businesses.

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Deborah Sorensen, city secretary for Royse City, was recertified by the Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program on Jan. 30.

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Hunt County is currently facing three separate capital murder cases based on reported double homicides, with two of the cases having connections to Rowlett and/or Royse City.

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Health professional Karen Casey will speak Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Royse City Chamber of Commerce February Luncheon at Occasions at Stone River.

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