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Chamber welcomes two businesses, ribbon cuttings held

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The Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed two businesses as members. T. Moore Home Improvement Services provides interior and exterior home improvements including painting, flooring, bathroom upgrades, roofing, texture, and pressure washing. Moore can be contacted at 979-743-0307. Guiding Hearts provides case management and counseling services. LaKeisha Brown-Moore is a psychotherapist and clinical director and can be contacted at 979-308-7929. Guiding Hearts is located at 411 Anderson St. in Schulenburg.

2-1-1 Texas hotline provides COVID-19 information 24/7

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Texas Health & Human Services encourages all Texans in need of COVID-19 information and referrals to community resources to call the 2-1-1 Texas hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Executive Order limits gatherings

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On Thursday, March 19, Gov. Greg Abbott announced a series of Executive Orders relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation.

Amendment to county emergency plan includes fine or jail time for violations

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At a special meeting on Monday, March 23, the Fayette County Commissioners Court unanimously approved amending the Fayette County Emergency Management Plan to include a provision that makes a violation of the Fayette County Declaration of Local Disaster a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days, whichever is greater.

First COVID-19 case in county confirmed

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Fayette County Judge Joe Weber issued a press release on Friday, March 20 stating that it has been reported and confirmed that Fayette County has experienced its first positive test for coronavirus.

Local Updates

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initiated a distance learning program for students beginning on March 24. Meal distribution will continue Monday through Friday. Meals are available at the cafeteria from 9-10 a.m. and Wolters Park, Blinn College, and Clark’s Trailer Park from 9:15-9:45 am. Anyone unable to pick up a meal during this time can call to schedule delivery (Elementary–743-4221, Junior High–743-4295, High School–743-3605, Central Office–743-3448).

Family loses nearly everything in house fire

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A family of four lost nearly all their belongings when the wood-framed house they rented on Salem Freyburg Road burned to the ground last Thursday night.