AUSTIN - Aug. 20 - Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Education Agency (TEA), in partnership with Local Education Agencies, has procured more than 1 million personal devices and internet WiFi hotspots as part of the state’s Operation Connectivity initiative. Financed by a previously announced $200 million allocation of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding that was allocated to the TEA, and matched by school districts across Texas, the procurement effort will ensure that students attending a Texas public school will have both a device and connection to the internet throughout the 2020-21 school year and beyond.
Enrollment into 4-H is now on in Limestone County, and the county AgriLife agents are encouraging parents of local children who are interested in being part of 4-H to call the AgriLife office or visit the 4-H website.
New pumps were recently installed at DON’S EXXON #1 located at 202 N Ellis St. in Groesbeck. The two new pumps were installed on Monday and Tuesday of this week and have heightened security measures to help aid in the fight against skimmers at the pumps. Don’s management says they are currently taking every precaution necessary to maintain security and safety for all store customers as that is their number one priority. “We want all our customers to know it’s safe, employees do regular security maintenance of the pumps and we take pride in looking our for our customers.”
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, McLennan County, and McLennan Continuing Education Department are offering a professional food manager certification training course. This program will be offered on September 14th, and 21st at McLennan County Extension Office located at 4224 Cobbs Dr., Waco, TX 76710. The cost will be $125.00 which includes training, materials, and ServSafe National Food Manager Certification Examination. The food manager’s certification will be valid anywhere in the state of Texas for five years.
AUSTIN - AUG 20 - Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has applied for additional unemployment benefit funding made available through President Trump’s Lost Wage Assistance Executive Order. If granted, this funding will provide an additional $300 per week in benefits for qualifying Texans receiving unemployment benefits.