Few summertime holidays elicit as much excitement as the Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day in the United States. Each year, family, friends and revelers anticipate the arrival of the holiday so they can host barbecues, enjoy the sun, listen to their favorite summertime tunes, and commemorate the freedoms afforded by the monumental events that led to the holiday’s establishment.
The numbers picked up a little for the meals today, as sixteen Seniors received the free meals which were delivered from Groesbeck to Thornton being received by Janice Bilbrey, site manager. Her trusty helper Donna Lloyd was there, as usual, to help her with final preparations of the food. Thanks goes to Sonic Drive-in in Groesbeck for the Styrofoam cups, straws and lids for the tea and to Brookshires for the grocery bags to bag the food in. Donations of any kind are always appreciated.
AUSTIN - Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs today encouraged all eligible Texas voters to take advantage of the extended early voting period ahead of the July 14th elections, which begins on Monday, June 29 and ends on Friday, July 10. Early voting will not occur on July 3 or 4 in observance of Independence Day.
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AUSTIN – June 26 - Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. This decision comes as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 and the number of hospitalizations have increased and the positivity rate in Texas increased above 10%, which the Governor previously stated would lead to further preventative action. The targeted, measured directives in the executive order are based on links between certain types of businesses and services and the recent rise in positive cases throughout the state.