ANDREWS – Andrews County on Wednesday experienced its first COVID-19 death when a person in their mid- 40s encountered severe health issues at home and could not be resuscitated, according to local healthcare officials.
SEMINOLE – Having recently suffered the disappointment of having to cancel the Fourth of July fireworks show at the Gaines County Park and the planned “Great Comeback” all-school reunion as a result of COVID-19, Chamber of Commerce President Shelby Concotelli is trying to salvage the third in the trio of major Chamber-sponsored events, the annual Ag-Oil Appreciation Day.
Cogdell Memorial Hospital officials announced Wednesday they had closed the hospital’s Coronavirus Unit (CVU) due to a staffing shortage in the hospital’s Medical/Surgical Unit.
Two years ago Brownfield and Terry County citizens celebrated 85 years of rodeos and for 86 years Brownfield and Terry County have had a rodeo, however this 87th year might be a no go as the COVID-19 virus and the economy has halted another event.
This year’s July 4th holiday may look different from most, with many people celebrating from home due to social distancing restrictions still in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19. All too often, however, Independence Day backyard celebrations can end up with a trip to the hospital for fireworks-related injuries.
Except for the fireworks display, all Independence Day festivities planned by the Lamesa Area of Chamber have been cancelled.
It can be easy to take for granted the little things in life like enjoying a chocolate candy bar or a soda.
People planning to set off fireworks along Weaver Road or other similar locations for the Fourth of July are being forewarned they could face trespassing charges if they go into the adjoining fields.
Lamesa-based West Texas Opportunities, Inc., which provides an array of services to residents across a 20-county area of west Texas, has been awarded more than $2.6 million in funding.
The contract for Letha Stokes to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Dawson County Hospital District has been extended until January of 2023.