The following news announcements are from the Office of Gov. Greg Abbott (gov.texas.gov) or Attorney General Ken Paxton (www.texasattorneygeneral.gov). They have been summarized for space considerations, but the full press releases are available at the respective websites.
The latest cumulative figures for people who tested positive for COVID-19 virus and a cumulative count of those who have died, was shown Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7:20 a.m., from Johns Hopkins University and Medicine website (coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html) to be:
AUSTIN (Jan. 11) - Gov. Greg Abbott recently provided an update on Texas’ COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts. Prior to the press conference, the governor attended a briefing and toured the mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the Arlington Expo Center. The Governor was joined by Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Assistant Chief Josh Roberts, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner John Hellerstedt, MD, Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams, Tarrant County Judge B. Glen Whitley, and Texas Health Resources CEO Barclay E. Berdan.
Mexia had plenty of warning from the National Weather Service about the severe weather approaching last weekend. As the storm marched across Texas, it covered the land with snow, which began falling Sunday morning in Mexia, sometimes as huge, fluffy flakes, other times as small, almost formless pellets.
The TDCJ Parole Board ended up denying the medical parole Carlos Don Stultz had requested, Limestone County Attorney Roy DeFriend reported Friday, Jan. 8.