Less than a week into the new year, the rate of COVID-19 infections and the number of people hospitalized in Texas for COVID-19 are at record levels, while the 7-day average for new cases and deaths are spiking — but only about a third of the vaccine doses allocated for Texans have been given out, according to state numbers.
This week at Mexia LTC we started the week off with playing hallway checkers on Monday morning. Residents played bingo on Monday afternoon. We were to read Bible study notes sent by Bob Kersten on Tuesday morning on each hall. Residents were to play bean bag toss on Tuesday afternoon. Residents will do in-room activities of choice on Wednesday morning. Residents will play bingo that afternoon. Residents will enjoy manicures on Thursday morning and play ring toss that afternoon. Residents will enjoy manicures on Friday morning and play bingo that afternoon. Residents will enjoy church services either online or on TV on Sunday evening.
ABOVE: A Mexia police officer monitors the railroad underpass on Ross at Highway 14. Rain fell most of Wednesday night and continued Thursday morning. According to limestoneweather.net, pafrts of the county received 7-9 inches of rain in 24 hours, Dec. 30-31.
Editor’s note: 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.
Mexia’s Jonathan McPherson posted on his Facebook page in the days before New Year’s Eve an offer that could very well have saved lives in the Bi-stone area.