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Hit the road (virtually) for the Census in Texas

Thousands of “travelers” will join a virtual road trip next week to explore the wonders of Texas, from the Gulf Coast and Piney Woods to the far reaches of the Panhandle and the Rio Grande and everywhere in between. Using real-time satellite maps and live streams, Texans will undertake a unique journey on the Texas Counts Virtual Road Trip, celebrating the state while making an historic attempt to increase responses to the 2020 Census. As of June 17, 2020, only 56.1% of Lone Star residents had completed their questionnaires, making Texas 41st among the 50 states. This low response rate endangers billions of dollars in future funding and the state’s representation in Congress.

Roundup: COVID-19 developments

The following news announcements are mainly from the Office of Gov. Greg Abbott (gov.texas.gov) and the Office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (texasattorneygeneral.gov). They have been summarized for space considerations, but the full press releases are available at the respective websites.

THE FINAL STEP

THE FINAL STEP

Limestone County Master Gardeners put the finishing touches on Habitat for Humanity’s newest build at 621 North Red River Street in Mexia. The home, started last fall, will be dedicated at 1:30 p.m. June 28 for homeowners Scott and Kristin Green. The landscaping is the final step in completing a process that has involved over 400 hours of sweat equity by this family and community volunteers. Habitat board members welcome everyone to join them for the dedication ceremony and open house that day.

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