Mexia’s Boomin’ on the Fourth went on Saturday with a light turnout but those who went appeared to have a great time, even as they were careful to maintain social distancing and take advantage of hand sanitizer that could be found here and there.
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 their respective websites.
In recent weeks, I have been reflecting on the unprecedented challenges that our community and our team at Parkview Regional Hospital have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, I’ve been intentionally looking for every possible silver lining in a time when - let’s face it - we all need some positive news. We are always seeking new ways to enhance how we care for our community and advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier. I truly believe that adversity is one of the greatest paths to improvement, and improving is exactly what we have done despite the difficult circumstances. And the truth is: there are silver linings everywhere.
Editor’s note: The following is the Wortham High School Class of 2020 valedictory address delivered by Samantha Lee.