Governor Greg Abbott today informed the U.S. Department of Labor that Texas will opt out of further federal unemployment compensation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective June 26, 2021. This includes the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.Read more
The first mayor of The City of Ames, Texas, passed away after a brief illness last week. Donatto was elected in 1972 as the first mayor of the newly incorporated city. Donatto was instrumental in Ames community becoming a city in 1972 and was re-elected as mayor in 1974.Read more
Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order prohibiting governmental entities in Texas — including counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities, or government officials — from requiring or mandating mask wearing. Public schools may continue to follow current mask-wearing guidelines through June 4. After June 4, no student, teacher, parent, or other staff member or visitor can be required to wear a mask while on campus.Read more
Dayton Community Development Corporation (DCDC), which is Dayton’s economic development entity, is pleased to announce the promotion of Tera Aguero to Economic Development Coordinator. In her new position, Tera will be responsibility business & community outreach, along with community development projects...Read more
Each year, Lamar University has the pleasure of honoring outstanding alumni leaders in community service and philanthropy, business and civic engagement. This year Mr. Larry Norwood has been selected to receive the highest award Lamar University bestows upon its graduates. He was honored on May 7...Read more
At the Liberty City Council meeting on Tuesday night, Liberty Mayor Carl Pickett proclaimed the month of May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month.
The proclamation urges the community to become aware of the dangers...Read more