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REFUGIO – The Refugio County Office of Emergency Management announces that a 10th case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in a Refugio County resident. The patient, a man in his 40s, is currently isolated.

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The Refugio County Office of Emergency Management has announced the number of COVID-19 cases in the county has risen to nine as of late Monday evening (June 23).

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SAN PATRICIO COUNTY – San Patricio County Public Health Preparedness Manager Clara Rieder reported 3 new COVID-19 cases on June 17, as the county active case count climbs to 25. The county’s recovered total remains at 37.

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On Monday  June 15 Gregory-Portland ISD was notified that a Gregory-Portland High School graduate who attended the school’s outdoor graduation ceremony on Friday, June 12, is reported to have a possible case of COVID-19. ​

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BEEVILLE – A group of small business owners in the city can breathe a little easier thanks to the Beeville Economic Improvement Corp. (BEIC).

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SAN PATRICIO COUNTY – San Patricio County Public Health Preparedness Manager Clara Rieder reported three new COVID-19 cases on June 1, as the county active case count climbs to 10 with one hospitalization. 

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SAN PATRICIO COUNTY – San Patricio County Public Health Preparedness Manager Clara Rieder reported three new COVID-19 cases today, May 27, as the county active case count climbs to 12 with one hospitalization. 

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GOLIAD – Library staff are taking opening to the public slow to ensure patrons don’t get sick.

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BEEVILLE – Half of the $2.1 million the federal government is giving Coastal Bend College will go directly to students.

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SAN PATRICIO COUNTY – San Patricio County Public Health Preparedness Manager Clara Rieder reported on May 5 that one new case is currently under investigation in the county, bringing the total COVID-19 case count to 13 with 11 having recovered and 163 completed tests.

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BEE COUNTY – For outgoing high school seniors, this year mostly has been a washout due to school campuses being closed since March because of the COVID-19 emergency. Area school officials are working to save the last hurrah: graduation.

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GOLIAD – The decision as to whether to open this past weekend was difficult for Yvonne Ramirez as she visited with others inside of The Looking Glass in downtown.

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Beeville – The Bee County Elections department announces that the May 2 elections for the city of Beeville, Beeville ISD and Coastal Bend College have been postponed until Nov. 3. The candidates who filed to be on the May 2020 ballot will be on the November general ballot. Filing dates did n…

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GOLIAD – City council is backing the mayor’s decision to require face masks, maintain a curfew and follow social distancing guidelines for anyone in the city.

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GOLIAD – Beginning Wednesday, April 29, the courthouse and other county buildings will re-open. Social distancing guidelines as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas Department of State Health Services will still be followed..

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BEEVILLE – One does not have to turn on a TV or open a newspaper to determine that times are indeed tough for many. Schools are closed, and many businesses considered non-essential had to shut down due to government mandates aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.

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San Patricio County is hosting a mobile COVID-19 testing unit at the County Fairgrounds located at 219 W. 5th St. in Sinton. Tests will taken with no appointment necessary until 5 p.m. today, April 24. You will still need to call 512-883-2400 before going over. If anyone is a first responder…

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The mayor and county judge announced this morning that a consortium of Texas agencies, led by the Texas Military Department, and including the Texas Department of State Health Services, will conduct COVID-19 testing this weekend, April 25-26. 

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GOLIAD – Just off the beaten path known as Highway 183 is a silver food trailer parked beneath an old oak tree.

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This column’s focus is on health matters, surgical problems and procedures (I am a surgeon), and interesting medical science.

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BEEVILLE – Continuing undercover operations undertaken by the 156th Judicial District Attorney’s Office’s Border Prosecution Unit has led to a convicted drug dealer receiving a lengthy state prison sentence.

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GOLIAD – With the future of graduation ceremonies unknown, school officials here are coming up with alternative ideas to make this as memorable as possible for the graduates.

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SAN PATRICIO COUNTY – San Patricio County Public Health Preparedness Manager Clara Rieder reported on April 22 that there are new cases in the county, leaving the total case count at 11 with 101 tests conducted. There are currently 4 active cases and one underinvestigation.

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BEEVILLE – During these uncertain times, a local business is striving to fill in the gaps for those who are finding it difficult to put food on the table.

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BEEVILLE – The city of Beeville has followed the lead of its big sibling up north in shuttering its city-owned golf course as a safety precaution in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BROWNSVILLE – The topics of small businesses and out-of-work employees dominated the conversation during U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela’s hour-long telephone town hall on April 15.