The Bee County Expo Center will be a permanent COVID-19 testing site for Beeville and surrounding communities beginning Dec. 30, according to a statement released by the Bee County Office of Emergency Management.

A little over five years ago, the efforts of district judges, community leaders and other children’s advocates came together in the creation of CASA of Bee, Live Oak and McMullen Counties to help ensure that the needs of abused and neglected children were met.