I have discovered that wearing a mask when I go to the grocery store makes me look 16 years younger. Mask on, I’m 42 again, thinking I’ll live until I die so how about adding a tub of Blue Bell this time? Mask off, I’m just another old man complaining about the rock-hard avocadoes.
AUSTIN — Testing, sanitizing and emergency food benefits increased as Texas entered its third month of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Don’t sit in my pew; It belongs to me; I been a sittin’ right here at least forty years; and that’s the way it’s gonna be.” — Don’t Sit in My Pew song lyrics by Tim Lovelace
We are definitely living in unprecedented times. This pandemic will be included in History textbooks (or on devices). Current students will be interviewed as older adults and asked to talk about what it was like to live through this crisis. I hope they are able to talk about heroes and some of the positives that come from this. I would like to start off by saying “Thank You” to all the doctors, nurses, and first responders that have been on call for everything that is going on. Routine traffic stops or any type of emergency response would be scary when you do not know anything about the person you are dealing with and any possible health issues they may have. When all of this first started back in March, Titus County Emergency Management Coordinator, Chief Larry McRae began a conference call with local government officials and the hospital each day. It has been a valuable resource to stay current on what is happening in our county and provides information for us as a district to assist in making decisions for our students. Our parents, staff, and technology have also been vital to the success we have had through this pandemic.
In a May 19, 1837 letter to the speaker of the Republic house of representatives, President Sam Houston pressed for full payment as promised to the captain and crew of the Yellow Stone and the rightful place of the steamboat in Texas history.