covid19

Governor Abbott announces new processes for child care

Governor aims to preserve and extend child care capacity for front line workers

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott waived certain Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) regulations to preserve and extend child care capacity for front line workers. These waivers will allow TWC the flexibility to respond to child care needs, and are part of…

Governor Abbott authorizes restaurants to sell bulk to the public

Restaurants will be allowed to sell products from supply chain distributors directly

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to issue guidance allowing restaurants to sell bulk retail products from restaurant supply chain distributors directly to consumers provided that such foods are in their…

Small businesses encouraged to contact UHV Small Business Development Center

UHVSBDC is encouraging small business affected by COVID-19 to contact them for guidance in navigating loans

VICTORIA, Texas - During March 22nd's Victoria City/County Press Briefing, Director of the University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center, Lindsey Young, detailed how small business owners can find help navigating their small business loan applications during the COVID-19 crisis.…

El Campo Memorial Hospital confirms positive COVID-19 case

El Campo Memorial Hospital confirms positive COVID-19 case

EL CAMPO, Texas - El Campo Memorial Hospital confirmed their first positive COVID-19 case in Wharton County, according to a news release. "The patient is a female in her 30s and tested…

Victoria City and County officials address enforcing State mandates for social distancing

Mayor Rawley McCoy and County Judge Ben Zeller address enforcing restrictions against "social gatherings"

VICTORIA - Mayor Rawley McCoy, County Judge Ben Zeller, and Dr. John McNeill addressed concerns about procedures to ensure social distancing in order to mitigate the threat of COVID-19. Judge Ben Zeller and Mayor McCoy's orders state, "That for purposes…

Governor activates National Guard and postpones runoff primary elections in response to COVID-19 threat

Governor Abbott issuing three proclamations affecting the Texas National Guard, runoff elections scheduled for May 26th, and healthcare for incarcerated Texans

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott issued three proclamations that affect the Texas National Guard, incarcerated Texans in TDCJ facilities, and the runoff primary elections scheduled for May 26th. On March 17th, Governor Abbott activated the Texas National Guard "to be…

Frost to close bank lobbies temporarily in response to COVID-19

Frost banks will be temporarily closing lobby services to members in response to CDC recommendations

SAN ANTONIO, March 20, 2020 – Frost Bank, in a move to protect its customers and employees, temporarily will close the lobbies at its financial centers around Texas at the end of the business day on Friday, March 20. Frost’s…

Stylist remains open for regulars amid COVID-19 crisis

Stylist remains open for regulars amid COVID-19 crisis

VICTORIA, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order Thursday to close all restaurants, bars, food courts and gyms through April 3rd, effective 11:59 p.m. Friday.…

Cuero Regional Hospital revises weekend screening hours

This is all in an effort to protect patients from the spread of COVID-19

CUERO, Texas- In an effort to protect hospital patients, Cuero Regional Hospital will continue to funnel all hospital visitors, as well as patients, through a single entrance with mandatory screening. The screening station for Cuero Regional Hospital is located at…