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Council rethinks decision on reimbursement of unbilled commercial water and sewer accounts

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In last month’s meeting, council members learned that a recently discovered error in the city’s billing process had resulted in a failure to bill most commercial accounts for sewer service over the last eight months. The price tag: approximately $116,000 in lost revenue.
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Canadian ISD announced

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Canadian ISD announced its 24th positive case of coronavirus this week, and released this COVID dashboard which is posted on Facebook as the case count changes. As of this report, there are only 6 active cases now, spanning all four campuses, but forty-six students and four staff members are currently quarantined as precaution due to close contact.
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Uninsured Texans

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AUSTIN—In the recently released October edition of Fiscal Notes, the comptroller’s office examines the issue of uninsured Texans, the economic consequences for the state, options available to those who have recently lost their insurance—and various policies that could extend health coverage to more of our most vulnerable citizens.
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Hemphill County Hospital reports rising number of COVID-19 positive cases and hospitalizations

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Hemphill County Hospital District reported 17 new positive COVID-19 tests in this county in the last seven days, from Oct. 15-21, and 12 positives in out-of-county residents. As a result of Wednesday’s new cases, the total overall numbers were 52 active cases for Hemphill County and 21 out-of-county active cases. HCH’s Laboratory Department performed the tests included in these numbers. Yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, the Hospital District announced six additional positive cases of COVID-19 (four Hemphill County residents and two residents outside Hemphill County.) Additionally four COVID patients were hospitalized at HCH, two admitted to the hospital Tuesday.
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Booker native serves aboard USS Ronald Reagan during maritime security ops

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INDIAN OCEAN—Senior Chief Logistics Specialist Antonio Rodriguez, a native of Booker, and Booker High School graduate, is serving aboard the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during maritime security and stability operations in the Indian Ocean, Oct. 9.