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COVID case count continues to surge here

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The number of new COVID-positive tests performed by the Hemphill County Hospital Laboratory Department continued to rise over the last eight days, increasing by 26 the number of confirmed positive cases in this county since last Wednesday. According to HCH, there are now 49 active cases in Hemphill County, out of 309 total positive tests reported by the lab.
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State Capital Highlights

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Texas is preparing to distribute the COVID-19 vaccination to medical staff and other first responders later this month. “Texas is ready to distribute these vaccines in the coming days,” Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted Sunday, sharing a Wall Street Journal news story about United Airlines operating charter flights to position doses of Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine for quick distribution if the shots are approved by regulators. Earlier, Abbott and the State Department of Health Services announced their guiding principles of vaccine distribution. Texas will initially allocate vaccines based on the following criteria:
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County funds EDC request for $12,000 first job-creation/remote-worker grant

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The entire board of the Canadian/Hemphill County Economic Development Council was present for Monday’s commissioners court meeting. It was an impressive show of support for a request to fund a $12,000 jobcreation grant, which marks the start of a new initiative by the EDC to attract remote workers to the community.
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With back taxes owed, nuisances unabated, ruling on apartments expected this month

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A default judgment on the now-vacant Canadian Apartments, located at 203 Birch, will be issued in court sometime this month. Once the judgment is returned, the property may be offered for sale by local taxing entities in an effort to recoup the back taxes owed and return the property to the tax rolls.
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#COLORFULCANADIAN

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#ColorfulCanadian is kicking off its inaugural year with a show-stopping display of downtown Christmas lights as the official holiday season begins. The memorable Winter Wonderland lightscape illuminating Canadian’s historic Main Street and several other storefronts around town is guaranteed to lift holiday spirits.
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Making Spirits Bright

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In 2020, “home for the holidays” has a new ring to it. With the year’s pandemic challenges, Canadian is re-imagining the holidays, adjusting traditions, and implementing new events. A big dose of Christmas cheer may be the perfect way to brighten up this crazy year.