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Four new positive COVID-19 cases reported here this week—only one in-county resident

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This week, the Hemphill County Hospital District announced that it had received results for four additional positive cases of COVID-19— one local resident, and three residents outside of this county, all test results that were returned yesterday. These are the first new cases reported in the last week, and bring the total lab-tested coronavirus case count to 73 inside the county, and 37 outside.
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Up to 1m eligible Texans have not claimed federal stimulus payments

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The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged many families into financial distress, and federal stimulus payments are an important way for people to feed their families and keep paying rent. But as of June, an estimated 12 million eligible Americans—over 1 million of them in Texas—had not received their $1,200 federal stimulus payments, known as “economic impact payments.” While the Internal Revenue Service reports some recent progress on people receiving their payments, the number of unclaimed checks is still quite large.
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A war you know nothing about: Marking the history of the 146-year-old Lyman’s Wagon Train Battle

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Sept. 9-13 marks the anniversary of arguably this area’s most important historical event—and sadly, its least known one. The Texas Historical Commission refers to Lyman’s Wagon Train Battle as the beginning of “America’s most important war, which you know nothing about.”