Opinion

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The calm before the storm

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THIS IS THE CALM before the storm. We are on Day 20 since the area’s first case of COVID-19. Our emergency department has been working diligently, attempting to get into a new routine. PAPRS and gowns... wear this mask today but not tomorrow...hold onto this mask for seven days...it’s airborne...it’s droplet...it needs a negative pressure room...a neutral pressure room is fine...did the patient travel recently?...travel no longer matters...did the patient have fever?...not everyone has fever...the list goes on and on.
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Field Notes

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LAST WEEK’S COVER PHOTO, which featured the Palace Theatre sign announcing its temporary closing, pretty much encapsulated the bad news we have been covering for the last month, and which we continue to report in this edition.

Open Meetings Act

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The Texas Open Meetings Act is a statute found in Chapter 551 of the Government Code. This law was established to make sure that the public has access to meetings of government bodies, and further that the public be given adequate notice of the time and place of meetings, and the subject matter to be discussed.
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FIELD NOTES

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TO OUR READERS: News of the coronavirus pandemic is evolving quickly—on the national, state, and local level. The Canadian Record is making every effort to inform the community of breaking news, and to alert Canadian and Hemphill County residents to the latest information, as it is released. We are also dedicated to sharing news that is specific to this community, such as business closings and changes in event schedules. If you have information you would like to share, please contact us at 806.323.6461, message us at 806.570.3033, or email us at news@canadianrecord. We are monitoring this situation throughout the day and night, and will share updates with the public as quickly as possible.
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Field Notes

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WHILE WE APPRECIATE Mr. Tripplehorn’s thirst for knowledge about the plethora of candidates running for office in the upcoming primary election (see letter to the editor at left), we had a little trouble swallowing his suggestion that there is no source for information about the candidates. There may, in fact, be more sources of information than ever before in history. The real problem is finding one you can trust, and—if you prefer not to live on the internet, or simply lack reliable online access—one you can actually pick up and read.