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Governor Abbott, DSHS announce COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

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Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) today announced the guiding principles for Texas’ COVID-19 vaccine allocation process, which will serve as a foundation for the state’s initial distribution for COVID-19 vaccines expected as early as next month. These principles have been established by the Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel (EVAP), created by DSHS to make recommendations on vaccine allocation decisions, including identifying groups that should be vaccinated first to provide the most protection to vulnerable populations and critical state resources.

Candlelight at Ranch canceled; PBS to air Candlelight, Dec. 12

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Candlelight at the National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4 th Street in Lubbock, has been an annual Christmas celebration for more than four decades at the Ranching Center (NRHC), but this year’s pandemic has brought changes to the way the center will celebrate a frontier Christmas.

County’s unemployment rate at 4.7% for October

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AUSTIN — Texas’ private sector added 136,300 jobs over the month, and the Texas unemployment rate fell to 6.9 % in October from 8.3 % in September. The Texas unemployment rate for October 2020 is in line with the National unemployment rate of 6.9 %.

COVID-19 cases are now increasing

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Lamb County Judge James DeLoach reports that there are now 235 active COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Lamb County. That number is increased by 41 from the 194 active cases in the county, that were reported last Tuesday, Nov. 17.