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Llano County Judge issues stay-home order

After Llano County officials learned of a third confirmed COVID-19 case and grew concerned over how some residents and visitors were not taking precautionary steps to slow the spread of the disease, County Judge Ron Cunningham issued a Stay Home-Stay Safe order March 30.

Llano County commissioners met via Zoom earlier that day to discuss the order. The judge then issued it, effective from 11:59 p.m. March 30 until 11:59 p.m. April 13.

While the term “shelter in place” is often used to refer to such orders, local officials are trying to distinguish between “shelter in place” and “stay home, stay safe” orders. Local and state officials describe “shelter in place” as action necessary when imminent danger is approaching, such as a tornado or severe weather.

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Richard Reynolds

Richard Reynolds

Richard Reynolds, Water/Wastewater Department employee in the Sanitation Department, displays an Employee of the Month plaque with his name engraved for selection as the City's Employee of the Month for March. He also received a gift certificate to a local restaurant. At Richard's right is Scott Glaze, City Public Works Director, and on his left is Alderman Marcus Amthor, taking part in the formal presentation.

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Owen Parks

Owen Parks

Owen Parks, Economic Development Chairman, receives a plaque from Mayor Ken Jordan in honor of his retirement. Joining him in this event were members of his family: wife, Linda; daughter, Kelli Barker and husband DarrinBarker; grandson JD Barker and wife Michelle Barker; and great-grandson, Brantley Barker.

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Denver Daniels

Denver Daniels

Denver Daniels, Water/Wastewater Department employee in the Electric Department, displays a Supervisor of the Quarter plaque with his name engraved for selection as the City's Supervisor of the Quarter for the First Quarter. He also received a gift certificate to a local restaurant. At Richard's right is Stan Weik, City Manager, and on his left is Alderman Marcus Amthor, taking part in the formal presentation.

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It took a village. . . a village of teams that is. . . that worked together so cohesively San Saba has a Lowe’s Market again!

It took a village. . . a village of teams that is. . . that worked together so cohesively San Saba has a Lowe’s Market again!
It took a village. . . a village of teams that is. . . that worked together so cohesively San Saba has a Lowe’s Market again!
It took a village. . . a village of teams that is. . . that worked together so cohesively San Saba has a Lowe’s Market again!

On Friday, March 20th, at 11:00 a.m., several teams that held the same interest met at the San Saba County Courthouse. That interest was the creation of a temporary grocery store for San Saba due to the loss seven days earlier of its only grocery market - Lowe’s Market.

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County Judge’s Update

County Judge’s Update
County Judge’s Update

I continue to encourage you to take this current medical emergency seriously and to follow the recommendations of our President, our Governor, and the CDC. In the absence of an effective treatment or cure, the goal continues to be the reduction of the rapid spread of the Coronavirus to prevent overwhelming the medical infrastructure and to protect those vulnerable members of our community.

PLEASE STAY CALM AND COMPLY!

• Avoid Social Gatherings in groups of more than 10 people

• Avoid Unnecessary Travel

• Practice Social Distancing

Above all else, let us treat each other with dignity, kindness, and compassion.

Stay calm, stay safe at home, and maintain your sense of humor.

Good advice, quoted from a newspaper cartoon:

For the first time in history, we can save the human race by lying in front of the TV and doing nothing.

Let’s not screw this up!

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Capital Farm Credit to return $88.5 million to borrowers

Capital Farm Credit posted another year of strong financial results in 2019. As a result, the largest agricultural lender in Texas was able to return $88.5 million in cash patronage to its borrowers in March, with another $88 million in earnings allocated to the membership for future disbursement consideration. This total 2020 patronage declaration of $176.5 million continues building on Capital Farm Credit’s strong reputation for returning earnings to its members.

Since 2006, Capital Farm Credit’s combined cash returned and allocated equities for members is in excess of $1.75 billion – more than any agricultural lender in the state of Texas.

“We are very proud of our patronage dividend program,” said Ben Novosad, chief executive officer. “We return almost all of our earnings back to our members and believe our patronage dividend program is the strongest in the country. We work hard to ensure we can continue returning profits to our members.”

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Bush commends Trump and HUD for suspending foreclosures/evictions amid Covid-19 response

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush issued the following statement commending President Donald Trump and U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson for authorizing the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days:

"I would like to thank President Trump and Secretary Carson for their leadership in the effort to help those affected by the health and safety measures being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

"By suspending all foreclosures and evictions during this pivotal time, it encourages more people to stay home and flatten the curve.

"It is important steps like this that will help mitigate some of the impacts of the safety measures we must all take in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and protect our family and friends.

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Texas State Parks, TPWD Facilities Limit Operations

After careful evaluation of the ongoing public health situation, Texas State Parks will be limiting park programming and closing public access to park headquarters, visitor centers and park stores starting at 12 p.m. Thursday, March 19.

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Temporary changes to fire industry licensing

Governor Greg Abbott has approved waiving certain licensing requirements for the fire industry at the request of the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI). These measures will ensure services remain available during the state’s response to COVID-19.

These changes affect three types of licenses: fire extinguishers, fire alarms, and fire sprinklers. The Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office is unable to process new fireworks licenses at this time.

New licenses

Most testing and fingerprinting facilities are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, but TDI will accept the certification options below in place of the required exam. These certifications can only be used to take the place of the test. You will still need to submit a paper license application.

• Extinguishers: National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors certifications

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