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The city of Terrell has put in place a humanitarian aid strategy for quarantined individuals, and its emergency management coordinator called it “foolish” to predict when the COVID-19 crises will end.

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Kaufman County Health Officer Dr. Benjamin Brashear told the commissioners court Tuesday morning that community spread combined with a lack of easy and available testing likely points to far more cases of COVID-19 in the county than Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) numbers reflect.

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Kaufman County Health Officer Dr. Benjamin Brashear told the commissioners court Tuesday morning that with community spread and a lack of widespread testing, he believes there are far more cases of COVID-19 in the county than Texas Department of State Health Services numbers reflect.

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The Terrell City Council moved the May 2 municipal election to Nov. 3, and City Manager Mike Sims touched on the budget implications of the COVID-19 pandemic during a meeting Tuesday night.

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Kaufman County on Friday morning confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 according to DSHS. Two new cases are in the Forney area, one new case is in the Scurry area, and one new case is in the Wills Point area. This brings the total for the county to nine.

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Christo Gutierrez, a 20-year-old Rockwall man, died Sunday after the ATV side-by-side in which he was a passenger overturned in the 16000 block of FM 255 in Kaufman County, according to the Department of Public Safety.

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Individuals, businesses, churches, schools and government leaders in Terrell made difficult adjustments this week as the threat posed by the coronavirus gripped Texas, the nation and the world.

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Terrell Mayor Rick Carmona on Wednesday evening declared a public health emergency in Terrell, ordering the closure of theaters, nightclubs, taverns and a variety of other establishments.

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TxDOT has closed the lobbies of its 12 Travel Information Centers until further notice to help combat the threat of COVID-19. Outside restrooms will remain available at all times and will be regularly cleaned between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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The annual fundraiser in support of Southwestern Christian College scheduled for March 21 at the banquet hall of the Rockwall and Brin Street Church of Christ has been postponed in response to the spreading coronavirus.

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To abide by the recommendations put forth by the CDC, the city of Forney announced Monday that it will postpone the April 4 “Festival on Main” downtown event and the retirement celebration.

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A TxDOT project designed to reduce the likelihood of head-on collisions on U.S. 80 east of Terrell is about 30 percent complete and is expected to wrap up this summer, according to TxDOT public information officer Lisa Walzl.

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In light of the progression of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Terrell ISD has made the decision to suspend all district activities, athletic games, practices, tryouts, etc. including those that pertain to Terrell ExCEL and the ExCEL Fitness Center beginning after school today, Friday, March 13 thro…

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Local adults striving to obtain High School Equivalency (HSE) certificates through the WINGS Adult Education program in Terrell received a boost this week from American National Bank (ANB).

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The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office is currently working with Forney ISD after a student was found in possession of a firearm that was allegedly discharged in the school earlier Monday. No student or staff member were threatened and no injuries have been reported. At this time two students a…

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The death sentenced handed to Charles Brownlow Jr., the man who killed five people in Terrell in 2013, has been overturned by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The case will be sent back for a rehearing.

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The stirring words of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. echoed throughout the Jamie Foxx Performing Arts Center on Monday as tribute was paid to the American civil rights icon.

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Few Terrell residents know they live in a land of OZ, but you won’t see flying monkeys here or an Emerald City. The purpose of this OZ is to lure the green of investment dollars.

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In frigid cold and scorching heat, the Terrell High School Tiger Band has logged countless hours perfecting their performances and preparing for competition. Whether at Friday night football games or UIL marching competitions, the Tiger Band has given unforgettable performances this season. …

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Officials in Kaufman County are expected to meet soon with finance experts who will recommend optimal timing for issuing $154.1 million in bonds authorized by voters last week.

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Lea Ann Cooper, executive director of the Terrell ISD Excellence Foundation, gave an update last week on the foundation’s support for education during a regular meeting of the Terrell Rotary Club.

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Construction is expected to begin early next year on a new 273-unit apartment complex adjacent to retail development at the Crossroads at Terrell. The complex is among two apartment projects planned for the city next year.

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Although the city of Terrell has swelled in population by an estimated 14 percent over the past 10 years, the crime rate here – for both property and violent offenses – has fallen significantly.

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The Terrell City Council on Tuesday appointed six members to a new seven-person body charged with recommending major improvements to Terrell’s parks and downtown.