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Texas Lottery: Allen Resident Claims $3 Million Prize
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Texas Lottery: Allen Resident Claims $3 Million Prize

Austin, TX (STL.News) An Allen resident claimed a top prize winning ticket worth $3 million in the Texas Lottery® scratch ticket game 500X Loteria Spectacular.  The ticket was purchased at Get and Go, located at 2001 S. Crockett St., in Sherman.  The claimant elected to remain anonymous. This was the second of four top prizes worth $3 million to be claimed in this game.  500X Loteria Spectacular offers more than $200 million in total prizes.  Overall odds of winning any prize in the game are one in 3.10, including break-even prizes
Texas TDEM: COVID Therapeutic Infusion Center In Lubbock
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Texas TDEM: COVID Therapeutic Infusion Center In Lubbock

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has established a new COVID-19 therapeutic infusion center in Lubbock. The infusion center will begin accepting patients Thursday and has been provided with Regeneron's monoclonal antibodies and Bamlanivimab to treat outpatient cases of COVID-19 who meet certain criteria and who have a referral from a hospital or doctor. The infusion center has been established through a partnership with TDEM, the City of Lubbock, Lubbock County, Covenant Health System, and UMC Health System. "This new infusion center in Lubbock will increase access to COVID-19 therapeutic treatments in the community and help us reduce hospitalizations and save lives," said Governor Abbott. "Thank you to our...
Texas Governor Abbott Appoints DeLoach & Johnson
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Texas Governor Abbott Appoints DeLoach & Johnson

Governor Abbott Appoints DeLoach And Johnson To Advisory Council On Emergency Medical Services Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott  has reappointed James M. “Mike” DeLoach and appointed Della Johnson to the Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services, known as GETAC for a terms set to expire on January 1, 2026.  The council recommends changes to the EMS/Trauma System in order to ensure that the community receives comprehensive and efficient emergency care. James M. “Mike” DeLoach of Littlefield is owner of West Texas EMS Resources and serves as the Lamb County Judge.  He is chair of South Plains EMS, a board member of the South Plains Association of Governments, and an executive board member of the Trauma Services Area B Regional Advisory Council.  He is also a volunteer para...
Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Seven To Medical Board District 3
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Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Seven To Medical Board District 3

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Celeste Caballero, M.D. and Mindi McLain to the Texas Medical Board District Three Review Committee for terms set to expire on January 15, 2022.  Additionally, he appointed Ogechika “Oge” Alozie, M.D., Taylor Gillig, and Gabrielle Rich, D.O. for terms set to expire on January 15, 2024 and appointed Michael Burley and Sharmila Dissanaike, M.D. for terms set to expire on January 15, 2026. Celeste Caballero, M.D. of Lubbock is a pediatrician with Covenant Medical Group.  She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Texas Medical Association.  Caballero received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from The University of Texas at Austin and a Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Min...
Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Six To Medical Board Committee
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Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Six To Medical Board Committee

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Ada Booth, M.D. and Walton “Boyd” Bush, Ed.D. to the Texas Medical Board District Four Review Committee for terms set to expire on January 15, 2022.  Additionally, he appointed Leanne Burnett, M.D., and reappointed Philip “Phil” Worley for terms set to expire on January 15, 2024 and appointed Ruth Villarreal and Andrew “Jimmy” Widmer, M.D. for terms set to expire on January 15, 2026. Ada Booth, M.D. of Corpus Christi is a Child Abuse Pediatrician with the Child Abuse Resource & Evaluation team at Driscoll Children’s Hospital.  She is a member of the Texas Pediatric Society, Nueces County Medical Society, Corpus Christi Pediatric Society, Coastal Bend Child Fatality Review Team, and the Ray E. Helfer Society.  Booth received a ...
Texas First State To Administer 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccines
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Texas First State To Administer 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccines

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) today announced that that State of Texas has administered more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine—making Texas the national leader in vaccinations.  This milestone comes exactly one month to the day after the first doses arrived at vaccine providers in the state on December 14.  According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, the Lone Star State has administered more doses than any other state.  Among the top 20 states for doses distributed, Texas ranks number one for percentage of doses administered. “Texas is leading the way for our nation once again,” said Governor Abbott.  “This is the biggest vaccination effort we have ever undertaken, and it ...
Texas Lottery: Pasadena Resident Claims $1 Million Scratch Ticket Prize
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Texas Lottery: Pasadena Resident Claims $1 Million Scratch Ticket Prize

Austin, TX (STL.News) A Pasadena resident claimed a top prizewinning ticket worth $1 million in the Texas Lottery® scratch ticket game $1,000,000 Extreme Cash.  The ticket was purchased at Stallion Express, located at 3423 Strawberry Road, in Pasadena.  The claimant elected to remain anonymous. This was the second of four top prizes worth $1 million to be claimed in this game. $1,000,000 Extreme Cash offers more than $135.9 million in total prizes.  Overall odds of winning any prize in the game are one in 3.57, including break-even prizes.
Texas Governor Remarks On Opening Day Of The Texas Legislature
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Texas Governor Remarks On Opening Day Of The Texas Legislature

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott today visited the Texas House and Senate Chambers to deliver opening day remarks for the start of the 87th Texas Legislature.  The Governor urged the members of the House and Senate to work together over the next 140 days to to tackle the issues that matter most to Texans across the state. "Over the next 140 days, we have the opportunity to not only respond to the challenges we face, but we also have an opportunity to put Texas on a trajectory to a future of even greater hope and opportunity," said Governor Abbott.  "Now more than ever, Texans need the Legislature to succeed this session. But equally important, America needs Texas to lead the way.  If we do this, then we will chart a course towards a healthier, safer, freer, and more prosperous...
Texas Establishes Alternate Care Site In Austin To Expand Hospital
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Texas Establishes Alternate Care Site In Austin To Expand Hospital

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), in partnership with Travis County, the City of Austin, and the Capital Area Trauma Regional Advisory Council, has established an Alternate Care Site in Austin to expand hospital capacity in the region.  Opening today at the Austin Convention Center, the facility will provide central Texas with additional hospital beds, medical equipment, and medical personnel to assist with the region's COVID-19 response.  The facility has a capacity of 25 beds and can expand to more beds if needed. "This Alternate Care Site in central Texas will reduce the burden on local hospitals and help ensure that Texans diagnosed with COVID-19 receive the care they need," said Governor Abbott.  "I th...
U.S. Attorney Sofer Announces Operation Undaunted in Austin
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U.S. Attorney Sofer Announces Operation Undaunted in Austin

U.S. Attorney Sofer Announces Operation Undaunted in Austin (STL.News) With murders in Austin up 55% over the previous year, U.S. Attorney Gregg N. Sofer, joined by dozens of federal, state and local law enforcement officials, announced in Austin today the implementation of Operation Undaunted, a program designed to tackle the rising violent crime rate, interrupt violence, protect innocent life and restore peace to Austin neighborhoods. “When you defund the police, relax enforcement of existing criminal law, and release repeat offenders and violent criminals into our streets, increased violence is exactly what you can expect,” said U.S. Attorney Sofer. “Despite the challenges of the coronavirus and the unfair vilification of the entire law enforcement community, we remain undaunted in ...
Texas Governor Appoints Scott MacNaughton To Advisory Committee
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Texas Governor Appoints Scott MacNaughton To Advisory Committee

Texas Governor Appoints Scott MacNaughton To Advisory Committee To The Texas Board Of Criminal Justice On Offenders With Medical Or Mental Impairments Austin, TX (STL.News) Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Scott MacNaughton to the Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023.  The committee advises the board and the director of the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments on matters related to offenders with medical or mental impairments and perform other duties imposed by the board. Scott MacNaughton of San Antonio is a Sergeant Investigator in the Public Integrity & Cyber Crime Division and serves as Director of Law Enforcement Affairs...
Texas Governor Announces CKD Corporation Investment
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Texas Governor Announces CKD Corporation Investment

Governor Abbott Announces New CKD Corporation Investment In Austin Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Japan-based company CKD Corporation will establish its first U.S. production site in Austin.  The $13 million investment will create up to 70 new jobs and is scheduled to begin operations in Fall 2021.  CKD Corporation provides an extensive array of automation technology products found in a wide range of industries including automotive, packaging, and medical.  The Austin manufacturing facility will produce fluid control components for the semiconductor industry. "CKD Corporation’s $13 million investment in the Lone Star State further solidifies Texas' reputation as a premier economic destination both nationally and internationally," said Governor Abbott. ...
Texas Governor Requests To Use William Beaumont Army Medical Center For Non-COVID Patients
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Texas Governor Requests To Use William Beaumont Army Medical Center For Non-COVID Patients

Texas Governor Requests To Use William Beaumont Army Medical Center For Non-COVID Patients in El Paso AUSTIN, TX (STL.News) Texas Governor Greg Abbott today held a call with Dr. Robert Kadlec, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), to discuss hospital capacity needs in the City of El Paso.  A readout of the call can be found below: The Governor and Dr. Kadlec discussed the need to expand hospital capacity in El Paso given the recent surge in positive cases and hospitalizations in the area.  Governor Abbott asked Dr. Kadlec to authorize the use of the William Beaumont Army Medical Center on Fort Bliss to house non-COVID patients to free up beds in El Paso-area hospitals for COVID patients.  The Governor also...
Texas Governor Abbott Recognizes Corpus Christi Blue Ribbon Schools
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Texas Governor Abbott Recognizes Corpus Christi Blue Ribbon Schools

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference in Corpus Christi where he recognized two Corpus Christi Independent School District (ISD) schools that have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020: the Early Childhood Development Center and Windsor Park Elementary School.  The Governor also issued a proclamation to celebrate the achievements of these two schools. "This Blue Ribbon recognition is a testament to the parents, students, teachers, and staff at both Early Childhood Development Center and Windsor Park Elementary School," said Governor Abbott.  "A quality education is the foundation for a child's success, and it requires supportive parents, hard-working students, and dedicated teachers and administrators who motivate students to learn and grow.  ...
Texas Governor Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration For Brazoria County
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Texas Governor Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration For Brazoria County

Governor Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration For Brazoria County In Response To Deadly Ameba Found In The Lake Jackson Water Supply Austin, TX (STL.News) TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: WHEREAS, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, do hereby certify that the presence of Naegleria fowleri, which can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis, was identified in three of 11 tests of the water supply, posing an imminent threat to public health and safety, including loss of life, in Brazoria County; NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby declare a state of disaster in the previously listed county based on the existence of such threat. Purs...
Texas Lottery: Clute Resident Claims $2 Million Prize
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Texas Lottery: Clute Resident Claims $2 Million Prize

AUSTIN, TX (STL.News) A Clute resident claimed a second-tier Powerball prize worth $2 million for the drawing on Sept.16.  The ticket was purchased at Kroger 149, located at 800 N. Dixie Drive, in Clute.  The claimant elected to remain anonymous. The winning Quick Pick ticket with Power Play matched all five of the white ball numbers drawn (10-17- 31-51-53), but not the red Powerball number (1).  The Power Play number was 2.  Powerball jackpots start at $20 million and roll until the jackpot is won.  Players win the jackpot by matching five numbers from a field of 69 numbers and one Powerball number from a field of 26 numbers. By choosing the Power Play for $1 more per play, players can multiply their non-jackpot winnings by two, three, four, five or 10 times.  A Power Play Match Five (5+...
Texas Governor Abbott: Congratulates Texas’ Blue Ribbon Schools
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Texas Governor Abbott: Congratulates Texas’ Blue Ribbon Schools

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott today congratulated the 28 Texas schools that have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020.  The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. "Congratulations to the hardworking students, teachers, administrators, and parents of the 28 Texas schools recognized as Blue Ribbon Schools this year," said Governor Abbott.  "This prestigious honor is a testament to the Texas' educational excellence and our teachers' dedication to their students.  The State of Texas will continue to build a brighter future for every Texas student." The following Texas schools were recognized: Alvarado Elementary South - Alvarado ISD Desertaire Elementary School - Ysleta...
Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Wang To Family Practice Residency Advisory Committee
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Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Wang To Family Practice Residency Advisory Committee

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Zoey Wang to the Family Practice Residency Advisory Committee for a term set to expire on August 29, 2023.  The committee reviews, for the Higher Education Coordinating Board, applications for approval and funding of family practice residency training programs and related support programs. Zoey Wang of Houston is a Crude Market Analyst for Phillips 66.  She is a board member of the Texas Asian Republican Assembly, Phillips 66 Political Action Committee Board of Directors, and Phillips 66 Asian American Network.  Wang received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin CLICK to VIEW SOURCE