Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor contrasts the effects of the current coronavirus pandemic to the devasting 1918 flu outbreak in North Texas. Many closings occurred then, and people were urged to wear masks.
Blacklands Cafe. Carol Taylor, Hunt County Historical Commission chairman, is the guest. KETR, John Mark Dempsey.
Steve Killian, superintendent of Cooper Lake State Park, says attendance is up this summer at the park compared to last year, despite ... or perhaps, because of ... the coronavirus situation. In fact, Cooper Lake is among the top 10 state parks in attendance this summer. Steve says the park has various ways of helping families enjoy the park even though the organized programs led by park rangers are not taking place for the time being.
Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the City Council has not yet set the 2020-21 property tax rate, but he and the council do not expect that there will be a tax increase. The mayor says the city is actually running ahead of its budget for property tax collections and sales taxes this year, despite the coronavirus shut down.
Sarah Latham, Rains County Agrilife Extension Agent, is presenting an online "Health Talk Express" programs with the extension agents in Rockwall and Fannin Counties. Sarah's program is on cardiovascular disease, which is significantly higher in Rains County than elsewhere in the state. We also discuss the trend of more people
Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, has been touring the 119 cemeteries in the county this summer. While she's enjoying the tour, it is the responsibility of the Historical Commission to document the county's burial places.
Frances Dalbey, outreach specialist with Hunt Regional Healthcare, discusses ways of keeping senior citizens connected to friends and family despsite coronavirus restrictions. There is no one-size-fits all solution, so choose things that suit you and senior citizens who are close to you and commit to them.