Archives for June 2020

Erath County COVID-19 Cases Total 143; 11 New Since The Weekend

More positive coronavirus cases are surfacing in Erath County. Multiple statements from County Judge Alfonso Campos show as many as 11 new cases since the weekend. The latest cases are from residents in Stephenville, Dublin and rural Erath County. The county says there have now been a total of 143 positive test results since the outbreak began in March. However, there are currently 112 cases considered active. Campos says the trend continues to show many of the newest cases in patients in the 20-to-29 age range.

CASE Honors Tarleton’s Division Of Institutional Advancement

Tarleton State University’s Division of Institutional Advancement has received the Overall Improvement Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The award is in the category of public comprehensive institutions with endowments over $45 million that demonstrate significant program growth across three years of data. The Educational Fundraising Awards annually recognize exemplary development programs based on a blind review of data submitted to the CASE Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey.

Brown County Also Seeing Uptick In COVID-19 Patients

In nearby Brown County, the health department says one of its latest two COVID-19 patients is a teenager. A statement from the city says there are now 68 total psoiotives in Brown COunty out of a total of over 19-hundred tests. 50 patients have fully recovered and eight patients are considered as active and in isolation at home. Only three of the patients are currently requiring hospitalization.

Erath County COVID-19 Cases Hit 100

Stephenville City Manager Allen Barnes announced that eleven
more residents of Stephenville had tested positive for the COVID 19 virus. One resident has been hospitalized for treatment, while the other residents are quarantining at home for 14 days. Today’s positive tests bring the total number of positives in the county to 100 with 77 of those considered active at this time.

City officials continue to encourage residents to take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. Wearing masks in public protect both the wearer and the others around them. Washing hand regularly and using hand sanitizer with an alcohol content of 60 percent or more. Do not touch your face, nose, or mouth. Observe social distancing at all times and sanitize surfaces regularly. The precautions become more important as people are beginning to be in public and our lives become more normal.

Two SHS Athletes Among Latest Positive COVID-19 Tests

Stephenville ISD also confirms that two student athgletes in the summer strength and conditionin camp at SHS have tested psotive for COVID-19. District officials were notified of the positive test on Tuesday at noon after workouts had been completed. Starting today, SISD says the strength and conditioning works will remain closed until the facilities are cleaned and sanitized and affected atghletes are notified. All athletes should receive an email today from their head coaches. The email will specify whether that athlete can return on June 29th or will need to quarantine for two weeks.

Three Additional Coronavirus Cases On Tuesday In Erath County

Here’s the latest on the coronavoris situation in Erath County. New information today from Alfonso Campos, the Erath County Judge – and local public health officials, who now say they received confirmation of three additional COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. That brings the total number of positive tests in the county since the outbreak began – to 85. However, there are only 62 active cases right now. The increase follows a trend in Central Texas and around the state. The latest numbers indicate most of the positive cases have come from the 20-29 age group. With more activities being held, please remember to minimize your exposure. This is especially important for people who are 65 years of age or older or who have underlying health conditions like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or cancer. People with these conditions are at higher risk if they do get COVID-19, and the safest thing for them during an outbreak will be to stay home as much as possible and minimize close contact with other people.

Tarleton’s Mission Ready TEXAN Awarded Texas Pioneer Foundation Grant

Tarleton State University’s John Tarleton Leadership Academy and its project Mission Ready TEXAN have been awarded a $215,000 grant by the Texas Pioneer Foundation.
  
Mission Ready TEXAN is designed to enhance retention in the Tarleton Corps of Cadets by providing staff and peer-led coaching to improve academic performance and career readiness.

The initiative will help prepare the cadets, when they graduate, for employment in private-sector, government and military positions. It also will strengthen relationships between Tarleton and external partners such as the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the Texas State Guard, and Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas.

76th Positive COVID-19 Case In Erath County Reported Monday

Erath County Judge Alfonso Campos and Local Public Health Authority, Dr. Jeffery Moore received confirmation of one positive COVID-19 result Monday June 22, 2020. The person lives in the County and is in isolation. The case brings the Erath County total to 76 positive cases. There are 56 active cases as of this report. The increase follows a trend in Central Texas and around the state. The latest numbers indicate most of the positive cases have come form the 20-29 age group. Today’s hospitalized patient brings that number to three total hospitalizations.

With more activities being held, please remember to minimize your exposure. This is especially important for people who are 65 years of age or older or who have underlying health conditions like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or cancer. People with these conditions are at higher if they do get COVID-19, and the safest thing for them during an outbreak will be to stay home as much as possible and minimize close contact with other people.

Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Erath County Woman

A man accused of threatening an Erath COunty woman back in February – has been indicted by a grand jury. Justin Dwayne Drake, whom authorities have previously said is connected to the Irish mafia, was arrested in Oklahoma by a federal task force. A felony warrant had been issued by Drake’s arrest by the Erath County Sheriff. Drake’s girlfriend, Chelsea Wolfe, was already arrested for her role in the case that stemmed from last November. Drake was apparently upset that Wolfe’s mother refused to drop the charges against her daughter. Detectives said they recorded a phone call in which Drake could be heard telling Wolfe that he would “go bury your mom. You know that, right?”

Tarleton Taking Steps For A Safer Duck Camp

A pair of major social distancing steps were key in shifting Tarleton State University’s annual Duck Camp from an off-campus location to its Stephenville campus for Summer 2020 better ensuring student safety during the evolving coronavirus. By having the event in Stephenville, charter bus travel to the off-campus site is eliminated, as are
communal cabins which would require dozens of students to share sleeping space on bunk beds. Single rooms for each Duck Camp participant top the list of proactive steps organizers are taking to keep students safe. Camp-goers will stay in campus housing in an apartment-like setting with shared common living spaces. University safety and operations officials are following CDC guidance and directives from public health officials to create a safe experience.