A bake sale benefiting the Erath County Humane Society is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday, April 3 at Pet Supplies Plus in Stephenville. Those wanting to donate baked goods are asked to fill out a form by clicking the link on the Erath County Humane Society website. Individuals donating items are asked to bring them to Pet Supplies Plus that morning between 9 and 10 a.m. For more information or questions, contact Renee Jackson at (254) 485-6940.
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Tarleton State University has been named a 2021-22 Voter Friendly Campus by the Campus Vote Project and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. According to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, more than half of voters 18-29 cast a ballot in the 2020 presidential election. Campuses that participated in Voter Friendly Campus engagement programs were a significant factor in the historic turnout, even in the face of unprecedented challenges.
A bit of an uptick in positive daily cases of coronavirus in Erath County, but the county is still reporting cases in the single digits. Tuesday’s report showed there were 7 positive cases identified in the county over the previous 24 hour. Four people in Stephenville and three living in rural parts of the county. Also of note Tuesday, another person was admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 complications, so the county is now reporting two patients are hospitalized. The number of people considered to have active coronavirus in the community also rose from 15 to 21.
Low numbers continue for COVID-19 in Erath County. After reporting zero new daily tests results on Friday, the county reported two cases on Monday. Both patients live in Stephenville. Also, the county reported no patients hospitalized due to COVID-19, but one patient was admitted to the hospital yesterday, so the current hospilization rate is back to one. There are currently 15 people in the community who are considered to have active coronavirus, while a total of 3,124 people have been infected since the pandemic began a little more than a year ago.
The news could not be better in terms of daily infection rates from Erath County. The daily COVID-19 dahsboard that was released by the county on Friday showed zero cases reported. Also, the only patient that had been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Erath County has recovered, so there are currently no patients in the hospital. The number of people who have died since the pandemic began remains the same at 67. Erath County is reporting there are 15 people in the community right now who have active COVID-19.
Construction on North Graham Street in Stephenville is forcing the closure of the helicopter landing pad at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital. The helipad is expected to be closed starting March 22nd and lasting through at least April 8th. A statement from the hospital says that patients needing to be flown to other hospitals by helicopter during that period will be transported by ground to Stephenville Clark Regional Airport for boarding. Access to the hospital’s emergency department is not affected, as both the Graham Street anbd Belknap Street entrances will remain open.
Great news concerning COVID-19 in Erath County. The county’s COVID-19 dashboard updated on Wednesday showed NO daily positive test results from the previous 24 hours. The number of people who are actively considered infected with COVID-19 also dropped to 17. That’s down from 34 the day before. Just one person is currently being treated in a hospital setting due to COVID-19 symptoms in Erath County.
It’s not the traditional time of year for Tarleton State University’s Homecoming celebration, but traditional activities will still be part of the deal. Each day of Homecoming week, March 15-20, Tarleton campuses will buzz with activities starting with the Faculty and Staff Alumni Luncheon and S’mores Kickoff on Monday followed by Tuesday’s purple pancakes in Stephenville. With social distancing protocols in place, pancakes will be served “to go,” with no seating in the dining hall. Students may eat on the outside patio or, if it rains, in the Thompson Student Center. The Yell Contest, Yell Bingo, Snake Dance and Beating of the Drum are all on Wednesday’s
schedule, followed by a concert Thursday celebrating the Purple Poo. Yell performances will be streamed live to Memorial Stadium where spectators may watch
on the video board. After all participants have performed, they will walk to Memorial
Stadium for announcement of the winners.
Erath COunty’s latest COVID-19 update came on Friday, showing just three new daily positive cases of COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours. Two patients from Stephenville and one patient from a rural part of Erath County. Very good news, in that the county is reporting just one person is hospitalized with COVID-19 illnesses in the county, while the active case count also continues to trend downward. Right now, 38 people in the community are considered to have active coronavirus.
We have a scam alert for you. Erath County authorities say this involves the COVID-19 vaccine. While Erath County’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic is still open. the sheriff’s office says someone is calling people, telling them that there is a cost of $100 to sign up. The county reminds everyone that the COVID-19 vaccine is free to anyone and any notion that it isn’t is a scam. You do still need to call and make an appointment if you want the shot. That number is 254-459-5053.