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The year 2020 will forever be remembered for the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic that swept the United States and the world. The Oklahoma Panhandle suffered with the disease and economic distress, and the celebration called “Pioneer Days” had been quietly postponed.

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On Saturday, August 1 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Guymon police officers were dispatched to Memorial Hospital of Texas County on a report of a 25-year-old male individual with a gunshot wound. Officers were later able to locate the crime scene area in the 300 block of S Main Street. Accordin…

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As of one week ago, Texas County had a total of 1,009 COVID-19 cases. In the last 7 days, that number has risen to a total of 1,029. 

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In a press release issued by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation yesterday, July 29, it was announced that an arrest had been made in the shooting death of a Beaver County teen. 

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Sunday afternoon, Guymon firefighters were called to a reported fire at the Seaboard Plant. The fire was reported at 12 p.m. to 911 dispatch from workers reporting a grease fire inside the large rendering room area. Upon firefighters' arrival, “they found heavy smoke coming from the back por…

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Helping Hands for Heritage is hosting their “Fundraiser for the Neighbors.” The fundraiser is a drawing to win a Crosley 5ft. chest freezer filled with meat. Amy Kane, a member of Helping Hands, said “[Helping Hands for Heritage] was started last year by concerned family members that had the…

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At approximately 8:45 a.m on Thursday, July 23, A train hit a U.S. Foods truck alongside U.S. Highway 54 outside the Mr. Burger Restaurant in Hooker.

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Wednesday morning the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported a total case count for Texas County of 1,009. This is an increase of 2 cases since the last new report for the county on Friday. 

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On Monday, July 20, the Texas County Board of Commissioners lifted the county burn ban. The County Commissioners stated that there is no longer fire danger in Texas County. 

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Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed first-degree murder charges in a 33-year-old cold case involving a brutal murder in Lincoln County, Okla.

On Monday (July 20), the Texas County Board of Commissioners proclaimed that extreme fire danger no longer exists in Texas County.

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The Oklahoma State Bureau (OSBI) reports that a teenage boy was shot in Beaver, Okla. either late Monday night (July 13) or early Tuesday morning (July 14).

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As the rest of the US sees spikes in COVID-19 cases, the situation in Texas county has slowed down exceptionally. With 1,007 total cases, 993 recoveries, and 6 deaths, Texas County is sitting at 8 active cases.

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Texas County residents will visit the polls this August to vote in the Texas County Commissioner District 2 Runoff Election. According to the Texas County Election Board, this is the first time the county is seeing a commissioner runoff election in over 20 years. Since no candidate received …

A hail and thunder storm came through the county last night. Residents shared their surprise on Facebook with photos of the hail, like pictured above, which was taken by Anita Helms between Goodwell and Guymon. 

Voters in Texas County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the County Commissioner District 2 Primary Runoff Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Sierra Martinez said. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until…

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On Wednesday, Governor Kevin Stitt and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister awarded a total of $16 million in incentive grants to 150 school districts across the state. These funds are intended to help students recover successfully from the impacts of COVID-19 on their learning.

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On Monday, the Texas County Board of Commissioners made the decision to renew the county-wide burn ban for a period not to exceed 14 days. By virtue of this resolution, it is unlawful to burn any forestry, grass, crop or other wild lands; to build campfires or bonfires; and to burn any trash…

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Beginning Monday, June 29, Memorial Hospital of Texas County (MHTC) will allow all inpatients and outpatients to have one visitor under set guidelines following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). All visitors must undergo screening for possible COVID-19 symptoms befo…

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Wednesday afternoon Guymon Mayor Sean Livengood announced an emergency proclamation declaring fireworks will be prohibited on July 4, 2020. 

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Thunderstorms are expected to reach Texas County beginning around 4 p.m. Monday afternoon and lasting through about 1 a.m. Damaging wind and large hail will be the main threats with these storms.

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According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), there are 10,733 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 with an additional death in Grady County, a female in the 65 and older age group, which brings the total deaths in the state to 369. 

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports Friday, June 19th, Texas County having a total of 977 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic. At this time, 14 cases are active, and there have been 6 deaths. The active cases are in the cities of Guymon, Hooker, Hardesty, Optima…

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Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans in the Confederacy. On this date in 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to inform enslaved African-Americans that the Civil War had ended and they were freed. Gr…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump's effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a stunning rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign.

While power has been restored to the City’s well fields, there are still multiple wells that have not yet been taken off generator power and a few other minor issues needing to be resolved which require your help.  Due to these circumstances, the City is requesting customers to not water law…

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Due to the high winds, the City of Guymon has experienced power outages that have affected the city’s ability to pump water into the water tanks, thus into the City of Guymon.  We have essentially lost the power to operate 10 of the 18 wells which supply Guymon.  The City is going to require…

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Early Tuesday morning the National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for the entirety of the Oklahoma Panhandle, as well as the northern half of the Texas Panhandle. The release stated that the panhandle would be experiencing potentially damaging winds from the Northwest ranging fro…

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On Sunday, June 7, residents of Texas County came together and protested for justice following the death of George Floyd on May 25. 

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Texas County Emergency Management and the Oklahoma State Department of Health confirmed a total of 29 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend. 

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On Thursday, June 4, Texas County Emergency Management confirmed five new positive COVID-19 test results. The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 944 total confirmed cases, 888 recoveries and six deaths for Texas County.

On Wednesday, the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) announced the publication of its “Return to Learn” framework for schools across the state. This plan includes adjustments and contingencies for districts to consider to minimize COVID-19 related disruptions. The framework is div…

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