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Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 2:56pm

 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 12:00am

COLUMBUS — More than 1,000 women (and men) will descend upon Columbus to shop, sample fine wines and great food, and have a downright fun time Thursday, Dec. 2 for the annual Ladies Night Out. The fun starts at 3 p.m. and 24 local merchants and businesses will stay open until 9 p.m. that night.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 12:00am

AUSTIN — The filing period for the 2022 Texas Primary Elections officially opened Saturday, Nov. 13, allowing candidates to file with their respective party chairs for a place on the Mar. 1, 2022 primary ballot.

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SACRAMENTO, CA — Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded small nonfarm businesses in 61 Texas counties and a neighboring county in Oklahoma of the Dec. 23, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These lowinterest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by winter storm, blizzard, snow, ice and high winds in the following primary counties that occurred Feb. 10-19, 2021.

While new cases of COVID-19 are spiking again in the Upper Midwest and Northeast, the number in Texas dropped during the past week to 14,745 — down 36% from the previous week. The number of new deaths reported in Texas by the Coronavirus Resource Center at Johns Hopkins University in the past week totaled 254, down 57% from the previous week.

Obituaries

Dec 1, 2021 - 00:00

Julia Elizabeth “Deeda” Scott, 92, of Rock Island, passed away Nov. 23 in Rock Island.

Dec 1, 2021 - 00:00

Melba Joyce Speck DeFoor passed away on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25 at Columbus Oaks Healthcare in Columbus.