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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:00am

COUNTY CASES FILED:

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:00am

And then there were two.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:00am

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a stern warning to retail suppliers, including those who supply grocery stores and pharmacies, that state law strictly prohibits price gouging in the wake of a declared disaster. Price gouging laws apply to any person or entity selling necessities at an exorbitant or excessive price after a disaster has been declared by the Governor or President. This prohibition includes those who supply retailers.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:00am

Citizen

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:00am

Citizen

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:00am

Robin, the traffic “cop,” directs traffic at the intersection near the Glidden Baptist Church in Glidden, just outside of Columbus.

Sports

Arguably one of the best times in the sports world was postponed Tuesday, Mar. 24. This year’s Olympics was set to take place in Tokyo this summer, but has now been set to open July 23, 2021 and close Aug. 8, 2021. The Paralympics, a periodic series of international multi-sports events involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power, impaired passive range movement, limb deficiency and leg length difference, will take place Aug. 24 - Sept 5. 2021. Countries around the world have struggled to contain the coronavirus pandemic that has reportedly claimed more than 34,000 lives and has forced millions around the world into lockdowns. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) co-presidents Thomas Bach and Yoshiro Mori were among several officials who issued statements regarding the cancellation of the Olympics and the new dates. “ The new dates, exactly one year after those originally planned for 2020 also have the added benefit that any disruption that the postponement will cause to the international sports calendar can be kept to a minimum’’( Talmazan, 2020. )

Weimar Wildcat sophomore guard No.0 Joey Ramirez was named to the Texas Association Basketball Coaches ( TABC ) 2019- 2020 UIL Boys All-State Team for 2A Monday, Mar. 23. Ramirez was among 19 other players who were selected to the team.

Viewpoints

Columbus ISD really appreciates your efforts during these trying times. Currently we are using our resources to ensure that students are fed, and that the families in our district have access to devices and internet. Our district just ordered $15,000 worth of wireless hot spots. We are focused on providing high quality instruction to our students. Thank you for all you do.

Thank you and praying for you all at the Citizen. Hoping all are well and coping with the current crisis. We will get through this. God bless you and all the staff there.

Obituaries

Apr 1, 2020 - 00:00

Ruth Rutledge Brisco, of Sheridan, Texas, passed away on March 28, 2020 at the age of 93. She was born on December 24, 1926, near Brownwood, Texas to Houston and Matilda Isabelle McCombs Rutledge.

Apr 1, 2020 - 00:00

Paul Anthony Cuneo, Sr., of Rock Island, Texas, passed away on March 23, 2020 in Katy, Texas, at the age of 78. He was born on November 5, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York to Anthony and Ruth (Finnerty) Cuneo. He married Catherine Anna Till on December 1, 1962.