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GOVERNOR ABBOTT TO RESCIND MASK ORDER AT 12:01 AM ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2021

On March 2, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order No. GA-34 relating to the opening of Texas in response to COVID-19.  This order is effective as of 12:01am March 10, 2021, and can be read in its entirety at:

EO-GA-34-opening-Texas-response-to-COVID-disaster-IMAGE-03-02-2021.pdf

In summary this executive order does the following:

  • Rescinds all COVID-19 operating limits on businesses and other establishments,
  • Rescinds the state-imposed face covering requirement,
  • Gives the county judge in any county within a Trauma Service Area that has a hospitalization rate over 15% authority to impose limited mitigation strategies (see order for details),
  • Encourages every person and business to use good faith efforts to comply with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) health recommendations, found at www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus
  • Businesses and other establishments retain the right to require employees or customers to follow additional hygiene measures, including the wearing of a face covering,
  • Local governments cannot impose restrictions in response to COVID-19 that are inconsistent with this order. 

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GOVERNOR ABBOTT TO RESCIND MASK ORDER AT 12:01 AM ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2021

On March 2, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order No. GA-34 relating to the opening of Texas in response to COVID-19.  This order is effec...

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CITY OF SMITHVILLE - BOIL WATER RESCIND NOTICE (2/20/21 @ 3:00 pm).

 On Thursday, February 18, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required the City of Smithville public water system (PWS ID #011...

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BOTTLED WATER DISTRIBUTION UPDATE

The Rec Center Staff and Smithville PD gave out 120 cases (3,840 bottles) of water to Smithville residents in less than 1-hour.  THERE IS NO MORE WATE...

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