The coronavirus crisis has unsettled every age group, as we are all worried about our health and that of our families and communities. And if you’re in the millennial generation, generally defined as anyone born between 1981 and 1996, you might also be concerned about your financial future, given the sharp decline in investment prices. How should you respond to what’s been happening?
As I was reading a “secondary” newspaper (Dallas Morning News) in our household, I spotted a headline that stated, “African American Studies Approved,” and I was immediately transported back to my younger days at dear ol’ East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas. I had a casual acquaintance there, who later became a semi-friend, classmate, and sometimes lunch table partner when we both happened to dine at Central Cafeteria—Harvey Banks Martin—“All-American” at ET and “STAR” for the Dallas Cowboys, when they were still the COW-BOYS!
Governor Abbott Announces Phase One To Open Texas, Establishes Statewide Minimum Standard Health Protocols
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced the first phase of the State of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase I, certain services and activities are allowed to open with limited occupancy, and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is issuing minimum standard health protocols for all businesses and individuals to follow. The Governor also outlined special guidance for Texans over 65 and detailed a comprehensive mitigation plan for nursing homes in Texas. The Governor also announced a statewide testing and tracing program developed by DSHS that will help public health officials quickly identify and test Texans who contract COVID-19 and mitigate further spread of the virus.
St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church now hosts a monthly food truck for the community. In line with the mission of Catholic Charities of Dallas (CCD) to address the root causes of poverty, hunger, and homelessness while providing support, resources, education, and inspiration, St. Martin of Tours has joined the effort to fight hunger in our area.
The Forney City Council has scheduled another fantastic new event for area families to enjoy! The Forney Festival of Lights is scheduled to debut during the holiday season of 2020 in light of a resolution passed on Tuesday, April 21, by the City Council that authorized City Manager, Tony Carson, to execute an agreement with Mosca Designs. Based out of North Carolina, Mosca Designs a holiday décor company that specializes in commercial light displays. Their work can be seen in a number of cities across the nation.