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Economy to slowly reopen

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference Monday, April 27, announcing that the stay-at-home order issued expired Thursday, April 30. Gov. Abbott also released a plan regarding opening the economy back up but remarked there will still be limitations on some businesses.

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ETFB to distribute emergency food boxes in Canton

In response to COVID-19, the East Texas Food Bank is holding an emergency food box distribution on Tuesday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at First Monday Trade Days in Canton.

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Decoration Day cancelled

Due to COVID-19, the Oakland Cemetery Decoration Day at Oakland Cemetery will be cancelled.

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Bluebird Festival

For the first time in almost three decades the city of Wills Point will go a year without the Bluebird Festival. The festival, which was set to celebrate its 27th year on the historic brick streets in downtown, was originally slated to take place April 25 but delayed due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers were initially hopeful that the event could be rescheduled to a later date, but ultimately opted to cancel the event with plans to return again in 2021.

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Oil glut pushes prices to historic low

In April, a pack of chewing gum cost more than a barrel of oil.

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Blotter

The VZC Sheriff’s Office released the following arrest report for April 22-28.

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UIL to recognize Mustangs after cancellation

The University Interscholastic League offered basketball teams that had qualified for but not yet completed their respective State Tournaments a sense of closure last week, advising schools and coaches that they would be receiving special recognitions for their accomplishments.

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