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Press release from the Governor’s Office concerning Ebola in Texas:

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement in response to a second Dallas health care provider being diagnosed with the Ebola Virus.

“The diagnosis of a second health care worker in Dallas reaffirms what a formidable foe this virus is.

“I am in daily contact with Dr. Brett Giroir and Dr. David Lakey and earlier today spoke with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell to ensure state and federal management of this issue is tightly coordinated.

“This is the first time that our nation has had to deal with a threat such as this. Everyone working on this challenge – from the medical professionals at the bedside to the public health officials addressing containment of the infection – is working to end the threat posed by this disease. These individuals are keeping the health and safety of Texans and the needs of the patients as their most critical tasks. Every relevant agency at the local, state and national levels is working to support these individuals.

“I have great faith that we will succeed in this important mission; once we have put it behind us we will be the stronger for it and more prepared to meet the kinds of challenges that we as Americans are uniquely prepared to face.”

NOTE: Gov. Perry’s Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response is meeting today to discuss recommendations that have been suggested to improve how Texas addresses the treatment and response to this type of disease. The governor will review recommendations and take action on those determined to benefit preparedness and response efforts.

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Celebrate My Drive® powered by State Farm® encourages safe driving with a chance to win big.

Timpson High School staff and students are committed to keeping teens safe on the road. They are asking everyone 14 and older to go to once a day, every day, from Oct. 15 to Oct. 24. The more safe driving commitments our community makes, the better their chance to win a $100,000 grant and a private concert by the band “Perry”.
Learning to drive is a big step in life. State Farm and Timpson High School recognize getting a driver’s license is an important and joyous time. Celebrate My Drive celebrates this milestone with new drivers by encouraging them to make positive choices like driving 2N2® (2 eyes on the road and 2 hands on the wheel). Go to today to support the (insert Mascot name) and safe driving.

About Celebrate My Drive®: 
Celebrate My Drive is a different approach to a leading public health risk. Car crashes are the number one killer of teens, and a teen’s first year on the road is the most dangerous. Using research as a guide, State Farm is approaching teen driver safety, a winnable public health battle, by engaging teens while they learn to drive in a supportive and positive way. It’s a community celebration of safe driving habits emphasizing the benefits of safe choices as teens celebrate the freedom that comes with getting a drivers’ license. Learn more about the initiative at

This week’s headlines:

Old Historic Tenaha City Hall building to be sold

Senator Nichols meets with local superintendents

Timpson ISD Board hears about the Districts Emergency Operations Plan

Timpson Council hears concerns over deficit budgeting

Garrison First United Methodist Fall Fashion Flurry

Health & Wellness: Parents: Learn the Facts about Enterovirus D68

Shelby County Artist and Poet Jack Bartlett shares his work with TAGHS

Opportunity to Make Changes to Your Medicare is Here Again

Bears beat the Mustangs on the road

Tenaha shreds Fruitvale defense

Tenaha Tiger Homecoming Festivities November 1, 2014

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