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Primera vacuna del COVID-19 administrada en el condado de Maverick

El Dr. Lon Walder recibió la primera vacuna COVID-19 en el distrito hospitalario del condado de Maverick

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El Distrito Hospitalario del Condado de Maverick recibió 300 vacunas que son para trabajadores de primera línea y personas en la lista de Nivel 1.

Otras ubicaciones en el condado de Maverick han recibido 100 vacunas y están pendientes de recibir más en las próximas semanas.

First COVID-19 Vaccine given in Maverick County

Dr. Lon Walder received the first COVID-19 Vaccine at the Maverick County Hospital District

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Maverick County Hospital District received 300 vaccines which are for Frontline workers and persons on the Tier 1 list

Other locations in Maverick County have received 100 vaccines and are pending to receive more in the following weeks.

President Trump signals Vetoing Stimulus to increase direct payment, Congressional Democrats agree, GOP silent.

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President Trump posted a video on Twitter, calling the COVID Stimulus deal that was passed earlier this week after months of gridlock, “a disgrace” and says he’s asking Congress to amend the amount of stimulus money Americans receive from $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple, as well as modify the language of the bill to remove superfluous language.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stated on Twitter that, “We spent months trying to secure $2000 checks but Republicans blocked it.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also Tweeted, “Republicans repeatedly refused to say what amount the President wanted for direct checks. At last, the President has agreed to $2,000 — Democrats are ready to bring this to the Floor this week by unanimous consent. Let’s do it!”

The House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have not made statements or stated support.

If President Trump vetoes the bill Congress will need to return to Washington DC from their recess to get this done before Christmas break and in order to send first round of checks the week of December 27.

Congress passes nearly 1 Trillion dollar COVID Stimulus bill

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Nine months after passing the CARES Act, The US House and Senate passed a second stimulus package aimed at helping Americans with the fallout from the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. The House had passed several stimulus bills over the Spring and Summer months but were never taken up by the Senate. It was not until mid-December when talk of a stimulus began to swirl and now has passed.

The second stimulus bill contains:
• $600 for each adult. This will be dispersed to individuals earning up to $75,000 and married couples earning up to $150,000. The overall amount dispersed reduces for all incomes over the thresholds.
• $600 for each dependent child (18 and under) in the household.
• “Mixed–Status” Households will not be denied the stimulus check as they were in the first round. Where wording stipulated that both persons had to be American Citizens, had a Social Security and if they did not meet the stipulations all members of that household and filers would be denied their stimulus check.
• $300 extra in unemployment aid, as well as extended PUA (Pandemic Unemployment Assistance) and PEUC (Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits until March 14, 2021.
• PPP loan extension and expansion to include and expand funding for local newspapers, local TV stations, and radio broadcasters.
• $20 Million in EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loans) for small businesses in low-income communities

The stimulus bill was fraught with contention since early last week as each side fought for special interests and particular bullet points. On December 21, 2020, at approximately 7:45pm the House passed the bill and at 10:40pm the Senate passed its bill. The final bill goes to President Trump to sign or veto as he deems.

Sheriff department Investigating drive by shooting

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The Maverick County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a drive by shooting that is reported to have occurred at a residence in the Rosita Valley Sector of the community on Sunday.

Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber stated that deputies were summoned to a residence located on Winchester St. where it’s owner claimed two individuals passed by his gone and fired a weapon on multiple occasions.

Sheriff deputies did find at least three impacts including one that hit a vehicle outside the house.

Luckily, no one was hurt.

The Maverick County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the Incident.

Subject arrested with Meth alledgedly held a female by force inside a home

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The Maverick County Sheriff’s Department arrested a male individual for possession of Methamphetamine after responding to a disturbance in progress.

Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber reported that patrolling units responded to a residence on FM2030 on Sunday in reference to a disturbance in progress.

Upon arrival, contact was made with individuals who reported a male subject had a female in a room against her will.

Contact was made with the male subject who was seen dropping a clear plastic baggie containing a crystal-like substance, which would later test positive for methamphetamine. The subject was transported to the Tom Bowles Detention Center for processing.

Single vehicle rollover on 277 N

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Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber reported a single vehicle rollover accident at approximately 7:30 am on Monday, December 21st.

Sheriff Schmerber stated that deputies were dispatched to US Hwy 277 North in regard to a single rollover accident.

Contact was made with a driver who was identified as Daniela Dominguez (31yoa) who was driving a 2017 white Nissan Sentra.

Preliminary Investigation revealed, the driver was traveling southbound on US Hwy 277 North, the driver lost control on a curve causing her to strike a ditch and causing her to rollover multiple times.

Driver refused medical attention at the time of report. The Vehicle had severe damages and was towed away by Davis Wrecker Service.

Sheriff department warns community of credit card skimmer scam at gas pumps

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The Maverick County Sheriff’s Department is urging the community to be extra careful while using a credit or debit card to purchase gasoline at the pumps.

Sheriff Tom Schmerber reported that over the weekend a complainant at a gas station on US Highway 277 North reported finding two credit card skimmers while having the store’s fuel pumps examined this morning.

The skimmers, which are used to take user’s credit card information illegally, were removed. A formal report was filed and this case is under investigation.

500 doses of Moderna vaccine headed to Maverick County

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State Representative-Elect Heriberto Morales informed the constituents of the community that 500 doses of the Moderna vaccine is headed to Eagle Pass and Maverick County next week.

This is the first step to “getting back to normal”, however those who do receive the vaccine should still wear masks, social distance and follow all safety protocols.

Tentative date set for Covid 19 Vaccine arrival

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The Emergency Operation Center reported that they have been given a tentative date for the arrival and distribution of the Covid-19 Vaccine in our community.

The date given by the State and federal government pending the approval of the Moderna Vaccine by the Food and Drug Administration is December 24.

Once arriving in our community, the vaccine bill be administered in different phases.

Phase 1 will include all medical care personnel, and other critical personnel which includes teachers and school personnel.

Patients at nursing homes are also included in the first phase.

Phase two will consist on essential personnel.

Phase three will be the general population.

More information will be provided tomorrow during the EOC Covid-19 numbers conference.