AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that the State of Disaster Declaration in response to COVID-19 remains in effect, and includes the waiver of expiration dates for commercial driver licenses (CDL).
When I used to fly planes for a living, there were only a few things that really increased my anxiety. One, was having to fly through a wide area of embedded thunderstorms. Meaning, I was flying on instruments through rain clouds that included thunderstorm cells that could rip the wings from the plane if they were big enough. The only way to avoid them was to rely on the onboard weather radar, which had its flaws. I could choose not to fly, which I did on at least a couple of occasions, but flying charters, the pressure is always on to get to the destination. Business meetings planned, etc.
Among the many funding streams in the CARES Act, Texas state and local governments received $11,243,461,000 via the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF).
EDINBURG – Public and private schools in Hidalgo County are strongly encouraged, but not mandated, to delay on-campus instruction until at least October 25, Hidalgo County Health Authority Ivan Melendez, M.D. said in new health orders aimed at mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic locally.
PHARR - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted a load of hard narcotics consisting of alleged methamphetamine and heroin that was concealed within a commercial shipment of produce arriving from Mexico. CBP officers also detected methamphetamine on a man attempting to enter the United States walking from Mexico. The combined estimated street value of both seizures is $6,670,500.