The flu virus is being tracked in approximately half the counties in Texas, with many county health departments already reporting the number of hospital and doctor visits for influenza higher than last year's totals, according to recent reports from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
While having the flu may mean an inconvenient, indoor vacation for a couple of days to most, those considered to be at high-risk for the virus should take measures to protect themselves, according to Big Spring Fire Department and EMS Chief Craig Ferguson.
COAHOMA â€” Student safety and school security will be the main topics of discussion when Coahoma Independent School District trustees hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the administration building board room.
In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., School shootings which claimed 20 first-graders and six educators last month, student safety has become of prime concern for both parents and education professionals.
â€śI've said it before: Our job is to educate our students, but our No. 1 goal is to ensure their safety,â€ť CISD Superintendent Amy Jacobs said.