Lavaca County deputy dies after motorcycle crash
Lavaca County Sheriff's Deputy Dakota Moreno died Dec. 22, 2020 after being involved in a motorcycle crash. A Lavaca County Sheriff’s Office deputy died in a San Antonio hospital Tuesday a day after he crashed on a motorcycle, the sheriff’s office confirmed. Deputy Dakota Moreno, 24, died at Brooke Army Medical Center where he had been airlifted for treatment. The Lavaca County Sheriff’s Office announced the deputy’s death on its official Facebook page with the following statement:“It is with great sadness that we announce that Deputy Moreno has passed away from his injuries. Please continue to pray for Dakota’s family and colleagues as we mourn his passing.”
291K pound pressure vessel could cause traffic delays in Lavaca and Gonzales Counties
LAVACA COUNTY, Texas A massive pressure vessel could cause some traffic delays in Lavaca and Gonzales Counties today as it makes its way to Victoria. The pressure vessel reportedly weighs about 291,000 pounds, thats more than 145 tons. Lavaca County officials warned drivers to expect delays as the vessel is transported through Lavaca County on SH 95, through Moulton to FM 3435, then to US90A at Shiner and to Gonzales County. The vessels final destination is Victoria. A pressure vessel is a container that holds gases or liquids at a pressure substantially different than the pressure outside the container.
2 new COVID-19 cases in DSHS Region 8, Lavaca County says
LAVACA COUNTY, Texas There are two new verified cases of COVID-19 in Region 8 of the Department of State Health Services, Lavaca County Emergency Management officials announced Wednesday. The emergency management office said there are two new cases are in the cities of Halletsville and Moulton. Image courtesy of Lavaca County Emergency Management. County officials say no appointment is necessary. While on-site you can scan a QR code to preview the video on what to expect taking the COVID-19 Oral Fluid Test.
Lavaca County reports 4 new cases of COVID-19, brings total to 42 active cases
LAVACA COUNTY, Texas Lavaca County announced Tuesday four new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the current total to 42 verified cases of the virus in the county. Lavaca County Emergency Management in conjunction with the City of Yoakum and DeWitt County Emergency Management, City of Hallettsville, and the City of Shiner also announced the hosting of walk-up COVID-19 testing events this week. Below are the times, dates and places of centers conducting COVID-19 testing:8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., July 1, 2020, Yoakum Community Center, 105 Huck St, Yoakum, TX 779958:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., July 2, 2020, STS. While at the testing site be sure to wear a facial covering and practice social distancing to help up slow the spread of COVID-19, Lavaca County officials said in a press release. Local information on Lavaca County COVID-19 response may be found on the LCEM page on co.lavaca.tx.us or https://www.facebook.com/LavacaCoEM/.
Six new COVID-19 cases in DSHS Region 8, Lavaca County Emergency Management confirms
LAVACA COUNTY, Texas There are six new cases of COVID-19 in Region 8 of the Department of State Health Services, Lavaca County Emergency Management confirmed Monday. The emergency management office said there are two new cases in the city of Yoakum, three in Halletsville and one in Moulton. Officials say all patients are isolated at home and following DSHS guidelines. Region 8 Case Count (Lavaca County Emergency Management)Lavaca County Emergency Management, the City of Yoakum, the DeWitt County Emergency Management, the City of Hallettsville and the City of Shiner have partnered with DSHS and the Texas Military to host walk-up COVID-19 testing sites at the following locations this week:Wednesday, July 1, 2020Yoakum Community Center105 Huck St, Yoakum, TX 779958:00 AM - 4:00 PM------------Thursday, July 2, 2020STS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS PARISH HALL306 S Ave F, Shiner, TX 779848:00 AM - 4:00 PM------------Thursday, July 2, 2020Hallettsville Knights of Columbus Hall321 US Hwy 77 SouthHallettsville, TX 779648:00 AM - 4:00 PM------------Officials say people do not need an appointment to get a free test, nor do they need a prescription or doctors order.
Yoakum, Lavaca, DeWitt Counties encourage continued patronage of restaurants despite coronavirus case
Residents are being encouraged by Yoakum, Lavaca and DeWitt Counties to continue their patronage at area restaurants despite a confirmed case of the coronavirus. In a joint release, the counties said anyone at the restaurants at the same time as the confirmed case are considered to be at low risk of exposure. COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. KSAT CORONAVIRUS CONTINUING COVERAGE:· Drive-through COVID-19 testing is now in San Antonio. Abbott declares statewide emergency over coronavirus pandemic· Here’s what President Trump’s coronavirus emergency declaration does· What we know: San Antonio tourism hotspots impacted by the coronavirus