County seeing surge in COVID-19 cases as omicron variant spreads

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 12, 2022 Local officials report that Hill County is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases as the state is dealing with the rapidly spreading omicron variant. The Department of State Health Services COVID-19 tracker was estimating 307 active cases of the virus in the county as of Sunday, January 9, up … Continue reading County seeing surge in COVID-19 cases as omicron variant spreads

Hill Regional’s new vaccine clinic days, booster criteria

Submitted by Hill Regional Hospital January 12, 2022 Effective immediately, Hill Regional Hospital has moved its COVID-19 vaccine clinic to Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. We would appreciate your making an appointment online by visiting the website, http://www.hillregionalhospital.com. After choosing to make an appointment for a new vaccine or a booster, when you enter … Continue reading Hill Regional’s new vaccine clinic days, booster criteria

County’s test site opening at new location

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 5, 2022 The free COVID-19 testing facility that has been operated at the Hill County Fairgrounds has moved to a new location and will reopen Thursday, January 6. When the facility opens this week, testing will be offered in a drive-thru format at the former Hillsboro Elementary School site on Jane … Continue reading County’s test site opening at new location

Hill County doctors provide answers to frequent COVID-19 vaccine questions

By Dr. James Earhart, Ascension Medical Group Providence November 17, 2021 We are local physicians and nurse practitioners who live and work here in our community. Many of you may know our names or know us personally, as we may have taken care of you or your loved ones over the years. You see us … Continue reading Hill County doctors provide answers to frequent COVID-19 vaccine questions

New vaccine schedules at Hill Regional

Submitted by Hill Regional Hospital October 20, 2021 In the continuing increased interest of people wishing to receive a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer) vaccine, and for those who desire a first or second vaccine of either the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson shots, Hill Regional Hospital is continuing to offer our vaccine … Continue reading New vaccine schedules at Hill Regional

Local residents discuss how COVID-19 pandemic has affected mental health

Reporter: Ellie Mahan October 20, 2021 Four in ten American adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder during the pandemic, an increase from the one in ten adults who reported these symptoms in 2019, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation study. The stress adults feel can be reflected in their children’s mental health. Local … Continue reading Local residents discuss how COVID-19 pandemic has affected mental health

COVID numbers still trending down locally

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 13, 2021 Numbers received at the county level Friday, October 8, show that new cases of COVID-19 continue to be on a downward trend in Hill County. Two-week data shows that between September 23 and October 7, there were 77 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Hill County. Two-week data released … Continue reading COVID numbers still trending down locally

COVID-19 cases rising, local vaccination rates up slightly

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 11, 2021 The number of reported COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Hill County and the state as the delta variant fuels a spike in new cases. While there was little change in the area's vaccination rates over the summer, the latest wave of cases seems to be leading to a … Continue reading COVID-19 cases rising, local vaccination rates up slightly

COVID-19 numbers rising, remain below peak levels

Editor: Shannon Cottongame July 28, 2021 While the local area and the state remain in much better condition than they were earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent rise in case numbers and the increasing spread of the highly contagious delta variant indicate that the virus remains a threat. Numbers received at the county level … Continue reading COVID-19 numbers rising, remain below peak levels