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COVID-19 Update

As of Friday, Nov. 20, Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports six new cases since Thursday, November 19, 2020 for a total of 2,491 positive COVID-19 cases, with 93 deaths. The Department of State Health Services is reporting 1,766 recoveries. There are currently 632 active cases in Bowie County.

VFW Post 6968 open

Bars have again been given the green light to dust off their bottles and gets the records spinning. For VFW Post 6968 in Linden this news meant that they could not only reopen their canteen, but also resume the plethora of other services that they offer to local veterans. After enjoying a week of being open back in June, VFWs across Texas were forced to close their doors after Governor Greg Abbott issued a state wide bar closure due to the pandemic. On October 14, Abbott allowed bars to reopen at 50% capacity. While Abbott has added an 11 P.M. mandatory close time to that, the VFW carried on with its decision to reopen. After hiring two new bartenders and some light clean-up, the Post officially opened its doors Friday, Nov. 20 at 4 P.M. with a happy hour and drink specials.

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