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  1. Corpus Christi mayor asking tourists to not visit amid virus

    ...Texas city amid the coronavirus outbreak in the state. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported Mayor Joe McComb is looking at possibly restricting residential vacation rentals in his coastal city during...

  2. Rice University to begin housing Texas Medical Center employees

    ...want to take those necessary steps right now to flatten the curve to slow the progression," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said. "We have one single go to flatten it in such a way, that the changes that are...

  3. Dispute between Abbott and Dallas County judge shows confusion over coronavirus resources

    ...resource.” Jenkins said a 10-minute call with state, city and hospital officials — including Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson and the Dallas director of emergency management — “was the genesis of this silly letter.”...

  4. Local transit staying as clean as it can from coronavirus contamination

    ...right now, given that it does not connect with the Houston Metropolitan area, Lake Jackson Assistant City Manager Modesto Mundo said. “We have not talked to our transit operators, as there haven’t been any...

  5. Border city readies mobile hospital ahead of ‘serious’ COVID-19 outbreak

    ...hospital beds available in public and private hospitals, 29 isolation rooms and 29 acute-care beds, Mayor Armando Cabada said. The mobile hospital should be completed by Monday, and 50 of the city’s medical...

  6. Are you a healthcare professional who needs a place to go to recharge? The Statler is offering rooms for free.

    ...shift, the last thing they want to do is possibly spread the virus to their loved ones at home. Celina Mayor Sean Terry, along with Centurion American, is providing a safe haven for medical professionals at...

  7. City of Austin adopts CDC mask guidelines

    ...all wearing masks and are all wearing face coverings, then you’re gonna be in a better place,” said Mayor Steve Adler. Health officials say covering your face with a bandana or cloth will further slow the...

  8. South Padre Island enforces a checkpoint

    ...friend, as well as extending these restrictions for possibly months.” In a city press release, SPI Mayor Patrick McNulty states that the county judge’s shelter in place order is very specific as to what’s...

  9. Harlingen church offers drive-in service for Palm Sunday

    ...to gather and to praise God and to stay safe at the same time,” he added. Wearing a mask, Harlingen City Commissioner Michael Mezmar spoke prior to the service and noted that although he is now in money management,...

  10. Better together; Cleburne businesses support one another amid COVID-19 pandemic

    ...example of how local businesses are supporting one another during the COVID-19 crisis. Cleburne Mayor Scott Cain wants local businesses to know they are not alone when it comes to surviving the COVID-19...

  11. Feds could cut 25% of Houston's FEMA funding for coronavirus test sites

    ...Houston's funding to administer the city’s coronavirus testing sites and relocate six site workers. Mayor Sylvester Turner and Rep. Al Green, D-Houston, both warned about the cuts at press conferences Sunday....

  12. Wichita County tax official: Why hasn't county disbursed over $560,000 to cities?

    ...re-work, corrections, amendments or revisions," Smyth said in the email. He was answering Burkburnett City Manager Lawrence Cutrone's query as to when his city could expect payment of 2018 and 2019 tax dollars...

  13. ‘I feel like we’re supporting the troops’: Harmony team makes 3D-printed medical gear for healthcare workers, first responders on the front lines of pandemic

    ...equipment. Now, a team of Houston educators are among those stepping into the breach. As Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner calls on individuals and businesses to donate much-needed personal protective gear,...

  14. Mega Corazon Poetry Festival Will Continue Virtually

    ...brother — Henry Cisneros — is not known as a poet, but a politician. Still, the former San Antonio Mayor and HUD Secretary wrote a poem after the JFK assassination, and you can hear that poem Monday evening....

  15. No additional restrictions implemented in Melissa

    ...essential or nonessential," said an official city statement attributed to Melissa Mayor Reed Greer, the city council and city staff. "For the most part, all of our businesses fall in some category listed by the...

  16. Dallas hospitals report having more than 2,000 beds, 563 ventilators available

    ...reported having 865 ventilators, with 302 of them in use. These numbers are as of April 4, and a release from Mayor Eric Johnson’s office added that hospitals may be able to add more beds if it’s needed.

  17. If you imagine that a local business making surgical face masks is working 24/7, guess again

    ...is empty. “People are curious why there aren’t any cars in the parking lot,” North Richland Hills Mayor Oscar Trevino told me. And why is that, Mr. Mayor? “The system got him,” the mayor said about...

  18. Mayor Williams uses Facebook live to talk COVID-19

    ABILENE, TX. (KTAB/KRBC)- On Saturday, Mayor Anthony Williams used Facebook live to address concerns and confusion surrounding Abilene’s response to COVID-19. During these troubling times, Mayor Williams...

  19. Mission orders use of masks effective immediately

    ...easy, but when lives are at (risk) all measures must be considered.” Also on Friday, the Edinburg city council issued an order requiring the use of masks, and that goes into effect on Monday. A countywide...

  20. Cove council to hold first regular meeting since COVID-19 declaration

    COPPERAS COVE — The Copperas Cove City Council will hold its first regularly scheduled meeting since the spread of COVID-19 created the need for a disaster declaration in the city. The City Council has...

  21. Coronavirus: Federal health response pulling out of Houston, the mayor says

    ...soon be leaving Houston, despite the rising number of coronavirus cases in the area, according to Mayor Sylvester Turner. "We're going to have to shoulder more of the responsibility at our testing centers...

  22. Minute Maid Park to host personal protective gear drive for Houston’s first responders, municipal employees Wednesday

    ...essential municipal personnel operating the Houston Parks Department Meal Distribution Centers and the Mayor’s Office for Homeless Initiatives. The drive will follow all C.D.C. guidelines and operate as a touch-free...

  23. South Padre Island wins environmental award

    City of South Padre Island environmental health director Victor Baldovinos said he is very excited for winning the award, but also feels like it’s bittersweet due to the negative impacts the coronavirus is creating right now for everyone all over the...

  24. Missouri City looks ahead after firing city manager

    ...backyard. Thank you for reading and supporting community journalism. contribute today Missouri City City Council is moving forward with plans to hire a new city manager after firing Anthony Snipes from the...

  25. Mineral Wells City Council meeting comes with some changes

    The meeting is scheduled for council's chambers at the City Hall Annex at 6 p.m. Tuesday. However, the meeting site is closed to the public and the room will be limited to no more than 10 people with social distancing measures in place like council's...

  26. Taylor County, city of Abilene, schools weigh May election risk vs. November postponement

    ...negatives. The clock is ticking, as early voting is scheduled to begin April 20. Plans for now Abilene City Manager Robert Hanna said that for now, the city plans to move ahead with its election plans for May...

  27. That Art Place offers project kits to-go

    ...weeks, which is only slightly longer than it usually takes. Weaver said she talked to both the Belton Mayor and Bell County Judge’s offices to get approval to continue working with online orders, and she has...

  28. Videoconferencing to be used for Longview City Council meeting

    A videoconferencing tool will be used to conduct the next Longview City Council regular meeting Thursday. Council members, staff and residents will participate by audio only. Instructions and direct links...

  29. More than $210,000 distributed by Brazos Valley COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

    ...$500,000 goal — from community funds. Those funds can be used throughout a seven-county area. The Bryan City Council also approved a Chapter 380 economic development agreement last week that commits up to $500,000...

  30. Amended order allows more customers at retail stores

    Val Verde County Judge Lewis G. Owens Jr. on Thursday signed a new order to allow more customers inside the city’s two largest grocery...“We signed a new order late Thursday afternoon, and it’s already in effect. The new order raises the limit of...

  31. Some Bowie County cities move their elections to November

    ...the Nov. 3 General Ballot. A municipal spokeswoman for Hooks City Hall said Friday that the Hooks City Council reset that city's municipal election for Nov. 3 during its March 23 meeting. This election...

  32. Virus has city thinking conservative on budget

    City of Baytown officials say they have prepared for situations such as the current COVID-19 crisis, and plan to continue providing critical services while making modest, but necessary, adjustments. The Baytown Finance Committee met Friday to go over...

  33. City, school construction projects ramp up during coronavirus outbreak

    ...until the stay-at-home order issued by the county is lifted. Instead of delaying bidding, the Temple City Council voted unanimously Thursday to allow bids on projects to be moved online and by email. For...

  34. Lubbock bracing for hard financial hit, hiring freeze in place, discretionary spending on hold

    LUBBOCK, Texas – In a special meeting of the Lubbock City Council on Friday, City Manager Jarrett Atkinson described a hard financial hit to City Hall. As a preamble to his main point, Atkinson told the...

  35. Mexican Authorities Implement COVID-19 Inspection of American Travelers at Piedras Negras-Eagle Pass Two International Bridges

    ...together with the State of Coahuila Attorney General Gerardo Marquez Guevara and Piedras Negras, Coahuila Mayor Claudio Bres Garza announced on Friday, April 3, 2020 the implementation of COVID-19 precautionary...

  36. Leaders stress stay-home guidelines as coronavirus cases near 400 in San Antonio area

    ...to end anytime soon. “Where we are now is concerning when it comes to the spread of the disease," Mayor Ron Nirenberg said. "We knew this was going to be the period of time when we were going to see community...

  37. Comal County issues stay-at-home order

    ...areas of the county. Wherever a city order has been issued—such as the one signed by New Braunfels Mayor Baron Casteel—the municipal order supersedes the county's in any instance that they differ. Organizations...

  38. Donna approves hazard pay for police, firefighters

    ...taken that risk into account and have approved giving those first responders hazard pay. The Donna City Council unanimously approved temporary hazard pay for police officers and firefighters during an emergency...

  39. U.K. Cellphone Towers Ablaze As Conspiracy Theories Link 5G Networks To COVID-19

    ...a link between the Birmingham and Liverpool fires. Though the Guardian is reporting that Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson had received threats over the "bizarre" theory. Other reports say online video of a...

  40. Shelter-in-place ordinance issued in McKinney extended through April

    McKINNEY, Texas - The shelter-in-place ordinance issued in McKinney has been extended. The city council approved the change after a vote on Friday, and the ordinance will now be in effect through April...

  41. Paris mayor recommends facial coverings; asks stores to limit number of shoppers

    ...concerns, a woman wears a bandana as she makes her way to catch a bus in downtown Dallas on Friday. Paris Mayor Steve Clifford on Friday recommended residents use facial coverings to slow the spread of the coronavirus....

  42. Plainview extends stay-at-home order, Hale County expected to follow Monday

    ...COVID-19. The City announced via news release Saturday morning that the extension had been ordered by Mayor Wendell Dunlap. The Hale County Commissioners are set to vote on an extension for the county on Monday...

  43. Coronavirus in Texas: Harris County has 1,000 infected residents; CDC now recommends cloth face coverings in public

    ...The city’s current stay-at-home order expires before then — on April 10 — but the mayor is asking the city council to extend it through April 30. The parks order, as proposed, would leave walking trails and...

  44. South Texas ports to reduce hours, implement social distancing measures starting Monday

    ...International Bridge in McAllen is among the international bridges that will be affected, McAllen Mayor Jim Darling said. Starting Monday, the hours of operation for northbound traffic coming from Mexico...

  45. Stay-at-home order affects city of Port Lavaca

    ...not properly self-isolating and said law enforcement would be stepping up enforcement. Port Lavaca Mayor Jack Whitlow announced the new orders, but said he was proud most residents already were complying...

  46. Community addressed in virtual town hall

    The city of Taylor held a COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Friday, April 3, on the city’s Facebook page. Mayor Brandt Rydell and Taylor Fire Department Chief Daniel Baum took questions that were sent in prior to and during the live stream. “It’s a very...

  47. Houston airports face serious financial struggles amid coronavirus pandemic

    ...contributed a combined $33.1 billion to the economy. 2020 will be much different says Houston City Council Member Dave Martin. “There is nobody traveling and no one is going to jump on a plane effective...

  48. Galveston discusses checkpoint at causeway to keep out tourists

    GALVESTON The city council during a virtual meeting Friday discussed establishing a checkpoint at the causeway to keep tourists off the island as leaders searched for ways to ease restrictions such as...

  49. Tarrant County extends stay-at-home order until April 30

    ...guidelines issued by Governor Greg Abbott earlier this week. In a joint press conference with Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams and Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, Mayor Betsy Price also discussed some of the...

  50. El Paso to Receive $5.7M from HUD for Coronavirus Response and Recovery

    ...of the most vulnerable El Pasoans as we respond to this crisis and throughout our recovery,” said Mayor Dee Margo. This funding is to be provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development as part...

  51. Mexia council postpones May election until November

    Sat, 04/04/2020 - 12:00am Mexia City Council held an emergency meeting April 1 while still following the 10-person limit for gatherings Gov. Abbott has ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website...

  52. Copperas Cove City Council renews disaster declaration

    COPPERAS COVE, Texas – The City Council unanimously approved the renewal of a Disaster Declaration for the City of Copperas Cove that will expire on April 30, if no further action is taken. This comes...

  53. San Antonio has issued 880 warnings, 11 citations for violations of ‘Stay Home, Work Safe’ order

    ...Health District said the owner threatened to “sue my co-worker, myself, and the city.” San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff issued an addendum to the public safety orders Friday,...

  54. City Council extends Stay-at-Home order through April

    The Lubbock City Council has extended the stay-at-home order through April 30. This new order will also allow the health department to set occupancy numbers, and updates the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths.

  55. Edinburg mandates nose, mouth coverings in amended stay-at-home order

    On Friday afternoon, city council members here approved tightening the city’s stay-at-home order for all Edinburg residents. The amended restrictions — which include requiring residents to use face coverings — will go into effect Monday.

  56. UPDATED: Stay-at-home dates extended in Bell and Coryell counties

    ...10 or more; staff will be contacting organizers for rescheduling For the month of April the Killeen City Council will meet every two weeks, according to a March 24 vote. The council voted to have meetings...

  57. Officials endorse Bee Cave Chamber plan for small business assistance

    Bee Cave City Council formally continued discussions endorsing a plan from the Bee Cave City Council regarding the utilization of city library staff to help small business owners. The plan was introduced to council March 31 but council advanced the...

  58. Lubbock receiving $1.9M in federal help, PPE equipment

    ...economic fallout of the novel coronavirus outbreak, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced Friday. Lubbock City Manager Jarrett Atkinson also said during an emergency city council meeting that the city has been...

  59. WF transportation limiting routes as they wait on grant money

    ...The transportation department will officially accept the $4.5 million grant later this month at the city council meeting. “We received notification on this yesterday," said Burrus. “So we’re still trying...

  60. Roanoke, Known For Its Unique Dining, Sees Impact On Restaurants Amid Stay Home Orders

    ...customers dining in. “Because our daytime population’s just massive whenever we have our regular days,” Mayor Scooter Gierisch said Friday. “And we have people literally coming from all over the Metroplex to...

  61. Port Arthur mayor extends 'stay-at-home' order, closes City Hall amid COVID19 concerns

    Port Arthur Mayor Thurman Bartie announced an extension to the stay-at-home order that will last until April 30. The biggest point Mayor Bartie is trying to convey to people in the community is to practice good hygiene and social distancing during...

  62. Dallas County extends stay-at-home order while worry grows about its economic health

    ...healthcare community to keep as many people alive as possible.” A Fort Worth order, announced by Mayor Betsy Price on March 31, is set to expire on April 7, but Price said residents should expect that...

  63. City of Mineola closes public playground areas to comply with stay-at-home orders

    ...Judge Lucy Hebron, the city of Mineola is closing all of its public playground areas. According to City Manager Mercy Rushing, the playground areas at the Mineola Nature Preserve, Ironhorse Square and the...

  64. Elections postponed at city, GHD

    ...the city’s first council race in 11 years will have to wait a bit longer. Members of the Gainesville City Council recently agreed to postpone the May 2 city council election until Nov. 3 due to COVID-19, the...

  65. Coryell County, Copperas Cove extend disaster declarations

    Copperas Cove resident Philip Kerzee, top row, second from right, addresses the Copperas Cove City Council and members of the public during a specially-called meeting to discuss extending the city’s coronavirus...

  66. City Council to conduct meetings through videoconference

    The Victoria City Council’s April 7 meeting will be conducted through videoconference to align with social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 situation. Victoria residents will be able to attend...

  67. City of Boerne postpones general election from May to November

    ...reserved) BOERNE, Texas – The city of Boerne has postponed the May 2020 general election for City Council District 3 due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. City officials said the general election has...

  68. San Antonians no longer need a physician's note to be tested for COVID-19

    ... The latest figures from the city show at least 254 people have been confirmed to have the coronavirus. An update is expected from Mayor Ron Nirenberg and County Judge Nelson Wolff at 6:10 p.m. Friday.

  69. Due to coronavirus effects, Georgetown City Council to decide if proposed mobility bond should be on 2020 or 2021 ballot

    From left, City Manager David Morgan, Mayor Dale Ross and City Secretary Robyn Densmore teleconference with the other council members and city staff March 24. (Screenshot courtesy city of Georgetown) ...

  70. Mayor, City of Lufkin call for wearing of masks in public

    ...Coronavirus Task Force on the nationwide wearing of face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the mayor and leadership of the City of Lufkin believe the proactive wearing of face masks by local residents...

  71. Teague City Workers Self-Quarantine Due To Possible Exposure Have Been Released

    ...possible exposure of seven City of Teague employees who might be ill and are home in quarantine,“ Teague City Administrator Theresa Bell explained during the Monday, March 30, 2020 Board of Aldermen meeting. ...

  72. Hidalgo County mulling face mask requirement

    ...the city of Laredo that went into effect Thursday. The Laredo Morning Times reported that Laredo’s City Council mandated that anyone entering a building that is not their home must cover their mouth and...

  73. The show must go on: Sherman announces line up for Hot Summer Nights 2020

    ...on the announcement,” Main Street Director Sarah McRae we do typically announce at coffee with the mayor at the beginning of April. “In the end, we decided we did all this work and were ready to go, so...

  74. More than 80 small businesses receive funds from Round Rock Cares

    ...our small local business community.” In a phone call with Community Impact Newspaper, Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan said the city will continue to encourage residents and area stakeholders to consider...

  75. During COVID-19 outbreak, Bellaire, West University Place offering services for seniors and those in need

    ...preceded more stringent social distancing guidelines when Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner issued a mandatory order on March 24, which was later extended to April 30, requiring...

  76. City of Magnolia mulls funding options for new water, wastewater facilities

    ...backyard. Thank you for reading and supporting community journalism. contribute today Magnolia City Council members held a workshop meeting March 10 to weigh financing options for water and wastewater...

  77. City of Waco offices closed April 10

    ...Texas – Although all City of Waco offices have been closed due to the Shelter In Place Order issued by Mayor Kyle Deaver, business and other operations which have been continuing behind the scenes will not be...

  78. Webb to adopt Laredo mandate ordering citizens to cover mouth, nose in public buildings

    ...give away. The county-wide implementation of the mask policy comes a day after the City of El Cenizo Mayor Elsa Degollado had posted on Facebook that she would make it mandatory for all residents of the municipal...

  79. San Antonio Landlords Asked to Forgive 25% of Rent for Certain Tenants Impacted by Coronavirus Outbreak

    ...help.” The city’s policy, known in government circles as the risk mitigation fund, was created by the City Council in 2018 as the city attempted to solve the direct and indirect uprooting of inner city residents...

  80. City Council, School Board Elections Move To November 3rd

    ...held October 19-30, 2020. Below are the changes being made to local Elections in Freestone County: City Council City of Streetman has postponed their City Council Election to coincide with the November...

  81. Three Cities Shelter In PLace As Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases Reported in Adjoining Counties

    ...restaurant, or going to a bar. While Fairfield, Texas has not issued a shelter in place as of press time, City Administrator Nate Smith urges people to, “to PHYSICALLY distance themselves. Not just at the park...

  82. McAllen mayor advises all Valley residents wear face cover

    ...April 03 2020 Apr 3, 2020 April 03, 2020 9:05 AM April 03, 2020 in News - Local McAllen Mayor Jim Darling announced Friday that he recommends all residents of the Rio Grande Valley wear a face...

  83. Athens amends emergency rules to match state order

    ...City of Athens is now telling its residents to stay home, unless performing certain essential tasks. Mayor Monte Montgomery said at an emergency City Council meeting Tuesday, that the city's action is designed...

  84. String of racist attacks via videoconferencing software leads to heightened security concerns

    ...Impact Newspaper in an email that the city does not use Zoom as its videoconferencing platform. Austin City Council uses Webex, a Cisco tool, for its meetings. Emily Tuttle, a senior public information specialist...

  85. Wichita Falls City Council to transition to virtual format

    ...public comment portion of the meeting. The comments will be read during the meeting and provided to the mayor and council. Comments are subject to a five-minute limit and must be turned in by 8 a.m. Tuesday....

  86. Beaumont extends "Stay Home, Work Safe" order indefinitely

    ...Friday, April 3, 2020 Councilman Mike Getz dons a mask during the April 3 council meeting. Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames speaks at the April 3 council meeting, with sanitizing wipes close. City Manager Kyle...

  87. Texas woman who tested positive for coronavirus could be charged for leaving home, Nederland PD says

    A woman who tested positive for COVID-19 could face charges for leaving her home at a Nederland apartment complex Wednesday, Police Chief Gary Porter said... “If there is probable cause that this lady was violating a quarantine order, we will turn...

  88. Austin-area cities, school districts call off May elections amid coronavirus

    ...Lake Hills city officials have been working toward the call for a bond package for about four years. Mayor Linda Anthony said the public has more pressing concerns and should stay focused on staying healthy...

  89. San Marcos receives $6 million in coronavirus relief funds

    ...our new coronavirus relief legislation is also delivering resources for vital local public needs. Mayor Hughson and the Council can determine how best to apply these dollars to meet our many community challenges,”...

  90. Granite Shoals moves May elections to November 3

    ...is shaking things up around the Highland Lakes, including in the city of Granite Shoals, where the city council moved its municipal election to November 3 from May 2. Also, work on the water tower and other...

  91. Amid pandemic, a rush for wills and end-of-life documents

    ...he began hearing from worried attorneys two weeks ago, days before County Judge Sarah Eckhardt and Mayor Steve Adler issued stay-at-home orders. He said they first feared that orders would block them from...

  92. New Boston postpones city election

    ...take place along with other local, state and federal elections on Nov. 3. Voters will choose a new mayor and decide two council seats. Mayor Johnny Branson is not seeking re-election. Three candidates —...

  93. City of Fairfield Extends Declaration, Closes Playground & Basketball Courts

    ...that postponing the election is better for the safety of the voters and the local election judges,” Mayor Kenneth Hughes said. “In addition, the council feels that this is not the time to be campaigning,...

  94. COVID-19: Council sets fines; new cases found

    Stephenville City Council met on Wednesday, April 1 and extended the current disaster declaration through 11:59 p.m. on April 30 and added fines for not complying with the declaration. Failure to comply with the shelter in place declaration could...

  95. Cap Metro to get $104 million from federal stimulus

    ...good news that Congressman Doggett and Congress are delivering federal funds for Austin and those hit hardest is much needed real action and concrete support,” Mayor Steve Adler said in a news release.

  96. Beaumont to receive $801K for cornavirus recovery

    By: Kaitlin Bain Published 11:20 am CDT, Friday, April 3, 2020 Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames talks about the city's response to the coronavirus outbreak. Jefferson County mayors and the five county judges...

  97. County issues 'Stay-at-Home' Order

    ...in effect until further notice. “It's basically to restrict the number of people in our stores,” Mayor Steve Presley told the Herald-Press Thursday. “Right now, there are so many people, there's no way...

  98. Canton City Council cancels May First Monday trade event

    CANTON, Texas (KETK) – The Canton City Council has unanimously voted to cancel the May event for First Monday Trade Days for the second consecutive month. The city council session was streamed on Facebook...

  99. School districts making changes to meal plan giveaways

    The San Benito ISD says parents will now be able to pick up their children meals without having to bring to child to campus... The Los Fresnos ISD says next week it will issue meals at all 14 campuses during two days of the week...Brownsville ISD...

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