As of February 1, Public Health Region 8 posted the recent COVID-19 cases at a glance for Edwards County.
In 1971, thanks to recommendations from the recent First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, President Nixon’s Interior Department created a group of new National Natural Landmarks in Texas. At the top of Lady Bird’s list of recommendations and the top of the resulting list in 1971 was the Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area!
The Lady Angoras played their final three district games this last week. First the Lady Angoras faced the Cowgirls in D’Hanis on Tuesday, January 26th. Unlike the last match up with the Cowgirls back in December, the Ladies got a solid start, but only led by 1 point at the end of the first quarter. Both teams moved in to the bonus in the second quarter, where the Rocksprings girls used their free throws and some inside shots to move further ahead with a score of 24 to 18 at the half. Then the Lady Angoras stepped up their defense in the 3rd quarter and held D’Hanis scoreless for that quarter. Although by a narrow margin, the Lady Angoras controlled the game and beat D’Hanis 38 to 26. Noteworthy Stats: Claire Burleson - 15 points and 10 rebounds, Paige Elliott - 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Ava Grooms - 12 rebounds. Others scoring: Kiki Hilliard 6 points, Ailynn Infante, Grooms and Rebecca Ruiz 1 point each.
Edwards County also witnessed a polio outbreak in the 1950s. The “iron lung” had become available in the 1930s and stopped asphyxiation of polio victims, dramatically reducing death rates. Then a vaccine was developed in 1954.
Kimble Hospital, Junction Medical Clinic opened doors to the public at the Chester Todd M.D. building (formerly Edwards County Nutrition Center) in Rocksprings last Tuesday, January 26. Staff present are (l-r) Lisa Sommerville, Meighan Hines, Kerwin Nacua, Duke Young, Dr. Jay Jackson and Christy Udall. Clinic hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Photo by Madi Dunbar