Recent News

03/31/2020

County Judge has issued 2 new orders that go with his current declaration. The current declaration has been extended until no longer required.

Lastly, we do have 1 confirmed case in Anderson County. I do not have any info other than it is in the county (not in any of the “cities”) and it was travel related.

 

 

COVID-19
Recommendations from the Dept. of Health:
1. Alternative to hand sanitizer: soap and water
Follow these five steps every time.
Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
2. Alternative to disinfecting wipes: 4 teaspoons of bleach to 1 quart of water

Main symptoms of COVID-19:

Dry Cough

Fever

Runny Nose

Other symptoms that may be present are body aches, chills, and sore throat.

If you have any of the symptoms please do the following:

  • Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
  • Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency. Any shortness of breathe needs medical attention.
  • Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
  • Stay away from others: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific “sick room” and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.
  • Limit contact with pets & animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people.
    • Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people with the virus limit contact with animals until more information is known.
    • When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick with COVID-19. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with them.
  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.
  • If you are caring for others: If the person who is sick is not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then people who live in the home should stay in a different room. When caregivers enter the room of the sick person, they should wear a facemask. Visitors, other than caregivers, are not recommended.

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

7/15/2021

The Boil Water Notice affecting HWY 861 South, County Road 167, County Road 100, and County Road 103 has been rescinded as of July 15, 2021.

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Boil Water Notice and areas affected.

7/12/2021

BOIL WATER NOTICE FOR AREAS OF ELKHART, TEXAS:  HWY 861 South; County Road 167; County Road 100; County Road 103

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2020-2021 Notice of Tax Rates in City of Elkhart, Texas

9/9/2020

2020-2021 Notice of Tax Rates in City of Elkhart, Texas

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NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING AND PROPOSED BUDGET FOR FY 2019-2020

9/9/2020

The City Council of the City of Elkhart, Texas, will conduct a Public Hearing, to be held at 6:00 P.M. on the 21st of September, 2020, at Elkhart City Hall, 110 West Parker St, Elkhart, Texas 75839, at which time and place they will hear all persons wishing to speak either FOR or AGAINST the proposed budget, which begins October 1, 2020.

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Mandatory Non-Essential Business Closure

4/3/2020

Mandatory Non-Essential Business Closure

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COVID-19

3/19/2020

COVID-19

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EXECUTIVE ORDER FROM THE MAYOR

3/19/2020

EXECUTIVE ORDER FROM THE CITY OF ELKHART MAYOR

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Boil Water Notice Rescinded

3/14/2020

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

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City Declares February 2, 2020 Jeffery Wilson, Jr. Day

2/13/2020

City Hall recently had the pleasure of visiting with Jeffery Wilson, Jr.'s parents, where they were presented with an official proclamation declaring February 2, 2020 as Jeffery Wilson, Jr. Day. We will be celebrating Jeffery in an upcoming Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally on February 22, 2020 beginning at 2PM. Wear your red and gold, and come out to celebrate with our Hometown Superstar!

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New Trash Service Provider Effective October 1, 2019

9/23/2019

Beginning October 1, 2019, City trash services will be provided by Ameri-Tex Services, Inc. You will continue to be billed through your water bill each month. However, there will be a few noticeable changes in your service.

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Please subscribe to the city website for notices and alerts!

3/29/2019

Subscribe and receive news and alerts via email and text.  You can also follow us on Facebook at The Elkhart Extra! There, you will find a positive message about our City, along with updates and notifications you need to know.

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Street Light Outage Reporting

3/29/2019

Street light out? Please contact your electricity provider to report any outages or downed lines. You can also contact City Hall for assistance at (903)764-5657.  Remember, City staff cannot touch or work on any lines. The proper company will be contacted for repairs. Help keep Elkhart safe by reporting issues as you see them. Together, we can make Elkhart a safe and beautiful place to live!

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