For the first time ever, Catholic churches in the San Antonio Archdiocese and across the country were empty this weekend due to the call for social distancing brought on by the Covid-19 virus. Continue reading “St. Joseph Catholic Church in Devine hosted first live broadcast of Sunday Mass amid social distancing”
The Bianki family, who are close friends of some local Texas residents, agreed to share their story and photos of what they’ve seen first-hand in their community in Italy.
Doctors in Italy are comparing the situation at hospitals to “war-time” triage, where they are having to focus on helping the ones they can, because they cannot help them all.
“It’s not just the lethality of this virus but the fact that many people need to be hospitalized in ICU and/or hooked up to mechanical ventilators,”Bianki stated.
Bianki, who is one of the many people on lockdown with the rest of her community stated, “We had “patient one” (first Italian to be infected in Italy) on the 21st of February, and in a little over 2 weeks we are over 15,000 cases.”
She adds, “Until Monday, people weren’t really taking this pandemic seriously…people made a lot of jokes about the virus, and went out with friends. “
“Now we are in total lock down…” Bianki adds, “It is forbidden to exit your town/village, police are now enforcing this ban, you will find patrols that can fine you or even arrest you if you don’t comply. You should have a valid reason to be walking in the streets: work for example, if you are employed by some of the business places still open since all non-essential goods’ shops have been forcibly shut down and only some factories are still operating.”
The Driscoll Public Library is hosting a meet and greet with writers Dennis R. Blocker and Dennis R. Blocker II, co-authors of “The Dogs I’ve Known in 2 Wars, Book One: Iraq,” on Saturday, March 21 at 11:00 am.
Continue reading “Meet and greet with author Dennis R. Blocker @ the Driscoll Public Library March 21”
For the third year, the Driscoll Public Library hosted its annual Read across America Reading Challenge during the month of February. Continue reading “Read Across America reading challenge a hit @ the Driscoll Public Library”
Fifteen-year-old Kendall Tanner has always been very active in sports– volleyball, softball, and powerlifting–but that has all come to a halt since her reaction to a concussion in volleyball led to a diagnosis of an underlying disease. Continue reading “Teen inspires others during battle with lupus”
The Current Events Club met in the home of Dinah Argo on Tuesday, March 17. Continue reading “Current Events Club prepares for Valentine’s Day, Charity Gala, and theater outing”
The January meeting of the Devine Garden Club was held at the St. Matthias Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall. Continue reading “Garden Club talks compost”
Elizabeth Word Adkisson and husband Bill are looking forward to carrying on family traditions in a home that was built 104 years ago by Elizabeth’s great-grandfather in 1916 and has remained in the family ever since.
Continue reading “Home remains in Kroeger family for six generations, 104 years”
I had the pleasure of introducing the 3rd Annual Lewis Stroud Award. Continue reading “Frank Cantalni wins Stroud Award”