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Apr 3, 2020

Disaster Declarations Whereas, the United States Federal Government has decalared a national emergency and the State of Texas has declared a statewide public health disaster as a result of the COVID-19; and.... 

Lee County Disaster Declaration

City of Giddings Local Disaster Declaration

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Apr 3, 2020

Press Release April 1 from Judge Paul Fischer regarding the first case of the virus in Lee County

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Apr 1, 2020
JOINT STATEMENT OF LEE COUNTY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS (Includes Lee County, City of Giddings, City of Lexington) April 1, 2020 On March 31, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order to minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household “except where necessary to provide or obtain essential services.” The Governor’s Order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on April 2nd and continues through April 30, 2020. The Order effectively creates a uniform Shelter in Place order for the entire State of... Read More
Mar 20, 2020
March 20, 2020 Judge Paul Fischer Lee County  Mayor John Dowell City of Giddings  Mayor Allen Retzlaff City of Lexington    PRESS RELEASE    Read More
Mar 20, 2020

3-20-2020 Whereas, the United States Federal Government has decalared a national emergency and the State of Texas has decalred a startewide public health disaster as a result of the COVID-19; and....  Lee County Disaster Declaration City of Giddings Local Disaster Declaration Lexington Disaster Declaration... Read More

Mar 19, 2020

Austin, TX - March 19, 2020 The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) encourages employers to enroll in Shared Work program as an alternative to layoffs. The voluntary Shared Work program was developed to help Texas employers and employees withstand a slowdown in business such as the impact of COVID-19.

For more information on the Shared Work Program or to apply for the program visit https://twc.texas.gov/businesses/shared-work

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Mar 19, 2020

Giddings, TX (March 13, 2020) –

The economic landscape all across the globe is shifting due to the influence of Covid-19 and Giddings’ is no exception.  Unable to escape the ties that bind our local community to the global economy, Giddings area leaders are working diligently behind the scenes and with community stakeholders to keep citizens safe and to help buffer local businesses for the rough seas that lie ahead.   

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Oct 13, 2019

Announcement Specific to Giddings Location:  " Stage is excited to announce it will convert the Bealls located in Giddings, TX to a Gordmans’ off-price retailer in 2020. The majority of the Stage nameplates will convert to Gordmans beginning in early 2020. A few stores may continue to operate under their current nameplate.

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Oct 6, 2019

Giddings, TX (June 10, 2019) – After more than a year of planning and renovations, Dime Box Distillery,™ a Texas-based distiller of premium spirits, has opened its doors and begun bottling operations for its Sixth Street® whiskey brand in the historic Freight Station at the Depot Complex in downtown Giddings.

The company, which began operations at the complex in April, recently began welcoming visitors to its on-site whiskey tasting room, which is now open from Thursday through Saturday.  

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Sep 20, 2019

Giddings, TX (September 17, 2019) – The newly developed Giddings RV Park, located on the west side of the city, opened earlier this month to high demand and is already operating at full capacity thanks to an active oil and gas industry and interest from vendors preparing for the upcoming. Round Top Antiques Show.   

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