February 27, 2021 - With the enormous impact the Winter Storm has had on water systems in Shelby County and surrounding areas, Shelby County Today will keep this list of active boil water notices current for a quick check for viewers to see if their area is still under an active notice.
February 27, 2021 - Shelby County Livestock Sale is underway at the John D. Windham Civic Center on Saturday, February 27th. The show was held earlier in the day where exhibitors demonstrated the results of their hard work and dedication to their animal projects.
February 27, 2021 - There’s a new book author in town! Carmen Whitaker, author of ‘A Living Hope,’ welcomes everyone to join her at Mooney’s Emporium on the downtown square from noon until 3pm for her inaugural book signing today, February 27th.
Update 6:26pm: Texas DSHS Covid-19 Dashboard was updated at 3:10pm with today's numbers. The active cases remained at 89; however, an additional death was reported for a total of 55. This makes three days in a row of increases to the death count. Since the beginning of 2021, 15 new deaths have been reported for Shelby County.
The number of total probable cases reduced by 1 for a new total of 657. Case reductions have occurred before when cases are discovered to belong to a different county of residence. There was no explaination as to why the decrease.
February 26, 2021 - Shelbyville ISD had five football players make the list and receive athletic recognition for the 2020-2021 football season. Four made the Padilla Poll Coaches All State Team and one received honorable mention on the Texas Sports Writers Association 2020 Team. Congratulations to the following athletes for recognition of your hard work and dedication!
February 24, 2021 - The Texas DSHS Covid-19 Dashboard reports 96 active cases as of Wednesday, February 24, 2021 and one new death. Shelby County has reported active cases over 100 since January 7th which is a total of 48 days.
Over the past five days, of the 13 new active cases 4 were new confirmed cases and 9 were new probable cases. The dashboard also shows a total of 33 additional recoveries which continues to help lower the number of active cases.
February 20, 2021 - The Texas DSHS Covid-19 Dashboard reports 116 active cases on Friday, February 19, 2021.
Of the new cases reported over the past two days, 2 were new confirmed cases and 0 were new probable cases. The dashboard also shows a total of 10 additional recoveries which continues to help lower the number of active cases.
February 19, 2021 - The 11th week of vaccine distribution starts February 22, 2021 and Shelby County has one provider on the list. Hope Community Medicine is allocated to receive a total of 200 vaccine doses.
Shelby County, a part of Public Health Region 4/5N, reports 1,107 people have been vaccinated with at least one dose and 635 people are fully vaccinated. Shelby County has an estimated population of 19,449 of people 16 years of age and older. With the 11th week shipment, the county has received 1,200 doses.
Past weekly vaccine allocations for Shelby County:
February 18, 2021 - The winter weather continues and many are needing to venture out to get fuel for generators and vehicles. Shelby County Today will keep a list updated of open gas stations with fuel available. Please be advised - the situation can change quickly so each notice we receive and post, we will include a time stamp. As of 2:17pm lines don't appear to be too long. Hurst Street in Center has one lane open each on the northbound and southbound side.
February 17, 2021 - The Texas DSHS Covid-19 Dashboard reports 1 new death and 124 active cases on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
Of the new cases reported, 1 was a new confirmed case and 1 was a new probable case. The dashboard also shows 4 additional recoveries.
February 17th (12:35pm) Numbers:
Total Confirmed Cases - 858 (1 new case)
Total Probable Cases - 648 (1 new case)
Total Fatalities - 51 (1 new)
Total Estimated Active Cases - 124
Total Estimated Recovered - 1,331 (4 new)