KXII: Paycheck Protection Program helping hundreds of Texoma small businesses

However the company applied for what’s known as the Paycheck Protection Program, and were able to keep all 130 employees.

CBS DFW: Gov. Abbott: North Texas Company Looking To Supply State With 2 Million Face Masks Per Week

A company based in North Texas is looking to supply the state with about two million masks per week, the governor said during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

Texomas Homepage: SBDC explains how CARES Act can help small businesses

Small businesses are one of the most vulnerable entities during any disaster. But with the CARES Act signed into law on March 27, these businesses can soon see some much-needed government assistance.

WFAA: Dallas-Fort Worth companies shift to protective medical equipment production

More local companies and volunteers are helping solve the medical mask and protective equipment shortage as the CDC considers recommending that the general public should wear them too.

Amarillo National Bank Helps Save 15,000 Jobs with Paycheck Protection Program

KVUE: Vape e-liquid manufacturer changes course to bottle hand sanitizer amid coronavirus outbreak

Justin Suriff and his partners at American Vapor Company decided to change their manufacturing from e-liquids for e-cigarettes and vapes to hand sanitizer to combat coronavirus.

Valero Announces the Production of Bulk Hand Sanitizer in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Houston Chronicle: Harmony, HCC turn to 3-D printers to make face shields to help fight COVID-19

Mehmet Gokcek stared in amazement several weeks ago as images from Italy showed hospitals packed with patients coughing and heaving from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

New York Times: Hive Mind of Makers Rises to Meet Pandemic

Tinkerers, sewers and scientists bring their ideas and 3-D printers to bear on the shortage of medical supplies.

Statesman News Network: Austin’s GelPro making face shields to aid in coronavirus fight

Austin-based GelPro, which has sold millions of anti-fatigue floor mats, is producing face shields for healthcare workers in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Dallas Morning News: A device produced in a Waxahachie garage could save thousands of lives

A small business owner there named Chris Austin has developed a device that might give doctors a much-needed advantage in treating the disease.

Big Country Homepage: Tige Boats begins PPE production for Big Country hospitals

Tige Boats is switching production over to making masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) for the time being as concerns rise over the coronavirus pandemic.

Abilene Reporter News: Free wifi at school stadium; ACU plans virtual choir

Football stadiums at Abilene and Wylie independent school districts – plus others in the Big Country – soon will be wifi hot spots to provide free Internet access. Internet/broadband provider WesTex Connect hopes to have the service operational at Shotwell Stadium’s north parking lot some time Tuesday, General Manager Rodney Amonett said Monday.

KCBD: Picoso’s pledges to feed 5,000 healthcare workers

Picoso’s Mexican Kitchen is pledging to feed at least 5,000 local healthcare workers, truckers and first responders for free.

Valero Energy is providing funding for meals and fuel cards to Meals on Wheels across the U.S. to make sure thousands of homebound seniors get the nutrition they need to stay healthy during this crisis.

Big Country Homepage: Spouses at Dyess Air Force Base produce face masks for medical professionals

Spouses at Dyess Air Force Base are making face masks for medical professionals in Abilene.

Hooey Brands in Cromwell, TX

Hooey Brands is manufacturing face masks instead of hats in its American Made Cap Co. factory. They are donating these critically needed masks to the medical community.

Shi Lee’s Barbecue & Soul Food in Amarillo, TX

Shi Lee’s Barbecue & Soul Food Cafe in Amarillo has been serving over 1,000 meals free of charge each day to those in need during this crisis.

Compassion Cares in Wichita Falls, TX

Compassion Cares is a ministry of Compassion Church that is working to deliver food and supplies to those in need throughout the area. Through their thoughtful non-contact method of delivery, they have been able to deliver necessities to many individuals who are unable to go out themselves.

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