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The challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic remain, but U.S. Rep. Roger Williams predicts better days ahead.
“I’m talking about getting back to normal,” Williams said. “Because I’m telling you, masks and all that is not a new normal. We’re going to get back to normal.”
Local leaders and business owners shared their pandemic recovery success stories at a media conference with U.S. Rep. Roger Williams on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office in Burnet. They praised the CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program, and other relief for those suffering financial stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Political and musical voices came together Thursday at a hallowed Austin landmark with a shared message: Don’t let the music stop.
U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, called Plaza Theatre Co. an important and impressive Cleburne institution Tuesday as he stood on the empty stage addressing a small group of Plaza officials, board directors and supporters.
During a Tuesday news conference in Gatesville, U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, said he has been proud to fight to deliver needed resources for front-line workers in health care to fight COVID-19 in Coryell County.
Rep. Roger Williams (R-Austin) has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded a $1.8 million grant to Texas DPS to use in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Williams was joined by tourism and entertainment industry leaders in Fort Worth at a press conference at Billy Bob’s Texas on Friday highlighting the proposed measure. Venue shutdowns have been tough on the business owners themselves and it directly affects artists and crews who would be performing on their stages, North Texas native and country singer Casey Donahew said.
Norman Lucas believes the Save Our Stages Act would be a lifeline for live music venues.
Texas Congressman Roger Williams is co-sponsoring pandemic relief legislation for music venues.
Senator John Cornyn recently co-sponsored similar legislation in the Senate.
Both the House and Senate bills have bipartisan support.
Some have been creative with how to keep the music going, like the Levitt Pavilion.
Casey Donahew can’t wait to get back on the stage and sing for crowds.
“Music does heal,” the country music singer said. “It happens every day.”