Hockley County Commissioners held an emergency meeting Monday afternoon. During the emergency meeting Commissioners gave Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge to sign an amended disaster declaration as necessary.
It was discussed that the amendment would likely close non-essential businesses, mainly hair salons, nail salons and any business that required close contact with customers. It also would close schools under this disaster declarion indefinately. Commissioners are expected to re-evaluate the declaration in approximately a week.
Similar action is expected to be taken by the City of Levelland and other cities in Hockley County.