Officials cancel several events

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Protecting against any H1N1 virus scare, officials have begun canceling some events.

The City of Lufkin has canceled the Cinco de Mayo celebration. According to an e-mail from Ron Reyes, the celebration chairman, the event will not be rescheduled.

In addition, the city has cancelled city parks to all large assemblies, including sporting events.

District Judge Paul White has postponed his jury selection that was scheduled for Monday.

"I don't know what will happen this weekend, but if something did, I don't want to turn away people at the door," White said.

White stressed the selection was for lower-priority civil cases and he did not want to create a panic. The postponement was more to accomodate the citizens.

"Hopefully nothing will happen and I'll have made a mistake," White said.

Precinct judge Billy Ball said the May 6 truancy docket call and the May 2 Community Service and Parent Truancy Awareness classes were canceled.

Ball said he did not receive any secret information regarding the H1N1 virus and there is no reason to panic.