Garza County sees sweltering yet showery start to summer

By Elizabeth Tanner— Garza County has seen a rather “showery” start to summer, getting its fair share of thunderstorms throughout the end June and beginning of July for an accumulated 14.34 inches of rain in 2020. According to data recorded by the Texas Tech University West Texas Mesonet, 2020 has been the wettest year for…

Post’s July sales tax allocation down 17.9%

Year-to-date numbers decline By Elizabeth Tanner— The city’s July sales tax allocation continues to decline, according to figures released by the Texas Comptroller’s Office. This year, the City of Post will receive a July payment of $60,178.23 which is 17.94 percent less than the same time last year. Reports are turned in the 20th of…

Walter Williams

Starting with this week’s issue, LK Media is proud to bring Walter E. Williams, a highly respected columnist, to “The Post Dispatch.” See his column on page 5.

Garza County 4H riders win big at Texas State Horse Show

    By Elizabeth Tanner— Post High School Senior Kolton Wink is the 2020 Champion in both the Two-Year-Old and Three-Year-Old Futurity, earning the titles at the recent Texas State 4-H Horse Show. Garza County’s Macee Rathbun, a junior at Post High School, placed fourth in the Two-Year-Old Futurity and fifth in the Three-Year-Old Futurity…

Kohen Hudman places 16th in trap shooting at National High School Rodeo Finals

By Dakota McDonald— After placing fourth in trap shooting at the Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals, Kohen Hudman recently placed 16th at the National High School Rodeo Finals in Guthrie, OK., July 14-23. Hudman advanced alongside three other shooters at the Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals, Laramie Chadwick, Kade Currie and Tyler Ehlinger.…

Between the Lines

On wombats, wookiees and other bad ideas The school board of my high school, named after a former president of the United States, voted unanimously this week to change its name. I don’t live in that city and I wasn’t there for the vote, but I heard the decision was remotely related to slavery. Moments…

Opinion: Walter E. Williams

Historical Ignorance and Confederate Generals The Confederacy has been the excuse for some of today’s rioting, property destruction and grossly uninformed statements. Among the latter is the testimony before the House Armed Services Committee by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley in favor of renaming Confederate-named military bases. He said:…

Yesteryears by Elizabeth Tanner

70 Years Ago: Forty of the smallest boys to report for football training since Coach V. F. Bingham came to Post met on the football field for two-a-day workouts. The nine letterman returning included Jack Smith, guard; Buddy Davis and Cletus Graves, tackles; Gene Kin and L. W. Evens, ends; Jack Kirkpatrick, Norman Cash, Ronald…

Pet of the Week

        Blade has been at the shelter since he was a puppy. Although Blade is very energetic, he does well on a leash and calms down after he has had a chance to run. For more information, please contact Post Animal Refuge Center at [email protected], on Facebook at Post Arc or give us a call at…

The 501 by Hanaba Munn Welch

A good refridgerator is hard to find “My old man was a refrigerator repairman.” Recognize that line from the Smothers Brothers? Back when they sang it, “refrigerator repairman” wasn’t a top career choice. Refrigerators never needed repairing. They just kept running. Manufacturers finally discovered how to make people buy new ones. Colors. When avocado was…

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