Tax rate of $0.7727 unanimously approved

Commissioners Court By Dakota McDonal/Post Dispatch— A tax rate of $.7727 cents per $100 property valuation was unanimously approved during the Sept. 14 Garza County Commissioners Court meeting. Landowner Jack Ham addressed the court during public comment, saying that raising the tax rate considering the previous year was not conscionable. County Judge Lee Norman explained…

Britton transforms barbershop into bait shop

Giving building new life By Elizabeth Tanner/Post Dispatch— Although Randy Britton never dreamed of opening his own business, he has poured his heart into transforming 214 W. 15th St. into The Bait Shop, a 24/7 live bait store. “I never imagined I would have opened this business,” long-time fisherman Britton said. “But I am thankful…

Board declines Lynn County Hospital District’s telemedicine program

Garza County Health Care District By Dakota McDonald/The Post Dispatch— The Garza County Health Care District declined an offer from Lynn County Hospital District to implement a telemedicine program in Garza County schools, Post Nursing and Rehab Center and the Giles W. Dalby Correctional Facility. During the Sept. 17 meeting, StarLeaf, health professionals said the…

School & Sports for Sept. 23, 2020

Walls sweeps LCU and Smyer Invitationals

Straight party voting eliminated on 2020 ballot

Beginning with the 2020 General Election, voters no longer have the option of checking a single box to cast a ballot for every candidate from their political party of choice. Passed in 2017 by the 85th Legislature, House Bill 25 by Rep. Ron Simmons eliminated straight party voting as of Sept. 1, 2020. District and…

Post-Garza County Endowment awards $30,000 in community grants

By Mike Travis Post-Garza County Endowment Affiliate Chair The Post-Garza County Endowment, an affiliate of Community Foundation of West Texas, recently awarded $30,063 in community grants to local non-profit organizations. The Endowment, created in 2010, gives the residents of Post and Garza counties the opportunity to build a pool of permanent resources exclusively for the…

Opinion: Walter E. Williams

The Devil and Karl Marx Paul Kengor is a professor of political science at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He has just published “The Devil and Karl Marx,” a careful look at the diabolical side of Karl Marx. The book has come out during an important time in our history since so many…

Do You Remember By Voda Beth Gradine

The 1982 Littlefield game Well, it is football season again! The Post Bold Gold Antelopes had a great year last year and are headed for another one this year. We are ranked third in the state in our division. This is like another year some thirty-eight years ago. Post was on the top of the…

Yesteryears by Elizabeth Tanner

Rex Prather wins 1950 OS Steer Roping 70 Years Ago: Mrs. Vernon Ray was hired by the county board of education and approved by the state as the Garza County school nurse, County Superintendent Dean Robinson announced. Ray, who trained at West Texas Hospital, served three years in the Army Nurse Corps and also worked…

The 501 by Hanaba Munn Welch

Make it rhyme with brewski I’m a great poet, but the world don’t know it. That rhyme I learned from my mother. The truth outweighs the faulty grammar. So many great poets go unrecognized. Me and others. It’s no surprise a scammer of some stripe has targeted unrecognized poets. He (or She) is asking Facebookers…

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