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The Heirloom Kitchen

I love to tell stories of my maternal grandparents who were pumpkin farmers in west Texas. I inherited a love of all-things-pumpkin, so a weakness for anything flavored with pumpkin came natural. This creamy candy is no exception. The consistency is fudge-like and it has a mild pumpkin flavor. When my grandmother taught me how…

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Early voting started Monday for Texas amendments election

Texans started heading to the polls Monday as early voting started for the Nov. 2 election on eight possible amendments to the state constitution,   Garza County voters will be able to vote through Oct. 29 at the Garza County Courthouse open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.   The Post Community…

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District Attorney Furlow elected to position with State Bar of Texas

Philip Mack Furlow, District Attorney for the 106th Judicial District of Texas has been elected as Chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Texas. The Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Texas is made up of 3000 criminal practitioners, which includes prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges across the state.…

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Volleyball Round-Up: Post ready for playoffs as district play comes closer to an end

By Brennan Riker Special to The Post Dispatch The Lady Lopes (20-13 Overall, 9-3 District) split the previous week in district play, beating Loop at home 3-0, then falling on the road to Klondike 3-1.   Tuesday, October 12th Loop           18      15      14 Post            25      25      25   Saturday, October 16th Post            17      25      17     …

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Cotton Harvest in Garza County

Danny Gonzales started cotton harvest last week on his farm west of Close City.  Like most farmers in the area, they were “watching the sunrise winds” in March to predict the crop production.  Gonzales told the Dispatch, “The wind was from the South with dirt blowing and that is not a good crop year.  My…

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Councilwoman formally resigns, last day Oct 1

Melba Cimental, Ward 1 City Councilwoman, has handed in her official letter of resignation effective October 1. “It’s time”.  Cimental said.  “I have served 14 years as a representative for ward one and it’s time for a change.” Cimental was elected to a two-year term on May 4, 2019.  The City County voted in March…

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The Garza Gardener. Picking Perfect Pumpkins

October is pumpkin time. Front yards and porches are already filling up with ghoulish yard art surrounded by plump pumpkins. Picking the perfect pumpkin is a once-a-year activity. Kids love getting to choose a just-right pumpkin for carving into a Jack-O-Lantern and adults spend time sorting through dozens of choices for the just-right front porch…

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GCJLA busy with fundraisers

Chuck Morris, President of the Garza County Junior Livestock Association, has been busy this year with fundraisers to help with annual stock show and sale coming up in January. GCJLA recently held their first cornhole tournament and along with a Barbeque dinner and dance at the rodeo grounds which raised around $7,000. Morris said “The…

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Cotton prices rally amid speculative buying

By Adam Russel, Communication Specialist Texas A&M AgriLife Cotton futures rose rapidly over recent weeks as speculators began buying for potentially big profits based on expectations that prices would go up, according to John Robinson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension cotton marketing economist, Bryan-College Station. The rally has been good for Texas cotton growers who have negotiated…

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