Business

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…

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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…

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Property tax rate of $0.7727 proposed

Garza County Commissioners Court By Elizabeth Tanner/The Post Dispatch— A proposed No-New-Revenue property tax rate of $0.7727, a 17-percent increase, was approved by Precinct 1 Commissioner Jeff Williams during the Aug. 31 commissioners court meeting. With the proposed tax rate, yearly taxes paid by the average homestead will be $402, a 21-percent increase, considering the…

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Zimmerman named LK Media new publisher

From LK Media Group— LUFKIN—LK Media Group has named Jackie Zimmerman as publisher of all its newspapers, including The Post Dispatch, effective Aug. 17, replacing Bruce Green. Zimmerman, a former city editor with the Lufkin Daily News who also owns a marketing and public relations firm in Lufkin, previously served as managing editor of all…

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Elected officials 2020-21 salary proposal

Garza County Commissioners Court is considering the following salaries for elected officials for the 2020-21 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. Increase in salary reflects the longevity of the official to hold the elected position according to Garza County Treasurer LuAnne Terry.

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Garza Soil and Water Conservation District

Brown awarded Conservation Rancher of the Year Harold Pharis Brown, Jr., commonly known as Bo, has been awarded the Conservation Rancher of the Year from the Garza Soil and Water Conservation District. Brown is a third-generation farmer and rancher who has been involved in agriculture since childhood. As a child, Bo would go with his…

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Lifelong passion for cars becomes full-time business

After three months of intensive planning, Lee Rutherford opened A+ Tire and Lube at 512 N. Broadway. “A+ Tire and Lube is a family owned and operated automotive business,” Rutherford said. “I decided to open my own shop because I was tired of working for someone else. I wanted to have the ability to build…

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Commissioners’ Court–Owners of 705 Chantilly Lane receive keys

The Garza County commissioners approved new Nov. 3 general election polling locations for Precincts 2 and 6 and the combination of two other polling locations during the court’s June 22 meeting. District and County Clerk Jim Plummer explained that the current Precinct 4 polling place will not be available for election purposes. Therefore, the polling…

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Coffee Wizards introduces new location to public

“It’s been an exciting and bittersweet week.” What started as a booth at Trade Days in June 2017 is now a full-service coffee shop in a permanent store-front in Post. Coffee Wizards’ Owners Jeff and Dawna Hood opened their new location at 508 N. Broadway to the public on June 8. “It’s been an exciting…

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