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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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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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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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Do You Remember? Garza County Children with Polio.

By Voda Beth Gradine   The Post Rotary Club has launched its annual drive to eradicate polio.  Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for over 35 years, and the goal of ridding the earth of this disease.  Rotary started working in 1979 with vaccination for 6-million children in the Philippines.  Today Afghanistan and Pakistan…

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The Garza Gardener, Chile Ristras

What is more dazzling than a freshly strung ristra of bright red peppers? Ristras are strings of drying pepper pods, in fact, the word ristra translates from Spanish into English as ‘string’. The chile ristra is a decorative art form that also has an indispensable time-proven role in preserving red chile for culinary use. The…

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Do You Remember

By Voda Beth Gradine   This week we are going back sixty years, mid-October of 1961. Homecoming was on October 20th   Post played the Tahoka Bulldogs. The Post Ex-Student Association was really active with several plans for the weekend.   Along with the homecoming the town, ex-student association and the Post Chamber of Commerce are…

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AAA Reports Gas Prices Are Increasing

Gasoline prices for regular unleaded are only five cents higher than this time last week at $2.87 average in Texas. This time last year the price of a gallon of gas was $1.86 or a deduction of $1.01 a gallon. In the major metropolitan areas of the state surveyed this week showed the highest price…

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The Heirloom Kitchen, Homemade Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut isn’t a dish that most people I know serve very often. But, there is a handful of folks in my family who happen to love it. And one would think with my husband living in Germany for as long as he did, he would be crazy about it; no so much. But that’s okay,…

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Pet of the Week 10/15/2021

This sweet girl is Bobbie Sue.  She was actually adopted and lived with a family for over a year so she is house broken and one great dog!   Please let us know if you would like to meet her.  We can be contacted on Facebook at Post Arc, by email at postarc@yahoo.com or give us a call at 806-317-8041.

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The Heirloom Kitchen

You know I can’t resist a fall setting that looks like it came right out of a Hallmark movie. So any time I can visit a pumpkin patch, go for a hayride, decorate or bake with gourds, pumpkins, and winter squash, I’m all in. Autumn brings the cooler temps conducive to baking, and the warmth…

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