Area News

Baptist Church opens doors to Methodist Congregation affected by fire

KENT COUNTY – Saturday, January 17, the First Methodist Church building in Jayton caught fire. According to Kent County staffer Nathan Brooks, the fire began by heavy ice pulling down electrical lines around 7:00 a.m. The community of Jayton has been affected greatly by the fire. “I hate to see it burn down like that,”…

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Last Show for Seniors

Garza 4-H Golden Clover Club had a great day at the GCJLA Stock Show. It was bittersweet for our three seniors, since it was their last show in the barn. However, all three are headed to the Major Stock Shows starting with Fort Worth, San Angelo, San Antonio, Houston and ending with Rodeo Austin. We…

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Amity Studies the Childs Family

By Nancy McDonald The Post Public Library was the site of the January Study Club meeting, Tuesday, January 14th. Peggy Smith called roll with a themed prompt – share a memory of our grandparents. Ruth Ann Young shared a mediation from a book by LaDonna Gatlin. Beth Cook introduced guest speaker, Julia Childs, who continued…

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Lady Lopes suffer two additional loses

NEW DEAL – On Tuesday, January 14, the Lady Lopes challenged the New Deal Lions. In the first quarter, the score was all tied up 6-6. In the second, New Deal pulled ahead with 12 additional points while the Lady Lopes only scored 9. New Deal continued their strong play in the third, outscoring Post…

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56th Annual Stock Show Results

On January the 18th the community held their 56th Annual Garza County Jr. Livestock show. The show began with the swine showing. Cameron Menchaca placed first in the light weight Duroc class. Ayden Mason took second. In the medium weight Duroc class, Josiah Menchaca took first and second. In the heavy weight Duroc class, Lyndi…

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Getting Ready for the 56th Annual Garza County Junior Livestock Show

   SYD CONNER ME- MORIAL LIVESTOCK COMPLEX – On Satur-day, January the 18th, the Garza County Junior Livestock Association will be holding the 56th Annual Garza County Junior Livestock Show. Southland FFA, Post FFA, and Garza County 4H kids will be competing in the contest. They will display the hard work they put in with…

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The family behind El Matamoros

Martin Garza was a farmer turned restaurateur. Alongside his wife and children, Martin lived in the country where he worked for Wayne Carpenter as a farmer. However, the Garza family soon found themselves uprooting and moving to town where they rented a house from Mr. Bland. Around 1977, Martin, having dreamed of owning his own…

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Post first responders honor Liutenant Hill and Officer Reyna

POST – Sunday, January 12, the Post Volunteer Fire Department and the Garza County EMS paid homage to fallen 39-year-old Lieutenant/Paramedic Eric Hill and 27-year-old Officer Nicholas Reyna. Lubbock Police Department and Lubbock Fire Rescue had been working the scene of an icy crash on I-27 when a vehicle crossed into the median and struck…

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Holly Jolly Jukebox

POST ISD AUDITORIUM – Delayed due to the state football game, the Post Elementary hosted their 3-5 grade Annual Christmas Extravaganza on Monday, January 13. The Christmas Extravaganza started with “Jingling with the XyloTones” in which students from Honors Music played. Consisting of students from two grades, the fourth graders played “Ding Dong Merrily High”…

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