Area News

Sheriff candidates address local drug problem, patrol visibility

By Elizabeth Tanner Sheriff candidates, Michael Isbell, Phil Mathews and incumbent Sheriff Terry Morgan, addressed the prevalent drug problem in Garza County at the Oct. 6 candidates’ forum hosted by the Post Area Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a tough nut to crack,” current Garza County Sheriff Morgan said. “We have to be vigilant about it.…

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Early voting open, in-person, curbside available

Early Voting now open Early Voting is now open and, until Oct. 30, voters can vote in person weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Garza County Courthouse, 300 W. Main St. Hours include the lunch hour. Curbside voting also is available for those individuals who have difficulty entering the polling place. To…

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Garza County approves indigent defense contract

Commissioners’ Court to pay $25,560 By Dakota McDonald/Post Dispatch— The contract for indigent defense in the 106th Judicial District Court of Texas, which covers Dawson, Gaines, Garza and Lynn counties, was approved during the Sept. 29 Garza County Commissioners Court. The agreement between Garza County and The Law Offices of Arthur (Artie) Aguilar, Jr. states…

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Coronavirus Update

Garza County remains at 123 positive cases According to reports from the Texas Health and Human Services released by Garza County officials, the county has reached a standstill number of 123 total positive cases as of Oct. 1. Currently, one case is active, 118 are recovered and four deaths have been reported. The county has…

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Post Municipal Court Report

Total Collected: $889.20 Aaron Collins Violate Promise to Appear $395.20 Nelson Goldsmith Violate Promise to Appear $269.00 Romualdo Lomas Mata Speeding 53/35 mph zone $225.00

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Nancy’s Notions by Nancy McDonald

Cow’s milk vs milk alternatives: What is the difference? People choosing plant-based drinks in place of cows’ milk has surged over the past eight to 10 years. The popularity has fueled increases in sales, and there are many options to choose from in grocery stores. The biggest reason many people choose plant-based drinks is that…

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Carol Tobias retires after 30 years with U.S. Postal Service

By Elizabeth Tanner—  Through rain and shine, rural mail carrier Carol Tobias has been serving with the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years and one month. “It’s been fun,” Tobias said. “I’ve really enjoyed it.” However, on Friday, Sept. 25, Tobias hung up her keys, retiring from her extensive postal career. “It’s been a challenge…

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Hospital district CEO explains telemedicine program

StarLeaf can reach any provider By Elizabeth Tanner— Recently, the Garza County Health Care District declined to implement StarLeaf, a telemedicine program citing multiple variables making the program unviable to the community; however, Lynn County Hospital District’s CEO said the program would be beneficial to the community because it provides services to those who have…

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