Area News

52 have cast ballots in early voting at courthouse

By: Elizabeth Tanner— As of Monday, July 6, 52 residents cast ballots during early voting in the three run-off elections in Garza County. Out of 37 republican voters, 24 voted in person and 13 voted by mail-in ballot. Out of 15 democratic voters, 6 voted in person and 9 voted by mail-in ballot. Early voting…

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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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Post teacher presents at STEM conference

Using animal skulls, tracks and pelts, teachers can help students with structure, function and adaptations, Post fifth-grade science teacher Crystal Osborn told fellow educators at the recent 2020 Panhandle STEM Conference. The Panhandle STEM Conference, held June 30-July 1, is an annual teachers conference held for Region 16 (Amarillo area) and Region 17 (Lubbock area)…

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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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New Game Wardens join Lubbock Region Trent Walker to serve in Garza County

After about seven months of intense training, the 63rd Texas Game Warden cadet class has moved into its assigned duty stations in the Amarillo, Lubbock and Abilene districts. The seven new wardens and their assigned duty stations are: Wesley “Casen” Driskell – Oldham County Tanner Campbell – Deaf Smith, Castro and Parmer counties Zack Fisher…

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