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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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Summer workouts in full swing with Covid-19 guidelines in place

Coming off a 15-1 record last year, the Post Antelopes are already back on the field, prepping for another successful football season. In fact, summer workouts for all seventh through twelfth grade student athletes began June 8 and are set to run through July 30 with two-a-days officially beginning Aug. 3. Athletic Director Michael Pittman…

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Post ISD finalizes interlocal agreements

By Dakota McDonald— An agreement, which clarifies how students will be transported between Post and three other school districts, will be sent to the other districts for review after being drafted and approved June 9 by Post ISD Board of Trustees. The agreement discusses other school districts’ buses entering Post ISD school boundaries and Post…

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Making the call

Texas A&M AgriLife employees volunteer to make phone calls to potential COVID-19 infected individuals By Dakota McDonald— With an upsurge in COVID-19 cases, the Lubbock Health Department has more work than it can handle so Garza County Extension Service employees have stepped in by calling potentially infected individuals. In fact, many Texas A&M AgriLife employees…

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Wheeler recognized for 24 years of service as UWCD President

Garza County Underground Water Conservation District presented a plaque to Ferrel Wheeler in appreciation for his many years of service. Wheeler served as president of the board of directors of the Garza County Underground Water District since its origin in 1996. Wheeler’s knowledge of the aquifers in the South Plains was very valuable in compiling…

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