DPS Urges Drivers to Fill Up on Safety for Thanksgiving

DPS Urges Drivers to Fill Up on Safety for Thanksgiving AMARILLO – As Texans prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding motorists to make safety a priority and to enjoy the holiday weekend responsibly.  “Thanksgiving should be a time of celebration with family and friends, and we are…

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Lubbock District Game Wardens Announce Mule Deer Saturation Patrol

Lubbock District Game Wardens Announce Mule Deer Saturation Patrol South Plains Counties Welcome Additional Wardens for the 9 Day Mule Deer Season   Lubbock and surrounding area counties- Lubbock district Game Wardens will be dedicating extra patrol hours and manpower to the Mule Deer season which occurs in certain southwestern panhandle counties and runs this…

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Bearden Honored by Texas SWC Board

Bearden Honored by Texas SWC Board for 40 Years’ Service By Marisue Potts             Motley County rancher James Bearden was honored for 40 years of service with a plaque from the Texas Soil and Water Conservation Board, presented by Field Representative Jack Foote on November 14 in Matador. Since August of 1977 Bearden has faithfully…

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Ag Day held in Memphis

AG Day was held on October 24, 2017 at the Hall County Show Barn in  Memphis Texas. 5th grade students from Memphis, Clarendon, Hedley, Valley, Silverton, Motley County, and Claude gathered in Memphis to be exposed to all things agriculture.  The day started with electric safety provided by Lighthouse Electric Company.  The classes were then divided…

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Harvest Festival Will Feature Jack and Deb Stone

Harvest Festival Will Feature Jack and Deb Stone   Jack and Deb Stone will be the highlight of the Harvest Festival service Sunday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Matador. The community is invited to enjoy the music and message of these talented vocalists, which will be followed by dinner in the…

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Valley Student of the Month: Jacob Kendall

Student of the Month: Jacob Kendall Jacob Allen Kendall is a seventeen-year old senior at Valley High School. He is the son of Tim and Melissa Kendall of Flomot. His grandparents are Travis and Linda Kendall of Flomot and Marsha Gray of Fort Worth. Jacob is the kind of person that Valley School hopes all…

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MCISD students raise over $2,000 for hurricane-affected school

MCISD students raise over $2,000 for hurricane-affected school Pictured are members of the Motley County ISD FFA, 4-H, and Varsity Cheerleaders. They sponsored a hamburger supper earlier in the school year to help raise money for the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. The money raised will be used by the Little-Cypress Mauriceville CISD in Orange, Texas.…

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Shattered Dreams held in Silverton

Shattered Dreams Molly Forman Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Briscoe County partnered with Silverton High School to implement the Shattered Dreams program on October 19th and 20th. The Shattered Dreams program targets students 9-12 grades. It started Thursday morning with living dead students, which were pulled out of class every 10 minutes, to signify the number of…

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Cornyn, Blumenthal Bill to Protect Children from Online Predators Signed Into Law

Cornyn, Blumenthal Bill to Protect Children from Online Predators Signed Into Law   WASHINGTON – Yesterday the President signed into law the PROTECT Our Children Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). This legislation will reauthorize the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program, a national network of…

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AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Texas!

AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Texas! Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Texas! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in December 2017 and January 2018! AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History.…

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