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Louis Edd Grabbe, 1942–2021

SILVERTON— Louis Edd Grabbe, 78, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021 in Lubbock. The funeral service was held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at the Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with Rev. Rance Young and Rev G.J. Walton officiating. Burial followed at Silverton Cemetery in Silverton, Texas. Funeral services are under the…

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Darsey defeats Sims in Motley Co. ISD school board race

MOTLEY COUNTY ISD ELECTION RESULTS May 1, 2021 Robert (Bert) Darsey has been elected to the Motley County Independent School District board. Darsey, a lineman for AEP, has defeated Seagram Sims. The vote totals were: Darsey 38 Sims 28 Darsey graduated from Motley County schools and currently has children attending Motley County schools. He will…

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Silverton posts water restrictions as of April 13

April 13, 2021 NOTICE TO ALL CITY OF SILVERTON WATER CUSTOMERS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY   Pursuant to Ordinance No. 393, Adopting Drought Contingency Plan. Below is when water customers can water, the City asks when watering, you do so at night.   THE FOLLOWING RESTIRCTIONS WILL TAKE EFFECT AND WILL BE MANDATORY FOR ALL WATER CUSTOMERS:…

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June Barton Keltz Levell, 1926–2021

June Barton Keltz Levell, 1926–2021 June Barton Keltz Levell was born June 5, 1926 to Charlie and Madeline Barton in Matador, Texas. She went to be with Jesus Saturday April 3, 2021. She attended the Barton School, graduated from Matador High School in 1943 and attended Texas Tech University. On May 25, 1946. June married…

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BACKSTAGE BY LIZ ADAMS Endless Love

Texas lovebirds hoping for a romantic weekend with their valentines may have been early birds, planning for weeks ahead of this coming holiday of hearts. However, if you are a last-minute Romeo or you just caught Cupid’s arrow, you can still make your sweetie feel special.  Beautiful historic hotels in Roaring Springs and Matador may…

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Junior Livestock Shows 2021 highlights video

January is over, and with it we look back on the 2021 season of Junior Livestock Shows in Texas Caprock Country. Enjoy these highlights from Briscoe, King, and Motley Counties, courtesy of content editor Liz Adams. https://tinyurl.com/JrLivestock2021 Throughout Texas Caprock Country — the rural counties east of Lubbock on the margin of the Llano Estacado…

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Caprock Courier/Texas Spur owners acquire Hesperian-Beacon

Caprock Courier/Texas Spur owners acquire Hesperian-Beacon STAFF REPORTS FLOYDADA—The weekly Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon newspaper is under new ownership as of January 31, 2021. Paragraph Ranch LLC, a media company based in Dickens County, has purchased the publication, which was founded in 1896 as the Hesperian-Gazette and eventually merged with the Lockney Beacon in 1991 under publisher…

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HD68 candidate Carter family suffers heartbreaking loss in crash

STAFF REPORTS NORTHLAKE—A car crash on I-35 northbound Sunday afternoon claimed the lives of a 59-year-old woman and a 4-year-old girl, and left a 3-year-old boy severely injured, according to law enforcement sources, and this is apparently the incident Texas House District 68 candidate Craig Carter referred to in a statement from his campaign Monday…

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Two Republicans headed for HD68 runoff race

Two Republicans headed for runoff race Carter, Spiller emerge atop field of five Jan. 23 BARBARA BRANNON  |  THE TEXAS SPUR   Jacksboro attorney and school board trustee David Spiller took 43.88% of the vote in the Jan. 23 special election for Texas HD68 and will face Nocona Boot Factory owner Craig Carter (18.07%) in…

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