Area News

Thomas Earl Hamilton

 Thomas Earl Hamilton Thomas Earl Hamilton, 82, of Plainview, departed this world on Sunday, June 10, 2018, from Matador, Texas. Tom was born on May 30, 1936, in Matador. He graduated from Matador High School in 1955 and Texas Tech University in 1960 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He served in U.S. Army Intelligence for three…

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Safety Features to Be Added to Area Highways

CHILDRESS – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin a project on June 13 to add safety features to various highways in the Childress District. This $422,372 project will consist of installing rumble strips on the center line in some locations to help prevent crossover crashes and on shoulders to prevent run off the…

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June Events at Caprock Canyons

Caprock Canyons State Park June Events Mark your calendars for these great family-friendly events at your favorite state park, located just 3 miles north of Quitaque!   June 16: Prairie Safari at 10am. Reservations required. Join us for a tour of the prairie ecosystem in our open air tram. Anything from the black-tailed prairie dog,…

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Happy State Bank Announces New Bank President

Happy State Bank Announces New Bank President      AMARILLO, TX – June 5, 2018 – J. Pat Hickman, Chairman and CEO of Happy State Bank, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mikel Williamson to President of the bank.    Williamson has served Happy as Chief Operating Officer since 2015, responsible for the bank’s…

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Tell Congress newsprint tariffs threaten your paper… and you

Tell Congress newsprint tariffs threaten your paper… and you Texas Press Association Guest Editorial Do you rely on your local newspaper to keep up with how your tax dollars are being spent? If so, tell your congressman you don’t want a new tariff to put the paper out of business. A new study reveals that communities that lose their newspapers see an alarming increase in the cost of local government because there’s no…

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DPS Launches iWatchTexas Mobile App

DPS Launches iWatchTexas Mobile App AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced the launch of the new iWatchTexas mobile application (app), which the public can use to report suspicious activities or behaviors that may indicate ongoing or future criminal or terrorist activity. The iWatch Texas program was created as a partnership between communities and law enforcement, and utilizes citizen-sourced…

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Jack Baley McFall

Jack Baley McFall Jack Baley McFall died Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Lockney, Texas. He was 82 years old. Jack was cremated and there will be no memorial service, as per his wishes. Jack was born August 17, 1935, in Polar, Texas, to Delila and Sidney McFall. The family relocated to Quitaque and Jack graduated…

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William David Rattan

William David Rattan William David Rattan died June 5, 2018, at his home in Amarillo, TX. Funeral services were held at Hillside Christian Church by the Rev. Craig Albracht on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Burial services were held in Matador, TX, by the Rev. Chuck Harrison, First United Methodist Church, with interment at the East…

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AgriLife Today: Engineered cotton uses weed-suppression chemical as nutrient

AgriLife Research battles herbicide-resistant weeds Kay Ledbetter COLLEGE STATION – A newly developed fertilizer system will provide nutrition to engineered cotton crops worldwide and a deadly dose to weeds that are increasingly herbicide resistant, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study. The new system applies phosphite to cotton crops engineered to express a certain…

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Lallie Jeanette Patton

Lallie Jeanette Patton   Lallie Jeanette Patton, age 104, passed away May 29, 2018.  Funeral service will be held Friday, at 10:00 a.m., June 1, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Silverton, with G. J. Walton officiating.  Interment to follow at the Silverton Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home. She…

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