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View our Silverton ISD School Tour, July 2020

Silverton School Tour 2020 GRAND TOUR Silverton ISD superintendent Michelle Francis (at left) and students Brenna, Maddie, and Laney Francis, along with superintendent’s secretary Isabel Colunga, showed off improvements recently to the school building, including a new elevator, high school classrooms, a new cafeteria. The updates are highlighted in a 3-minute video posted at https://tinyurl.com/SilvertonSchoolTour2020

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Date correction: Caprock Courier for August 6, 2020

Note to readers and subscribers: The print edition of The Caprock Courier for August 6, 2020 has the wrong cover date on page 1 — it still readers July 30, 2020 although inside pages are dated August 6. Rest assured it’s packed full of current, updated content inside — including the 12-page 2020 Briscoe County…

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Welcome to Briscoe County Celebration 2020!

Pick up your history-filled 2020 special section inside this week’s Caprock Courier, on newsstands August 6. • Schedule of Celebration events • Profile and Family Album, Pioneer of the Year Joy Stodghill, Silverton  

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Magnificent millinery in Matador

Carol Campbell  |  SPECIAL TO THE CAPROCK COURIER The most famous Easter bonnet in Motley County is pictured in Eleanor Mitchell Traweek’s history of Motley County, “Of Such As These.” Mrs. Leonora Luckett is the great-grandmother of local resident,Carter Luckett. The Lucketts have lived, farmed and ranched in Motley County for five generations. “Mrs. Jack…

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Area banks grappling with PPP small business loan program

Days after the nationwide launch of the Small Business Administration’s rollout of the Paycheck Protection Program, the Covid-19 assistance program for small businesses, there are still delays in the guidance that lenders use in considering whether, and how, to implement the loan application program. And locally as well as nationally, the money is still largely…

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Caprock Courier COVID-19 Bulletin, April 7, 2020

The Caprock Courier will use this space weekly to update readers on Covid-19–related developments, such as cases, test results, outcomes, and civil declarations and orders. We will also highlight changes to event schedules, as we compile verified information from a variety of sources throughout Texas Caprock Country. CASES NEWLY CONFIRMED in Crosby, Dickens Counties Consult Texas State Health…

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Turkey VFD rolls out pink brush truck

Turkey Volunteer Fire Department has a long tradition of supporting local causes, sometimes right there on their fire trucks. They have “The Patriot,” a 2.5-ton brush truck in red, white, and blue for the Valley Patriots. “The General” is a 5-ton bright orange monster of a truck; it features stars and the autographs of all…

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Bob Wills Day ’20 moved to Oct. 8, 9, 10

From the Bob Wills Foundation, March 24, 2020 BOB WILLS DAY 2020 Dear Bob Wills Friends and Family, Bob Wills’ music rose to prominence during the Great Depression, one of the most trying times for our country. It has brought people joy and inspiration through all of our nation’s highs and lows and now today…

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Local high school boys named to basketball honors

Local high school boys named to basketball honors COURTESY PHOTOS ALL-STATE  Keyvonte Richardson, a senior at Paducah High School has been selected for All State and All Region by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. ALL-REGION  Isaac Garibaldi, junior, and Mark Flemons, junior, of the Paducah Dragons, and Richardson, have been selected by TABC for…

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Families: Check out Caprock Kids in our April 9 issue

Extended spring break? What a great time to sharpen your vocabulary with Word Up or learn brand-new skills online! Perhaps you’d rather find a place online to pay. Either way, take a look at our list of Free Faves in our new weekly feature, Caprock Kids (page 10 in our April 9, 2002, issue).

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