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Castro County Judge Carroll Gerber has signed an Amended Order-Declaration of Local Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency, according to a press release provided by Sheriff Sal Rivera.

Nazareth Independent School District last week confirmed a case of COVID-19. The individual was last on campus on March 12.

Castro County Hospital District issued a statement on Tuesday on the steps and precautions it is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to protect the hospital staff, patients and residents of Co


The Texas FFA will still be having the state convention, area conventions and numerous contests, though it is a day-by-day situation.

Dimmitt Independent School District began food distribution on Wednesday.

DISD will serve students on a daily basis throughout the week 9-11 a.m. at Richardson Elementary.

The Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund at Amarillo Area Foundation has been in place since 2006 and has been used numerous times to offer financial assistance, especially from devastation due to wildfi


The current Covid-19 pandemic is new territory in terms of its nature and scale, at least in modern times.

A "closed until further notice" sign hangs on the front door here at Rhoads Memorial Library as we are following our lead agency, Castro County, who has closed the majority of the offices in the co

Living in West Texas all my life has developed a deep sense of appreciation and love of moisture. I see a storm rolling in and my pulse quickens.


For the fifth year in a row, the Amarillo Venom are offering free season tickets for all area veterans and active military as a small token of thanks for their years of service.

Nazareth FFA Ryan Heitschmidt

Nazareth FFA Ryan Heitschmidt won senior Rookie of the Year in the Houston Livestock Show commercial steer contest.

Welcome the New Swing Bed Coordinator at CCHD

Castro County Healthcare has a new, but a familiar, face directing the Castro County Swing Bed Program.



Don Elliott, 77, of Dimmitt, Texas, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in Lubbock, Texas. Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, March 25 at 2 p.m.


Lee “Red” Ward, 91 of Dimmitt, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 14, 2020 in Amarillo, Texas. Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, March 18 at 2 p.m.


Services for Charles Steven Hanes, 68 of Gerty, Oklahoma were 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Allen Church of Christ, Allen, Oklahoma. A Committal Service was held 11 a.m.

Castro County News

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