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July 4th marks path to freedom

Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence.

Texas has marginal dip in unemployment

Texas saw a slight decrease in the state unemployment rate to 13.0 percent during May, following a record-high of 13.5 percent in April.

Abbott under fire during Covid-19 surge

Following a record singleday increase of COVID-19 cases in the state, Governor Greg Abbott has paused further phases of the state’s reopening plan, according to a press release last Thursday.


Texas 4-H camps ramp up safety measures

The Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood is making changes to its various summer camps as a means to protect attendees and camp workers from the coronavirus.

The presidents of Texas AFT and the American Federation of Teachers called on Gov.


Editor’s Message

There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground on COVID-19. Either people ignore it or go completely hysterical and attack people who don’t buy into the fear factor.

TVC seeks applicants for veteran advisory committee

The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) is seeking qualified applicants to serve on its advisory committees.

Texas A&M University today announced that it will not require submission of ACT or SAT scores for freshman applicants for the 2020-2021 academic year.


“I thank my God every time I remember you.

Planning a Garden

Bagley, Coulter exchange vows

Wedding vows were exchanged at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2, by Miss Rebecca Jane Bagley and Cody Lane Coulter at Sparrow Beginnings in Stillwater, Oklahoma.



Thomas Brooks, 79 of Hart, Texas, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 in Lubbock, Texas. A private Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Melodee Younts

Melodee Younts, 69 of Dimmitt, Texas, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 in Dimmitt. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 24, at 10:30 a.m.

Troy L. Kirby

Troy L. Kirby, 92, of Dimmitt, Texas passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 in Lubbock. Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, June 25 at 10 a.m.

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