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TQHA Horse Judging Team Champs

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The TQHA Horse Judging Team recently won a championship at the Reined Cowhorse Inaugural Horse Judging Contest. Nazareth’s Tell Bagley was a member of the winning team and placed 6th overall. The contest ran concurrently with the NRCHA Celebration of Champions at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum in Fort Worth. The contest was open to both youth and collegiate judgers to test their cow horse knowledge in a real-world setting.

City personnel

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City personnel had to shut the water off due to a big water main leak that stretches in the downtown area around the library and Higginbotham. Judge Carroll Gerber said also warned that rolling electrical blackouts may be coming. Earlier on Tuesday morning, Hereford, Tulia, and Nazareth were without power for up to one and a half hours. He also said Atmos is considering doing the same thing.

Stimulus check scams reported

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The second stimulus check for $600 distributed to Americans has led to unprecedented online scams that broke the $300 million milestone. In Texas, The IRS reported 12.3 million payments totaling $21.6 billion were made for the first round – second most in the nation.

Texas in deep freeze

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President Joe Biden declared an emergency on Monday, unlocking federal assistance to Texas, where temperatures ranged from 28 to minus 8 degrees Fahrenheit. Hundreds of businesses, schools and clinics closed due to a statewide Artic freeze in Texas.

Dimmitt FCCLA qualifies for state

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Dimmitt FCCLA arrived home from their Regional Competition with great results. DHS Javier Mendoza was elected the 2021-2022 Region 1 Vice President of Peer Involvement, membership; and Monica Flores was elected the 2021-2022 Region 1 Vice President of Finance and Records.

Sheriff reports on calls, county jail population

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Sheriff Sal Rivera presented his monthly report for January to the Commissioners Court last week. Rivera said there were 55 calls with 19 citations, five arrests, and six warrants logged in by the Sheriff’s Office.

Bobcat Band

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Bobcat Band members competed Feb. 6 in the Ull Region Solo & Ensemble Competition. liset Martinez and Adileni Garcia (group, front left to right), Martin Rodriguez, Paden Mick and U lopez (back left to right) all garnered 1st Division Superior rating for the respective performances. Paden Mick, in addition to his 1st Division rating, had a performance that certified him to participate at the Texas State Competition in May.

Texas HHS receives National Suicide Prevention Lifeline grant

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Texas Health and Human Services announced it is receiving more than $180,000 in funding toward implementing a new national three-digit dialing code, 988, for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. “The new 988 number makes it easier for people in crisis or emotional distress to get immediate assistance and connect to mental health resources within their communities,” said Sonja Gaines, HHS deputy executive commissioner of Intellectual and Developmental Disability and Behavioral Health Services.