Knox plays aim for spots at state

April 14, 2021

Benjamin and Munday one-act plays will be vying for two spots in the state competition, scheduled April 29 in Round Rock, when they compete in the regional contest today at the Murphey Arts and Performance Hall in San Angelo.   Benjamin will perform “The Red Velvet Cake War,” a comedy based on a family reunion…

Big Country Hall will add 12 new inductees

April 14, 2021

ABILENE—C.H. Underwood of O’Brien will join 11 others who will be inducted into the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame Monday night here at the Abilene Convention Center. Underwood was the coach of the first Texas state six-man football championship team from O’Brien in 1972. He also coached at both Knox City High School and…

Senior lunches set in Munday, too

April 14, 2021

KNOX CITY—In addition to opening the Knox County Aging Center for lunches here, director Jim Dillon reports that applications will be accepted for the lunch program in Munday, starting today and continuing through Monday. Jeannie Wren will be at Apartment 5C at the Munday Housing Authority between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon on…

Knox to get $355,000 from rescue funds

April 14, 2021

BENJAMIN—Judge Stan Wojcik had good news for the Knox County commissioners during Monday’s monthly meeting, announcing that the county would be getting a direct deposit of $355,000 in May from the American Rescue Authority. “We’ll get another similar check the following May,” he added. Wojcik said more details will be coming from the federal government…

Early voting starts Monday

April 14, 2021

Early voting for the May 1 election will take place between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on April 19-25 at the Munday Consolidated Independent School District office in Munday and the Benjamin city office. Michael Loper joined incumbents Keith Kuehler, Kevin Myers and Pat Stewart for the three positions on the MCISD board of trustees.…

No local effect of J&J vaccine pause

April 14, 2021

Local health officials say the pause in using the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine in the United States should not have any effect on Knox County residents. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Federal Drug Administration have recommended a halt in using the J&J vaccine as they investigate rare blood clots that…

Underwood finishes coaching at Benjamin

April 8, 2021

O’BRIEN—C.H. Underwood, who will be inducted into the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame in Abilene on April 19, finished his coaching and teaching career at nearby Benjamin High School between 1998 and 2006. “We decided to get closer to home after Reed graduated from Tulia in May of 1998,” Underwood said. It turned out…

Regional one act plays set April 16

April 8, 2021

One act plays from Benjamin High and Munday High have been busy finalizing plans for the UIL regional contest, scheduled April 16 at Murphy Auditorium in San Angelo. Benjamin will perform “The Red Velvet Cake War,” a comedy based on a family reunion in Sweetgum, TX, while Munday will present, “The Survivor,” based on Jacek…

Nursing homes allowing visits

April 8, 2021

The Brazos Valley Care Center and the Munday Nursing Home started allowing more visitation options last week, according to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Any resident who is fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 can have close contact with visitors for as long as they wish, and up to two “essential caregivers” can visit a resident…

Vaccine available at Knox hospital

April 8, 2021

KNOX CITY—Knox residents continued to hear good news as no active cases of COVID-19 were reported again last week. The Knox County Hospital did conduct a vaccine clinic last Thursday, providing second doses of Moderna at the Knox City Community center. “We’ve got plenty of vaccines,” said hospital administrator Stephen Kuehler. “Anyone can just call…

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