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CHILDRESS – The Childress District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is set to begin a $5.7 million rehabilitation project on US 82 in King County. The project is slated to …
Summer draws to a close and back to school is fixing to be in full swing. The Knox City Police Department is encouraging everyone to be watchful for school zones, no talking or texting on your …
MUNDAY – At the regular City Council meeting Aug. 9, the council heard a proposal from the Electronic Payment Advisory Group (EPAG) that would allow the city to accept credit cards for payments …
Schools & Sports

DPS tips ahead of new school year

AUSTIN – As the new school year nears, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reminds drivers to use extra caution in and around school zones and neighborhoods. This includes knowing the …

MCISD, Benjamin ISD continue Lunch Program

MUNDAY—The Munday CISD and Benjamin ISD have announced they will continue their policy to operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the National School Lunch Program and School …

2022-2023 MES Faculty and Staff

Principal Kristi Bufkin Secretary Marie Gonzalez Early Childhood Special Education teacher Jenni Stoddard Pre-Kindergarten teacher Shelbye Josselet Kindergarten teachers Skye Urbanczyk …
Lifestyle

BDC to raise Mental Health Awareness through Summer 2022

Bluebonnet Detention Center will focus on mental health and wellness through September as part of our Fit for Life initiative. We aim to help detainees understand and improve their mental health. Fit …

Knox notes 7-29-22

Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group  MUNDAY—Group meets second Thursday of each month 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at United Methodist Church. Feel free to bring your …

Knox City Police Department July report

KNOX CITY—The following arrests were made and booked into Knox County Jail.   July 2, 2022, Linda Jones, Callahan County Warrant for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor, Bond …

Knox County Aging Center Menus

Menus for week of Aug. 22-26 Monday: Roast pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, black eyed peas, bread, escalloped apples.  Tuesday: Beef tips with gravy, egg noodles, salad, garlic bread, …
Obituaries
Funeral services for Robert Weston Arthur Davila, 41, of Haskell, formerly of Bridgeport, were held July 28 at Hudson & Torres Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial followed at Thomas …
Frances Lynelle Tankersley Williams, 82, of Abilene, peacefully passed away in her home on July 16, 2022. Nell’s life was marked by a rich faith in God, an unwavering devotion to her family, …
  Raymond Redder, 94 of Seymour, passed away Friday, July 8, 2022 in Seymour. Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Seymour with Father …
Glenda Gayle (GG) Givens Headen (March 4, 1940 – June 21, 2022) was known by GG while growing up in Knox City.  When she married and moved to Plano she became “G”, although her …
News
After an active 2021 hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an above-average hurricane season for 2022. NOAA predicts a 65% chance of an above-average …
BENJAMIN – At the monthly Commissioner’s Court meeting on Aug. 8, County Judge Stan Wojcik reported that a grant of $129,000 for updating the county radio system was received from the …
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There’s a little burger place under a freeway bridge in Chicago that bills itself as “The World Famous Billy Goat Tavern & Grill”.  Odds are this name doesn’t ring a …
As you know, the stock market has attracted a lot of attention – and for good reason, as we’ve seen considerable volatility almost from the beginning of the year. But if you own bonds, or …
Everyone has had brushes with celebrities, whether it was a TV star, a movie actor, a politician, a musician, or some other type of famous person.  Seems everyone has met, even if only briefly, …
If you’ve been contributing to an IRA, you’ve chosen a great way to save and invest for retirement. All IRAs have potential tax benefits and a range of investment possibilities, but not …
Agriculture

USDA Begins Issuing Payments

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is increasing the amount of funding available for the Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program (SMHPP) and expects to issue approximately $62.8 …

Business

1983 Café opens in Knox City

KNOX CITY – Mike and Melissa Burkham opened the 1983 Café June 22 after leasing the historic Bud’s Café location from Lee and Stefany Rowland.  The Burkham’s …

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American Workers Want Financial, Physical And Mental Wellness Benefits
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5 pro tips to sell your home quickly - or just make it more inviting
(BPT) - Sponsored by GladAs the housing market cools down, sellers will need to work harder to attract buyers. Whether you’re putting your home on the market soon — or if you’d just …
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Austin and Provo lead the country with the most homes built since 2014
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