Volleyball under way

Knox planning lower tax rate

By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier— BENJAMIN—Knox County Judge Stan Wojcik said he had good news for citizens of the county during a discussion about the proposed budget during the monthly meeting of the Knox County Commissioners Court Monday. Wojcik said a tax rate of .66808 cents per $100 property valuation will be proposed, down…

MES announces new procedures

Special to The News-Courier.— MUNDAY—Parents will not be allowed to get out of their cars or walk their children to class, Munday Elementary Principal Kristi Bufkin has announced. Bufkin sent detailed procedures to parents about how to drop off and pick up their children this year. “These practices must be enforced for the safety and…

Benjamin ISD offers free meals

Special to The News-Courier— BENJAMIN—The Benjamin ISD will continue to provide free and reduced-price meals for households that are eligible based on income. In addition, eligibility is determined by households receiving SNAP benefits, a child’s enrollment in Head Start or Even Start and a child’s status as a foster child, homeless, runaway, migrant or one…

KCOCISD offers free meals again

Special to The News-Courier— KNOX CITY—The Knox City/O’Brien Consolidated Independent School District will continue to operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the National School Breakfast and Lunch plan for the 2020-2021 school year, said Tammy Steward, the district’s child nutrition director. Qualifying schools are allowed to serve students free meals under the program and…

Sky Rey wins playoff For Ag-Oil crown

From The News-Courier staff— KNOX CITY—The annual Ag-Oil golf tournament, limited to only a morning start this year, saw a closely-bunched finish here Saturday with three teams all posting 12-under-par 58s at the Knox City Country Club. The Sky Rey foursome of Domingo Garcia, Chad Donnel, Eddie Baldwin and Woody Carlock won the top prize…

FBC plans Back2school bash

Special to The News-Courier— MUNDAY—First Baptist Church Munday will provide a free meal and free swimming for all its children of the community from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. tonight in a Back2School Bash at the Munday Pool. “With this being a crazy school year, we want to provide a relaxing time for these families…

School and Sports for August 12, 2020

Opinion: Walter Williams

Leftist Effort to Revise American History There is very little new under the sun. The monument and statue destruction that we are witnessing has been witnessed in other times and other places. A tyrant’s first battlefield is to rewrite history. Most notable were the political purges of Joseph Stalin. The Soviet government erased figures from…

Between the Lines by Bruce Green

On monasteries and solitude © 2020 Bruce W. Green If I had not married my wife – which of course was divinely appointed – I think I might have made a monk. I am quite sure I would have been a bad one but a monk nonetheless. For a very long time, I have been…

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