Moguls capture 16-1A title

MUNDAY—The Mun- day Moguls got off to a torrid start and avenged an earlier setback to the Knox City Greyhounds with a convincing 68-40 win on their home court Tuesday night to claim the District 16-1A title, finishing with a 9-1 record and a bye in the opening round of the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Hounds…

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Thornberry opposes Trump’s plan to move funds to wall

Special to The News-Courier— Rep. Mac Thornberry, who is leaving congress next January, indicated President Donald Trump’s plan to shift $3.8 billion in military funding to build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico was an administration overreach. “Congress has the constitutional responsibility to determine how defense dollars are spent,” said Thornberry, the top Republican on the…

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District 13, Senate races congested

From The News-Courier staff— Early voting got under way this week for the Texas primary election scheduled March 3. It looks like there will be some runoffs necessary between the top two needed on May 26 in two extremely crowded fields. The battle to replace Rep. Mac Thornberry as the congressman for District 13 will…

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Knox will decide sheriff, judge post

From The News-Courier staff— BENJAMIN—Knox County voters will have a choice to make for the Republican party’s candidate for sheriff and the 50th District judge post in the March 3 primary election. Sheriff Hunter Embesi, a former deputy who was appointed earlier in the year, will face off against Johnny Ivie for sheriff. Current Knox…

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MCISD adds two teaching positions

From The News-Courier staff— MUNDAY—Following a closed executive session, the Munday Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved one-year extensions for the contracts of principals Kristi Bufkin and Drew Drury and band director Trey Singleton at its regular monthly meeting last Thursday. Supt. Troy Parton was also given permission to open two teaching positions,…

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School News and Sports, Winter 2020

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Some local boards now plan elections

From The News-Courier staff— Some of the local boards will have enough candidates to have an election on May 2 after last week’s deadline for filing. The Munday Consolidated Independent School District will need an election as former trustee Bill Longan has joined incumbents Sam Hunter and Mark Rocha for two three-year terms. Keith Kuehler…

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Cotton Pickin’ Quilt Show set Feb. 29

Special to The News-Courier— GOREE— Organizers expect up to a 100, or maybe more, quilts will be on display when the 28th annual Cotton Pickin’ Quilt & Cooking Show, sponsored by Goree Going for Greatness, is held Saturday, Feb. 29 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. here at the Knox Prairie Event Center. Admission will…

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Farmers will get checks soon

Special to The News-Courier— WASHINGTON, DC—At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the third and final tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. The payments will begin to show up in…

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Texas Farm Bureau offers scholarships

Special to The News-Courier— Waco—Paying for college could soon be a lot easier for Texas students. Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) is once again offering more than $80,000 in scholarships to eligible member families. “Local, district and state scholarships provide a great opportunity for students to earn money to further their education,” said Jamie Gipe, TFB…

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