Area Breaking News

City to enforce updated golf cart ordinance

MUNDAY – Recent changes in Texas law now allows golf carts and most off-highway vehicles to be operated on roadways only under certain conditions. The Munday Police Department, with the support of the City Council, will strictly enforce the updated restrictions. The requirements of the updated law were outlined in a release from the police…

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STAAR results improved

MUNDAY – The STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) results for grades three, four and five improved significantly over last year’s results, surpassing goals and improving scores. Elementary Principal Kristi Bufkin reported “Our scores for 2020-2021 exceeded the previous year’s results in spite of Covid.” Bufkin attributed this outstanding achievement to “…awesome teachers…

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Gym now open in Munday

MUNDAY—Knox County residents now have a place to stay fit as Chris Anderson as announced the opening of High Octane Fitness here in Munday in the refurbished Texaco gas station at 130 S. Birch, across from Allsup’s. “I’ve always had a passion for fitness,” said the independent contractor who still works in Iraq after serving…

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Bridge out in Knox County

BENJAMIN – The bridge at County Road 4206 and County Road 4237, between Knox City and Munday, north of Highway 222, is out of service due to recent heavy rainfall. At the Commissioner’s Court meeting on July 12, Road and Bridges Manager Brady Hansen reported “Repairs are being done. A large metal culvert is the…

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Munday fire department responds to fire

MUNDAY – The Volunteer Fire Department responded to a 911 call last week for a fire in a recreational vehicle parked in a backyard on S. 5th Ave. in Munday. The fifth-wheel type RV trailer had extensive damage. The nearby fence, carport, and tree were damaged. “At least no one was hurt, and the house…

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Arrests made in Goree shooting

GOREE – Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting in Goree.  Sheriff Hunter Embesi reports that on June 29, 2021, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office was contacted in reference to a man who had been shot in the early morning hours in Goree. Deputy Ryan Thrash was the first to arrive on…

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Aspermont agency provides services to Knox County

MUNDAY – Wilda Giles from the Aspermont Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) shared information about the varied services the ASBDC provides to residents in Knox County and surrounding six counties with the Munday Lions Club. Interestingly, the ASBDC does not develop or promote small businesses, but it was named that years ago and changing the…

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Knox County celebrated Independence Day

Knox County residents celebrated Independence Day in Knox City and Munday. Celebrations started on Saturday July 3rd, with the Knox City Fire Department hosting celebrations at Greyhound Stadium in Knox City. Cool weather and cloudy skies did not dampen spirits or attendance. The 380 Highway Band performed throughout the day. Children enjoyed the bounce house…

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Owners of The Drug Store support the area

HASKELL – Mary Jane and Nathan Buerkle bought The Drug Store in Haskell in October 2019 and have been working diligently to support the surrounding area ever since. They manage The Drug Store as the family business it has always been and are working to expand the services even more. The first owner of the…

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