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“The Survivor” going to state

CORSICANA—Munday High will be performing “The Survivor” at 5:30 p.m. here Saturday at the Corsicana Performing Center as the last of eight plays competing in the UIL state one-act-play contest. Tickets are available online only with a code that was shared on the school’s Facebook page.  “We would love for as many as can make…

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Big Country Hall adds 12 inductees

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

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Right-to-carry gun bill okayed by House

AUSTIN—Admitting the lawmakers are entering the busiest part of the session, Rep. James Frank reported that the Texas House passed HR 1927, which will ensure that Texans who are lawfully able to carry a handgun are able to do so for personal protection and for the protection of their family, by an 87-58 vote. In…

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Munday man dies in wreck near Benjamin

Roger Gordon Smith of Munday died in a one-vehicle accident 4.2 miles East of Benjamin on US 82 last Monday. He was pronounced dead at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls. Smith was driving his 2005 Dodge Durango West when he struck a lost load of crushed rock in the roadway, according to the accident…

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Knox plays aim for spots at state

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…

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Big Country Hall will add 12 new inductees

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…

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Senior lunches set in Munday, too

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…

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Knox to get $355,000 from rescue funds

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…

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Early voting starts Monday

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.…

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