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Aim Hire Texas prepares Texans for work needs

Texans for work needs DALLAS— A new statewide workforce initiative, Aim Hire Texas, will help close gaps preventing many Texans from finding good, high-paying jobs that Texas employers seek to fill, thereby equitably expanding economic opportunities both today and for future generations, organizers announced last week. The effort is a collaboration between Texas 2036 —…

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EPA approves dicambla products

From The Environment Protection Agency— BROOKLET, Ga.—U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that EPA is approving new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and extending the registration of an additional dicamba product. All three registrations include new control measures to ensure these products can be used effectively while protecting the environment, including…

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Benjamin adds Faris to council

From The News-Courier staff— Benjamin—The Benjamin City Council approved the appointment of Jon Faris to fill the remaining term left by Donnie Ryder’s resignation during its regular monthly October meeting. Ryder’s resignation had been accepted at the September meeting. The Council approved acceptance of sealed bids on the city’s old safe. Bids will be opened…

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TMC conference planned Oct. 28

Special to The News-Courier— “Seeing the Small Town Future!” will be the theme of the 27 th annual Texas Midwest Conference to be held online Wednesday, Oct. 28. The Texas Midwest Annual Conference is the signature event of the Texas Midwest Community Network during which member communities are provided with timely educational sessions, motivating speakers, and…

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Forth Worth Stock Show canceled

Special to The News-Courier— FORT WORTH—The executive committee of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo voted unanimously last week to cancel the 2021 show scheduled for Jan. 15 through Feb. 6. “This is a heartbreaking decision for our leadership and was not made lightly,” said Stock Show President and General Manager Brad Barnes. “We…

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Abbott will allow bars to reopen

From The Texas Tribune— AUSTIN—Gov. Greg Abbott announced last Wednesday that bars in Texas can reopen for in-person service effective today — as long as their county governments choose to allow it. Bars in counties that opt-in will be able to resume in-person services at 50 percent capacity, though all customers must be seated while eating or…

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Construction started

Sheri Baty/The Knox County News-Courier— A crane waits to lift a footing and place it onto the ground at the construction site for the wind project in Northern Knox County.

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TxDOT begins Super 2 work

From TxDOT— CHILDRESS – The Texas Department of Transportation began a $12.6 million Super 2 project in Knox County Oct. 6 under the construction of A.L. Helmcamp. The project will extend from FM 267 east to the Baylor County line on Hwy 82 and consist of subgrade widening, flex base, extending structures and asphaltic concrete…

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DR. SHOLTY OUSTED

Special to The News-Courier— KNOX CITY—In checking with Dr. Rodney Sholty on Monday morning in his duties as the health authority for Knox County, it was discovered that he had been relieved of duties by the board of directors at the Knox County Hospital, effective last Friday, according to administrator Stephen Kuehler.

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