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Gov. Abbott loosens COVID-19 restrictions

Visits possible to nursing homes From The News-Courier staff— AUSTIN—Gov. Greg Abbott announced last Thursday that he would allow businesses to expand capacity in much of the state, citing a decline in coronavirus hospitalizations that he credited to Texans taking the pandemic seriously. The order allowed businesses operating at 50% capacity to move to 75%…

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Kennon and Booe announce engagement

Darell and Jana Kennon of Vernon announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Maggie Delaine Kennon to Daniel Keith Booe, son of David and Shelley Booe of Munday and Chad and Lisa Mobbs of Lorenzo. The couple plans a Nov. 14 outdoor wedding at the Reserve at Ranger Creek in Seymour. The bride-elect…

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Frank urges allowing nursing home visits

From The News-Courier staff— WICHITA FALLS—Rep. James Frank believes visitation is essential to the health and safety of those most vulnerable Texans who now are in nursing homes. He said in a recent post that only 25 of the more than 1,200 nursing homes in Texas have met the requirements put in place by the…

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Plant container garden to maximize space

By Laura Muntean— Whether looking to add a bit of beauty to the porch or making the most out of space in the backyard, gardeners can grow any vegetable in a container that they would normally grow in the ground. All that is needed is the right size container, good soil and proper drainage, said Skip…

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Hurricane relief

Courtesy Photo—Munday residents answered the call when they heard about the damages from Hurricane Laura and sent a truck full of items along with cash donations to a small town in Louisiana where Chris King, the son of Jerry and Sandy King, is the First Baptist church preacher. “The community did it again,” said Wesley…

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TxDOT urges drivers to make plans for sober ride

‘Plan While You Can’ this Labor Day weekend Texas Department of Transportation AUSTIN — While there may be less traffic on the roads this Labor Day weekend, TxDOT is urging those who choose to go out and celebrate to plan ahead for a sober ride before any drinking begins. “We encourage people to enjoy the…

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‘Evening with Abby’ benefit event scheduled

Special to The News-Courier— ABILENE—The Pregnancy Care Center of the Northern Big Country will host “An Evening with Abby” from 6 p.m. to  8:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Big Country Baptist Assembly. Abby Johnson is an author and director of “And Then There Were None,” a pro-life group. Tickets are on sale at www.eventbrite.com/o/pregnancy-care-center-of-the-northern-big-country-30371184448

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TxDOT targets distracted drivers with reality game

Texas Department of Transportation— CHILDRESS—Despite stay at home orders and less traffic the past few months, Texas has continued to see about the same amount of fatalities on our state’s roadways. In an effort to creatively reach drivers more about the dangers of distracted driving, TxDOT has launched a new web-based augmented reality (AR) game…

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Museum seeks names of Knox veterans

From Wichita Brazos Museum— BENJAMIN—Mary Jane Young, director of the Wichita Brazos Museum, urges Knox County residents to let her know about any names of veterans that need to be added on the Knox County Veterans Memorial. “We have approximately 2,500 names on the memorial and now have a list of 33 names to be…

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