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BISD approves Insurance plan

BENJAMIN—The Benjamin Independent School District approved a contract with the brokerage Store as the insurance carrier for the football and students for the new school year during its meeting last Tuesday. In addition, the trustees decided to pay up to $429/month of each employee’s TRS-ActiveCare premium okayed a legal service agreement with Powell Law Group,…

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Jam session at Circle Bar Ranch

TRUSCOTT – Last week the annual Circle Bar Ranch Music Camp concluded with the students and musicians from a wide area participating in a public jam session.   This music camp was originally held in Crowell for a few years, then moved to Goree for three years, and has been held in Truscott for the…

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Type 2 Diabetes prevention comes down to everyday choices

Knox County Hospital District KNOX CITY – According to statistics, approximately one in ten Texans is living with diabetes today.  But many more are at risk of developing the disease. Since Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable, it is often the result of poor diet and lack of exercise, taking simple steps to improve your…

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June 2021 rainfall totals

By Don Thompson KNOX CITY – Rainfall measured in June this year is more than double the amount received in 2020. 4.3 inches of precipitation for June 2021 was reported by Brandon Carr at the USDA-NRCS James ‘Bud’ E. Smith’ Plant Materials Center in Knox City. “Only 1.9 inches was recorded in June 2020. The…

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Childress District Receives Safety Award

Special to the News-Courier CHILDRESS –The Childress District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was the recipient of the 2021 Associated General Contractors of Texas and TxDOT Texas Bluebonnet Safety Award for their zero incidence rate. Childress District Engineer Marty Smith presented the award to his staff on Thursday, July 8.

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Hicks Media acquires newspapers from Graystone Media

Staff Reports   Graystone Media Group has announced the sale of three of its Oklahoma newspapers to Hicks Media. The sale of the Altus Times, Frederick Press-Leader, and Mangum Star was effective July 1. Hicks Media, which owns and publishes the Knox County News-Courier, is based in Lufkin Texas.  Its other newspapers include the Red…

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Enjoy the Summer fun safely

Knox County Hospital District   KNOX CITY—Warm weather and the outdoors were meant for each other, and those of us who love summer have waited more than a year to really enjoy it! As we begin to recover from the Covid-19 lockdown and head outside to enjoy picnics, barbecues, poolside, boating, sports activities, hikes, etc,…

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Munday welcomes new officer to police force

By Don Thompson MUNDAY – Winston Stephens has joined the Munday Police Department. Stephens has almost twenty years of experience in law enforcement.  He knows the Knox County and Munday areas well.  His years of experience were acquired nearby in Haskell.  Officer Stephens has already moved here to Munday and said, “I am enjoying the…

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Knox County celebrating Independence Day

By Don Thompson Knox County residents will have two chances to celebrate our national Independence Day. In Knox City, celebrations start on Saturday, July 3rd beginning at 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. at Greyhound Stadium. There will be music by the 380 Highway Band, with food vendors, a children’s play area, and fireworks starting at…

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Pink Ladies store remains open

Special to The News-Courier KNOX CITY—Pink Ladies volunteers in Munday have been dealing with a lot of illness lately, but they are still managing to keep their store open. And with the hot weather here, there is a wide selection of summer wear available. Items are sold at low prices to help those who are…

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