Area News

More detailed map planned for Munday

By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier— MUNDAY—The City of Munday received approval for the planning grant that will allow Public Management to do an updated and more detailed map of the city during its regular January meeting. In addition, the city will move forward with the procurement of the $350,000 Texas Department of Agriculture’s Texas…

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Cedar Ridge purchases Air-Ag

By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier— KNOX CITY—Cedar Ridge Aviation purchased Air-Ag at the Knox City Airport from Donna and Stan Wojcik last month and will add a new airplane to its stable of 14 helicopters to improve agricultural services. Included in the purchase were four hangars and an older aircraft, which was used as…

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Knox approves salary for road commissioner

By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier— BENJAMIN—The Knox County Commissioners Court approved a salary of $49,500 for a new county road commissioner after going into executive session last Monday morning. The following morning, Leroy Clark and Ned Jones were hired as road hands. Earlier on Monday, the commissioners approved a resolution to adopt a new…

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Vaughan joins Decker staff

The News-Courier— STAMFORD–Decker Capital Partners is proud to announce the addition of Jessica Decker Vaughan as a new financial advisor. “I am pleased to welcome Jessica Vaughan to the Decker Capital Partners team,” said Gary Decker, financial advisor at Raymond James Financial Services and owner of Decker Capital Partners. “Adding Jessica is another step in…

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Knox Junior Livestock Show set Saturday

By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier— MUNDAY—Knox County youngsters will be showing their animals when the annual Knox County Junior Livestock Show is held here Friday and Saturday at the Munday Event Center. Participants can begin moving in their sheep, goats and swine at 3 p.m. on Friday. Weigh-in starts at 5 p.m. and the…

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Knox treasurer Ake will retire

By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier— BENJAMIN—Rosie Ake has announced plans to retire as the treasurer for Knox County after 14 years, effective in March. The county is searching for a replacement that it can hire quickly to allow for time to train under Ake, said Judge Stan Wojcik. Ake will stay for training purposes…

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Making health and wellness a priority in 2021

Knox County Hospital District— KNOX CITY – With the New Year upon us, it is the perfect time to optimistically look ahead. This year offers a chance for new beginnings and new reasons for hope. With a couple of COVID-19 vaccines promising to offer relief from the pandemic, we have much to look forward to…

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Local school trustee elections

By Sara Throckmorton— Three local schools have school trustee elections this year. Munday, Knox City and Benjamin ISDs each have trustee positions that will be voted in on May 1, 2021. According to school officials, the first day to apply for a ballot position is Jan. 13. The last day to apply is Feb. 12.…

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Harlin opens law office in Munday

By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier— MUNDAY—Attorney Robyn Harlin has opened an office here in Munday at 139 N. Munday Ave. where she handles wills, probate, guardianships, paroles, criminal defense, civil cases and real estate closings. Harlin previously clerked for a lawyer in Houston for 25 years after graduating from South Texas College of Law…

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Knox didn’t get additional doses

By James McAfee— KNOX CITY—Stephen Kuehler, the administrator for the Knox County Hospital District, reported Monday morning that he didn’t receive any additional vaccines last week. “I’ve gotten a total of 200 and have been able to get shots for all the medical providers and enough for both the Munday Nursing Home and the Brazos…

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