Area News

Haskell car show scheduled April 24

From The News-Courier staff HASKELL—The Haskell County Knights Club’s annual car show is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24 on the courthouse square here. Registration for entry in up to 20 categories will cost $20 and will start at 8 a.m. that day. Organizers indicated that more than 60 classic vehicles were…

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Striping project in full swing

CHILDRESS – A Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) $943,646 striping and raised pavement marker project began in the Childress District this week. According to Chris Reed, P.E., Director of Construction, the project will include an estimated 240 miles of various roadways in Briscoe, Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Dickens, Donley, Foard, Hall, Hardeman, King, Knox, Motley and…

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Rochester will host trade day

Special to The News-Courier ROCHESTER—The usually quiet streets of Rochester will be humming with a lot of visitors and activities when Rochester Steer Clear hosts Rochester Trade Day & Flea Market from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. More than 60 vendors and food trucks are expected.  Live bands, including Haskell…

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RPTS students win scholarships

Special to The News-Courier BRECKENRIDGE—A pair of Rolling Plains Technical School students earned scholarships from Breckenridge State Technical College in a weld-off last week. Nathan King and Steve Crain of Haskell finished second and third behind Pablo Comacho of Seymour, earning $500 and $250 scholarships. Mayson  McGaughey of Knox City also participated and left with…

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Rochester will host trade day

Special to The News-Courier ROCHESTER—Rochester Steer Clear has announced it will hold Rochester Trade Day & Flea Market from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. More than 60 vendors and food trucks will be involved. There will be a raffle giving away a gun safe and a fishing pole, according to Linda…

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Knox Prairie Ranch Rodeo scheduled April 30, May 1

The News-Courier staff MUNDAY—The Munday Volunteer Fire Department announced it will host the Knox Prairie Ranch Rodeo on April 30 and May 1. It’s an annual fundraiser for the firemen. The event had been canceled last year because of COVID-19. Other ranches will join the Thompson Ranch to compete nightly at the Munday Roping Center,…

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Rochester plans April 17 event

Special to The News-Courier ROCHESTER—Rochester Steer Clear has announced it will hold Rochester Trade Day & Flea Market from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. More than 60 vendors and food trucks will be involved. There will be a raffle giving away a gun safe and a fishing pole, according to Linda…

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Sunrise Easter service planned

Special to the News-Courier Pastor Curtis Schrader reports that the Benjamin Methodist Church will have a Sunrise Easter service at 7:30 a.m. Sunday with the public invited. A potluck breakfast will also be served. The Knox City Methodist Church will have an Easter Egg hunt following its 11 a.m. service.

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Frank supports two key bills

From Rep. James Frank AUSTIN—Rep. James Frank noted in his weekly newsletter that the ERCOT/PUC/electric grid issue continues to rightfully make headlines and will be front and center throughout this session of the Texas Legislature. “While it is important that we move quickly, I hope most people understand the need to fully investigate and carefully…

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