Area News

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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Munday man involved in bus-truck accident

From The News-Courier staff— SEYMOUR—One man was killed in an accident between a truck and Greyhound bus at the intersection of Highway 277 E and Highway 183 S east of Seymour last Monday afternoon. Officials reported James Dayton Jones of Amarillo dead at the scene. Jones was one of 29 passengers on the Greyhound bus…

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Munday decides not to raise tax rate

From The News-Courier staff— MUNDAY—The Munday City Council decided to reverse course and not raise the 2020-2021 property tax rates during its regular meeting last week. The council had earlier voted to propose a rate of $1.20905 by a 4-1 vote prior to holding a public meeting on the same night. No residents appeared at…

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Voter registration deadline Oct. 5

Special to The News-Courier— BENJAMIN—Deadline to register to vote is Oct. 5 to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. Voters can register at the Knox County clerk’s office or by mail after obtaining an application. Gov. Greg Abbott will allow early voting to start Oct. 13.

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DPS proud of crime labs

Texas Department of Public Safety— AUSTIN—The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is pleased to recognize the hardworking men and women of the DPS Crime Laboratory Service during National Forensic Science Week, which takes place from Sept. 20-26. The week is designed to highlight forensic science work at labs across the country. There are 16 DPS crime…

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CFAP 2 signup now underway

United States Department of Agriculture— WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced last Friday up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) began Sept. 21 and runs through…

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Young to retire at Texas A&M

The Texas Tribune— COLLEGE STATION—Texas A&M University President Michael Young will retire at the end of the school year, he said in a letter obtained by The Texas Tribune. His retirement is expected to take effect May 31, 2021, after which he will assume a newly created role as director of the school’s Institute for…

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Feed the hungry for just $5 per month

Munday Food Pantry’s goal By Rileigh Lowe— MUNDAY—Mother Teresa once said, “If you can’t feed a 100 people, then just feed one.”  This is a challenge for the very generous and loving community of Munday. When you open your refrigerator door, do you routinely scan the contents to choose the ingredients for your next meal,…

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DL extensions still in effect

Texas Department of Public Safety— AUSTIN—The Texas Department of Public Safety reminds Texans that it’s important to remember that the extension for expiration dates that was granted in response to COVID-19 remains in effect. The extension means that if your Texas ID, DL, commercial driver license or election identification certificate card expires on or after…

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Knox County proposes .55083, .11317 tax rates

From The News-Courier staff— BENJAMIN—The Knox County Commissioners Court voted to propose a tax rate of .55083 cents for its general fund and .11317 cents for its special (roads and bridges) account during a recent special meeting. This no-new-revenue rate will raise the same amount of property tax revenue from the same properties in both…

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