Area News

Former Knox County sheriff pleads guilty

Special to the News-Courier— Dean Homstad, 64, pled guilty to Abuse of Official Capacity under Section 39.02 (2) of the Texas Penal Code in the 50th Judicial District Court on Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020. Upon receiving a complaint about questionable expenditures made by Homstad from 2016-2019, 50th District Attorney Jennifer A. Habert asked the Texas…

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Munday extends Trevino’s contract

Special to The News-Courier— MUNDAY—The Munday City Council extended the contract of City Manager David Trevino until October, 2021 by a 3-2 vote during its regular monthly meeting last week. Casting yes votes were Billy Carden, Karen Longan and Exa Lee Smith while Ryan Cottingham and Trey Singleton voted no. Trevino provided an update on…

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TMCN leadership program continues

Special to The News-Courier— ABILENE–The Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) is pleased to announce that Year 7 of its Leadership TMCN Program will begin with its first session on Wednesday, Feb. 19.  The Network is excited to welcome back Kevin Tutt and Michael Daggs as facilitators with sessions again being hosted by TMCN Marketing Partner…

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Producers urged to enroll by March 15

Special to The News-courier— WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 15, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. March 15, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year. Although more than 200,000 producers have enrolled to date, FSA…

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Feb. 3 last day to register to vote

Special to The News-Courier— BENJAMIN—Feb. 3 will be the last day for you to register to vote for the March 3 primary election. To qualify, you must be a United States citizen, a resident of the county, at least 17 years and 10 months old and 18 by election day, have not been a convicted…

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More farm land sold in 2019

Special to The News-Courier— OMAHA, NE—The land market in 2019 continued the plateau trend of the past several years during which the supply of agricultural land for sale on the market remained lower than average and prices for good quality cropland held mostly steady. Looking ahead to next year, will financial stress from lower commodity…

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Judge orders arbitration in suit

Special to The News-Courier— WICHITA FALLS—A ruling by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor has left a portion of the Knox County Hospital District’s $21 million lawsuit against Blue Cross/Blue Shield pending as both parties have been ordered to attempt an alternative dispute resolution. The judge stayed the remaining portion of the lawsuit pending an arbitrator’s…

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Tips for healthy new year

From The Knox County Hospital KNOX CITY– With the New Year already underway, many people leverage this opportunity to plan new goals. No matter what is on your list this year, Knox County Hospital District (KCHD) reminds the community to make health and wellness a top priority. “Resolutions for the New Year do not have…

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Davis joins Munday police

From The News-Courier staff— MUNDAY—Paul Davis has joined the Munday Police Department as a third officer. Davis and his wife Mallory moved from Jarrell after graduating from the Central Texas Police Academy in Killeen. He grew up in Austin and graduated from McNeill High School there in 2010. “It’s a great opportunity,” he said. Chief…

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‘Meet candidates’ scheduled Feb. 8

Special to The News-Courier— KNOX CITY—The Knox County Republican Party will hold a “Meet the Candidates” program starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 here at the Bill Baker Auditorium. All candidates for the contested District 13, District Judge and Sheriff posts have been sent invitations to attend so voters can get to know…

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