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Knox City getting new street signs

By James McAfee— KNOX CITY—The Knox City Chamber of Commerce announced last week that its long-awaited project to put up new street signs in Knox City entered its final stages thanks to the combined efforts with the City of Knox City and both economic boards plus private donations. President Mark Tucker reported the new signs…

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Extension Service promotes Coop

By Kay Ledbetter— VERNON—Lorrie Coop, longtime Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and community health agent in Knox County, has been named as the agency’s new District 3 administrator, effective Jan. 19. District 3 is in the Rolling Plains region and represents 24 counties that reaches from Childress County in the north to Parker County in the…

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Busy days ahead for lawmakers

By Rep. James Frank— In the midst of a fairly busy national news week, including the Presidential Inauguration, the Texas Legislature is in the organization and preparation phase of the 140-day session. While we wait for committee assignments, my staff and I have been working on our priorities, filing legislation, and preparing for the busy…

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Digital Texas momentum expands

Digital Texas— AUSTIN—Twelve more organizations have joined Digital Texas as the broad coalition of nearly two-dozen statewide organizations working to expand digital connectivity in Texas gains momentum. Good Reason Houston, North Texas Commission, Teach Plus, Texas Association of Community Health Centers, Texas Association of Goodwills, Texas Association of Regional Councils, Texas Association of School Administrators,…

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Rural phone companies file suit against PUC

Texas Press Association— AUSTIN—Almost 50 rural Texas telephone companies have filed a lawsuit against the Public Utility Commission of Texas, accusing the state regulatory agency of illegally withholding universalservice fund (“USF”) revenues crucial to maintaining the statewide telecommunications network in rural areas. The lawsuit contends the PUC’s action was taken in violation of the Texas…

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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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