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Tue
17
Jan

West Texas Rehab telethon Saturday

by Justin DeLoach
 
This year’s 47th edition of the West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s telethon promises to be one of the best yet featuring favorite guests along with two great co-headlining entertainers, Lauren Alaina and Charles “Chip” Esten, the online auction, and more.
 
This year’s telethon takes place on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Abilene Civic Center from 6 p.m.-midnight.
 
Tue
17
Jan

Library security system receives approval

by Melissa Perner
 
The Crockett County Commissioners’ Court approved a new security system for the Crockett County Public Library during a special called meeting Monday.
 
The commissioners approved a one-year contract with Securitas Electronic Security for $8,789 to install the new system that will have cameras and monitors inside and outside the building.
 
Tue
17
Jan

School board meeting tonight

The CCCCSD School Board will hold their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Jan. 18, in the Administration Office Board Room at 797 Avenue D. The meeting is open to the public.
 
Items on the agenda:
 
• School Board Recognition
 
• District Spotlight - All-State Band
 
Tue
10
Jan

January is School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month and Crockett County Consolidated Common School District will join other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools.

 

As elected officials, they are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of Texas schoolchildren. 

 

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Tue
10
Jan

Galindo earns chair in All-State Band

On January Denise Rodriguez and Trystian Galindo both auditioned for the ATSSB All-State Band on Saturday, Jan. 7.

 

Denise auditioned on the contra bass clarinet and Trystian auditioned on the flute.

 

Tue
10
Jan

Texas lawmakers hoping to plug 'loopholes' keeping government contracts secret

AUSTIN – A pair of Texas lawmakers have filed legislation aiming to plug what they called major “loopholes” in public records law that have left taxpayers in the dark about key details of some contracts involving public funds.

 

“We are here today because I think some things have been broken – particularly in transparency and the Public Information Act,” state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, RSouthlake, said at a press conference Tuesday.

 

Tue
10
Jan

Fort Lancaster hosts special guided tour

BY WILSON WHITE

 

SHEFFIELD, TX –– Looking for something fun for the entire family? Visit Fort Lancaster State Historic Site on Saturday, January 14th for a special guided tour of the historic fort ruins followed by a hands-on history display with period weapons, uniforms, and soldier equipment.

 

“The special tour will allow visitors to imagine what it must have been like to live and work at Fort Lancaster during the mid-1800s” said Jefferson Spilman, Fort Lancaster Site Manager.

 

Tue
03
Jan

Commissioners wrap up 2016 budget

BY MELISSA PERNER

 

The Crockett County Commissioners’ Court wrapped up 2016 during a special called meeting on Dec. 28 at the courthouse annex. The commissioners approved the proposed 2016 budget amendments and end of year line item changes for the 2016 County Budget, including a transfer of $1,106,220.63 from the Health Center Improvement Fund to the Clinic Construction Account for the new health clinic.

 

Tue
03
Jan

County officials take oath

WESLEY BEAN (right) was sworn in Tuesday morning as the new Crockett County Commissioner of Precinct 3 by County Judge Fred Deaton. County officials and sheriff's office deputies and jailers also took oaths Tuesday at the courthouse annex

 

Tue
03
Jan

Uresti files bills on smoking age, voter registration and foster care

BY MICHAEL A. RUGGIERI

 

State Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, has filed bills for the upcoming 85th State Legislative Session that deal with raising the smoking age and improving voter registration and foster care and Child Protective Services. Senate Bill 183 will increase the legal age to purchase, possess, or consume tobacco and nicotine products in Texas from 18 to 21 years of age, and Senate Bill 228 to allow municipalities the freedom to determine a smoking age that is best for their local community.

 

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