Latest News for Yoakum County

New Ag Chief Gets First Task to Help Farmers & Ranchers

From Farm Policy Facts Just hours after being sworn in as the 31st Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue had his first assignment before him: lead a new interagency task force on agriculture and rural prosperity. This group will examine how the federal government can...
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Yoakum County Library StoryTime Celebrates National Library Week in Plains

With a special StoryTime at the Yoakum County Library in Plains on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, eleven excited readers/pre-readers gathered to commemorate the American Library Association’s national campaign to promote libraries, as well as an initiative called “El Dia...
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Yoakum Co. Commissioners Court April 24

The Commissioners Court met in regular session on Monday, April 24, where they addressed their weekly agenda. First on the agenda was to audit and settle all accounts against the county and direct their payments. The county had total bills of $38,265.47 and hospital...
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Mustang Band Earns Sweepstakes

For the 6th consecutive year the Denver City high school band had earned Sweepstakes honor following competition held last Wednesday. This also marks the 34th overall Sweepstakes Trophy earned by all Mustang bands over the years. To earn this award a band must receive...
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Does the Heritage Foundation Hate American Farmers?

From: Farm Policy Facts The Heritage Foundation is cranking up its anti-American agriculture propaganda machine in an effort to destroy what remains of the farm safety net just as Congress begins the process of writing the next farm bill. "Farmers should be allowed to...
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DCISD School Board Election Set

Voters will be going to the polls on Saturday, May 6, where they will be placing three candidates on the Denver City ISD school board. However, the election for three City Council members and the Mayor was cancelled following the February 17 deadline when only the...
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Plains ISD announces results from State UIL and TMSCA competitions

TownTalk News received the following Press Release from Plains ISD Superintendent, Dr. Stephanie Howard. Plains ISD is excited to announce that the following results from the State UIL competition and the State TMSCA Middle School Competition. State UIL Academic Meet...
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DCISD Contracts Renewed During Monthly School Board Meeting

A Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Denver City Independent School District was held Monday, April 17, 2017, beginning at 6:15 PM in the Board Room of the Denver City Independent School District. Members present included Brad Woosley, Robbie Underhill,...
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Denver City City Council Meets April 17

Economic Development Corporation Executive Director David Mitchell met with the City Council on Monday during their regular meeting requesting permission to use EDC funds for purposed fencing projects. Mitchell explained that members of the EDC had been discussing...
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Plains High School serving as an SAT testing site

TownTalk News received the following Press Release from Plains High School. Plains High School is excited to announce that in conjunction with our recent College Board Membership we will be offering the SAT on site June 3, 2017.  The Registration deadline is May 9th...
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Sports News

Mustangs Edge Brownfield to Stay Alive

Irving Mijares has worked sparingly in a relief role throughout the season where he has recorded 18 strikeouts. But none have been more important than the two he recorded Friday night against Brownfield for the final two outs with the tying run sitting at second base....
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Varsity Fillies Capture District Track Meet Championship

The varsity Fillies used their depth to finish as the District track champions last week on the track in Denver City. They finished with 156 points edging a good Estacado team who finished in 2nd place with 138 points. Lupita Gutierrez finished in 5th place in the...
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Varsity Mustangs Runner-Up in District Track Meet

The varsity Mustangs finished in second place in the district track meet behind a strong team from Levelland. The Mustangs accumulated 142 points behind the 194 points by the Lobos. Alejandro Caro, Ivan Esquivel, and Jaryd Ivy all tied for 8th place individually with...
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Estacado baseball edges Denver City, 3-2

A bit of bad luck along with a fielding error in the bottom of the 7th inning led to a 3-2 Mustang loss to district leading Estacado on Friday night on the Matadors home field. With one out and the Mustangs holding on to a 2-1 lead and a runner on first the Estacado...
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Fillies Split District Games

The Fillies split their last two district games closing out the first half of district play. On Saturday the Fillies lost to state ranked Levelland 10-1 on the Fillies home field before traveling to Brownfield on Tuesday and leaving with a convincing 21-9 win. In the...
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Mustangs Fall to Lamesa in District Action

Lamesa jumped out to an 8-0 first inning lead against the Mustangs Friday on the Tors home turf and from that point Denver City had to play catch up. After the Mustangs came up with one run in the top of the second but the Tors added two more runs in their half of the...
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Fillies Rally for Big Win over Lamesa

In spite of falling behind 6-0 after four innings and committing seven errors the Fillies rallied for a big 11-6 win Friday against Lamesa on the Lady Tors home turf. Five of those seven errors took place in the fourth inning when Lamesa scored five runs that added to...
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Mustangs Ease Past Seminole to Open District Action

The Mustangs jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the second inning, added another run in the third inning and finished it off with four more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to open district play with a 9-3 win over Seminole Tuesday on the Mustangs home turf. Ty...
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Grayce Riley Medals at State Competition

Power lifting star junior Grayce Riley medaled at the state competition in Waco last weekend finishing in the top ten. She lifted 400 on squat, 180 on bench for a personal best, and 330 on deadlift to place in the top 10 with a total of 910. At the Regional meet held...
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Fillies Capture 1st Place in Seminole Track Meet

The Fillie track team finished with 145 points and left Seminole with the championship trophy in the 2016 Tribe Relays held last week. Finishing behind the Fillies in the five-team meet was Lamesa with 140 points and Levelland with 124 points. Denver City results of...
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Obituaries

Shirley Louise Tredaway

Shirley Louise Tredaway, 83, Midland, Texas, passed away on March 28, 2017. Shirley was born in Fisk, Texas in Coleman County on November 26, 1933, to Oran Haney and Anna Lou McQueen. She received her GED and later obtained her Associates Degree in Law Enforcement....
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Jovita Sandoval

Funeral Mass for Jovita Sandoval, 78, will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017, in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Heriberto Mercado Officiating. Interment will follow in the Plains Cemetery with services under the direction of Ratliff Funeral...
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Alton Wayne “Al” Scoggins

Alton Wayne "Al" Scoggins, 85, devoted husband, daddy, and grampy, passed from this life January 14, 2017 in Denver City, Texas. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Stanton Community Center, 301 St. Theresa Street,...
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George Rondel Kirkland

Mr. George Rondel Kirkland, 80, from Denver City, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 25th. He was surrounded at the time of death by his son, George and a very special caregiver, Sandra. It was a precious moment that was ordained from the Lord....
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Herbert Hicks

Herbert Hicks passed away March 7, 2017. Following a private burial at Meadow Cemetery, family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 84 years with a memorial service today, March 9, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Bacon Heights Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas. Visit...
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Centeny May Lester

Services for Centeny May Lester will be held 1pm Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Plains First United Methodist Church with Rev. Linda Gillespie officiating. Centeny May Lester passed away January 19, 2017 in Brownfield. She was born May 1, 1936 to John Grady and Tina...
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John R. “Corky” Black

A memorial service to celebrate the life of John R. Corky Black will take place Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Denver City. Attendees are invited to a luncheon that the church will host following the service for an...
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Lance Payne Bennett

Lance Payne Bennett, 46 passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Nov. 3, 1970. He was married to Maria Roby. Lance grew up in Denver City, Texas, and graduated from Denver City High School in 1989. He joined the U.S. Marine Corp in...
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Sylvia Galvan

Funeral services for Sylvia Galvan, 56, will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Ratliff Funeral Home Chapel of Denver City with Pastor Neil Vanderbush officiating.  Interment will follow in the Denver City Memorial Park.  The family will receive...
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Manuel Mendoza Jr

Funeral mass for Manuel Mendoza Jr, 30, will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Plains with Father Heriberto Mercado saying mass. Services will be under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Denver City. ...
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