Latest News for Yoakum County

Yoakum County Commissioners adopt resolution for legalization of the sale of alcohol

The Commissioners Court met in regular session on Monday, August 14, where they addressed their weekly agenda. Perhaps the item on the agenda that drew the most attention was the adoption of a resolution for the legalization of the sale of all alcoholic beverages...
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Plains ISD receives Distinction Designations from TEA

TownTalk News received the following Press Release from Plains ISD Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Howard. The Texas Education Agency has released 2017 Distinction Designations. Plains ISD is pleased to report the following distinctions: Plains High School earned the...
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D.C. City Council Meets August 7

The City Council met in regular session on Monday, August 7, where they addressed their bi-monthly agenda which included the installation of a traffic light at the intersection of east Broadway and State highway 214 and the presentation of the 2017 effective tax rate....
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Boost Your Bone Strength

originally from aarp.com by Amy Paturel 7 surprising ways to increase density Get Stronger By the time we reach 50, both men and women are losing bone mass, thanks to a slowdown in the body’s bone-rebuilding process. Diet and lack of exercise can also play a role....
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10 Upscale Ways to Make Over Terra-Cotta Pots

originally from bhg.com by Stephanie Rose The container that displays plants should be as much of an art piece as the flowers or foliage within it. These creative makeovers turn thrifty terra-cotta pots into upscale vessels worthy of a prominent place in your home or...
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School Days are Now Measured in Minutes, Not Days

As the countdown for the beginning of school is now down to single digits school personnel as well as the students will be starting their second year of a school day and year being measured in hours and minutes instead of days. There was the day when Texas students...
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Plains ISD Teacher Selected as AVID On-Call Employee

TownTalk News received the following Press Release from Dr. Stephanie Howard, Plains ISD Superintendent. One of our new employees, Robin Welch, was selected by AVID to work as an AVID On-Call Employee. The AVID On-Call Employee (AOCE) works as a staff developer...
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Yoakum County Deputy Killed in One Vehicle Rollover

Yoakum County Sheriff Deputy Jason Matthew Fann, 28, tragically lost his life on August 5 around 6 pm in the line of duty while serving the citizens of this county. While responding to a crash on state highway 214, Deputy Fann lost control of his unit and tragically...
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Budget Update for Plains ISD

TownTalk News received the following Press Release for Plains ISD from Superintendent, Dr. Stephanie Howard. Plains ISD is transitioning to a September 1 fiscal year start that will run through August 31st. This transition has allowed us to build a budget based on...
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Yoakum Co. Commissioners Court August 7

The Commissioners Court met on Monday, August 7, where they addressed their weekly agenda. The meeting opened with the Commissioners looking through the bills and addressing any concerns. They then unanimously approved to audit and settle all accounts against the...
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Sports News

August Means Volleyball and Football Season in Denver City

Each year when August rolls around it means volleyball and football seasons are close behind. The Fillies always get the jump on everyone as they started their two-a-day practices on Tuesday, August 1, to prepare for their first match, which will be at home against...
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SportsBeat: Coach Steve Taylor Hangs Up His Whistle

Denver City Athletic Director, Steve Taylor, decides that it is time for him to retire.  After 39 years of coaching, he is hanging up his whistle for granddad duties.  Click on the link below to listen to Coach Bowman's final interview with Coach Taylor on this weeks...
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Mustangs Named to All District Baseball Team

Every starter for the Mustang baseball team was named to either the first or second All District baseball team according to information released by Mustang coach Rodney Curtis. Named to the 1st team was senior catcher Cameron Garcia, sophomore 1st baseman Daven...
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Coach Steve Taylor Retires

In an email to his coaching staff on Wednesday, Athletic Director Steve Taylor announced his retirement from Denver City Independent School District effective at the end of the current school year. He noted that his son Jarryd moving to Midland with their new born...
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Denver City All Sports Banquet

A large crowd attended the 2016-2017 All Sports Banquet at The DAG on Tuesday night where they gathered to show their support as well as honor all the Denver City high school athletes in their respective sports. DCISD Superintendent Gary Davis hosted the event where...
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Greenwood Ends Mustangs Season

The Mustangs magical season came to a sudden halt on Saturday as they fell to Midland Greenwood in the Area round of the post season play. After shutting out the mostly senior team 5-0 on Friday, the Rangers came back to win game two 9-0 and then rallied in the top of...
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Plains Native Honored at School Ending Ceremony

Haley Welch of Plains was recently honored at McMurry University end of the year athletic ceremonies. McMurry University Athletics honored its scholar-athletes recently at the Wally’s awards, the annual end-of-the-year gathering. Upwards of 350 staff and athletes came...
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Mustangs Sweep Perryton in Bi-District Action

It wasn’t the prettiest two wins of the year, but the bottom line is they were two wins over a good Perryton Ranger team and with the sweep the Mustangs moved on to the Area round of the baseball post season play. The Mustangs won game one 8-2 on Friday at Amarillo...
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Fillies Named to All District Softball Team

Fillie softball coach Steve McCormick has announced those Fillies named to the District 2-4A All District softball team following the completion of the season for all district teams. Named to the 1st team was pitcher Jewell Santillan, 3rd baseman Kat Chavez,...
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Fillies Season Ends in Bi-District Play

The Fillies softball season came to an abrupt halt on Friday after dropping two of three games to Pampa, the 2nd place team from district 1-4A in Bi-District action held at Lubbock High Westerner field. The Fillies dropped the first game to the Lady Harvesters 6-3...
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Obituaries

Ray Baker

Funeral Services for Ray Baker, 97, of Denver City will be held at 4:00 P.M. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Marty Akins officiating. Interment will follow in the Denver City Memorial Park under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of...
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Jason M. “Jay” Fann

Jason M."Jay" Fann, 28, of Plains passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Yoakum County, Texas. Jason was born November 29, 1988 in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Shallowater High School in 2007. Jason attended south Plains College and graduated from the Law...
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Elida Valles

Funeral Mass for Elida Valles, 76, of Seagraves will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 5, 2017 in the St. Paul's Catholic Church with Father Paul Karieakatt officiating. Interment will follow in the Gaines County Cemetery under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home...
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Jack Mock

Jack Thompson Mock died July 28, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas. He was born March 5, 1932, to a pioneer ranching family that moved to Gaines County, Texas, in 1903. He graduated from Seminole High School, then earned a B.S. degree in geology from Texas Tech in 1961 after...
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Robbie Don McBeth

SAN ANGELO Robbie Don McBeth, of San Angelo, passed away, at the age of 60, on Saturday, July 15, 2017, in the company of his family. Robbie was born on April 4, 1957, in Denver City, Texas. He traveled extensively in the United States and abroad during his lifetime,...
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Claude Randle Addison

DENVER CITY-Celebration of life services for Claude Randle Addison, 89, will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the First Baptist Church, Plains TX with Rev. Patrick Hamilton and Rev Glenn Harlin officiating, under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home...
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Teresa Boiles

Teresa Marie Boiles of Lubbock, formerly of Denver City, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the age of 60. She was born December 14, 1956 in Abilene to Harry and Ruby (Carey) Bilbrey. Teresa graduated from Plains High School in 1975 and was a member of the...
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Mary Ruth Gist

Mary Ruth Gist died Tuesday, June 13, 2017. She was 89 and from Post, Texas. She was born to the late C.L. and Opal Devore, Dec. 2nd, 1927, in O'Donnell, Texas. Mary graduated from Welch High School and worked at the Lamesa Hospital. She married John William Gist in...
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Velta D Turner

Dee Turner, 81, of San Angelo Texas, formerly of Levelland Texas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 4, 2017, in Marble Falls, Texas, of natural causes. He was born in Floydada, Texas on Aug. 7, 1935, to Edith and Virgil Turner. He retired as Justice of Peace of...
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Mary Helen Sandlin

Funeral services for Mary Helen Sandlin, 74, of Denver City will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2017, in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Kyle Struen officiating under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Denver City. She passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017...
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