Latest News for Yoakum County

Here’s What the Royal Family Eats on Christmas Day—and It’s Quite the Feast!

By: MICHELLE DARRISAW of Southern Living Of course, there's a fruitcake. Every family has their own traditions, regardless if they reside in the South or across the pond. Some people like to open one gift or a stocking on Christmas Eve. Others prefer to unwrap...

How Long Should I Wait After a Cold to Hang Out with People Again?

By: Michael Gollust of Health.com Here's how soon you can truthfully say, "don't worry, I'm not contagious." he holiday season is all about sharing: warm embraces with family and friends, heaping spreads of food, good cheer galore, and, inevitably, cold and flu bugs....

Christmas Trees at StoryTime at Yoakum County Library

Yoakum County Library in Plains started December off with a host of Christmas trees on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. After counting up to the sixth day and then counting the days until Christmas, the group grabbed some silver bells to enhance the singing of “Days of...

Denver City Girls Basketball Coach Placed on Leave, Possible Inappropriate Relationship With Student

TownTalk Radio has learned today that Kody Brown, the varsity girls basketball coach of the Denver City Fillies has been placed on leave for a possible inappropriate relationship with a student. According to DCISD website, Brown has been employed with DCISD for eight...

LISTEN NOW: Dan Jackson & Kody Bessent on Ag Update on Demand

Dan Jackson and guest Kody Bessent talk about several issues that Farmers and people in Agriculture are facing right now. Click the player below to hear the full interview and get in...

Fillies Earn Runner-Up Championship

The Fillies had very little trouble working through the championship bracket last weekend in the Denver City Tamale Shootout earning a spot in the finals against a very good Lubbock Monterey team. In this order, the Fillies defeated Littlefield 70-31, Monahans 79-24,...

10 Ways to Celebrate Christmas Like Our Grandparents Did

BY: ARRICCA SANSONE from Country Living Embrace the attitude and traditions of an earlier generation for old-fashioned holiday fun. If you're weary of over-the-top consumerism and crowded shopping malls, step back to a simpler time. Our grandparents didn't max out...

7 Causes of Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers

By: Amanda Gardner from Health.com Why non-smokers get lung cancer It's not just smokers who are at risk for lung cancer—about 20% of lung tumors develop in non-smokers. However, there are enough differences between the groups to almost consider them two different...

LISTEN NOW: Town Talk Show Visited With Randy Cole of Celebrity Attractions

Listen in on our visit with Randy Cole of Celebrity Attractions. We find out about the new show lineup and talk specifically about the two Christmas shows in December. Click the player below to find out how to...

Candy Canes and Christ at StoryTime at Yoakum County Library

Yoakum County Library in Plains started Christmas themed literacy with a red-and-white, sweet candy cane StoryTime on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. After counting the days of the month, the pledges to the United States and Texas flags were said. The group then acted...

Sports News

Mustangs Leave Tamale Shootout with a Gold Ball

The Mustangs made a good showing in the Denver City Tamale Shootout last weekend capturing first place honors. In pool play they defeated Permian JV 55-49 in the first round and then Pecos 62-35. Playing Monahans for the right to advance to the championship game the...

Denver City Makes the Move Back to 3A

The first of two anticipated dates for those interested in the future of Denver City UIL events has now arrived with the second date to take place on February 5. The University Interscholastic League posted the conference cutoff numbers on Wednesday mainly so schools,...

Mustangs Continue on a Roll

The Mustangs continue on their early season roll with a 54-34 win Tuesday night over Muleshoe on the Mules home court. After the Mules grabbed a 12-11 lead at the end of the first quarter the Mustangs went on a 14-6 run in the second quarter to go up 25-18 at...

Fillies Earn Runner-Up Championship

The Fillies had very little trouble working through the championship bracket last weekend in the Denver City Tamale Shootout earning a spot in the finals against a very good Lubbock Monterey team. In this order, the Fillies defeated Littlefield 70-31, Monahans 79-24,...

Mustangs Edge Idalou

The Mustangs used a big 2nd and 3rd quarter to overcome a slow start that led to a 55-50 win over Idalou on Tuesday on the Wildcats home court. Idalou claimed a 10-8 first quarter lead before the Mustangs found the range in the second quarter with 20 points and then...

Fillies Edged by Idalou

After being up on Idalou at intermission the Fillies suddenly went cold in the second half and dropped their second game of the season to the Lady Cats 56-43. The Fillies were up 14-12 at the end of the first period and 23-22 at intermission before being outscored in...

Annual DC Basketball Tournament to Unfold this Weekend

The annual Denver City basketball tournament, renamed the Tamale Shootout in honor of the first annual Tamale Festival, will unfold on Thursday, November 30 with games taking place at the Dag Sports Complex. There will be over 80 teams competing in the varsity, junior...

Fillies Outlast Midland Classical

The Fillies ran their early season record to 3-1 after outlasting Midland Classical and the hot shooting of sophomore point guard Leia Beattie in a 63-55 thriller Monday night in the Dag. After falling behind 25-24 at intermission, the Fillies used a big 26-9 third...

Mustangs Open Season with Big Win

The Mustang basketball team opened their 2017-2018 season with a big win at home over Midland Classical. After falling behind in the first quarter the Mustangs regrouped and found the range in route to a 61-41 win. With just one practice under their belt the Mustangs...

Fillies Throttle Andrews

Another fast start by the Fillies Friday night led to an easier than expected 89-32 win over Andrews on the Fillies home court. Haylee Villarreal started the run away early in the first quarter with a turn around jumped. This was followed by a Holly Hemmeline 3-point...

Obituaries

John Dale Curtis

John Dale Curtis, 82, of Tokio, TX passed away surrounded by family, Sunday, September 3rd, 2017. He was born April 26, 1935 in Clovis, NM to J.H. and Annie Hendricks Curtis. He lived in Clovis until he was 4 years old and moved to Denver City, TX in 1939. He was...

Ruby “Imogene” (Barry) Deaton

Denver City- Funeral services for Ruby (Imogene) Deaton, 92, of Denver City, Texas, will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Denver City, with Rev. Kyle Streun officiating. Burial will follow in Denver City Memorial Park....

Jo Ann (Gray) Green

Jo Ann "Granny" Green, age 86, peacefully went to her eternal home on Thursday, August 10, 2017. Visitation for Jo Ann will be held Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Denver...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...