Latest News for Yoakum County

Not enough volunteer advocates available to serve area foster children

While CASA volunteers were able to serve 603 foster children last year, almost 800 of these most vulnerable children were left without an advocate to speak up for their best interest. The summer months often see fewer individuals choosing to serve as volunteer...
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Denver City Chamber Director talks about July 4th Celebration and Other Events

Coach Bowman sits down with Denver City Chamber of Commerce Director, Marilyn McCurley, to talk about the upcoming 4th of July Celebration at Stuffy Moorehead Park.  You won't want to miss any of these great functions.  They also take time to discuss other Chamber...
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Gardening for Beginners: Best Foods to Grow First

As Spring approaches, I can’t help but get excited for farm-fresh vegetables. One of the best ways to save money on those beautiful veggies is to grow them yourself! However, if you are beginner gardener then you might be overwhelmed, so I wanted to talk about...
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Dry and Secondary Drowning: The Signs Every Parent Needs to Know

Most parents think the risk of drowning ends when their child exits the pool or reaches the shoreline. However, danger can linger even after a child's swim time is over. Although rare, dry and secondary drowning incidents can occur anywhere from one to 24 hours later....
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D.C. City Council Meets in Regular Session June 19

The City Council met in regular session on Monday, June 19, where they addressed the items on their bi-monthly agenda. After the Invocation led by Mayor Tommy Hicks, the Council listened to a few announcements. Councilman Robert Hanneman noted the annual Fly-In...
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Yoakum Co. Commissioners Court June 19

The Commissioners Court met in regular session on Monday, June 19, where they addressed their weekly agenda. In their first item, the Commissioners unanimously approved to audit and settle all accounts against the county and direct their payments. In their next item,...
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Bridgforth named new Athletic Director

The DCISD Board of Trustees recently approved the hiring of Mr. James "Chief" Bridgforth as the district's new Athletic Director. Bridgforth will assume his responsibilities in July taking over for retiring Athletic Director Steve Taylor. Bridgforth, a native...
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LISTEN NOW: Yoakum Co. Senior Citizens Center on TTS

We spoke with Becky Riley of the Yoakum County Senior Citizens Center to get all of the details on the upcoming free health fair that they will be hosting. Listen to the interview...
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DCISD to lose $3.6 million

Texas cuts public school funds The Texas legislature did no favors for Texas public schools in their recent legislative session. Due to their inability to reach an adequate funding program and to come to the aid of property-wealthy schools, Denver City ISD will lose...
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Four Coaches Leave Their Mark on Mustang Football

They came as a team and one by one over a 36-year period each one left their mark on the Denver City football program. Four coaches built a family atmosphere and along with similar philosophies have made Mustang football one of the most talked about and respected...
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Sports News

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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DCHS girls place at UIL state meet

Senior Claire Seymour and Sophomore Kenzi Stephens both placed 5th at the Conference AAAA UIL Academic State Meet at the University of Texas in their respective events. Seymour earned her medal in Computer Applications, while Stephens placed in Headline Writing. This...
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Obituaries

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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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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