Latest News for Yoakum County

Commissioners Court Meets October 16

The Yoakum County Commissioners Court met in regular session on Monday, October 16, where they addressed their regular agenda. In the first item on the agenda, the Court moved to audit and settle all accounts against the County and direct their payments. After looking...
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Mustangs Pass Cubs in Nail Biter

Throw out season records and past history when Brownfield and Denver City lock horns on the gridiron. The two long time rivals entered district action on Friday night on the Cubs home turf headed in what could have been opposite directions. The Cubs were coming off a...
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YOAKUM COUNTY SCHOOL MENUS: October 16th – 20th

DENVER CITY ISD Monday:  Crispy Tacos or Frito Pie, Fresh Veggie Cup, Charro Beans, Salsa, Garnish, Apple- Pineapple, D’Lite Tuesday:  Hamburger & Garnish or Hot Dog, Oven Fries, Baby Carrots, Orange Smiles Wednesday:  NO SCHOOL / FALL BREAK Thursday:  NO SCHOOL /...
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The Harvest Is Plentiful!

By: Eric Horton The past few days as I have driven through the roads of Terry County, a sense of pride has come over me. Its harvest time here in Terry County and on the South Plains of Texas. Harvest time is something that is intertwined in the fabric of who we are....
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DCHS Student Recognized by Yoakum County Commissioners Court

Kenton Duncan, a sophomore at the Denver City high school, was recognized by the Yoakum County Commissioners Court and DPS Trooper John Tyson on Tuesday, October 10, for his Exemplary Service to the Citizens of Yoakum County. While in route to Plains on August 5...
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Commissioners Court Meets October 10

The Commissioners Court met in regular session on Tuesday, October 10, where they addressed their regular agenda. The meeting was moved back one day because of Columbus Day, a recognized county holiday, was on Monday, October 9. Before the meeting began the...
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Plains Cowboys Ease Passed Hornets

The Plains Cowboys rode the running of Juan Posades to a 17-16 win Friday night on Sudan’s home turf. The Cowboys built a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter before Sudan cut the lead to 14-6 at intermission. Plains added a 26-yard field goal off the toe of Luis...
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Another Successful “Fields of Faith”

Last night thousands of students from different schools on the South Plains came together at the Texas Tech United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock for the annual Fields of Faith ministry that is sponsored by Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Fields of Faith had to...
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Texas Cowboys at Yoakum County Library StoryTime

Celebrating the Texas State Fair and cowboys with western theme, the Yoakum County Library hosted a local author reading on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. After pledges and the discussion of the weather and calendar, the children sang “Days of the Week,” as well as...
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D.C. City Council Meets October 2

The City Council met in regular session on Monday, October 2, and addressed the one item on the agenda. An Executive Session at the end of the meeting actually lasted longer than the regular meeting. After Mayor Tommy Hicks gave the invocation the Council moved into...
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Sports News

Mustangs Pass Cubs in Nail Biter

Throw out season records and past history when Brownfield and Denver City lock horns on the gridiron. The two long time rivals entered district action on Friday night on the Cubs home turf headed in what could have been opposite directions. The Cubs were coming off a...
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Late Idalou Score Dooms Mustangs

Idalou pushed across a touchdown with less than a minute left to play to pull out an exciting 22-19 win Friday night on Mustangs home turf. After leading 13-0 at intermission, the Mustangs gave up two touchdowns in the third quarter and fell behind 15-13 heading into...
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Plains Cowboys Ease Passed Hornets

The Plains Cowboys rode the running of Juan Posades to a 17-16 win Friday night on Sudan’s home turf. The Cowboys built a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter before Sudan cut the lead to 14-6 at intermission. Plains added a 26-yard field goal off the toe of Luis...
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Fillies Drop Consecutive District Matches

For the first time in several years the Fillies have dropped back to back district games and now find themselves in 3rd place in the district standings with one game left in the first half of district play. The latest lost came on Tuesday night in Seminole when the...
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Macey Jordan and Johnna Hix are two senior members of the Fillie volleyball team that provides leadership for their teammates

Volleyball has been a way of life for seniors Macey Jordan and Johnna Hix. Macey is the leading hitter for the Fillies that provides some power hitting. Johnna turns her talents over to the defensive side of the ball and provides the first hit to the front line and...
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Josh Mills adds to the Mustang success on both sides of the ball

Josh Mills plays a big part with his Mustang team. Used as a tight end and defensive end Josh is a big reason for the Mustangs 4-1 record. He shares his thoughts on the future of Denver City football and talks about his expectations in basketball and tennis this...
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Fillies Start District Play Perfect

The Fillie volleyball team started district play with straight set wins over Brownfield and Lamesa both on the road. They defeated the Lady Cubs 25-20, 25-17, 25-17 Saturday and then made the trip to Lamesa on Tuesday where they turned back the Lady Tors 25-20, 25-10,...
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Wellman-Union Lady Cats and Plains Cowgirls Compete in District Matchup

The Plains Cowgirls and Wellman-Union Lady Cats played in their first volleyball district match-up last night in Plains. The series went into four sets with the Lady Cats coming out on top. The first and second sets, the Lady Cats had to overcome from being behind in...
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Braden Galvan has worked his way into a starting position for the Mustangs

Braden Galvan relies on his faith in God to sustain him throughout each weeek and especially on Friday night. Through the first four games this year Braden has been a major part of the Mustangs offense and defense and has helped the Mustangs start the year with a 3-1...
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Abel Trejo is one of the Mustangs big lineman

Football has been part of Abel Trejo's life for a long time. He sits down to visit with Coach Bowman where they talked about his football career. The oldest in his family, Abel tries to set an example for his younger siblings to look up to....
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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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