Seeds from China being sent to residents

Watch for unsolicited packages By Whitney Wyatt/ The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Texas residents need to be on the lookout for mysterious seeds from China delivered by mail in tiny bags marked as jewelry. Since the seeds are unsolicited, Childress County AgriLife Extension Agent for Ag/Natural Resources Ryan Martin said do not open them.…

Coleman claims summer grill giveaway

    Congratulations to Jody Coleman, right, of Wellington for winning The Red River Sun summer grill drawing. He chose to take home from Bawcom Supply the steel 28” x 28” x 14” Wellington Skyrocket fire pit/grill combo. Thank you, readers for participating. We appreciate Bawcom Supply owners Kelly and Brad Bawcom, too, for providing…

Abbott waives STAAR grade promotion requirements

Gov. Greg Abbott office— AUSTIN—Gov. Greg Abbott’s office announced last week that grade promotion requirements related to the STAAR test will be waived for students in fifth and eighth grade in 2020-21. Currently, school systems must take into account a student’s score on the STAAR test to determine whether the student can be promoted to…

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Collingsworth falls behind census reporting rate

Door to door visits start Aug. 11 By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Nearly half of Wellington residents, 49.4 percent, have completed the 2020 Census report as of Thursday, July 30, lagging behind the national response rate of 62.7 percent, according to Census Media Specialist Brenda MacDonald in Lubbock. Collingsworth County’s rate is…

Opinion: Walter Williams

Is Racism Responsible for Today’s Black Problems? I doubt whether any American would defend the police treatment of George Floyd that led to his death. But many Americans are supporting some of the responses to Floyd’s death — rioting, looting, wanton property destruction, assaults on police and other kinds of mayhem by both whites and…

Low response rate could reduce federal funding to Childress County

Time is running out to respond to census By Whitney Wyatt/ The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – With 50.6 percent of Childress County residents filling out the 2020 census, funding for Childress schools, highways, firefighters, housing for older adults and more could be lower than what is needed, local officials said. “The lower the number…

Between the Lines by Bruce Green

Some weeks are better when they are over “Life has its sunshine and its rain, sir . . . its days and its nights . . . its peaks and its valleys . . .” –Marcie (from Peanuts) It has been one of those weeks – the kind that can’t even be made better with…

Childress County Office of the Sheriff

Deputy assists driver hurt in crash By Sheriff Michael (Mike) Pigg— CHILDRESS – On July 23 around 2 a.m., Deputy Haynes was on patrol when he saw a blue colored car parked in the right lane on Ave. F NE near 3rd Street. The vehicle had massive damages, and the driver who was identified as…

Teen serves up flavorful and cold snack

Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Thirteen-year-old Owen Dill shaves ice multiple times a day and pours a generous amount of flavor to give his customers snow cones they won’t forget. The eighth grader said his favorite part of operating the snow cone stand is “seeing little kids come up and getting excited about…

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