Childress News

Pumpkin Patch in Childress

The Red River Sun/Nicole Dill— David and Amanda Schaeffer’s children pick out pumpkins at the Rustling Leaves Pumpkin Patch in Childress. Read more on page 7.

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Oak Ridge Boys to play Ritz stage

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — The historic Wellington Ritz Theatre will host the Grammy award winning Oak Ridge Boys in two performances Saturday, Nov. 7. Due to COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, the first performance with be at 3 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m. “We look forward to seeing you for what promises…

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Texas Tech Athletics mourns passing of T. Jones from Childress

Special to The Sun— LUBBOCK – Texas Tech Athletics mourns the loss of former Director of Athletics T. Jones, who is from Childress. He passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the age of 89. Regarded as one of the top athletics directors in school history, Jones was tabbed to oversee the athletics department in 1985, becoming…

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Pop-up pumpkin patch opens in Childress

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – There is no need to drive to Floydada, the pumpkin capital of the United States, to get pumpkins this year, as the Rustling Leaves Pumpkin Patch popped up in Childress. “We wanted to do something to bring smiles to the community,” said Tracy Garcia, who is bringing…

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Childress blood drive collects 46 units

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – The Childress Community Blood Drive helped with COVID-19’s blood shortage, according to officials. “I want to thank everyone for coming out and donating,” said Blood Drive Co-Director Terri Cobb. “We met our goal. We had a great blood drive.” The drive was held Sept. 15 at the…

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Childress Police Blotter

Special to The Sun— CHILDRESS – On June 1, Brandon Guidey, who is 35 years old, was arrested for impersonating a public servant/police officer and unlawful possession body armor by felon. On June 22, Tyler Hensley, who is 26 years old, was arrested for possession of controlled substance 1<1G. On June 30, Guadalupe Garza, who…

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Two letters read to city council during public forum

Editor’s note: This letter was read by Witt Machine & Tool owner Ken Wittekiend during the Sept. 14 Childress City Council meeting. First off, I would like to thank the vast majority of the people here in Childress for welcoming us to your community. We look forward to grow in Texas. I grew up down…

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At the Childress Munipal Airport

Arkansas hunters fly in By Tiffany Tully/FBO Manager— CHILDRESS – On Friday, Sept. 11, a Canadair Challenger fueled and picked up a passenger before heading on to Louisiana. On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Challenger returned to drop off their passenger, and a local Cessna 172 did some training. A Bell helicopter also flew in for…

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Audio of Childress City Council’s Sept. 14 meeting

Listen to the entire Sept. 14 Childress City Council meeting in “The Red River Sun’s” exclusive audio recording of the meeting. This audio is raw and unedited. Disclaimer: Please be aware, there is some language not suitable for all audiences. Please see the Sept. 23 issue of The Red River Sun for more photos and…

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