Childress News

Hundreds receive COVID-19 vaccines in Childress

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Hundreds of Childress residents received COVID-19 vaccines in January, including Childress Healthcare Center residents, staff and essential caregivers, but more than 1,000 people are still waiting. “We had even more people take the vaccine this time,” said Childress Healthcare Center Administrator Amanda Self. “Some got their second round…

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Food4U Food Pantry will receive new walk-in cooler/freezer with grant

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – The Food4U Food Pantry is the third recipient of the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program Revolving Loan Fund. “It’s a big blessing,” Food4U Food Pantry Director Sandy Koepke said. “It’s going to be wonderful.” Childress Municipal Development District (CMDD) Executive Director Doc Smith said the Food4U…

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COMING SOON: Weekend edition

The Red River Sun management would like to inform its readers that the weekly publication of the News-Courier will be published on Fridays beginning Feb. 12. This change allows the paper to have more current news and information for its subscribers and readers. No action is required by subscribers. For details regarding submission deadlines or…

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LINDA SHAW JOINS THE RED RIVER SUN

LK Media and The Red River Sun are proud to announce the addition of LINDA SHAW as Sales Executive. Linda is excited about getting involved in the community and helping local businesses. She will be located in our Childress office at 226 N Main St.

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Childress County Sheriff’s Office Racial Profiling Report

By Sheriff Michael Pigg— CHILDRESS – The Childress County Sheriff’s Office has adopted a detailed written policy on racial profiling. The policy: •    clearly defines acts constituting racial profiling. •    strictly prohibits peace officers employed by the Childress County Sheriff’s Office from engaging in racial profiling. •    implements a process by which an individual may…

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Six pleas heard in 100th Judicial Disctrict Court

Special to The Sun— CLARENDON – On Tuesday, Jan. 12, six pleas took place in the 100th Judicial District Court via the internet-based meeting app Zoom, with the Court sitting in Donley County. District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District Luke Inman along with Assistant DA Harley Caudle prosecuted the case for the State of…

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Childress Police Blotter

Special to The Sun— CHILDRESS – The Childress Police Department recently arrested 14 people. On Dec. 17, 2020, Vivanna Gore-Martinez, 20, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance penalty group 2 more than 400 grams and possession of marijuana greater than five pounds and less or equal to 50 pounds. On Dec. 17, 2020,…

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SWEPCO’s digital payment options help customers stay on track

Special to The Sun SHREVEPORT, La. – Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) bills are sometimes being delivered past their due dates because of unprecedented delays in mail delivery. As a result, customers may be at risk for late fees, additional deposits and possible disconnections. “SWEPCO offers a variety of digital payment options so that customers…

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Childress County Livestock Show gives thanks to sponsors

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – The Childress County Livestock Show committee would like to recognize the sponsors who made the show possible. “Thank you and thank you again,” Childress County Livestock Show committee president Matt Stone said. “The support they showed our kids this year was amazing, especially with the challenges our…

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