Childress News

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…

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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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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…

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Council approves requesting coronavirus relief funds

CHILDRESS –The Childress City Council tabled a discussion about charging residents living outside the city limits a fee to use the landfill during its July 27 meeting. The council requested City Department Head Eddie Taylor determine the cost for a square footage of landfill before they revisit the issue. City Manager Kevin Hodges said in…

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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…

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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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Food4U Food Pantry receives $2,000 from Childress Elks Lodge

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress Elks Lodge No. 1113 donated $2,000 to the Food4U Food Pantry of Childress. “We were honored to be able to give a $2,000 check to the Food4U Food Pantry,” Susan Leary, Childress Elks Lodge member, said. “Through the Spotlight Grant, our Lodge will help ensure the…

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Childress Police Blotter

21-year-old arrested for harboring fugitive Special to The— CHILDRESS – On July 24, Melisa Cantu Garcia, who is 42 years old, was arrested for public intoxication. On July 24, Bailee Lake how is 21 years old, was arrested for harboring a fugitive and tampering with physical evidence. On July 23, Willis Centel Devon, who is…

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