Childress News

TxDOT tips help drivers navigate work zones

Special to The Sun— CHILDRESS – As the summer travel season continues, TxDOT encourages motorists to make sure they take precautions when driving on I-35, especially through construction and maintenance areas. At any given time, the Texas Department of Transportation has as many as 3,000 active work zones on the 80,000 miles of roadway it…

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At the Childress Munipal Airport

All’s quiet as fire crew relocates to Abilene By Tiffany Tully/FBO Manager CHILDRESS – Friday, July 24, the fire crew was relocated to Abilene. It feels like our family has moved away. They hail from all over the United States and have every different background you can imagine, but they come together year after year…

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Childress County residents must wear face masks

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – With the cases of COVID-19 over 20, residents in Childress County are now required to wear masks in public. Childress County Judge Jay Mayden said the county’s exemption to Gov. Gregg Abbott’s mask mandate was cancelled at 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 22. The governor issued an executive…

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Hundreds attend 132nd Childress Old Settlers Reunion, rodeo

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Hundreds of Childress residents saddled up for the 132nd Childress County Old Settlers Reunion and Rodeo. “We didn’t know what to expect,” said Childress Old Settlers Director Nedra Martin. “But we were very happy.” The big event started with the coronation of the king and queen Friday…

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CISD plans to start school on Aug. 13

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress ISD plans to start school on Aug. 13. “We are working on a plan, but we are not ready to release it to the public at this time because it changes almost every day,” CISD Superintendent Carl Taylor said. “I can tell you that we plan…

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Childress Zephyrs win Wichita Falls tournament

By Scott Mills/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – The Childress Zephyrs climbed out of the elimination bracket with a 1-run win over the Wichita Falls Young Guns to capture the championship of the Wichita Falls 12 and under baseball tournament held July 11-12. On the first day of the tournament, the team split its two…

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Blackhawk helicopter stops for fuel

At the Childress Municipal Airport By Tiffany Tully/FBO Manager— CHILDRESS – Friday, July 17, the air attack Turbo Commander came back, but our three SEATs are still flying on the fire near Brady. Boedeker Flying Service took advantage of the somewhat cooler morning temperatures to get some spraying done. A Swearingen Merlin flew in from…

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