Government

Early voting begins Monday

By Whitney Wyatt The Red River Sun   CHILDRESS – Early voting for the general joint election for three Childress City Council alderpersons and two Childress Independent School District school board trustees begins Monday, April 19 at City Hall, located at 315 Commerce St. NW. The first week of early voting will be from 8…

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Collingsworth Police Blotter

Jail Book In: 3 Jail Book Out: 2 Jail Population: 8 Civil Papers Served: 0   The Collingsworth County Commissioners’ Court enacted the burn ban effective March 9 until further notice. To report controlled burns, call the Collingsworth County Sheriff’s Office at 806-447-2588. To anonymously report crime or submit tips, call Crime Stoppers at 806-447-2587.…

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Childress Police Blotter

The Childress Police Department recently arrested 11 individuals. On March 7, Joshua Harris, 31, was arrested for assault causing bodily injury to a family member. On the same day, Jessica Yesenia Morin, 34, was arrested for warrant service. On March 8, Marcos Trey Walls, 19, was arrested for resisting arrest, search or transport and public…

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Collingsworth Commissioners enact burn ban

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun   WELLINGTON – Adopted March 8, the Collingsworth County Commissioners Court enacted a burn ban order to restrict outdoor burning for 90 days unless terminated early by the Texas Forest Service or this court. This order does not prohibit outdoor burning activities related to public health and safety…

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Six pleas heard in 100th Judicial District Court

Special to The Sun   CLARENDON – On Tuesday, March 16, 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 District Attorney Harley Caudle prosecuted the case for…

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WISD board cancels election

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun WELLINGTON – At the March 8 meeting, the Wellington Independent School District Board of Education adopted the Order of Cancellation to cancel the May 1 General Trustee Election and to declare unopposed candidates Cody Phillips, Alison Strickland and Lance Kane elected for three-year terms beginning May 2021. The…

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Wellington City Council counts its blessings

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun WELLINGTON — “We are kind of thawed out and lucky the way it turned out for us,” said Wellington City Manager Jon Sessions during the March 1 council meeting concerning the sub-freezing February temperatures. “We had to replace 13 meters that froze and had some service lines freeze,…

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