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Childress County Office of the Sheriff

By Sheriff Michael (Mike) Pigg   CHILDRESS – On the evening of Jan. 30, Deputy Branson responded to a three-vehicle crash along with Childress Fire, EMS and the Texas Highway Patrol (THP) on U.S. 287 near County Road 24. The vehicles driven by John Asha of Houston, Ashley Castro of Quanah and Crystal Rainbolt collided…

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Collingsworth Police Blotter

Jail Book In – 0 Jail Book Out – 0 Jail population – 7 Civil papers served – 0 Reminder: Please call the Sheriff’s Office to report controlled burns to keep from having unnecessary dispatches at 806-447-2588. The number to Crime Stoppers is 806-447-2587. Call this number to anonymously report any kind of crime or…

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Collingsworth Commissioners approve park host

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun   WELLINGTON – In a special meeting Feb. 1, the Commissioners Court of Collingsworth County approved the new host of Pioneer Park. The court also canvassed the special election votes held on Jan. 23 for the Texas State House of Representatives District 68 as follows: Craig Carter –…

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Six pleas heard in 100th Judicial District Court

Special to The Sun   Clarendon – On Tuesday, Feb. 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 DA Harley Caudle, prosecuted the case for the…

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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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Spiller, Carter move to Representative runoff

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Few voters cast ballots across the 22-county area for the Texas State House of Representative District No. 68 Special Election to replace outgoing state Rep. Drew Springer who was elected to the Texas Senate. “We had a low voter turnout but it was actually better than expected,”…

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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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Collingsworth Police Blotter

  Jail Book In – 0 Jail Book Out – 0 Jail population – 6 Civil papers served – 1 Reminder: Please call the Sheriff’s Office to report controlled burns to keep from having unnecessary dispatches at 806-447-2588. The number to Crime Stoppers is 806-447-2587. Call this number to anonymously report any kind of crime…

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Governor Greg Abbott swears in Drew Springer to Texas Senate

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— AUSTIN – Former State Rep. Drew Springer was sworn in to represent the people of Senate District 30. Joined by his wife Lydia, children and grandson, Springer took the oath of office from Governor Greg Abbott during a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion on Tuesday, Jan. 6. Springer defeated…

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Governor sets special election for Texas House District 68 seat

Early voting began Jan. 11 WELLINGTON — Early voting for the special election began Monday, Jan. 11 and will continue through Tuesday, Jan. 19 to fill a vacancy for Texas State House of Representatives District No. 68 seat recently vacated by Senator-elect Drew Springer. Election Day will be Saturday, Jan. 23. The polls will be…

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