Government

Childress County election results are in

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Despite COVID-19 and the record-breaking ice storm, Childress County Clerk Barbara Spitzer said she saw the highest number of voters in this election since she’s been Childress County Clerk. “I am not sure if we broke a record prior to me being over elections, but since I have…

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Collingsworth election results revealed

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON— Collingsworth County Precinct 3 Commissioner Eddie Orr died Tuesday, Nov. 3 following a battle with cancer. The Courthouse closed last Friday afternoon, Nov. 6, for employees to attend the memorial service for Commissioner Orr. “Eddie took office as a commissioner in January 2001,” said County/District Clerk Jackie Johnson.…

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Trump train semitruck vandalized election day

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — The morning of Election Day around 5 a.m., someone fired seven shots at the bed of a semitruck parked on the corner of Highway 83 and 15th St. known as “Lucky Corner.” The driver parked the semitruck on property owned by Robert Owens following the 2020 Trump Train…

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Memphis election results are still unofficial

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— MEMPHIS – Hall County and District Clerk Olivia Dunn said their results are unofficial until Monday, Nov. 16 when the votes will be canvassed. Dunn released these unofficial results. In the Memphis Mayor race, incumbent Joe Davis received 490 votes compared to Tyson Pate’s 231 votes. In the City…

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City council approves landfill resolution

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — In the Oct. 5 meeting, the Wellington City Council approved Resolution 2020-06 authorizing Mayor J.D. Hamby and City Manager Jon Sessions to obtain a Stand By Letter of Credit in the amount of $215,701.82, and set up a Stand By Trust Fund to meet financial assurance requirements…

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COVID-19 causes city of Childress to close

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – The City of Childress is closed to the public again because of COVID-19. Assistant to the City Manager and City Secretary D’Linda Dockery sent this statement to The Red River Sun: “It is with regret that the City of Childress will be closing again to the public.…

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CHILDRESS PRELIMINARY ELECTION RESULTS

Mayor: Mike Dietrich 274 Cary Preston 1,342   City Council: Alderman, Place 4 Sharon Johnson 778 Rapheal McKeen 52 C. T. Taylor 653 Mike Dewey 116   Alderman, Place 5 Amy Dietrich 259 Marino Rodriguez 1358   CISD Board: Place 4 Charles “Chip” Hall 1016 Matt Stone 1075   Place 5 Carol Freeman 1495 Scott…

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October 2020 local sales tax

Childress: Net payment: $86,022.81 Last Year: $69,137.72 Increase: 24.42 percent Year to Date Payment: $850,248.92 Last Year: $787,027.60 Increase: 8.03 percent Memphis: Net payment: $29,931.45 Last Year: $28,832.37 Increase: 3.81 percent Year to Date Payment: $333,250.35 Last Year: $314,875.45 Increase: 5.83 percent Wellington: Net payment: $20,794.42 Last Year: $21,805.20 Decrease: 4.63 percent Year to Date…

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Copeland, Cole earn Hollis recognition

CHILDRESS – The Childress City Council approved several items of community safety as well as discussed items related to COVID-19 during its Oct. 26 meeting. According to a recent inspection of Mashburn Event Center, the facility is compliant in nearly all areas, the only exception being inadequate access to upper level seating, as per American…

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Council approves improvements to event center, T-ball fields

CHILDRESS – The Childress City Council approved several items of community safety as well as discussed items related to COVID-19 during its Oct. 26 meeting. According to a recent inspection of Mashburn Event Center, the facility is compliant in nearly all areas, the only exception being inadequate access to upper level seating, as per American…

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