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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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City of Memphis cancels May 2021 Election due to uncontested race

By Elizabeth Tanner The Red River Sun MEMPHIS – The City of Memphis recently announced the cancellation of the May 2021 Election due to the race being uncontested. The City of Memphis Council will remain as follows: Joe Davis, Mayor; Alicia Berry, Alderwoman Ward 1; Woody Richardson, Alderman Ward 1; Ed Bailey, Alderman Ward 2;…

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Childress Police Blotter

Special to The Sun   CHILDRESS – The Childress Police Department recently arrested 10 individuals. On Feb. 15, Aaron Hampton, 23, was arrested for criminal trespassing. Again, on Feb. 26, Hampton was arrested for criminal trespassing. On Feb. 19, Bertha Harris, 61, was arrested for disorderly conduct. On Feb. 21, Kayden Votaw, 17, was arrested…

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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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