Memphis News

Coleman claims summer grill giveaway

    Congratulations to Jody Coleman, right, of Wellington for winning The Red River Sun summer grill drawing. He chose to take home from Bawcom Supply the steel 28” x 28” x 14” Wellington Skyrocket fire pit/grill combo. Thank you, readers for participating. We appreciate Bawcom Supply owners Kelly and Brad Bawcom, too, for providing…

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Abbott waives STAAR grade promotion requirements

Gov. Greg Abbott office— AUSTIN—Gov. Greg Abbott’s office announced last week that grade promotion requirements related to the STAAR test will be waived for students in fifth and eighth grade in 2020-21. Currently, school systems must take into account a student’s score on the STAAR test to determine whether the student can be promoted to…

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Lebow to be honored on 75th anniversary of sinking USS Indianapolis

‘Don’t give up on the Brink of a Miracle’ By Scott Mills/The Red River Sun— MEMPHIS ­- Texas’ only living survivor of the 1945 USS Indianapolis disaster will be honored with a parade on July 30 ­– the 75th anniversary of the ship’s sinking. A drive-by parade, which will begin at 2 p.m, honors the…

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Memphis residents support Old Fashion Freeze at Chamber’s Drag Night

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— MEMPHIS – The Memphis Chamber of Commerce Drag Night, Saturday, July 18, featured the Old Fashion Freeze. “Thanks to all the Memphis folks who came out and supported our Old Fashion Freeze,” said Memphis Chamber Manager Kim Cloyd. “It was so much fun.” Cloyd said the women who work…

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Historical Commission completes plans for September reunion

Special to The Sun— MEMPHIS – The Hall County Historical Commission finalized plans to have coffee mugs with pictures of the 1893-1923 courthouse on them available for sale at the Hall County Reunion in September. During its monthly meeting on July 13, the commission also agreed to offer T-shirts and sweatshirts with the old courthouse…

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Memphis native named game warden for Childress and Hall counties

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – An avid outdoorsman all his life, Zach Fisher in June realized his dream of spending his working hours outside, protecting the land and wildlife. Fisher is the newest game warden for Childress and Hall counties. “At a young age, I was blown away with how professional and…

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