Area News

COVID-19: CRMC update on transfers

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Chief Operating Officer and RN Holly Holcomb wants the public to understand the near worst-case scenarios happening at the hospital. “We are overwhelmed,” said Holcomb. “It’s not like anything we’ve experienced before. I wish I knew a magical answer.” That’s why Holcomb…

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Nation thankful for staff

EMS operates under variance By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON – At the recent public meeting, Wellington Emergency Medical Service (WEMS) Administrator Farris Nation explained the variance necessary to operate. Due to COVID-19, Nation also used social media to educate the community on the staff modification. “The variance we have applied for with State…

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COVID-19 outbreak at Roach Unit at Childress County is over

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – The T.L. Roach Unit in Childress was the last Texas prison to get a COVID-19 case, but it had 28 percent of the cases in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) last week. The COVID-19 cases lowered to 21 cases on Friday, Nov. 20, according to…

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Childress High School coach arrested

Childress ISD Coach Dante Hibbert was arrested and booked into the Childress County Jail on Tuesday, Nov. 17. According to Sgt. Dan Buesing, DPS public information officer, Hibbert is being investigated for improper student-teacher relationship and online solicitation of a minor. The investigation is on-going and is being led by the Texas Rangers. This is…

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Collingsworth COVID update

Courtesy Image Wellington Mayor J.D. Hamby reminds everyone to please wear masks, social distance, sanitize, wash hands, stay home if feeling ill, stay isolated if positive and to stay quarantined if exposed AND if somebody in one’s home.

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CHS shop students save Christmas in the Park

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress High School shop students came to the rescue for Christmas in the Park (CITP). Because of COVID-19, Roach Unit prisoners could not help this year. When Jonathan Wise, who is a neighbor of Charlie Johnston, heard Johnston talk about the dilemma CITP was in, he stepped…

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Shoebox ministry endures pandemic

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON – “All things considered, we are pretty pleased with the 121 shoeboxes assembled this year,” said Genevieve Patterson, committee member of Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child ministry at First Baptist Church. “We usually do more but it just didn’t happen this crazy year because of the pandemic. Our…

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TxDOT completes northbound lane of US 83 in Childress County

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Base rehabilitation on the northbound lane of US 83 in Childress County was completed Thursday, Nov. 19. Traffic has been shifted to the east side of U.S. 83, according to a release from the Texas Department of Transportation Childress District. Traffic will be in one lane in…

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