Area News

Early voting ends Friday: Health protocols in place to keep voters safe

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Elections officials continue to adhere to health safety protocols during the last days of early voting, which ends Friday, and will have specific plans in place for voters who cast ballots on Election Day, Tuesday, July 14. According to Childress County Clerk Barbara Spitzer, voters will need…

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The Red River Sun launches new website

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – The Red River Sun recently launched a new website, and subscribers need a promo code for access. “We included the information subscribers needed for accessing the new website in our June 3 paper, but we’ve been receiving messages and calls from subscribers who can’t log on,” said…

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Granadoz family expresses appreciation after house fire

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun WELLINGTON — Ester Granadoz and family are so thankful for neighbor John Castor, who woke she and her daughter Grace early Wednesday morning after seeing a fire at the home. “He and another man were knocking on my door,” she said, adding Castor came around 7 a.m. to 7:30…

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Childress has new Fourth of July plans

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Fireworks will still light up the Childress sky this Fourth of July, but there is a change of plans for daytime activities. Shelby Bocanegra, organizer of the Fourth of July Party in the Park, said it has been cancelled because of COVID-19. “This would have been our…

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COVID-19 can’t stop Memphis 4th of July fireworks

By Ansley Steed/The Red River Sun— MEMPHIS – The Memphis Chamber of Commerce, City of Memphis and Memphis Fire Department will host a fireworks show on July 4 at dark-thirty. “This year’s show should be bigger and better than before,” Memphis Chamber Manager Kim Cloyd said. This Fourth of July celebration is possible thanks to…

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Childress sees 11.69% increase of sales tax in April

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Childress sees the silver lining of COVID-19 with an 11.69% increase of sales tax in April. “I think this is a direct result of our community coming out and supporting our local businesses,” said Childress Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Susan Leary. “Shopping local is important to…

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White elected Post Commander

  By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Garroll White arrived back in Collingsworth County almost three years ago. Born at Quail on Nov. 21, 1937 to the late Ocie White and Christine Stiles White Simmons, he says he ran away from home – cattle, horses and the farm – to join the United…

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Artist Jimmie Vaughan to play Ritz stage

Special to The Sun— WELLINGTON — Blues and Jazz fans, get ready! The historic Wellington Ritz Theatre is incredibly excited to welcome back the one and only Jimmie Vaughan to rock the Ritz stage as only he can do! The four time Grammy winner will make his appearance Saturday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. The…

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