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Sat
16
Sep

Rudolfo Gill sentenced to 20 years for sexual assault

By JOE GONZALES

Rudolfo Gill, 37, was sentenced to 20 years in prison this past Thursday afternoon in the 154th District Court of Lamb County.

A jury of seven women and five men found Gill guilty in three counts of sexual assault that occurred against his niece on April 17, 2015, at his residence outside of Sudan.

In an odd twist, Gill represented himself Pro Se throughout the three-day trial.

During the punishment phase of the trial, District Attorney Scott Say said to the jury why Gill chose to represent himself.

 

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Sat
16
Sep

NEW EQUIPMENT

Alissa Jordan, a six-year volunteer EMT-Intermediate with the Littlefield EMS, is shown with two new suction units that were recently purchased by donations made to the EMS. These two new suctions will replace the 12-year-old units that are currently being used. The volunteer association uses donations, memorial donations and fundraisers to purchase equipment to be used on their ambulances. The public is invited to the annual hamburger fundraiser that will be held Sunday, Oct., 15th, 2017 at the Littlefield Ag and Community Center. Burgers will be served from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to partner with the City of Littlefield to purchase a new stretcher.

 

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Sat
16
Sep

Littlefield City Council holds special meeting

By JOELLA LOVVORN

Tuesday evening, in a special meeting of the Littlefield City Council, the submission of an application to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for a non-Urban Outdoor Recreation Grant was the subject of a public hearing.

Mayor Eric Turpen closed the regular part of the meeting and opened the public hearing at 6:02 p.m.

Mayor Turpen explained the process of securing the grant, and the match that will be required. SPAG is writing the grant for the City of Littlefield.

He advised that by the end of Phase 1, the summer of 2019, the goal for the needed funding is $1,200,000.

 

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Wed
13
Sep

Trevino takes first place in week two of football contest

By DEREK LOPEZ

Floyd Trevino is the big winner in week two of the Lamb County Leader-News’ football contest with a score of 16 points.

Bobby Cunningham, Cheryl Green and JR Herrell finished tied for second place with 15 points, but it was Herrell taking second place by way of tiebreaker with a pick of 66 points and Cunningham finished third with a pick of 57.

 

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Wed
13
Sep

LENDING A HAND

The First United Methodist Church of Littlefield has sponsored a trailer, which will be parked in front of Wellington State Bank, located at 501 Phelps Ave. in Littlefield until Friday, Sept. 15th. Saturday, the 9th, it will be pulled down to the Farmers Market and the following Saturday, Sept. 16th, it will be taken down to the Hurricane Harvey area for distribution. (Pictured L-R): Wellington State Bank employees, Kyla Howell, Sylvia Castillo and Ruth Lopez.

 

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Wed
13
Sep

County’s budget, tax rate adopted

By JOELLA LOVVORN

Monday morning, the Lamb County Commissioners approved the adoption of the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year Budget, following a public hearing; and approved the current tax rate of $0.794300 per every $100 of property valuation, to support the $919,718,945 budget.

Lamb County’s 2017 certified property tax values amount to $919,718,945.

 

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Sat
09
Sep

Jordan leads strike team in Houston

Task force helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey 

 

By JOE GONZALES

Last Thursday, the City of Littlefield EMS deployed Michael Jordan as a strike team leader and first responder command unit to oversee a seven ambulance crew in Houston for Hurricane Harvey Relief.

The State of Texas has an Emergency Medical Task Force, and it’s split up into eight regions throughout the state.

Jordan said Littlefield is a member of the Emergency Medical Task Force Region 1, which stretches from the top of the Panhandle all the way South to Dawson/Scurry counties. He said all the EMS services in this region are members of the task force.

 

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Sat
09
Sep

City Animal Control asks for public’s help

By JOE GONZALES

Littlefield Animal Control Officers Jeremy Ybarra and Matt Rojas are asking for citizens’ help regarding loose dogs running around.

Currently, there are 13 dogs being housed at the Littlefield Animal Shelter that are set to be euthanized next Tuesday.

Two week’s ago, Ybarra and Rojas said they had to euthanize 22 dogs.

That’s why they are asking citizens to be more vigilant when it comes to their pets.

 

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Sat
09
Sep

Lamb County Cities receive $143,352.99 in sales taxes

By JOELLA LOVVORN

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released totals on Wednesday, Sept. 6, for fiscal 2017 state revenues, in addition to announcing monthly state revenues for August.

The Lamb County cities received a combined total increase over what they got for this period in 2016.

He reported: “Sales tax revenue for the year was $28.9 billion, 0.3% ahead of the $28.8 billion projected in the January Biennial Revenue Estimate.

 

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Wed
06
Sep

Donations being accepted in Sudan

Donations are now being accepted for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Refugio and the surrounding areas, including Goliad and Rockport.

Those wanting to help can donate items or money. Volunteers can also donate their time to sort, pack or load donations, or even man a collection site.

 

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