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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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Wed
06
Sep

Amherst fundraiser set for Thursday

By JOE GONZALES

The City of Amherst’s Volunteer Fire Department will be sponsoring a “Hamburger Supper” Fundraiser for the Department Thursday night, (tomorrow) Sept. 7.

The meal will be served at 6 p.m. in the Amherst City Hall, 1011 Main Street in Amherst. Entrance is on the south side of the City Hall building.

 

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Wed
06
Sep

A reunion of friends

By JOELLA LOVVORN

Many former residents of Littlefield returned for a three-day Dunbar and Littlefield High Schools “Homecoming” Reunion this past weekend.

Graduates of Dunbar High School, and those who graduated from Littlefield High School after the schools were consolidated in 1956, shared lots of memories about those day.

 

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Wed
06
Sep

AREA GROUP AT HOUSTON

HOUSTON—This group of men who are employed at Levelland, are shown as they were working in rescue efforts in Houston last week. Five of them are with the Levelland Fire Department, and the other,

Troy Tillman, an Olton native, is a Hockley County Deputy Sheriff. Shown, left to right, are Julio Mora, Bob Morris, Lance Edwards, Troy Tillman, Vince Gonzales and Tyler James.

 

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Sat
02
Sep

Prosperity Bank makes donation to food bank

By JOE GONZALES

Tuesday, at the Christian Activities Center, Prosperity Bank of Littlefield donated $6,443.28 to the South Plains Food Bank to be used for the Littlefield Mobile Pantry.

Prosperity Bank raised $32,000 at this year’s Bank Catfish Fry with the help of communities and sponsors, and the funds were split and donated between five local towns to benefit the Mobile Pantries. The towns include: Littlefield, Brownfield, Floydada, Plainview and Levelland.

Prosperity Bank said this year’s Catfish Fry was one of their most successful events to-date.

 

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Sat
02
Sep

Littlefield finds new police chief

By JOE GONZALES

Thursday, Littlefield City Manager Mitch Grant said Grady Ross Hester had been selected as the city’s new police chief.

Grant said Ross was selected from a field of 34 applicants the city received for the open position.

“He (Grady Ross Hester) came highly recommended, not only from co-workers, but from people from this and other communities.

 

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