News

First cold snap arrives early in PCG Region

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In yet another occurrence that can be described as “very 2020,” the first cold snap of the fall arrived swiftly earlier this week, sending temperatures plummeting to record levels and plentiful rainfall off the Caprock.

September HPWD Board Meeting

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The HPWD Board of Directors met September 8 to conduct the following business: • Approved the Consent Agenda (Minutes, Financial Report, and Bill Payment List). • Approved applications for water well permits received during August 2020.

Current Situation

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That was an abrupt end to summer. We are fortunate that we only dipped to 38 degrees, as compared to at or nearer freezing not too far north of us.

HPWD Board Lowers the 2020 Tax Rate

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During their Sept. 8 meeting, the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District (HPWD) Board of Directors approved a resolution setting the 2020 ad valorem tax rate at $.0055 per $100 valuation for operation and maintenance of the district.

September 10, 2020 Drought Monitor Map

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From the Texas Water Development Board’s Water Weekly Approximately 55 percent of Texas is impacted by drought as of September 1, 2020. This compares to 57 percent a week ago, 14 percent three months ago, and 43 percent a year ago.

DAVE GRUVER’S ROTARY PROGRAM

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At noon Thursday, Sept 10, Dave Gruver presented the program for the day, following the regular business meeting, led by President Jason Hunter. Dave talked about the upcoming 9-11-2001 anniversary that was observed the next day on Friday, as Patriot Day in the United States. He also described several things that happened in the unusual year of 1968. The importance of voting, as related to the Electorial College for national elections, was explained to the Rotarians. (Staff Photo by Joella Lovvorn)

Library has resources for home schoolers

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The Lamb County Library is offering help for the needs of home-schooled students. Parents who are homeschooling their children, are asked to remember your resources at the Lamb County Library.