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Updates

Sheriff’s deputies involved in chase, ends in crash

February 25, 2015

By Steve Ramos, BRAND Publisher
A traffic stop in the Walmart parking lot Monday turned into a car chase that involved two Deaf Smith County Sheriff’s Office deputies, with the suspect crashing head on into one of the deputy’s vehicles, according to a DSCSO press release.

The report indicates a deputy stopped Dalton Gonzalez who then took off in his Cadillac and led the deputy on a chase through city streets and then east on U.S.…

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Former Hereford coach named to New Mexico governor’s cabinet

February 25, 2015

A former Hereford High School teacher and coach was confirmed Monday as the new Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services.

Retired New Mexico Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Jack R. Fox, who taught at Hereford High School from 1997-1999, was unanimously confirmed by the New Mexico Senate.

The vote followed Secretary Fox’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Rules Committee at 8:30am.…

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LaNoy Wilson Tooley

LaNoy Wilson Tooley

February 24, 2015


LaNoy Wilson Tooley
1919 ~ 2015
LaNoy Wilson Tooley left this world behind to be with his Lord and his Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 23, 2015 just after breakfast at Ussery – Roan, the Texas Veteran’s home in Amarillo, Texas.

A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for 10:00 A.M., Thursday, February 26, 2015, at New Life Restoration Center, 1508 Whittier, with Rev.…

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Sports Updates

Area playoff game moved to Saturday

February 27, 2015

The area basketball playoff game between the Hereford Whitefaces and El Paso Andress has been moved to Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Monahans.…

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Track and field meet at Randall canceled

February 26, 2015

The Randall Relays scheduled to take place on Saturday have been canceled due to snow.…

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Shallowater baseball tourney canceled

February 26, 2015

The Shallowater baseball tournament scheduled for this weekend has been canceled due to inclement weather.  The Hereford Whitefaces, however, were able to get into the Fort Stockton tournament, and they will be competing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.…

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Hereford’s four wrestlers unable to place at state

Hereford’s four wrestlers unable to place at state

February 25, 2015

The Hereford wrestling team qualified four athletes for the state meet held over the weekend in Garland, but all four were unable to place sixth or higher.

Sophomore Angelica Carrillo, senior Raegan Hernandez and senior Alex Galvan all lost their final matches which would have allowed them to at least finish in the top six.…

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News

Texas Rangers to investigate hospital board meeting

February 28, 2015

By Steve Ramos, BRAND Publisher
The Texas Rangers will investigate an alleged violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act filed against the Deaf Smith County Hospital District Board of Directors, according to Deaf Smith County District Attorney Jim English.

“I spoke with Texas Ranger Martin Hood on Feb. 17, and he told me had approval from his captain to investigate the matter,” English said.…

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School board votes to hold $43.4M bond election

February 25, 2015

By Steve Ramos, BRAND Publisher
After months of discussion about what is needed to improve the district’s schools and facilities, the Hereford Independent School Board of Trustees voted Monday to hold a $43.4 million special bond election May 9.

While there was some discussion about Stanton Learning Center’s future, it didn’t dominate the meeting as it has previous ones. Two women spoke about the importance of preserving the historic school during a portion of the meeting that allowed for public comments, but there was no public comment in favor of tearing down the 79-year-old school that has emerged as a symbol of Hereford’s history to many people.…

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Aikman students rock animation

Aikman students rock animation

February 25, 2015


BRAND/Steve Ramos
Aikman Elementary School students in Kelly Goodin’s fifth-grade science class hold tunnel books they made and then used as part of their presentation to the HISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday. The students also demonstrated their animation skills with two projects they completed using a Hue camera. Top photo from left, Kyara Arteaga and Paloma Lucero. Below photo, from left, Natasha Guerra, Brynden Seay and David Cervantes.

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