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May 20, 2015 edition of the Hereford BRAND

May 20, 2015

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‘It’s been a great ride’

May 20, 2015

Hereford has new mayor as Josserand ends 22-year run

By John Carson, BRAND Managing Editor
Amid tears, heartfelt thanks and acclaims of gratitude, Bob Josserand officially ended his tenure as mayor during Monday’s regular meeting of the Hereford City Commission.

After presiding over a work session and the first three agenda items Monday, Josserand administered the oath of office to successor Tom Simons, then vacated the seat he has held for the past 22 years.…

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Stevens named one of nation’s top dealerships

Stevens named one of nation’s top dealerships

May 20, 2015


Dealer/owner Jerry Stevens, center, shows off the 2014 GM awards presented to Stevens 5-Star while surrounded by employees who made the awards possible. (photos by John Carson)

By John Carson, BRAND Managing Editor
The corporate boys were in town on Friday, but it was not to rattle a chain, make changes or deliver a warning.…

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Sports Updates

Diamond Herd places four as academic all state

Diamond Herd places four as academic all state

May 20, 2015


By Mike Higgins, BRAND Staff Writer
Hereford High School senior baseball players Brenden Bartels, Blake Collins, Tim Sanchez and Brendon Foster have been named academic all-state by the Texas High School Coaches Association.

Bartels and Collins were named first team, while Sanchez and Foster gained honorable mention.

A total of 11 Whiteface and Lady Whiteface student-athletes have now been so honored for the 2014-15 school year.…

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No Paynes, no gain

No Paynes, no gain

May 16, 2015


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Hereford’s Dr. Jerry Payne lettered three years as a center at the University of Oklahoma under legendary coach Bud Wilkinson.

By Mike Higgins, BRAND Staff Writer
Another feather in the distinguished cap of long-time Hereford physician Dr. Jerry Payne was added when Payne, his father and three brothers were inducted into the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame in Abilene on May 4.…

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Spring football going full swing

Spring football going full swing

May 9, 2015


BRAND/Mike Higgins
Hereford assistant football coach Rodney Allen puts linemen Alex Caldera, Kage Monroe, Aaron Briones, Josheph Puente and Jacob Bridges through the paces as the Whitefaces continued spring football drills this week.

By Mike Higgins, BRAND Staff Writer

Rain or shine, spring football practice is in full swing for the Hereford Whitefaces.

Despite two sudden rainstorms forcing the Herd to take practices indoors this week, head coach Don DeLozier is happy with the progress he has seen.…

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Villalovos, Beltran named to academic all state

Villalovos, Beltran named to academic all state

May 9, 2015


Bryan Hedrick photo
Alina Villalovos and Rebecca Beltran have been recognized by the Texas Tennis Coaches Association as academic all state athletes.

By Mike Higgins, BRAND Staff Writer
The list of 2015 Hereford High School student-athletes to be named to academic all-state teams in their respective sport continues to get longer as senior tennis players Alina Villalovos and Rebecca Beltran were so honored this week.…

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News

Bird’s eye view under the Big Top

Bird’s eye view under the Big Top

May 16, 2015


Janet Morales and Gabriel Valle of Hereford had the honors of riding atop Lisa as the Carson and Barnes Circus made a stopover in Hereford for a pair of Thursday shows at in the parking lot of Sugarland Mall. A bevy of circus acts from wirewalkers to aerialists to animal tamers to clowns delighted packed houses the old-fashioned way – under a big-top tent.

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Fair opens doors, eyes to options

Fair opens doors, eyes to options

May 16, 2015


BRAND/Mike Higgins
Deaf Smith County Sheriff J. Dale Butler speaks with students interested in a career in law enforcement during Wednesday’s Career Fair at Hereford High School.

By Mike Higgins, BRAND Staff Writer
Hundreds of high school juniors and seniors walked into Hereford High School’s triple gym Wednesday to explore options pertaining to their professional futures at the school’s first Career Fair.…

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Park dedication fitting tribute to retiring mayor

May 16, 2015

By Mike Higgins, BRAND Staff Writer
On the first day since May 1993 that Robert D. Josserand won’t be mayor of Hereford, the city’s aquatic park will be dedicated in his honor Monday in a 4 p.m. ceremony.

The official renaming of the facility to Josserand Aquatic Park will take place later Monday during a regular meeting of the Hereford City Commission.…

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