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August 30, 2015 edition of the Hereford BRAND

August 29, 2015

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County judge, commissioners forego raises

August 29, 2015

By John Carson, BRAND Managing Editor
Monday’s meeting of the Deaf Smith County Commissioners’ Court could not even wait for its appointed time on the agenda to get discussion started concerning a proposed 3 percent for county employees.

The subject was front and center midway through the meeting as commissioners pondered a list of salaries for county elected officials that needed to be approved for publication.…

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Raises included as trustees OK school budget

August 26, 2015

By Jessica Gallardo, BRAND Staff Writer
The pockets of Hereford Independent School District (HISD) employees will be a tad fuller after the system’s Board of Trustees approved a 2015-16 budget Monday that included an across-the-board pay raise.

In passing the spending plan, the board gave official funding approval to raises it had OK’ed during the budget process this summer.
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Sports Updates

Herd coach wins city links crown

August 29, 2015

By John Carson, BRAND Managing Editor
Firing the only sub-par round of the tournament, Chris Sims kept the opposition at bay to capture the 2015 Hereford City Championship this weekend at John Pitman Municipal Golf Course.

Sims – a former Hardin-Simmons golfer who played professionally on several satellite tours and is entering his second season as Hereford High golf coach – chased a 1-under, first-round 71 on Saturday with a 2-over, 74 in Sunday’s final round for a 1-over, 145 total to win by four shots.…

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Tennis team earns split against quartet of 6A foes

Tennis team earns split against quartet of 6A foes

August 29, 2015


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Hereford girls No. 4 singles Rebekah LaRue does a forehand swing for a return during a match against Brownfieldon Aug. 20.

From Staff Reports
Continuing a good start to the season, the Hereford High tennis team secured a split against larger opponents in the Sandie Duals, Aug. 21-22 in Amarillo.

Facing a quartet of 6A foes – including three that made the 2014 playoffs – the Herd was able to forge a 2-2 mark after topping El Paso Montwood (17-2) and Odessa (10-4) and falling to Amarillo High (1-10) and Tascosa (2-17).…

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Herd looks to start in right direction

August 26, 2015

By John Carson, BRAND Managing Editor
The Hereford Whitefaces will take the first steps on the trail that is its 2015 fall drive when Estacado visits Whiteface Stadium for the season opener.

Coming in off a 3-8 2014 campaign that saw the Herd rebound from a 1-4 start to finish 2-3 in district play and earn a spot in the playoffs, enthusiasm is high in the Hereford camp.…

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Herd netters off to good start

Herd netters off to good start

August 26, 2015


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Hereford girls No. 2 singles Tiffany Jesko looks to give an artistic skip to a return during a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Brownfield’s Marissa Mireless on Aug. 20.

By John Carson, BRAND Managing Editor
Getting a jump on the school year, Hereford High tennis teams continued a fast start to the 2015 fall season with an 18-1 romp Aug.…

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News

Debate puts hiccup in DSC budget

August 26, 2015

By John Carson, BRAND Managing Editor
Three different agenda items caused a bit of a hiccup in the 2015-16 county budget process during Monday’s regular meeting of the Deaf Smith County Commissioners’ Court.

Agenda items dealing with employee health insurance, publishing of elected officials’ salaries and a public hearing on the county’s proposed tax rate ultimately affected discussion during a budget workshop.…

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Amigos fetes first year in Hereford

Amigos fetes first year in Hereford

August 26, 2015


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Hereford High winners of 2015 Amigos scholarships include, from left, Yesenia Arambula, Andrew Valdez and Desiree Whitehorn. Not shown is awardee Payton Gonzales.

By Emily Dockery, BRAND Staff Writer
Amigos grocery store celebrated its first anniversary in Hereford with a day-long event Saturday at its 25 Mile Avenue location.

A member of the United Family, the Hereford unit is one of only four Amigos in existence and the first one built as an Amigos from the ground up.…

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‘Collective impact’ begins

‘Collective impact’ begins

August 22, 2015


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Northwest kindergarten teacher Emily Taylor speaks to new student Jair Garcia.

By Jessica Gallardo, BRAND Staff Writer
Much to the dismay of kids and the relief of parents, the 2015-16 school year is here for the Hereford Independent School District.

Sleep schedules will need to go back to normal and an outfit for the first day of school will be picked out.…

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