Come trick or treat with us Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m.
The Moore County News-Press invites local residents to get their children's Halloween photos taken this Friday, Oct. 31, from 4-6 p.m. at the News-Press, 702 S. Meredith. Please come in the back door. We will also have treats for the kids. Hope to see you this Friday!

DISD names lone candidate for superintendent
Monty Hysinger has been named lone finalist for Dumas Independent School District superintendent, according to a statement released by the district on Wednesday. Hysinger has spent the last 16 years as superintendent in Clarendon. Read more in the upcoming Nov. 2 print edition.

Principals present campus improvement plans to DISD board
The Dumas Independent School District (DISD) Board of Trustees meet on Monday, Oct 27 and heard presentations from each district schools principals about their District and Campus Improvement Plan. The DISD board of trustees approved the 2014-2015 District and Campus Improvement Plans goals and objectives and the Targeted Improvement Plan for Cactus Elementary. Find out other action taken by reading Page 1A of the Thursday, Oct. 30 print edition.

Commission, in 3-2 vote, approves abandonment of street
The city commissioners were faced with a decision at Monday's meeting on Oct. 20 to vote yes or no to a request for abandoning a portion of E. 2nd Street between Meredith and Bliss, as requested by Moore County Hospital District. This closure would allow for the expansion of the hospital. After a lengthy discussion, the final decision was a 3-2 vote agreeing to abandon the street. Mayor Pat Sims, Mayor Pro-Tem Dr. David Bonner and Commissioner Mike Funk voted yes to the request while Commissioner Steve Bodnar and Commissioner Vernon McDowell voted against it. Read more in the Oct. 23 print edition.

Early voting underway in Moore County
The midterm election takes place on Nov. 4, 2014, and early voting began on Monday and runs through Oct. 31. Early voting in Moore County takes place at the First Street Annex. Citizens need to be aware of the laws that are in effect to be able to cast their ballots. Click above to read more.

Updates coming to Killgore Library
County Commissioners meet on Monday, Oct. 13 and approved numerous updates and employments to many different county departments. The Killgore Memorial Library was approved to purchase window shades from Glass Tech at a cost of no more than $5,000, and the bid from Shelby Swimmer was approved to paint the library at cost of $15,900. Find out about more action taken by county commissioners by reading Page 1 of the Oct. 16 print edition.

Drug-related arrests follow warrant service
Two individuals were arrested, and the investigation continues in a local drug case. Local law enforcement made the arrests following the execution of a search warrant in the 1600 block of E. 7th. According to information from the Moore County Sheriff's Office, the agency, along with Dumas Police Department, executed the search warrant on Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. at 1615 E. 7th, Eastgate #115. Richard Beecroft, 47, and Tracey Kindrick, 46, were arrested on multiple charges. Both were charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 <1 gram and possession of marijuana<2 oz

Cactus VFD welcomes new fire truck
Michael Wright/News-Press
The Cactus Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) now has a new fire truck to help serve and protect its citizens. The truck, which is a 2015 International four-door pumper truck, was recently on display at Cactus Elementary School along with other fire department and police department vehicles and equipment. Read more about the truck and the visit to Cactus Elementary in the Oct. 12 print edition.

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