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.

Hospital expansion costs would not be paid by taxpayers
Ever since last year's failed bond election for the construction of a new hospital and assisted living center the members of the Moore County Hospital District Board of Trustees and CEO Jeff Turner have been hard at work to come up with viable alternatives for the aging facility. And they did just that, coming up with an alternative that will be funded internally and will have no impact on property taxes. Recently, Turner, along with MCHD Board President Tom Ferguson, approached the Dumas City Commission to discuss the project. Click the link above to read more, or find an Op-Ed piece HERE.

DPS reminds Texans: Election Identification Certificates available at driver license offices
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming November election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC) are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices for individuals in need of proper identification required to vote in elections in Texas. Additional locations to apply for an EIC will be announced in the near future.

Important dates for upcoming Nov. 4 election
Voting in the Nov. 4 General and Special Election begins soon, according to Moore County Clerk Brenda McKanna. Monday, Oct. 6, marks an important deadline — the last day to register to vote in order to be able to cast a ballot.
The first day of early voting in person is Monday, Oct. 20, and early voting ends on Friday, Oct. 31. The last day to apply for Ballot by Mail (received, not postmarked), is Friday, Oct. 24, and the last day to receive Ballot by Mail is Tuesday, Nov. 4 (election day) at 7 p.m.

Homecoming queen crowned
Mike Higgins photo
Citlaly Zamarripa was crowned homecoming queen at halftime of Friday night’s Dumas-Plainview football game. Dumas fell to Plainview. This week the Demons have an open date before beginning district Oct. 10 at Canyon.

DHS homecoming parade, pep rally tonight
Homecoming Queen candidates are, from left, Citlaly Zamarripa, Teagan Thompson, Christian Rhoades, Sydney Thomas and Johanna Perez.

Twirp King candidates are, from left, Derek Martinez, Freddy Martinez, Kyler McCoy, Aaron Arellanes and Joel Carbajal

Dumas High School is celebrating homecoming week this week. Tonight (Thursday, Sept. 25) there will be a parade around the east side of McDade Park beginning at 7 p.m. followed by the homecoming pep rally/bonfire at Demon Stadium at 7:30 p.m. During the pep rally at the stadium the Twirp King will be crowned. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime of tomorrow night's game between the Demons and Plainview Bulldogs. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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