Student Crime Stoppers wants to close cold cases Although many crimes are solved through Student Crime Stoppers, there are some crimes that have yet to be solved. Help Student Crime Stoppers by learning about current cold cases and sharing information you might have. Read about the 2013 cold cases in the Dec. 8 print edition. Are you prepared to weather the storm? According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA), disasters can happen at anytime and anywhere without warning. Citizens need to know how to be prepared in any given emergency. This can be life-saving knowledge. BBB offers Black Friday, Cyber Monday tips This holiday season be prepared as you shop for bargains. BBB offers tips on planning your Black Friday shopping trip; staying safe as you shop online and understanding re-stocking fees. Traffic stop results in trafficking charges A traffic stop on Nov. 11 by Moore County Sheriff's Department resulted in the driver being arrested on federal human smuggling/trafficking charges.
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Demonette volleyball is pictured above Tuesday afternoon as they were given a send-off on their way to the regional quarterfinals at Caprock against the Randall Lady Raiders. Local taxing entities do well in tax survey The Panhandle Area 2013 Tax Rate Survey, prepared by the Moore County Tax Office, was recently released. The survey has the rates for all Panhandle counties, colleges, hospitals, cities, water districts and school districts. It shows, in order, who has the lowest to the highest taxes for each category throughout the Panhandle. Moore County rates among the lowest in taxes in many categories. Find a full breakdown of the survey in the Nov. 10 print edition. Amendments pass despite low turnout Despite low turnout at the voting polls, all nine 2013 Constitutional Amendments were approved by Texas voters. The turnout for the registered voters who came to vote was, for state wide, 8.51% of the 13,445,285 registered voters, and for county, 6.01% of the 9,128 registered voters. Find an election summary in the Nov. 10 print edition.