Stonewall considers countywide curfew

Stonewall Commissioner court practices social distancing while deliberating county-wide curfew

Friday, March 27, 2020
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The Stonewall County Commissioners discussed whether or not to approve more stringent limitations for the county on Monday, including the possibility of a countywide curfew. Although commissioners... + continue reading
Local hospitals prepare for COVID-19

Paramedic, Judson Sconce, takes his shift to help screen individuals that are visiting the hospital, clinic or pharmacy at Fisher County Hospital.

Friday, March 27, 2020
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Although local hospital districts began initiating protocols last week, as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread across the state and into rural areas, healthcare professionals say it is more... + continue reading
LOCAL SCHOOLS CLOSE: Uncertain about the future educational

Although still three months left in the traditional school year, classrooms sit empty due to the spread of COVID-19 virus, possibly for the rest of 2019-2020.

Friday, March 20, 2020
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Students and teachers returned from spring break earlier this week, and while Roby CISD extended its break through Wednesday, Aspermont and Rotan school districts have implemented several changes... + continue reading
Aspermont and Rotan OAP companies advance to bi-district

Rotan ISD One Act Play Cast, Crew and Directors for ‘Twelve Angry Jurors” COURTESY PHOTO

Friday, March 13, 2020
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Students involved in Aspermont and Rotan one-actplay troupes received top honors last week as both schools advance to the bi-district competition scheduled for later this month. The always... + continue reading
Van Poppel Shuts down the Valley Patriots for a Yellowhammer win

Rotan Senior, Cole Van Poppel, collected his first perfect game of the 2020 baseball season.

Friday, March 13, 2020
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There was perfection on the mound Monday, and it was a good day for Rotan as the Yellowhammers came through with a shutout 3-0 victory against the Valley Patriots. The Hammers started off the first... + continue reading

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03/27/2020
The Rotan ISD Board of Trustees met Monday night, and while maintaining social distancing and adhering to legal counsel’s restricted travel made communication challenging, the board unanimously approved the 313 Agreement with BayWa r.e. that will bring millions to the district. To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital... + continue reading
03/27/2020
In the wake of the COVID-19, the Roby CISD Board of Trustees met in an emergency meeting last week to discuss several issues related to recent orders and proclamations issued from the governor’s office, including voting to reschedule the anticipated May Bond Election to fall in line with November’s Presidential Election. To read... + continue reading

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Stonewall Hospital seeks millions in loans to cover construction cost overruns

The Stonewall Living Center patiently awaits its grand opening later this month, and hospital district officials hope the new facility will generate revenues to aid in repaying millions in unanticipated costs.. (PHOTOS BY STEVEN ELLIS)

03/06/2020 - 0 comment(s)
As the date grows near for the official ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the Stonewall Living Center anticipated later this month, the SMH administration and board are struggling to come up with the near $2 million in additional costs and keep money in the bank to operate. During last month’s board meeting, SMH CEO Billie Carter broke... + continue reading
Students hang around to learn
02/28/2020 - 0 comment(s)
Rotan Senior Brian Williams rappelled down the side of TSTC’s mobile climb unit like a pro in Aspermont Monday. Students from Aspermont, Rotan, and Jayton came out to learn about the wind industry and the 15-tuition free scholarships being offered exclusively to Kent, Fisher, and Stonewall residents. TSTC instructors, recruiters, and current... + continue reading
Fisher Co. Employee arrested in Sweetwater drug bust

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02/28/2020 - 0 comment(s)
In response to a call of the alleged misuse of a credit card, the Sweetwater Police Department arrested two Fisher County residents along with another individual last week, each now facing multiple charges including manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance and engaging in criminal activity. The Sweetwater Police Department received a call... + continue reading

Sports

03/20/2020 - 0 comment(s)
March Madness took on another meaning for everyone in the sports world last week – a week like none other in the history of organized sports with the acceleration of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)... + continue reading

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Governor takes actions to slow down deadly virus

Governor takes actions to slow down deadly virus

03/27/2020 - 0 comment(s)
AUSTIN — Texas is more invested every day in promoting increased and thorough hand washing, disinfecting surfaces and social distancing to reduce cases of the rapidly spreading novel... + continue reading

County Life

03/27/2020 - 0 comment(s)
Big Country Electric Cooperative offices are closed to all visitors through April 3, 2020 per Governor Abbot’s recommendation, but BCEC employees are working and abiding by recommended safety... + continue reading