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Chamber of Commerce hears about assistance programs

Representatives from West Texas Council of Governments (COG) and the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) presented information to the Fisher Co Chamber of Commerce last week about how their services can help the county. COG/AAA spoke to the chamber members in the hope of spreading the word about services offered by the agencies. AAA Services Coordinator Joshua Pauley said the center can help seniors—60 and above—to find resources needed for issues they may be facing. The agency can assist with income support, home modifications, such as homemaker services such as cleaning around the home, meal preparations, and grocery shopping.

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Police arrest 7 in connection with firearm theft

Through a joint county effort, police have made numerous arrests recently, relating to a Fisher Co. burglary in December. Ever since the anonymous tip came in, law enforcement personnel from Fisher and Jones counties, along with the Texas Rangers, have been pursuing the perpetrators, who made off with 117 firearms from a rural Fisher County home more than six weeks ago.

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Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Carrion receives award for exemplary volunteer service serving at Misawa air facility

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MISAWA, Japan (Jan. 26, 2017) Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Carrion, from Roby, Texas, receives a Commendation Letter, signed by Rear Adm. Michael Carter, from Capt. Keith Henry, commanding officer Naval Air Facility Misawa (NAFM). The commendation letter was for his exemplary work while attached to NAFM Security Department and also over 220 hours of volunteer service as a youth sports coach. Jordan is the son of Danny and Laura Carrion. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samuel Weldin/Released)

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Wed
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Fisher County Stock Show

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Grand Champion Swine - Hope Lambert, Roby FFA

 

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Wed
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Winter isn’t the time for gardeners to sit back and wait

OVERTON – Winter months provide few growing options for gardeners but plenty of opportunities to stay busy, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. January is a time to protect existing gardens and prepare for future planting, said Dr. Joe Masabni, AgriLife Extension small-acreage vegetable specialist, Overton.

 

Masabni said gardeners should remove any weeds that continue to grow throughout the winter months to reduce future weed production. “

 

Wed
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Hospital grants paying off

With a number of hospital and clinic up-grades— paid for primarily with grant money— the hospital is saving taxpayers thousands.

 

Fisher Co. Hospital CEO Leann Martinez informed the board that construction improvements to the Roby Clinic are nearing completion, and the hospital plans to host an open house to celebrate the hard work put into the project.

 

Wed
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Jan
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Roby teams with schools across the state to fight legislation

With Superintendent Dickson’s recommendation, the Roby School Board approved a resolution, calling on the legislature to repeal the A-F School Rating System. The 84th Legislature passed House Bill 2804, which changed the system the Texas Education Agency (TEA) uses to hold Texas schools accountable. The current method of accountability issues a rating of “met standard” versus “improvement required”. Under the new bill, TEA will issue letter grades A-F in each of four categories: Student achievement, student progress, closing the gap, and post-secondary readiness.

 

Wed
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Jan
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Early Morning Blaze destroys home

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Fire personnel from both Roby and Rotan fire departments battled a house fire west of Rotan just inside the city limits on FM 611 Wednesday morning. Emergency personnel reported the occupants escaped without injury, but fire crews were unable to save the home. No other details have been made available at this time.

 

Wed
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Jan
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Nomadic Newspaper explores WODAPLOOZA in Miami, Florida

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Cindy Ramirez, Matthew Ramirez and Baylor Johnson of Roby, Texas took The Chronicle to Miami where Matthew competed in the WODAPLOOZA Crossfit Jan 13th - 15th. He placed 3rd in his division. With over 25,000 participants from 30 countries that is not an easy feat, but Matthew made it look easy!. Congratulations!

 

Wed
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City of Roby crosses fingers for grant money

The Roby City Council signed a resolution at Tuesday’s meeting, giving permission and authority to City Manager Jack Brown to submit an application for the 2017-2018 Community Block Grant Program.
 
 
The city hopes to be awarded the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) grant in order to help offset the cost of Roby’s above ground water storage tank. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) recently mandated the city to either do something with the tank or build a new one.
 

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