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Wed
27
Jan

ATTENTION ALL REGISTERED VOTERS

Fisher County Commissioner Court voted in April of 2015 that as of

January 1, 2016 we would have only (4) polling locations for elections.

 

Early Voting for March 1, 2016 Primary will be held 

Wed
23
Dec

Michael Hall announces bid for Fisher County Attorney

On November 16, Michael Hall filed his candidacy for    Fisher County Attorney.  Mr. Hall is running for the seat which will be vacated by Rudy Hamric, who is not seeking re-election.  When asked about why he is running for county attorney, Mr. Hall responded, “I have always believed that public service is one of the best ways to give back to the community.  After many folks approached me and encouraged me to run and after talking it over with my family and Mr. Hamric, I believe the time is right for me to seek the office of Fisher County Attorney and should the voters choose to elect me, to serve this community with hard work and thoughtful deliberation.” 

Wed
23
Dec

Local woman keeps the Christmas Spirit alive year round

When you travel along Hwy 70 through the little town of Roby, TX, you pass right beside one of the town’s largest buildings, a local youth center known as The HUB. But what you also pass buy—but may not notice—is the little red building occupying the same lot. The building has a humble sign reading: No Need for Need. Interestingly enough, it was this little building that started it all. 

   The home Jim and Carolyn Wilburn raised their daughter in was one of love, hope, and understanding, always embracing the teachings of the scripture. Shannon Wilburn learned in her earliest memories that the answers to life’s struggles with complications are often discovered through prayer. 

Wed
23
Dec

30 robberies in 36 hours

Fisher County was plagued by a series of robberies over the weekend. The Sheriff’s department began receiving calls in the early morning hours Sunday, and by the end of the day they had received 18 reported vehicle break-ins. There were a total of 15 victims in Rotan and 3 in Roby totaling more than 30 vehicles broken into. 

   There was an alarm triggered at Southern Touch Flower Shop in downtown Rotan, but nothing appeared to have been stolen. An attempted home invasion was reported in Rotan, when someone attempted to kick in the door of a resident on Sammy Baugh Ave.

   The Fisher County Sheriff’s Department feels the crimes have been committed by...

Wed
23
Dec

Hal Ely Announces Candidacy for Fisher County Commisioner, Precinct 1

Hal Ely, from Sylvester, is a 1977 graduate of Roby High School. He received a A.A. in Farm and Ranch management in 1979 from Western Texas College and received an A.A. in Agriculture Education in 1981. In 1982 he worked for U.S.D.A., as a Technician for the Soil Conservation District at Snyder for a year then went into farming. Along with farming, he has worked for the county as a road hand full time and part time in the early 1980’s and also worked as a farm hand on area ranches and custom farming. In 1986 he joined the United States Army Reserve and was on active duty for nine month and was discharged in 1994. Ely stated, “I hope that if you don’t know me you would ask aomeone who does, because I would like to serve you as your Commissioner. If you would like to talk to me please call 325.721.9150. Hal is the son of Pat and Bud Ely of Sylvester.

 

 
Thu
10
Dec

Bobby Hunt runs for Precinct 3 County Commissioner

 I am excited to announce my candidacy for Fisher County Commissioner, Precinct 3, subject to the Republican Primary March 1, 2016.

   I have been a Fisher County resident for 40 years. My wife and I have 3 daughters, all of whom are graduates of Roby High School. We are members of First Baptist Church of Roby, and our faith is a very important part of our lives. We try to be involved in as many civic projects as possible. We are proud to be a part of Fisher County and cannot imagine living anywhere else.

Thu
10
Dec

H.T. Fillingim announces candidacy for Fisher County Sheriff

H.T. Fillingim is seeking election to the office of sheriff. H.T. was born in Fisher County and is the son of Homer T and Lanelle (Kingsfield) Fillingim. He returned to Fisher County in 2002 and became the EMS Director for Fisher County Hospital. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Stephen F. Austin University. He is a Master Peace Officer and has been in Law enforcement since 1974.

   He is currently chair of the Regional Advisory Council, covering 17 counties of the Abilene area. He is responsible for overseeing funding for hospitals and emergency medical services, dispersing Grant funding, and participating in disaster relief and planning.

Thu
10
Dec

4-H cultivates Fisher County

When Justin McGriff (29) took over the duties of the Fisher County Extension Agent last March, the folks at Texas A&M told him to write down a few goals regarding the local 4-H program. Based on the previous year’s enrolment of 8 students, McGriff felt it would be a realistic goal to double that number by the end of the year. Justin said, “I wanted to try to come up with a goal I felt we could obtain here in Fisher County, so I thought going from 8 to 16 kids enrolled would be a goal we could reach.” The 4-H program has now grown the to almost 40 kids enrolled.

Tue
24
Nov

Sheriff’s Report 11/16-11/21

Fisher county sheriff’s office received (4) 911 calls, (4) reports of stray livestock, assisted other agencies on (0) calls, and reponded to (29) other calls for service.  Fisher county ems reponded to (3) emergency calls and (2) non-emergencies. Fisher county volunteer fire departments responded to (1) calls

Calls for service

11-16-15 - burglary hwy 70 north, request deputy assistance hwy 92, request to speak with deputy by phone x2, storm spotters activated, medical call

Tue
24
Nov

Rotan School Board Meeting

 

The Rotan ISD School Board got to enjoy some entertainment before they got down to business last week.  Rotan ISD spotlighted the state competing Rotan Yellowhammer Band, who played several musical excerpts from their upcoming Christmas concert. 

   After band’s performance, the board heard a report from 5th graders, Riley Hurt and Sterling Bowen, who informed the board about “The Big Event”. The Big Event is a night of fun and education the school holds as a reward to select students that have maintained met certain for the year. 

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