Swisher County Newswire

Swisher County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Swisher County, TX.

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  1. Officials warn area roadways still icy, can re-freezeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 6 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Just because the snow stopped falling doesn't mean South Plains area drivers should let their guard down going into a frigid Saturday morning, forecasters and state officials warned late Friday. Friday morning's winter storm - which dropped more than 1.5 inches in Lubbock and larger amounts further north - likely will have lingering effects on area roadways after overnight temperatures drop into the teens and single digits across much of the South Plains and southern Texas Panhandle.

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  2. TxDOT: Blowing snow, ice on area roadways; crews plowing someRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 6 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Blowing snow and some icy conditions were being reported Friday on roads and highways from the central South Plains north through the Panhandle. Texas Department of Transportation crews were plowing and blading snow and ice from highways in the northern South Plains, including in Briscoe and Swisher counties.

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  3. Swisher County to host Ag Day TuesdayRead the original story

    Dec 6, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Swisher County Ag Day will be held Tuesday in the Swisher County Memorial Building, 127 SW Second St. in Tulia. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Cost is $10 and includes lunch.

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  4. Swisher County farmer honored in Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership programRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension's TALL program recognized a Swisher County farmer Tuesday night for his dedication to Texas agriculture and innovative conservation practices. Barry Evans accepted the award with his wife, Lindy, in front of a large crowd of supporters at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture.

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  5. Swisher County agent receives national awardRead the original story

    Aug 14, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    John Villalba received the 2016 Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the group's annual meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas. This award is given to agents with 10 years of service or less in cooperative extension programs and who have shown excellence in extension education.

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  6. Farmers praise 'wonderful' rain; impacts vary with growing stagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    ... AgriLife agronomist specializing in grain crops. Johnie Reed's cotton patch was among the luckier ones. The Swisher County farmer cheerfully reported receiving between an inch and 2 inches. Reed expects a boost for irrigated cotton fields, whose ...

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  7. Booming solar industry could mean big business for TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2016 | Amarillo.com

    ... developers to locate in New Mexico. Lincoln Clean Energy has one 201-megawatt solar power plant planned for Swisher County, the first commercial-grade plant in the Texas Panhandle. However, there is no word that the project has broken ground yet. "I ...

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  8. Tulia First Baptist celebrates 125 yearsRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    ... Karen Martin, 65, financial secretary and pianist. An anniversary celebration this weekend coincides with Swisher County's 126th anniversary. The church will have a float in the county parade Saturday morning, then an open house until 3 p.m. that ...

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  9. Cotton planting wraps up as ground driesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    ... remaining acreage could receive seeds fairly quickly. Cotton-planting insurance deadlines vary by county. Swisher County, for instance, saw its final planting-without-late-penalty date on May 31. Of course, farmers in the Tulia area whose fields ...

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  10. Cotton planting wraps up as ground driesRead the original story

    Jun 6, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    ... remaining acreage could receive seeds fairly quickly. Cotton-planting insurance deadlines vary by county. Swisher County, for instance, saw its final planting-without-late-penalty date May 31. Of course, farmers in the Tulia area whose fields ...

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  11. Man considered armed and dangerous arrested in Swisher CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    A man deputies with the Lubbock Sheriff's Office said was armed and dangerous was arrested Friday morning in Swisher County.

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  12. Challenger Furlow leads incumbent Munk in 2 counties in 106th DA's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    ... ct 3 commissioner with 67.2 percent of the vote. Challenger Joe Murrell received 56.8 percent of the vote for Swisher County Precinct 3 commissioner. He unseated incumbent Harvey Foster, who had 43.2 percent.

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  13. Furlow takes Lynn, Gaines counties, Munk leads Garza in 106th DA's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    ... ct 3 commissioner with 67.2 percent of the vote. Challenger Joe Murrell received 56.8 percent of the vote for Swisher County Precinct 3 commissioner. He unseated incumbent Harvey Foster, who had 43.2 percent.

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  14. Driver killed in Swisher county collisionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | KCBD-TV Lubbock

    The Texas Department of Public Safety was called to a 2 vehicle crash on IH-27 that occurred Thursday in Swisher County, resulting in the death of one person. At approximately 5:09 p.m., Kenneth Chase, 30, of Wilmington, Ohio, was driving a 2015 Kenworth truck tractor towing a 2015 Utility flatbed trailer northbound on IH-27 approximately one mile north of Kress.

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  15. Tulia man dies in fatal wreckRead the original story

    May 13, 2016 | Amarillo.com

    A 74-year-old Tulia man died in a fatal car crash in Swisher County on Friday after a tractor-trailer rear ended his vehicle on Interstate 27 and ejected him, according to officials from Texas Department of Public safety. At 5:09 p.m., Kenneth Chase, 30, of Wilmington, Oh., was traveling north on I-27 in a 2015 Kenworth tractor-trailer.

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  16. Quilts were coverings that became exquisite artRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    ... Olive Pearl Wigley, Mitchell County; Bobbie Cook DuBose, Terry County; Mary Isabel Tanner Sigler, 1857, Swisher County; Margaret Dollie Wilson, 1912, Pampa; Melinda Ethel Bell Abernathy, 1887, Floydada. Others include Amanda Elizabeth Josephine ...

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  17. Tulia HS Teacher arrested for sexual contact with underage studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... said. "We felt like that was the correct thing to do at the time." Condran was arrested and booked into the Swisher County Jail, charged with Improper Relationship Between an Educator and a Student, a second degree felony. According to Tulia School ...

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  18. Plains Cotton Growers' annual meeting is heavy on politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2016 | Southwest Farm Press

    ... action committee to support candidates who are friendly to agriculture and to cotton. John Villalba, Swisher County agriculture Extension agent, has been named recipient of the Plains Cotton Growers (PCG) Extension Cotton Agent award for 2015. High ...

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  19. Villalba named PCG Cotton Extension Agent of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | Southwest Farm Press

    John Villalba, Swisher County agriculture Extension agent, accepts the PCG Cotton Extension Agent of the Year from PCH president Shawn Holladay during the recent PCG annual meeting in Lubbock. John Villalba, Swisher County agriculture Extension agent, has been named recipient of the Plains Cotton Growers Extension Cotton Agent award for 2015.

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  20. Quilt documentation event planned at museumRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2016 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    ... those of Pearl Bench Martin of Terry County; Olive Pearl Wigley, Mitchell County; Mary Isabel Tanner Sigler, Swisher County; Margaret Dollie Wilson, Pampa; Melinda Ethel Bell Abernathy, Floydada; and the Women of the Iglesia Bautista Templo in ...

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