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This first grade classroom at the Friona primary school will be filled soon with eager smiling faces when school begins Monday August 26. Teachers were busy all week in workshops and preparing their classrooms for another school year.

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The 2013-2014 varsity cheerleaders and mascot at the Meet the Cheifs & Squaws Tuesday evening. From left to right are Mariza Mendoza, Andrea Juarez, Sierra Mendoza, Kendall Kimbrough, mascot Amy Osborn, Aubrey Williams, Taylor Stallings, Karina Hernandez, and Keila Gabel.

 

Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

What’s to talk about in town? Mainly school is starting Monday. Teachers have been in workshops and decorating classrooms and psyching up to hit the grind again. Welcome back students and teachers. Have a great year.

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Friona primary and elementary schools will have Meet the Teacher from 2-5 p.m. Friday August 23. (more...)

Football contest starts in two weeks

The annual Friona Star football contest will begin in the Thursday September 5 issue. The contest will run for 12 weeks with a $25 cash prize to the weekly winner and a $100 grand prize to the overall point winner. In case of a tie at the end of the 12 weeks the grand prize will be divided.(more...)

Bovina petitions alcohol election

Radford Venable, City of Bovina council member, is on a mission. He would like to see tax dollars being spent in surrounding Texas counties and New Mexico on the sale of alcoholic beverages stay in Parmer County, primarily the City of Bovina.

In 1939, the county clerk declared Parmer County dry and it has remained the same ever since. Parmer is one of only 13 counties in the state of Texas still not selling alcohol, Venable said. (more...)