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Friona firefighters responded to a fire call about 8:30 a.m. New Year’s Day at a portable classroom building on Euclid across from the primary school. The building housed a computer lab and classroom. Major damage was done to the interior and the building will have to be replaced. Initial reports say it was probably an electrical problem in the AC/heating unit but the official cause has not been determined. Insurance adjusters and fire investigators were expected to be on the scene this week. Students will have class in the Early Childhood building adjacent to the primary school. Classes resume Monday January 9.

Town Talk II

Official weather guy John Gurley reported we received 3” of snow (.19” of moisture) last weekend. May get some kind of wet stuff this weekend according to the weather forecasters. John and wife Kathryn will be attending the Inaugural festivities next week. Daughter Hollis lives in DC and works in the Capitol Bldg. so she arranged tickets.


I’ve covered city council meetings for a long time. The Monday night meeting this week lasted about 15 minutes, the shortest I can remember. During the police department report by Chief Jimenez, the subject of vehicles doing donuts and other damage at the cemetery was discussed. The city manager instructed Chief Jimenez to lock the cemetery at dark and open it after sunrise, also to run patrol to the cemetery three times a day. Can we assume it is kids or teenagers on 4-wheelers disrespecting the cemetery? Whoever it is we hope they stop or get caught. (more...)

County Livestock Show begins Tuesday

The Parmer County Livestock Show is scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 17 and run through Thursday, January 19 with the premium sale being held on Saturday, January 20.

Steers will be weighed in on Tuesday from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Steer classifications will be made at 9 a.m. and the show will begin at 11 a.m. with Rusty Day judging the event. (more...)

Mayor's Minutes


I would like to begin this letter by saying “thank you” for all of the thoughts and prayers I received before, during and after my surgery. I received a lot of great advice on things to do and not do before and after the surgery from others in the community that received the same surgery. I appreciate all of the advice I was given. My recovery has gone very well so far. (more...)