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Melissa and Manuel Rodriguez Peña welcome their new baby girl Mia to the world. They are residents of Friona. Melissa works at Family Dollar and Manuel at Hi-Pro. Their baby was born in Alamogardo, New Mexico where Melissa’s mother lives. Complications occurred and the baby was transferred to El Paso. Melissa had to remain in Alamogardo for surgery due to a massive infection. Since neither Melissa nor Manuel have been able to work, the family could use financial help. An account has been set up at https://gofundme.com/6ial84o

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December 7 is the 77-year anniversary of Pearl Harbor. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack, also known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor, led to the United States’ entry into World War II. (more...)

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Santa stops at Depot to see kids

Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Elves made a visit to the Christmas in the Park event last Saturday to meet the children and listen to their Christmas wishes. Santa arrived on the “Little Ole Train” conducted by Larry Rector and was introduced to the crowd by Mayor Ricky White. Also on hand was Miss Friona Victoria Williams and Little Miss Friona Sarai Chavarria who were there to pass out candy canes. A group of FFA students were also there to help the children write letters to Santa so he would not forget what toys they needed. The Junior High and High School choirs sang Christmas carols while parents and their kids waited in line to see “the big guy.” (more...)

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DPS Reminds Texans to Prepare for Winter Weather!

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) encourages Texans in all regions of the state to make preparations for staying safe as we approach the official start of winter.

“As we know all too well, Texas weather can change in an instant,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Every year, Texas faces serious dangers brought on by winter weather conditions, including freezing temperatures, ice, sleet and even snow. Taking extra safety precautions now could make all the difference during these potentially severe weather events this winter.” (more...)