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Dr. Robert Alexander, left, read the Christmas Story to his grandchildren and the audience during “A Harvey Christmas” program on Sunday at the Friona High School auditorium. The program included traditional Christmas music presented by members of the Friona community. The proceeds from the program are being used for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. More pictures can be found inside this edition.


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Santa was a very busy, but jolly, elf on Monday evening at Christmas in the Park. He arrived on the Campbell Family antique fire truck accompanied by Miss Friona first runner-up Erica Barrera and Little Miss Friona Abigail Guerra. Santa heard Christmas wishes until he had leave to be the Grand Marshall of the 2nd Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. Above, he spoke with Bostyn Pope and Velena Vazquez while they were getting their pictures taken.


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Town Talk

The Friends of the Friona Library will be hosting a retirement party for Friona Public Library Director Darla Bracken on Sunday, December 17 from 3-5 p.m. at the library. Everyone is invited to join them in celebrating Darla’s 35 years of dedication.

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The City of Friona employees will be hosting a retirement party for City Manager Patricia Phipps on Friday, December 29 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at City Hall. Stop by and congratulate Patricia on her retirement. (more...)

Bracken retirement celebration Dec. 17

The Friends of the Library will host a retirement reception for Friona Public Library Director Darla Bracken on Sunday, December 17 from 3-5 p.m. at the library. The community is invited to attend this celebration of Darla’s 35 years of dedication. Darla began her library career in 1967 as a high school volunteer. She continued her library work with college work study and became a part time employee in January 1980. She became a fulltime employee in September of 1982 and ultimately being named Director in 1985.

Phipps retirement reception Dec. 29

The employees of the City of Friona invite the community to stop by and congratulate City Manager Patricia Phipps on her retirement. A come and go reception will be held Friday, December 29 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at City Hall. We appreciate her loyalty and dedication to the city and thank her for 34 years of service.

Friona welcomes Christmas in a BIG way

It’s official…the Christmas season in Friona was ushered in with beautiful music, bright lights and Santa this week.

“A Harvey Christmas” hosted by the Union Congregational Church got Christmas going with a program filled with holiday cheer on Sunday afternoon at the Friona High School auditorium. The event to was held to raise funds for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

The program began with Dr. Robert Alexander reading the Christmas Story to his grandchildren and ended with the performers singing Christmas carols with the audience while Rev. Joe Schulte played the guitar. (more...)