Greenhands going to State!!! Mario Molina (2nd in Greenhand Creed Speaking) and Carlos Rios (1st in Greenhand Spanish Creed Speaking) will be competing at the state contest in Huntsville, on Friday, December 1st.
Project Christmas Card - The Parmer County Hospital Auxiliary is accepting donations for the 68th Annual Project Christmas Card. Proceeds will be used to purchase medical equipment for Parmer Medical Center. Canisters/boxes are placed around town in various businesses for the collection of donations. The names of donors will be included in a special Christmas Greeting Card in the Friona Star newspaper. Please make sure you put your name with ALL donations. You can contact Connie Neelley at 806-250-2542 for more information.
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Gas Prices Lower - According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Texas was priced at $2.28 while the most expensive was $4.29 per gallon. The national average price of gasoline fell 5.8 cents in the last week, averaging $3.21 per gallon. The national average price of diesel fell 5.2 cents in the last week and stands at $4.23 per gallon.
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State Capital Highlights by Gary Borders - As time runs out next week on the fourth special session, Gov. Greg Abbott said he will continue to fight for school choice, despite the Texas House once again decisively rejecting it when 21 Republicans largely from rural districts joined Democrats in stripping it from a $7.6 billion education bill. Abbott has not said whether he will call a fifth special session.
1.4 million Texans lost health coverage through either Medicaid of the Children's Health Insurance Program. Nearly 70% of people who lost Medicaid coverage in Texas were booted off for procedural reasons, such as failing to return renewal packet requests. The state has the highest rate of uninsured people in the country.
The state again reached a record high nationally with 14.536 million Texans at work, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. The state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate held steady at 4.1%. The latest report marks the 10th consecutive monthly increase in jobs, with the addition of 21,000 more Texans on payroll, TWC reported.
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Pun Fun - A man drove his expensive car into a tree and found out how the Mercedes bends. Source: www.pun.me
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Cast and Crew - Back row (l-r) Sophie Lewellen, Joselin Perez, Chelzey Garcia, Yudiel Mendoza, Owen Daniels, Fatima Grado Toledo, Alayah Rubalcava, Kamila Moreno, Fernando Moreno, Darien Padilla, Aimee Jimenez, and Aylen Moreno. Front row (l-r) Angel Legaretta, Teresa Alvidrez, Avril Soltero, Wendy Garcia Ha, D'Nasha Shelby, Liandra Ramos, Christian Reyes, Itzel Arenas, Bailey Cook, and Natalie Achor.
The Reviews are In - This year's Junior High One Act Play, The Magic Well, was directed by Shanna Daniels. Award winners were - (l-r) Darien Padilla (All Star Cast), Sophie Lewellen (Honorable Mention All Star Cast), Owen Daniels (All Star Cast), and Wendy Ha Garcia (Outstanding Crew).