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2024 Primary Election

Election Day

Tuesday, March 5th

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


First Baptist Church of Friona

Fellowship Hall (west side)

404 W. 5th • Friona, TX 79035


XIT Recreation Center

215 North St. • Bovina, TX 79009


Farwell Community Center

207 9th St. • Farwell, TX 79325


Lazbuddie Methodist Church

665 FM 1172 • Lazbuddie, TX 79053

New Kid on the Block - Phase 3 of the new residential development project on the block between Ashland & Woodland and 6th & 7th Street is underway. This final scheduled phase is located on the southeast corner of the block. Phase 1 and 2 are on the west side of the block. The contract was awarded to Sea Scrolls, LLC by the Friona Economic Development Corporation and the City of Friona.

Hit the Street - Bermea Construction is putting the finishing touches on the curbing and paving project on 8th Street between Grand and Ashland. Go take a test drive this week on Friona's newest paved street. Plans are in the works for more curbing and paving of unfinished streets in the upcoming years.

The Managers

Friona City Manager Lee Davila and Assistant City Manager Sandra Busch hosted a reception for local city managers during the Courtney Sharp City Management Clinic in Granbury, Texas on February 22nd. The Texas City Management Association sponsors the clinic which is used as an annual educational opportunity for city managers around the state.

Back Row: (l-r) Borger City Manager Garrett Spradling; Spearman City Manager Justin Parker; Slaton City Manager Wade Wilson; Friona City Manager Lee Davila; Canyon City Manager Joe Price; Muleshoe City Manager Ramon Sanchez.

Front Row: (l-r) Tulia City Manager BJ Potts; Plainview Assistant City Manager Jeff Johnston; Ransom Canyon City Manager Elena Quintanilla; Friona Assistant City Manager Sandra Busch; Borger Assistant City Manager Brandon Strope.

District 3-AAA
All District Basketball Awards

Aaliyah Padilla

Newcomer of the Year

Yaselene Faudoa

Honorable Mention

Caydee Humphrey

Honorable Mention

Cade Seaman

Newcomer of the Year

Carson Seaman

Honorable Mention

Jose Luis Saucedo

Honorable Mention

Johnny Gonzalez

Honorable Mention


Town Talk

Don't Forget - St. Teresa of Jesus Church will host its annual Mexican Dinner on Sunday, March 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in St. Teresa's Hall. The meal consists of two enchiladas, one taco, beans, rice, salad, drink, and dessert. Donations are $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for children under 10. Take-out available. See you there.

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Busy Week - A lot of activities on the menu this week. The Friona Track Meet is Thursday and Friday. Roll-off box is open on Saturday. The above-mentioned Mexican Dinner is Sunday. Also, the Primary Election and Chamber Banquet is on Tuesday. Just a few tickets left for the banquet. Get one before they are gone.

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Band on the Run - Good luck to the Mighty Chieftain Band as they travel to Panhandle on Tuesday for the Regional UIL Concert/Sight Reading Contest.

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Price Increase - As of March 1st, we have increased the subscription rate for the Friona Star newspaper. Since Covid, we have had numerous increases in the cost of newsprint including a temporary shortage a couple of years ago. Also, there have been 2-3 postage increases every year. The new rates are $40 for in-county subscribers, $50 for out-of-county subscribers, and $30 for E-Star online subscribers. The price at the newsstand will remain at $1 and as usual we do not charge to publish an obituary. A reminder that the Friona Star office is located at 1215 Elm Ave. (north entrance) and the phone number is 806-250-5200 or 806-265-5200.

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Days of Our Lives - A lot of fun National Days upcoming this week. We start the week off with Leap Day which only shows up every four years. Sort of like politicians. Saturday is Old Stuff Day which is the same day that the roll off dumpster is open. Perfect timing. Multiple Personality Day is Tuesday. You can enjoy the day by yourself or with that special friend. You may even invite the whole gang over for hide & seek. Good luck. And to cap it off, Wednesday is Dentist's Day. This day is near and dear to my mouth. Being a recent victim of a tooth extraction, every day has been Dentist's Day. Rinse and spit.

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Texas Facts - Texas has more guns than any other US state, with more than 1 million registered firearms. Source: funworldfacts.com

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Sing a Song - Congratulations to the following students who qualified for state at the Choir Solo and Ensemble contest. They are: Emily Anderson, Reagan Daniels, Ellie Galives, Andres Guitierez, Caydee Humphry, Abigail Marquez, Gabriel Martinez, Owen McGaughy, Amy Montana, Karen Morales, Andres Pinon, Gabriel Rocha, Merary Salinas, Vana Stanberry, Evan Snyder, Jonathan Vasquez, and Naara Saucedo.

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