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County seeks grant funds to enhance crime reporting By John Carson BRAND Managing Editor Streamlining crime reporting and subsequent benefits across the board were at the heart of approval given by the Deaf Smith

County Commissioner’s Court to pursue grant furning during Monday’s regular meeting. Commissioners gave the unanimous go-ahead for County Judge D.J. Wagner to sign a state grant application for funds to complete

installation of the National Information-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) within Deaf Smith County Sheriff’s Office. “The grant is for funds to assist in changing our current [crime] reporting system to the national

system,” Deaf Smith County Sheriff J. Dale Butler told commissioners. “Per the grant requirements, we need a resolution to move forward with the grant process.” NIBRS is nationwide crime data base that will allow law enforce-

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They say success in showing livestock often comes from cooperation between handler and animal. That is for success in the show ring. However, getting there can be a different matter as 15-year-old Katelin McCathern finds out Thursday while transferring her goat to the trailer to the pen for the weekend Deaf Smith County Stock Show. Literally having to drag her goat to the pen, McCathern gets a helping hand from 14-year-old JayDee Brumley, who did the push thing from behind as McCathern pulled.

Finances for Leadership Hereford was the main topic of discussion during a Jan. 4 called meeting of the Hereford Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) Board of Directors. The leadership program – a staple in many communities throughout the country – was first designed for Hereford in 2015 for those interested in the community’s leadership and welfare. The inaugural class kicked off in September with 12 participants. As the program enters the middle of its eight-month course, HARRISON Leadership executive director Beverly Harrison and HEDC executive director Michael Kitten are seeking funds to prepare for the next classs to begin this fall. With graduation just months away and an expected 20 students to register for the fall semester Harrison and Kitten are working together in hopes of another successful course. Harrison has put in several hours applying for grants and searching for donors, though a grant in the amount of $10.000 from Amarillo Area Foundation was denied, Harrison and Kitten have hopes KITTEN that a chance to reapply for 2017 falls through. Leadership Hereford course first funded through HEDC and Amarillo College (AC) has found that tuition fees in the amount of $1,250 carried the class of 12 through its entire eight-month period. Concerned of not having funds to accommodate then expected 20 students during the fall semester have lead officials in the process to seek assistance. “Getting the first class off the

Seliger elected, takes oath as President Pro Tempore From Contributed Sources AUSTIN – State Sen. Kel Seliger was sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 10 as President Pro Tempore for the 85th Texas Legislature. Elected by the Senate, the President Pro Tempore is a largely honorary position, but is third in the line of succession for the governorship of Texas. At the start of each session, the Senate elects one member to serve in this position and preside over the


Call goes out for $$ to assist program

HRMC slates no-cost clinic With January being Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, uninsured women in Hereford and Deaf Smith County will have the opportunity for cervical cancer screenings at no cost. A free, walk-in Pap Day clinic has been scheduled at Hereford Health Clinic for Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m.-noon. The clinic is a collaboration between Hereford Regional Medical Center (HRMC), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the TTUHSC Breast Center of Excellence and Texas Tech physicians. Medical officials agree that regular pap tests are the best way to detect cervical cancer in early stages. Official recommend that all females 21-65 years old be screened every three years, while those 30-65 receive both pap and HPV tests every five years. Those uninsured women wishing to take advantage of the clinic must be able to provide income information, a current address and photo identification at the time of their test. While designed as a walk-in event, qualification and scheduling before the event is available by calling 806-414-9556 or 806-414-9422 (for English) or 806-414-9423 (Spanish). For additional information on cervical cancer, pap smears and the event, call 806-414-9556 or visit amarillo/papday.aspx.

ment officials from the federal, state and local levels to have more detailed and accurate information on crime, Butler said. The national system is designed

Senate when the Lieutenant Governor is absent. If the Governor and Lieutenant Governor are both out of the state, the President Pro Tempore is acting governor in their absence. “I would like to think it means I have their trust, that the work they have to do will get done even in the absence of the presiding officer,” Seliger said. Seliger is chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee and also serves on the Senate Finance, Edu-

cation, Natural Resources and Economic Development, and Business and Commerce committees. District 31, which Seliger represents, covers 37 counties from the Panhandle to the Permian Basin and includes Deaf Smith County. Contributed photo

State Sen. Kel Seliger, left, whose District 31 includes Deaf Smith County, takes the oath of office Tuesday as President Pro Tempore for 85th Texas Legislature.

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Greeting guests at the Jan. 7 shower were, from left, bride’s mother Rosana Wilson, groom’s sister-in-law Keely Artho, groom’s niece Shelby Artho, bride-elect Mary Wilson, groom’s niece Kelsy Artho, groom’s sister Jill Broom, groom’s mother Lisa Artho and groom’s grandmother Teresa Artho.

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From Contributed Sources Friends and family honored Mary Wilson for her upcoming wedding with a shower on Jan. 7 at the E.B. Black House in Hereford. Wilson, the daughter of Rosana and Allen Wilson, is the bride-elect of Russell Artho, son of Lisa and Dennis Artho. Joining the bride in greeting guests were her mother, as well as the groom-to-be’s mother, grandmother, sister, sisterin-law and two nieces. Guests were served a breakfast brunch that included casserole, cinna-

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mon rolls, assorted fruits, breads, coffee and punch off a table featuring a centerpiece of assorted pink flowers among a lantern and other rustic elements. Hostesses were Luanee Knoth, Jeri Bezner, Barbara Franks, Jan Weishaar, Mi-

cah Noland, Joyce Schlabs, Lauri Paetzold, Branda Koenig, Jan Reeves, Branda Yosten, Kimmi Noland, Connie Backus, Elaine Gerber, Pam Perrin, Christy Reinart and Nancy Buchannan. The couple is set to be married on Feb. 25.

First Financial Bank in Hereford doffed its collective chapeau and celebrated the graduation from college for two of its employees during a December soiree. Lauded for their educational accomplishments were, left, Chantel Perales, who exited Amarillo College with an associate’s degree in business administration, and, right, Matthew Gonzales, who earned a BBA in Management from West Texas A&M University.

Updated Property Tax Information Now Available for Taxpayers In Deaf Smith County New and updated property tax information has just been compiled by Deaf Smith County Appraisal District and is available now to assist taxpayers. This property tax information is current and covers a wide range of topics, such as taxpayer remedies, exemptions and appraisals, and has information for select groups, such as disabled veterans and persons age 65 or older. “Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, disabled veteran or taxpayer, it’s important you know your rights concerning the property tax laws.” said Daniel C. Jones, Chief Appraiser of the Deaf Smith County Appraisal District. “You can contact us about any property tax issues with full confidence that we will provide you the most complete, accurate and up-to-date available information to assist you.” This includes information about the following programs.

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND PARTIES: Green Plains Hereford LLC, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an amendment to Air Quality Permit No. 75818, which would authorize continued operation of the Ethanol Manufacturing Plant located at 4300 County Road 8, Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas 79045. Additional information concerning this application is contained in the public notice section of this newspaper.

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS We have discussed the word Sin before, but let us review the meaning of this word. The Greek noun hamartia means an error of the understanding; a bad action or evil deed. In the New Testament, always in an ethical sense and equivalent to a sinning, whether it occurs by omission(to leave out or fail to do) or commission(a committing, doing something). This applies to our thought and feelings or in a speech or action. The Greek verb hamartano means to wonder from the Law of God; violate God’s law; sin. Originally, the literal meaning was to miss the mark, or to miss one’s aim. Later, the usage meant to err, to be mistaken. And finally, the meaning was to miss or wander from the path of uprightness and honor; to do or go wrong. Some synonyms for the word sin are: disobedience, error, fault, iniquity, transgression, and ungodliness. If we ask people for the source of sin, the universal would likely to be Satan or the Devil. Some of the terms applied to Satan in the New Testament are: Serpent The devil Tempter Beelzebub

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I Thess 2:5 In the Hebrew language, this is Baalzebub. This was a god of the Philistine people, some times known as a demotic fly. II Kings 1:2, 3, 6, 16 Wicked One Matt 13: 19, 38 Enemy Matt 13: 39 Murderer, liar John 8:44 also father of lies (liars) Prince of this World John 12:31, 14:30, 16:11 God of the World II Cor 4:4 Belial II Cor 6:15 Of power of the world and the spirit that works in children of disobedience Eph 2:2 Adversary I Peter 5:8 Accuser of our Rev 2:10 brethren In coming lessons, we will talk more about the Devil and sin. We will explore where he came from…...his power …….is he more powerful than God…….can he make us sin. One thing is certain- if Satan is the enemy or adversary of God, he is no friend of ours. Knowledge of God’s word is important- we will be judged by that word. That is why we offer a free study called Search For Truth. We encourage you to call and ask about this. If you don’t have a Bible, we will give you one. John Sublett 806-344-7147

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• Property Tax Exemptions for Disabled Veterans - The law provides partial exemptions for any property owned by veterans who are disabled, surviving spouses and surviving children of deceased disabled veterans. This includes homesteads donated to disabled veterans by charitable organizations at no cost to the disabled veterans and their surviving spouses. The exemption amount is determined according to percentage of service-connected disability. The law also provides a 100 percent homestead exemption for 100 percent disabled veterans and their surviving spouses and for surviving spouses of U.S. armed service members killed in action. • Property Tax Exemptions – Non-profit organizations that meet statutory requirements may seek property tax exemptions and must apply to their county appraisal district by a specific date. Businesses that receive tax abatements granted by taxing units; ship inventory out of Texas that may be eligible for the freeport exemption; store certain goods in transit in warehouses that are moved within 175 days; construct, install or acquire pollution control property; own and operate energy storage systems; convert landfill-generated gas; or store offshore drilling equipment while not in use may also be eligible for statutory exemptions. • Rendering Taxable Property - If a business owns tangible personal property that is used to produce income, the business must file a rendition with its local county appraisal district by a specified date. Personal property includes inventory and equipment used by a business. Owners do not have to render exempt property such as church property or an agriculture producer’s equipment used for farming. • Appraisal Notices – Normally, taxpayers receive a notice of appraised value from the appropriate local county appraisal district. The city, county, school districts and other local taxing units will use the appraisal district’s value to set property taxes for the coming year. • Property Taxpayer Remedies – This Comptroller publication explains in detail how to protest a property appraisal, what issues the county appraisal review board (ARB) can consider and what to expect during a protest hearing. The publication also discusses the options of taking a taxpayer’s case to district court, the State Office of Administrative Hearings or binding arbitration if the taxpayer is dissatisfied with the outcome of the ARB hearing. • Homestead Exemptions – A homestead is generally defined as the home and land used as the owner’s principal residence on Jan. 1 of the tax year. A homestead exemption reduces the appraised value of the home and, as a result, lowers property taxes. Applications are submitted to the appropriate local county appraisal district. • Productivity Appraisal – Property owners who use land for timber land production, agricultural purposes or wildlife management can be granted property tax relief on their land. They may apply to their local county appraisal district for an agricultural appraisal which may result in a lower appraisal of the land based on how much the taxpayer produces, versus what the land would sell for on the open market.   • Residence Homestead Tax Deferral - Texas homeowners may postpone paying the currently delinquent property taxes due on the appreciating value of their homes by filing a tax deferral affidavit at their local county appraisal district. This tax relief allows homeowners to pay the property taxes on 105 percent of the preceding year’s appraised value of their homestead, plus the taxes on any new improvements to the homestead. The remaining taxes are postponed, but not cancelled, with interest accruing at 8 percent per year. • Property Tax Deferral for Persons Age 65 or Older or Disabled Homeowners – Texans who are age 65 or older or disabled, as defined by law, may postpone paying current and delinquent property taxes on their homes by signing a tax deferral affidavit. Once the affidavit is on file, taxes are deferred, but not cancelled, as long as the owner continues to own and live in the home. Interest continues to accrue on unpaid taxes. You may obtain a deferral affidavit at the appraisal district. • Protesting Property Appraisal Values – Property owners who disagree with the appraisal district’s appraisal of their property for local taxes or for any other action that adversely affects them may protest their property value to the appraisal district’s ARB. For more information about these programs, contact Deaf Smith County Appraisal District at: Deaf Smith County Appraisal District PO Box 2298, Hereford, TX 79045 Phone: 806-364-0625, Fax: 806-364-6895 Web site: Information is also available on the Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division’s website at

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ground (which has been very successful) has used up all our resources,” Kitten said. “We sent out a contribution letter and we were successful in receiving some funds. “Beverly has started writing out grants, unfortunately we were denied on the biggest one. “We’re hoping when we re-apply we will have a better return.” Officials have reached out to local business such as Love’s, WilburEllis Co, Cargill and Amarillo based-Pantex Plant in hopes of finding funds to continue the program. Matching funds from a 2015 contribution HEDC board members agreed by matching funds

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June M. Owens 1935-2017

June Marian (Smith) Ownes, 81, longtime Hereford resident, was called home by the Lord, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in Hereford. A memorial celebration of life service was held at Monday, Jan. 9 at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Elam and family friend John Stagner officiating. Service and cremation were under direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.  June Marian Smith was born on Nov. 6, 1935 to Orville Alfred Smith and Jewel Katherine (Skaggs) Smith. She was the first female born in the Wellington, Texas hospital. At the time, the family was living on a farm near Quail. In fall 1941, the family moved to Hereford and resided on the Conkwright Ranch. June attended first grade at Progressive School. Later, the Smith family moved north of Hereford and lived on the Crutchfield farm. She attended school in Hereford until 1948, when

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from a 2015 contribution in the amount of $10,000 would help the program continue to be a success for Hereford. The goal of Leadership Hereford is to promote, empower, and perpetuate leadership within individuals for the common good of the community and citizens of Hereford, Texas through an ongoing program of comprehensive knowledge and awareness.” Kitten ended the notion with a quote from Leadership Amarillo executive director Lisa Blake saying “You will not succeed without sponsorship. “You have to have it. “Tuition fees will never get you there.”

Hereford Police Department Jan. 10 Serafin Solorio, 24, arrested for assault. Augustine Martinez Jr., 36, arrested for assault. Juvenile, 12, arrested for evading arrest or detention and possession or delivery of drug paraphernalia. Juvenile, 15, arrested for evading arrest or detention. Michael Eric Ainslie, 34, arrested on an outstanding city criminal warrant. Jan. 12 Manuel Alfredo Alonzo, 24, arrested on an outstanding felony warrant. Angelica Maria Castro, 34, arrested for no driver’s license. Angel Diego Tino Tomas, 21, arrested for no driver’s license. Fernando Lopez Jr., 23, arrested for driving while intoxicated-second offense and no driver’s license. Deaf Smith County Sheriff’s Office Jan. 10 Maricela Perez, 39, arrested for driving while license invalid with previous conviction.

Correction On page 1 of the Wednesday, Jan. 11 edition of the Hereford BRAND, the woman in the photograph allowing children to get the feel of soils indigenous to the area was misidentified as Jessica Whitson. The woman in the photo is actually Stephanie Parks.


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Jan. 11 Israel Castillo, 33, arrested for three counts of bail jumping and failure to appear and an enhanced charge of driving while license invalid. Johnny Lugo, 41, arrested for criminal nonsupport Sergio Acosta, 47, arrested for criminal trespass and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. Debra Armstrong, 49, arrested for theft more than $500, less than $1,500. Maxine Balderaz, 39, arrested for failure to identify. Jose Martinez, 59, arrested for theft more than $100, less than $750. Jan. 12 Alfredo Suarez, 35, arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


1 in East TX: “Lake _’ ___ Pines” 5 lawyer payments 6 stringed instrument on a big frame 7 TXism for “against” 8 TX pecan, e.g. 9 TXism: “greenhorn” 16 TX Randy Quaid 1988 film: “____ Solid Perfect” 18 this tribe inhabitated the TX coast 21 TXism: “don’t __ off half cocked” 22 “Caddo ____” is on TX-LA border 23 TXism: “sour enough to pucker a ___” 24 nickname for famed 36th Infantry Division of TX Camp Bowie 30 undertakers 34 pos. for Cowboy Jason Witten (abbr.) 35 TX-based gas station company 36 ____ Park, TX 37 this Ford was in 1953 film “The Man from the Alamo” 39 law officers or Arlington ball team 43 TXism: “_____ up with” (married) 44 cattle-buffalo cross 45 co. prosecutor 46 a credit card corporation 47 snuggled 49 Craig of TX-based “Buchanan Rides Alone” (1958)

Mondays • Rotary Club, noon, Sugarland Mall Grill • Deaf Smith County Historical Museum regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and only by appointment on Sunday • Troop 50 Boy Scouts, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Northwest Elementary. All boys ages 11-18 are invited to participate. Call 289-5354 for information. • Al-Anon Group, 7 p.m. at Fellowship of Believers Church, 245 Kingwood, for more information call 364-6045 or 676-7662. • Hereford Retired School Employees Association meeting will be










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wood of Gotebo, Okla.; grandchildren Kody Underwood and wife Bambi of Gotebo, Okla., Tracy Miles and husband Justin of Gotebo, Okla., Cory Johnson and wife Holly of Hereford, Clarissa Granado and husband Chris of Kansas City, Mo., Justin Lucero of Independence, Mo., and Alex Lucero and Madison Lucero of Amarillo; 13 great-grandchildren; sister Karan Garrett and husband Dean of Altus, Okla.; brother Garry Smith and wife Margaret of Silsbee; uncle Bryan Skaggs of San Diego, Calif.; five special nieces and nephews; and 10 great-nieces and greatnephews. Burial will be in Quail Cemetery, Quail at a later time. The family requests memorials to the King’s Manor Methodist Retirement Center, 400 Ranger Drive, Hereford, TX, 79045. Express condolences to the family and sign the online guest book at www.herefordheritagefh. com.





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her family lived for a time in Eldorado, Ark. They returned to Hereford in 1950, where June completed her public school education through graduation in 1954. She graduated from West Texas State University with a bachelor’s of science and later a Master’s of Education. She was employed by Hereford Independent School District from August 1969-December 1995, first as a teacher at Aikman Elementary and later as a Hereford Junior High counselor.   June as a longtime active member of First Baptist Church and former member of La Madre Mia Study Club. She served as an officer in Hereford Retired Teachers Association. For many years, she was a faithful volunteer at Hereford Food Pantry. After retiring, she enjoyed extensive travel with family and friends. June was an accomplished seamstress and also enjoyed various arts and crafts. Family, friends and many dogs were of primary importance in her life.   On July 13, 1963, June and Eldon Owens were married in the home of her parents. In 2016, they celebrated their 53rd anniversary. They reared three daughters, Sharon Lynette, Teresa Annette and Katherine Lorene.  June was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Jewel Smith; and daughter Katherine Lorene Lucero.   She is survived by her husband, Eldon Owens; two daughters and sonsin-law, Sharon and Ronald Johnson of Dawn, and Terri and Bruce Under-

at 12 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. • Masonic Lodge, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Hall. • Hereford Study Club meets at the Hereford Senior Citizens Center at 2 p.m. • Hereford Senior Citizen Center Activities: 8 - noon, Quilting; 8 - 8:45, Pool Exercise Class (women); 9-9:45, P. Ex. class (women); 10-10:45, P. Ex. class (men); 11:11:45, P. Ex. class (women) 1-1:45, P. Ex. Class (men) • Praire Acres Activities: 9:30, Discussion; 11:40, Background Music; 2, Bible Study/Spanish; 3, Caption This; 7:30, Bingo. Tuesdays • Deaf Smith County Crime Stoppers Board of Directors, 6 p.m., Hereford Police Department rec room • AA meeting, 8 p.m. Hereford Community Center, 100 Ave. C. For more information call 570-4648 • Support Group for TBI Caregivers meeting at 7 p.m. For information

call 806-364-1892 or email: • Order of the Eastern Star, 7 p.m. Masonic Hall • Pilot Club 7 a.m. King’s Manor Lamar Room • American Legion Post 192 monthly meeting at 7 p.m. • Alpha Alpha Preceptor chapter of Beta Sigma Phi meeting at 7 p.m. •Xi Epsilon Alpha chapter of Beta Sigma Phi meeting at 7 p.m. • Hereford Senior Citizen Center Activities: 8 - noon, Quilting; 8 - 8:45, Pool Exercise Class (women); 9-9:45, P. Ex. class (women); 1010:30, Floor Exercise • Praire Acres Activities: 8:30, Beauty Shop; 11:40, Background Music; 2, Manicures for our ladies & men; 7:30, Watercoloring Wednesdays • Lions Club, noon, Hereford Community Center • Bippus Extension Education Club, 2 p.m. • NA meeting, 8 p.m., at Hereford

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Community Center, 100 Ave. C. For more information call 570-4648 • Hereford Senior Citizen’s Association Board Meeting at 9 a.m. • Hereford Senior Citizen Center Activities: 8 - noon, Quilting; 8 - 8:45, Pool Exercise Class (women); 9-9:45, P. Ex. class (women); 10-10:45, P. Ex. class (men); 11:11:45, P. Ex. class (women) 1-1:45, P. Ex. Class (men). • Praire Acres Activities: 9:15, Zumba Gold Chair; 10, Discussion; 11:30, Chicken Soup for the Soul; 3, Bible Study; 7:30, Movie Night.

• Los Ciboleros Chapter NSDAR, 2 p.m. • The Humane Society of Deaf Smith County meets at 7 p.m. at the Animal Control Building. • Hereford Senior Citizen Center Activities: 8 - noon, Quilting; 8 - 8:45, Pool Exercise Class (women); 9-9:45, P. Ex. class (women); 10-10:30, Floor Exercise; 10:30-1:00 • Praire Acres Activities: 9:15, Whoga; 10, Discussion; 11:30, Poems; 3, Bean Bag Toss; 7:30, Stain Glass Painting.

Thursdays • Hereford Toastmasters, 6:30 a.m., Amarillo College. • Kiwanis Club, noon, Hereford Community Center. • Hereford Day Care Center Board of Directors, noon, Hereford Country Club. • Merry Mixers Square Dance Club, 7 p.m., Hereford Community Center. • AA meeting, 8 p.m., Hereford Community Center, 100 Ave. C. For more information call 570-4648.

Fridays • Hereford Senior Citizen Center Activities: 8 - noon, Quilting; 8 - 8:45, Pool Exercise Class (women); 9-9:45, P. Ex. class (women); 10-10:45, P. Ex class (men); 11-11:45, P. EX class (women); 1-1:45 P. Ex. class (men); 10-1, Hereford Nursing and Rehab Health Check • Praire Acres Activities: 9:15 Zumba Gold Chair; 10, Discussion; 11:30 Guidepost; 3, Decorating Bottles; 7:30, Movie Night.

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to effectively merge the current three separate systems into one where crime reports are filed into and available for access through a more streamlined process. While the current systems see crime statistics eventually end up at the state and national levels, Butler said NIBRS is linked directly to the Texas Department of Public Safety and Federal Bureau of Investigation. “The NIBRS system pro-

vides more intensive, informative and detailed crime reporting,” Butler said. In approving the resolution, commissioners also obligated the county to provide any matching funds the grant program may require. However, that is something both Butler and Wagner said was a non-issue in this instance. “We apply for a lot of grants,” Wagner said. “Some require us to provide matching funds of varying percentages. “This [specific grant] does not require any matching funds.”

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Hereford Chapter No. 312 of Order of Eastern Star made the holiday season and winter more enjoyable and warmer for the community with the donation of a variety of items to needed recipients. Above, back rom left, Eastern Star members Karen White, Larry Knowles, Dallas Alford, Worthy Patron, Linda Knowles, Gladys Gipson and Sandy Alford present Stanton Learning Center principal Brenda Rice with a check for $920, while, front, from left, Jazlynn Salazar, Ricky Prisk and Oliver Gutierrez show off some of the 74 winter coats also donated to the school. ???????, Eastern Star members, from left, Mary Gamboa, Ed Hartley, Carol Robinson, Cynthia Hartley-Streun, Sharon Eytcheson and White also dropped off a bevy of supplies and a $1,000 donation to Hereford Crisis Center.

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Grapplers make history at Pampa Duals

From Staff Reports PAMPA – In what turned out to be a history-making Saturday in several ways, the Hereford Whiteface and Lady Whiteface wrestling teams drove to Pampa and came away champions in the Jan. 7 Pampa Duals. Hereford grapplers established three school team records as both the Herd and Lady Herd swept the pool team titles and then swept the tournament championships. While the Lady Whitefaces have long been a wrestling force in the

Panhandle and region, the Whitefaces continued their climb up the ladder by nabbing their first tournament team championship in school history. “This was a big day for Hereford wrestling,” Hereford coach Rachael Gutierrez said. “These are great accomplishments for them as individuals and as teams. “It was also quite a thing to do this close to district.” For the Herd, the duals resulted in hard-fought wins over Pampa (41-24), Boys Ranch (3936), Borger (42-24), Bushland (41-

30) and Palo Duro (42-36). Split into two pools, each wrestler had to go against all others in the pool with the top two finishers meeting the top two from the other pool in a championship bracket. The Whitefaces should be pleased with the title considering they were only able to fill seven of the 14 boy weight classes. “The greatest part about the boys’ victory is not the fact that they won, but how they won,” she said. “The odds were against them from the beginning. They were giving up half of the team

their male counterparts in terms of filling out the roster, the Lady Herd could only man eight of the 10 female weight classes. “The girls victory was just as sweet as the boys due to the face that half of our wrestlers are freshmen or first-year wrestlers,” Gutierrez said. Both teams were back on the mat this weekend with the Herd hosting 20 teams in the 18th annual Hereford Rumble, while the Lady Whitefaces took part in the Lady Longhorn Classic at Caprock High School.

Whitefaces survive, 41-38

Lady Herd holds off Dumas

From Staff Reports

From Staff Reports DUMAS – Surviving some third-quarter voodoo, the Hereford Lady Whitefaces were able to fend off a comeback attempt Tuesday in a 53-46 District 3-5A win over the Dumas Demonettes. Notching their second win a row – and fifth in the last seven games – the Lady Herd (10-11) improved to 2-4 in league play to keep pace in the district playoff race. “It was an exciting game,” Hereford coach Christy Connally said. “Dumas is always a tough place to play. They will always play tough and not give up. “They made a good run at us. The good thing is we were able to stop it.” The Lady Whitefaces looked to have things well in hand when they took a 30-14 lead into intermission, but saw most of that evaporate in the third quarter. Several offensive fouls against the Lady Herd helped fuel the Dumas rally that saw the Demonettes trim the deficit to two points before the Lady Herd stemmed the tide and took a 39-32 lead into the fourth. The teams traded points in the final period to provide the final margin. “We’ve learned how to not lose a lead,” Connally said. “Now, we’re learning how to maintain a lead. The team is making tremendous progress. “We just have to continue to stress the need to maintain second-half intensity regardless of the score.” Struggling with shooting all season, the Lady

points from the get-go. “In order for us to win a dual, we had to win every match by pin and had to score first to win the tie-breaker. All seven boys went 5-0.” With the distaff tourney placed into one pool, the Lady Herd flexed their muscle and ultimately had little trouble bringing home the crown. In dual competition, the Lady Whitefaces stampeded Bushland (42-12), Pampa (36-6), Borger (486), River Road (48-6) and Palo Duro (30-18). While not as handcuffed as

Photo by Bryan Hedrick/HISD

Hereford's Liz Ramirez (23) goes up for two of her game-high 15 points in the Lady Herd's Tuesday win over Dumas. District 3-5A standings Through games of Jan. 10

Canyon 6-0 Amarillo 5-1 Randall 4-2 Plainview 4-2 Hereford 2-4 Palo Duro 2-4 Dumas 1-5 Caprock 0-6

Whitefaces solved some of that by hitting 20-of-45 field goals (44 percentage), 6-of-15 3-pointers (40 percentage) and 7-of-10 free throws (70 percent). Junior Liz Ramirez continued to find her range to lead three Lady Whitefaces in double figures with a game-high 15 points that included a total of three 3-pointers and 7 fourthquarter points. Lexi Escobal and Lori Arias added 10 points each

with Lindsey Carrillo chipping in 9 – 7 in the first half. Escobal also doled out a career-high 7 assists and came away with a game-high 4 steals. In addition to scoring 6 points, Faith Castaneda hauled in a career-high 13 rebounds – 12 off the defensive glass. The Lady Whitefaces closed out the first run through the district Friday when they hosted Caprock after press time. They take on defending state champion and district frontrunner Canyon on Tuesday. Tip is 6 p.m. HEREFORD 53, DUMAS 46 1 2 3 4 HHS 16 18 9 14 – 53 DHS 7 7 18 14 – 46 Halftime: 30-14, Hereford HEREFORD (53): Barba 0, Escobal 10, Lookingbill 3, Arias 10, Carrillo 9, Ramirez 15, Castaneda 6. DUMAS (46): Medrano 3, N.Carrillo 15, Cadenland 9, Mila 0, Thomas 4, I.Carrillo 5, Fargman 10.

DUMAS – The Hereford Whitefaces crawled out of a first-quarter hole Tuesday and did what they needed to do to knock off host Dumas, 41-38, in District 3-5A play. Snapping a four-game slide, the Herd improved to 8-11 overall and 1-3 in league play. “Glad to survive and get out of there,” Hereford coach C.J. Villegas said. “The first quarter was concerning, but that is a tough environment. You have to bring energy. “We defended well and didn’t let their scorers get going.” Villegas specifically noted the defensive efforts of Bo Baker and Caleb Martinez, as well as the “real spark” Jade Collier provided off the bench. The Herd appeared lethargic to open the game with an anemic 4-point first quarter. However, defense kept the game from getting away as the Whitefaces only allowed 8 points in the first. Trailing 19-18 at the break, the Whitefaces evened the score after three and provided enough punch down the stretch to notch their first district win. “We’ve made some changes defensively since mid-December, and they are paying off,” Villegas said. “I like the direction we’re going. We’re doing some good things. “We’re being more aggressive, and I feel that is for the better of the entire team.” The Herd defense limited the Demons to just 27.5 percent shooting (11-of-40) from the field and only 10 percent (1-of-10) from behind the arc. While outrebounded (3124), the Whitefaces finished with more points in the paint (24-18), more transition points (16-12) and more second-chance points (12-8) than the Demons. Post star Parker Lowrey provided much of that in sharing game scoring honors with 16 points – 10 in the second half. He also pulled down a game-high 15

Photo by Bryan Hedrick/HISD

Herd's Bo Baker (10) puts the stop to a Demon offensive threat during Tuesday's, 41-38, win.

“We’re doing OK,” Villegas said. “We have a big game Friday and a tough stretch coming up. “If you want to be successful, you have just to step up the challenges.” The Whitefaces hosted Caprock after press time Friday.

District 3-5A standings Through games of Jan. 10

Amarillo 4-0 Palo Duro 3-1 Plainview 3-1 Randall 2-2 Caprock 1-3 Hereford 1-3 Dumas 1-3 Canyon 0-4

rebounds and came up with a game-high 3 steals. Collier added 6 points as the Herd spread the remainder of the scoring around with nine of the 11 Whitefaces who played scratching the scorebook.

HEREFORD 41, DUMAS 38 1 2 3 4 HHS 4 14 12 11 – 41 DHS 8 11 11 8 – 38 Halftime: 19-18, Dumas HEREFORD (41): Suarez 2, Herrera 4, Cervantez 0, Escobal 2, DeLozier 2, Martinez 3, Baker 3, Lowrey 16, Villarreal 0, Collier 6, Cruz 2. DUMAS (38): Quintanilla 6, Fernandez 16, Hatley 2, Nevarez 0, O’Daniel 0, Duran 0, Terrazas 8, Mares 2, Estrada 0, Aryo 2.

Freshman girls start winning streak; JV lead evaporates in loss From Staff Reports Hereford’s freshmen Lady Whitefaces started a winning streak Tuesday when they bested host Dumas, 40-34. Kaitlynn Brethour led the way with 11 points, and Alexis Alde-

Girls Roundup rete added 8 as the Lady Herd notched their second consecutive win. Tuesday’s victory came on the heels of a Jan. 6 rout of Palo

Duro, 64-15, that saw Trinity Evans knock down 16 points. Alderete and Candace Gonce finished with 9 points each. Evans paced scoring on Jan. 3, but her 7 points were not enough in a 36-25 loss to Randall. The freshmen opened their

District 3-5A schedule with a 48-36 loss to Canyon on Dec. 13 as Avery Gilliland finished with 8 points and Gonce had 7. In JV action Tuesday, the Lady Whitefaces were unable to maintain a halftime lead in a 30-22 loss at Dumas.

Leading 15-12 at the break, the Lady Herd scored only 7 secondhalf points to extend their losing skid. Arianna Claudio paced the Lady Whitefaces with 12 points. PLEASE SEE GIRLS | 8

COMING UP BETWEEN THE LINES Saturday, Jan. 14 Wrestling Girls varsity, JV at Lady Longhorns Classic, 9 a.m. Boys varsity, JV at Hereford Rumble, 10 a.m.

545 N. 25 Mile Ave.

Tuesday, Jan. 17 Boys Basketball Freshmen vs. Canyon, 4:30 p.m. JV vs. Canyon, 6 p.m. Varsity vs. Canyon, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Freshmen vs. Canyon, 4:30 p.m. Varsity vs. Canyon, 6 p.m. JV vs. Canyon, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 19 Boys Basketball 7th-grade A team vs. Coronado, 5 p.m. 8th-grade B team vs. Coronado, 5 p.m. 7th-grade B team vs. Coronado, 6:15 p.m. 8th-grade A team vs. Coronado, 6:15 p.m. Girls Basketball Jr. High at Plainview, 5 p.m. Jr. High vs. Coronado at Plainview, 6:15 p.m. Wrestling JV boys at AHS Round Robin, Amarillo High, 10 a.m.


Friday, Jan. 20 Boys Basketball Freshman vs. Plainview, 4:30 p.m. JV vs. Plainview, 6 p.m. Varsity vs. Plainview, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Freshmen vs. Plainview, 4:30 p.m. Varsity vs. Plainview, 6 p.m. JV vs. Plainview, 7:30 p.m.

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So far, just perfect

Contributed photo

Bluebonnet Elementary School has nine students who have perfect attendance through the holiday break of the 2016-17 school year. Yet to miss a school day so far are, front from left, Jenny Treadway, Sictlaly Colon, Abisai Juarez Hernandez and Yesenia Colon; back from left, Isiay Saucedo, Melina Esparza, Naomi Ramirez, Kristin Lucio and Olivia Rivera.

Thank You

Lions get Buffaloed Contributed photo

Hereford Lions Club received the full lowdown on West Texas A&M University football when WT head football coach Hunter Hughes was guest speaker at the club’s regular Jan. 11 meeting. Hughes gave members an overview of the program, prospectus for 2017 and discussed recruiting in the Panhandle. The Hereford Lions Club meets every Wednesday at noon in Hereford Community Center.


A second-half rally fell short Jan. 6 in a 43-34 loss to Palo Duro despite 16 points from Brianna Claudio. Against Randall on Jan.

3, the JV girls were never in the contest as the Lady Raiders pushed an 18-8 first-quarter lead to 3510 at the half and never looked back on the way to a 67-23 win. Darcy Dodd led Hereford with 8 points, and Arianna Claudio added 6.

The District 3-5A JV opener was effectively over as soon as it started as Canyon raced to a 35-3 lead after one en route to a 70-16 victory. Arely Faire scored a team-high 6 points for the Lady Herd.

Hereford ISD & Deaf Smith/ Oldham County Farm Bureau would like to thank the following for their donations and support of the 2017 “Agriculture in the Classroom Fair.” First Financial Bank First National Bank Capital Farm Credit HHS FFA Mike Page & Rachel Lantrip Jeffery Carlson XCEL Energy Texas Parks & Wildlife/Game Wardens Cody Lightfood, Southwest Mobile Dairy Chelsey Eicke Rick Auckerman Texas AgriLife Extension Service Todd Thompson Field Rep for Texas Farm Bureau NRSC/Rain Simulator Bull Barn Maintenance Crew Michelle DeLozier Director of Career & Technical Education Deby Reinart, Career & Technical Education Farm Bureau Board of Directors Ranchers Supply Feed Store


NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND INTENT TO OBTAIN AIR PERMIT AIR QUALITY PERMIT NUMBER 75818 APPLICATION Green Plains Hereford LLC, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an amendment to Air Quality Permit Number 75818, which would authorize continued operation of the Ethanol Manufacturing Plant located at 4300 County Road 8, Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas 79045. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility’s general location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the application or notice. For exact location, refer to application. The facility will emit the following contaminants: organic compounds, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulate matter including particulate matter with diameters of 10 microns or less and 2.5 microns or less, and hazardous air pollutants. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on December 16, 2016. The application will be available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ central office, the TCEQ Amarillo regional office, and the Deaf Smith County Library, 211 East 4th Street, Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas, beginning the first day of publication of this notice. The facility’s compliance file, if any exists, is available for public review in the Amarillo regional office of the TCEQ. The executive director has determined the application is administratively complete and will conduct a technical review of the application. PUBLIC COMMENT/PUBLIC MEETING You may submit public comments, a request for a public meeting, or request a contested case hearing to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below. The TCEQ will consider all public comments in developing a final decision on the application. The deadline to submit public comments is 30 days after newspaper notice is published. The purpose of a public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit comments or ask questions about the application. A public meeting about the application will be held if the executive director determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application or if requested by a local legislator. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing. If only comments are received on the application, the response to comments, along with notice of the executive director’s action on the application, will be mailed to everyone who submitted comments or is on the mailing list for this application. The executive director will complete the technical review, issue a preliminary decision on the application, and a Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision will be published and mailed to those who are on the mailing list for this application. That notice will contain the final deadline for submitting public comments. If a hearing request is timely filed in Response to this Notice of Receipt of Application and Intent to Obtain Air Permit, the time period for requesting a contested case hearing will be extended to thirty days after the mailing of the executive director’s response to comments. After the final deadline for public comments following the Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision, the executive director will consider the comments and prepare a response to all relevant and material, or significant public comments. If comments are received, the response to comments, along with the executive director’s decision on the application, will then be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments or is on a mailing list for this application. OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING You may request a contested case hearing. A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court. A contested case hearing will only be granted based on disputed issues of fact that are relevant and material to the Commission’s decisions on the application. Further, the Commission will only grant a hearing on issues submitted by you or others during the public comment period and not withdrawn. A person who may be affected by emissions of air contaminants from the facility is entitled to request a hearing. If requesting a contested case hearing, you must submit the following: (1) your name (or for a group or association, an official representative), mailing address, daytime phone number; (2) applicant’s name and permit number; (3) the statement “[I/we] request a contested case hearing”; (4) a specific description of how you would be adversely affected by the application and air emissions from the facility in a way not common to the general public; (5) the location and distance of your property relative to the facility; (6) a description of how you use the property which may be impacted by the facility; and (7) a list of all disputed issues of fact that you submit during the comment period. If the request is made by a group or an association, one or more members who have standing to request a hearing must be identified by name and physical address. The interests which the group or association seeks to protect must also be identified. You may also submit your proposed adjustments to the application/permit which would satisfy your concerns. Following the close of all applicable comment and request periods, the Executive Director will forward the application and any requests for contested case hearing to the Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. The Commission may only grant a request for a contested case hearing on issues the requestor submitted in their timely comments that were not subsequently withdrawn. If a hearing is granted, the subject of a hearing will be limited to disputed issues of fact or mixed questions of fact and law relating to relevant and material air quality concerns submitted during the comment period. Issues such as property values, noise, traffic safety, and zoning are outside of the Commission’s jurisdiction to address in this proceeding. MAILING LIST In addition to submitting public comments, you may ask to be placed on a mailing list to receive future public notices for this specific application mailed by the Office of the Chief Clerk by sending a written request to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below. AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION Public comments and requests must be submitted either electronically at, or in writing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. If you communicate with the TCEQ electronically, please be aware that your email address, like your physical mailing address, will become part of the agency’s public record. For more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the Public Education Program toll free at 1 800 687 4040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040. Further information may also be obtained from Green Plains Hereford LLC, 4300 County Road 8, Hereford, Texas 79045-8255 or by calling Mr. Dustin Stargel, Environmental Health and Safety Services Manager at (806) 258 7809. Notice Issuance Date: January 4, 2017

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