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The wheels turning toward a new civic center in Hereford picked up speed when the Hereford City Commission approved an engineer/architect contract for the new facility Monday during its regular meeting. With the city’s purchase of the West 15th Street site from Amarillo College in its final stages, commissioners opted to stay the course in awarding the contract to the firm of Parkhill, Smith & Cooper. “We been in talks with them for about a month and were able to negotiate the fee amount down,” Hereford City Manager Rick Hanna told commissioners during a work session preceding Monday’s meeting. “[The contract is] really detailed and complicated.” Parkhill, Smith & Cooper was the firm that presented the conceptual design for the new civic center when the subject was first

The Hereford City Commission approved Parkhill, Smith & Cooper as architect/engineers and its design for a new 25,000 square foot civic center on West 15th Street between Amarillo College and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Contributed image broached in July. Since then, the 6.2588acre site between Amarillo

College and the Texas Department of Public Safety building on West 15th Street

has been secured. Monday’s decision also cemented the design for




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the new facility.

A newcomer to the Hereford community was one of two men to lose their lives Sunday as the result of an aircraft crash. According to reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) office in Lubbock, the aircraft was last seen around 8:30 p.m., in

flight west of Friona. Authorities received a 911 call at 10:43 p.m. reporting the aircraft missing. A ground search was initiated that included several law enforcement agencies before a DPS helicopter located a crash site about 8 miles of Friona. Investigation of the site confirmed

it to be the missing aircraft and both occupants – identified as 25-yearold Clayton Sides of Dimmitt and Thomas Hefner, 25, of Bovina – were deceased. Although neither resided in Deaf Smith County, Hefner was in the process of getting himself established in PLEASE SEE CRASH | 3

While nothing official will be undertaken for at least another month, Hereford Independent School District (HISD) Superintendent Sheri Blankenship is looking to get a foundation laid on which to rest decisions concerning a potential future bond. After seeing bond measures soundly defeated in 2015 and 2017, HISD officials have recently broached the bond subject anew. Blankenship readily declared that no official bond discussions will be conducted until three new members take their seats on the HISD Board of Trustees following the May 5 election. However, she just as quickly admitted that district officials would begin preliminary work on a poBLANKENSHIP tential bond call. She started that wheel turning last week in her weekly newsletter to district employees. “Your help is needed. I am calling on all staff members,” Blankenship’s message opening the newsletter read. “If we want to make significant improvements to our schools, I am going to need your help.” To facilitate that, Blankenship has scheduled a series of lunch meetings with staff members at each HISD campus “for a conversation about needs at your campus/department.” There is a two-fold purpose to the meetings. The first is to receive input from those on the front lines as to what specific needs there are in the district to determine the scope and scale of a potential future. The other – and arguably more important reason – is to address concerns staff members may have about a future bond or had with previous bonds and dispel misinformation that lent a hand in the defeat of the previous two measures. “I need your honest feedback about the concerns and needs of your campus/ PLEASE SEE HISD | 6

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April 13 John Anthony Lopez, 27, arrested for no driver’s license. April 14 Richard Martinez, 28, arrested for public intoxication. Eleazar Lee Garcia, 55, arrested for possession or

deliver of a controlled substance, possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility and failure to signal turn. Deaf Smith County Sheriff’s Office April 13 Amelia Medeles, arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Viviana Dunque, arrested for driving while intoxicated

with a child passenger. Christian Alexander Morales, arrested for possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. Tanya Corinne Abercrombie, arrested for public intoxication. April 16 Sara Oneta Rudd, arrested for public intoxication. Reports Hereford Police

Department April 13 Theft was reported in the 300 block of West 15th Street. Burglary of a building was reported in the 900 block of South Julian Street. Assault was reported in the 1900 block of Plains Avenue. Burglary of a habitation was reported in the 300 block of West Sixth Street.

April 14 A citation for no driver’s license was issued to an unidentified person on the block of Avenue E. Assault was reported in the 200 block of Main Street. Assault was reported in the 500 block of West 15th Street. April 16 Theft was reported in the 200 block of Avenue F.

Pesticide training set for April 26 From Deaf Smith County AgriLife

Training for private applicators of pesticides is scheduled in Hereford on Thursday, April 26, at the Nita Lea building, 903 14th St., according to Rick Auckerman, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources. The class will be offered for agricultural producers and interested individuals who want to obtain a private applicator pesticide license. Those applicants who pass the test will be eligible for licensing through the Texas Department of Agriculture. The fee will be $10 per

person, plus the cost of optional training materials. Training will begin at 9 a.m. and will end about 1 p.m. Those with questions or wanting to sign up

to take the class should call the local Extension office, 364-3573. For details, contact Auckerman at 806-3643573 or via email at

HEREFORD ISD BID OF PORTABLE BUILDINGS The Hereford Independent School District is offering for bid four (4) portable buildings. Bids will be accepted no later than Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Bids must be delivered to the Hereford ISD Administration Offices located at 601 N. 25 Mile Ave to the attention of Rachel Coronado. Please contact Rachel Coronado, Purchasing Specialist in the Hereford ISD Business Office to obtain a bid packet at 806-363-7600 or

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5 DE MAYO, 2018 ELECCION DE OFFICIALES ESCOLAR DE HEREFORD AVISO PUBLICO DE PROBAR EL EQUIPO PARA TABULAR AUTOMATICAMENTE Por lo presente se da aviso que el equipo para tabular automaticamente que se usara en la Eleccion de Oficiales Escolar de Hereford que se llevara a cabo el 05/05/2018 se probara el 04/20/2018 a las 3:00 de la tarde en 235 E 3rd Room 203, Hereford Texas para determinar si el equipo contara con exactitud los votos para todos los puestos oficiales y sobre todos los proyectos de ley.

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Sundays • NA meeting, 8 p.m., at Hereford Community Center, 100 Ave. C. For more information call 570-4648. • Prairie Acres Activities: 10, Movie & Snacks; 11:30, Background music; 4, Tenth St. Church of Christ; 7:30, Dominoes Mondays • Food Pantry, Mon & Fri, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Betty DIckson, 806-346-0134 • 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 Employ-

ees Association meeting will be 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) • Prairie Acres Activities: 9:30, Discussion; 11:40, Background Music; 2, Bible Study/Spanish; 3, Caption This; 7:30, Bingo. Tuesdays • The Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at Hereford Senior Citizens • 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

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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); 10-10:30, Floor Exercise • Prairie Acres Activities: 8:30, Beauty Shop; 11:40, Background Music; 2, Manicures for our ladies & men; 7:30, Watercoloring Wednesdays • Crime Stoppers meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m. at Happy State Bank • Lions Club, noon, Hereford Community Center

• Bippus Extension Education Club, 2 p.m. • NA meeting, 8 p.m., at Hereford 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). • Prairie Acres Activities: 9:15, Zumba Gold Chair; 10, Discussion; 11:30, Chicken Soup for the Soul; 3, Bible Study; 7:30, Movie Night. 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 Com-

munity Center, 100 Ave. C. For more information call 570-4648. • Los Ciboleros Chapter NSDAR, 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); 10-10:30, Floor Exercise; 10:30-1:00 • Prairie Acres Activities: 9:15, Whoga; 10, Discussion; 11:30, Poems; 3, Bean Bag Toss; 7:30, Stained Glass Painting. Fridays • Food Pantry, Mon & Fri, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Betty DIckson, 806-346-0134 • 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 • Prairie Acres Activities: 9:15 Zumba Gold Chair; 10, Discussion; 11:30 Guidepost; 3, Decorating Bottles; 7:30, Movie Night.

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The new center will be 25 percent larger than the current Hereford Community Center’s 18,000 square feet on East Park Avenue. Plans for the almost 25,000 square-foot facility feature two large meeting areas, four smaller meeting rooms, kitchens, a scullery, office space for Hereford Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) and an outdoor courtyard space with a fireplace and elevated stage. The larger meeting rooms are designated as a ballroom and banquet room – each having its own kitchen – with the ballroom capable of seating 150-175. The banquet room has a maximum capacity of 450 and can also be divided into three separate rooms. The building’s exterior will have a roofing material that closely resembles the corrugated tin historically used for roofing in the area, while the entrance will be constructed to resemble a barn. A main corridor – wide enough for event booths and wired for Internet accessibility – will feature sky lights in addition to electric lights and have high windows allowing the facility to emit a type of glow for after-dark events. “It’s really pretty cool,” Hanna said. “It is almost twice as big as the current facility, and will ultimately cost half as much to heat and cool. “We tried to match the exterior to Amarillo College to a degree, but also have a historic Hereford theme.” In addition to the outdoor courtyard – which

the Hereford community. According to Hereford City Manager Rick Hanna, Hefner was barely a month into a position as an aircraft mechanic at Hereford Municipal Airport. In addition, Hefner was also a flight instructor and had city attorney Audie Scium-


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bato and HEDC board president Cody Chandler among his students. There were reports that Sides was also a flight student of Hefner’s, and the two had been making repairs on the ultralight aircraft. However, neither of those were officially confirmed. DPS reports stated the cause of the crash is still unknown as investigation into the incident continued.


The interior design of the new center features two large meeting rooms, several smaller meeting rooms, kitchens, office space and room to host indoor and outdoor events. Contributed image is between the ballroom and banquet room – the design includes exterior, landscaped space that can be used for events. A commons is designed to separate the AC and center parking lots and will include underground electrical wiring. The contract approved

Monday, which was a standard American Institute of Architects document, specifically laid out Parkhill’s responsibilities during the course of the project. Parkhill senior associate Greg Billman detailed the firm’s “scope of services” to commissioners that included a hands-on process

through design development, construction documentation, bidding and actual construction. “We are your eye and ears through the construction process,” Billman said. “We will work with the contractor and conduct oversight to ensure requirements are met and everything is being done in conformance with the documentation. “This is not a complex build. We’re happy you’ve asked us to go this far, and we look forward to completing the project.” The $6.5 million project is being funded through a combination of city and HEDC financing with no increase in local taxes, according to city officials, and the contract’s $400,000 fee is included in that budget. Once ground is broken, Billman said it could between 15-18 months for construction to be completed.

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TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY Notice of Draft Federal Operating Permit Draft Permit No.: O2806 Application and Draft Permit. Azteca Milling, L. P., PO Box 56, Dawn, TX 79025-0056, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a renewal and revision of Federal Operating Permit (herein referred to as Permit) No. O2806, Application No. 23280, to authorize operation of the Dawn Corn Milling Plant, a Wet Corn Milling facility. The area addressed by the application is located at 4819 FM 809 in Dawn, Deaf Smith County, Texas 79025. 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 the application. You can find an electronic map of the facility at: This application was received by the TCEQ on August 18, 2015. The purpose of a federal operating permit is to improve overall compliance with the rules governing air pollution control by clearly listing all applicable requirements, as defined in Title 30 Texas Administrative Code § 122.10 (30 TAC § 122.10). The draft permit, if approved, will codify the conditions under which the area must operate. The permit will not authorize new construction. The executive director has completed the technical review of the application and has made a preliminary decision to prepare a draft permit for public comment and review. The executive director recommends issuance of this draft permit. The permit application, statement of basis, and draft permit will be available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ Central Office, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building E, First Floor, Austin, Texas 78753; the TCEQ Amarillo Regional Office, 3918 Canyon Dr., Amarillo, Texas 79109-4933; and the Deaf Smith County Library, 211 E. 4th St., Hereford, Texas 79045-5521, beginning the first day of publication of this notice. The draft permit and statement of basis are available at the TCEQ Website: At the TCEQ central and regional offices, relevant supporting materials for the draft permit, as well as the New Source Review permits which have been incorporated by reference, may be reviewed and copied. Any person with difficulties obtaining these materials due to travel constraints may contact the TCEQ central office file room at (512) 2391540. Public Comment/Notice and Comment Hearing. Any person may submit written comments on the draft permit. Comments relating to the accuracy, completeness, and appropriateness of the permit conditions may result in changes to the draft permit. A person who may be affected by the emission of air pollutants from the permitted area may request a notice and comment hearing. The purpose of the notice and comment hearing is to provide an additional opportunity to submit comments on the draft permit. The permit may be changed based on comments pertaining to whether the permit provides for compliance with 30 TAC Chapter 122 (examples may include that the permit does not contain all applicable requirements or the public notice procedures were not satisfied). The TCEQ may grant a notice and comment hearing on the application if a written hearing request is received within 30 days after publication of the newspaper notice. The hearing request must include the basis for the request, including a description of how the person may be affected by the emission of air pollutants from the application area. The request should also specify the conditions of the draft permit that are inappropriate or specify how the preliminary decision to issue or deny the permit is inappropriate. All reasonably ascertainable issues must be raised and all reasonably available arguments must be submitted by the end of the public comment period. If a notice and comment hearing is granted, all individuals that submitted written comments or a hearing request will receive written notice of the hearing. This notice will identify the date, time, and location for the hearing. Written public comments and/or requests for a notice and comment hearing should be submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, or electronically at html and be received within 30 days after the date of newspaper publication of this notice. Please be aware that any contact information you provide, including your name, phone number, email address and physical address will become part of the agency’s public record. A notice of proposed final action that includes a response to comments and identification of any changes to the draft permit will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments, a hearing request, or requested to be on the mailing list for this application. This mailing will also provide instructions for public petitions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to request that the EPA object to the issuance of the proposed permit. After receiving a petition, the EPA may only object to the issuance of a permit which is not in compliance with the applicable requirements or the requirements of 30 TAC Chapter 122. Mailing List. In addition to submitting public comments, a person may ask to be placed on a mailing list for this application by sending a request to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address above. Those on the mailing list will receive copies of future public notices (if any) mailed by the Chief Clerk for this application. Information. For additional information about this permit application or the permitting process, please contact the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Public Education Program, MC-108, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 or toll free at 18006874040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040. Further information may also be obtained for Azteca Milling, L. P. by calling Mr. Mike Foss at (806) 258-7704. Notice Issuance Date: March 28, 2018

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"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." — The World According to Mister Rogers Millennial parents are abandoning broadcast and cable television fare for the ala carte menu available through streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and ondemand networks. It makes sense that the generation who grew up with cabinets of movies on VHS tapes and DVDs are geared to tailoring their video entertainment. Our grandchildren are spared from the layers of commercials that are thickly sandwiched between programming. Seriously, we've reached the point where some ad breaks drag on so long that the meat of the plot is lost and forgotten in all the cheese. A few cable networks—CMT and E! as prime examples—stuff their movies with ad filler so that a 120-minute rom-com turns into a slog through War and Peace. Years ago, the main broadcasting networks abandoned the traditional family hour of programming to compete with the anything-goes fare of premium channels like HBO and STARZ. Even the so-called children's chanALL IN Kerrie Womble Steiert nels like Disney are loaded with merchandise plugs and questionable teenage antics. Beyond PBS, few truly "safe" harbors exist for little viewers. It's small wonder that parents are choosing to customize their family's screen time by binging on series and movies suited to their specific tastes, values and age levels. Monthly subscription to a streaming service like Netflix or Hulu is budget-friendly, costing between $8-$40 depending on preferred features. Our eight-year-old granddaughter has recently befriended a caring, saintly gentleman who welcomes her to spend a beautiful day in his neighborhood. Our precocious Olivia, whose viewing habits range from Star Wars to Downton Abbey, has discovered Mr. Rogers, the classic PBS show now available on Amazon Instant Video. Fred Rogers dedicated his life's work to educating children through television. As an ordained Presbyterian minister, his chosen mission field was our living rooms in service to young hearts and minds. In 1968, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood was first broadcast nation-wide and would span 912 original episodes across 31 seasons. A skilled musician and composer, Rogers wrote all the songs on his show, plus 200 more, and was a fan of jazz. When President Nixon wanted to cut public television’s subsidy from the federal budget, Fred Rogers went to Capitol Hill and intelligently defended the medium for children’s sake. After hearing his six-minute testimony, Congress restored PBS funding of $20 million. While Sesame Street was shouting out numbers and letters of the alphabet, Mr. Rogers broke new ground in children's programming by compassionately addressing the issues other TV hosts avoided: birth, death, disabilities, divorce, forgiveness, war, fear and anger. He spoke gentle words of truth and understanding, respecting a child’s innate right to honesty above all else. Faithfully, he drew the line between the real world and make believe, calming a little one’s anxiety over witches, monsters and things that go bump in the dark. In my childhood, Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Green Jeans were our black-and-white TV friends, going through their predictable morning routine in the Treasure House with Dancing Bear, Grandfather Clock, Magic Drawing Board and Bunny Rabbit. If memory serves, the skits were not quite as educational as later children's programming, but we were happy there, secure that this was a safe, fun haven. All grandmothers probably worry about the shortage of safe places for children. Perhaps nostalgia deceives me, but I believe that protecting the innocence of little ones used to be honored as a bigger priority. The mean and crass tone of American society bleeds down to ever-younger folks. I can't imagine the challenge of answering kids' questions when the evening news revolves around the president's history with porn stars and Russian prostitutes. Actually, the daily headlines are grim and tawdry enough to tempt all of us to escape to the wholesome comfort of Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood. Fifty years later, Mr. Rogers’ visits with his new little neighbors, like my grandchildren, hold the same relevance as they did in the 1960s because of his timeless wisdom. The man on our TV screens was the genuine article. Legendary stories of his humility and common man’s approach prove that he wore his fame as effortlessly as the sweaters hand-knitted by his mother. Throughout his remarkable TV career, he saw himself as a servant, dedicated to meet the deeper needs of those who watched and listened. Just as her parents once did, Olivia contentedly settles in to share a beautiful day in the neighborhood with the tall, kindly man in the zippered cardigan and blue sneakers. Soft-spoken, he talks with her and she answers his questions, fully engaged with her trustworthy friend, who explores the enduring feelings and concerns known by every little soul.

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Tales of Deaf Smith County “Strength isn't how much one can lift! It is how much one can lift others!” Damon Billeck

school classes. The Daniel family not only enjoyed community gatherings, but also enjoyed entertainment in Joseph H. Daniel was born in Ire- their home. Music was an almost land on Jan. 13, 1865. During his inherited talent as most of the early childhood, he came to the family members played at least United States with his parents, two one musical instrument. The orsisters and three brothers. gan, harmonica, fiddle, guitar, Although the date of his move Jew's harp, and even spoons and to Texas is not recorded, probably combs were some of the instrusoon after his arrival in Coryell ments played. County, he married Susan Tabitha As telephones became popular, McClain. it was not unusual to have friends In early 1906, Daniel and his connected on the party line to lisfamily moved to Deaf Smith Coun- ten to music being enjoyed at the ty. They settled on land that had Daniel home. been given to Susan by her father Of course, not all was fun and William R. McClain. games for the pioneer famThe Daniels had six chililies, and in many ways, life dren, who soon learned to was hard. The use of wood help with farm chores as and cow chips gathered farming and cattle were for fuel, water troughs for the family's livelihood. Ackeeping food cool and rub tually, raising the children boards for laundry were alwas the full-time job for most daily chores. Much of the mother due to Daniel this was done by children being very involved with before and after school the farm work. when classes were in sesNeighbors of the Daniels sion. Carolyn Waters to the west were the famAs did others who were ily of Susan Daniel's sister, Sarah settling in the county, the DanMartha, her husband and their six iel family endured dust storms, children. This family also lived on droughts and hard winters. The land given to Sarah by her father. blizzards of 1918-19 were exAs more families began to arrive tremely hard as many cattle and in the area, there was the need for crops were lost. a school to be close-by for the Uncle Joseph and Aunt Susan children. In 1915, Daniel donat- Daniel moved into Hereford in the ed a corner of his property for a mid-1920s. They left the farming school. Not unusual for the time, a and ranching to their children. building was moved a few miles to Daniel soon opened a secondthe property from the northwest. hand store. It became well-known Thus, the former Day School be- that he was a kind-hearted man came the Daniel School. as he probably gave away almost Daniel served on the school as much as he sold. It was said board for many years. Quite of- of Daniel that he would “give the ten, school teachers resided with shirt off his back” to someone if the Daniel family as housing was the need was there. scarce. Also, the Daniel home was Both Joseph and Susan Daniel near the school. died in 1936. They truly left an Box and pie suppers were favor- example and a legacy for others. ites for families in the community, Several generations of the Daniel and the school building served as family continue to live in the area a place for parties, reunions and, to follow in their footsteps. at times, for church services. The Daniel School was closed in 1946 “There is no human bliss equal as students began to transfer to to 12 hours of work with only six Hereford or other schools for high hours to do it.” Anthony Trollope

AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton on April 11 sent a joint letter to eight state criminal justice agencies and associations, urging them to review their processes for reporting criminal history to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or "NICS." The NICS checks available records on persons who may be disqualified from receiving firearms. Abbott and Paxton said a recent study found that only 68 percent of arrests in state criminal history files nationwide were reported to the NICS. But Texas' overall rate is 84 percent, with a 95 percent reporting rate for arrests within the past five years. Recipients of the letter included the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, Office of Court Administration, Sheriff's Association of Texas, Texas Police Association, Texas Court Clerks Association, Texas County and District Clerks' Association and Texas District STATE and County Attorneys Association. CAPITAL "We congratulate you on this success, but there continues HIGHLIGHTS Ed Sterling to be room for improvement," Abbott and Paxton wrote. "Our goal is 100 percent reporting of final dispositions statewide. We encourage you to review your processes to ensure that all relevant information is being reported." Federal law, the officials said, disallows the transfer of firearms to any person who is: — A fugitive from justice; — Uses or is addicted to controlled substances; — Has been adjudicated "mentally defective" or committed to mental institutions; — Subject to a domestic violence restraining order; or — Convicted of a misdemeanor or felony domestic violence charge crime or is under indictment for such a charge. All criminal justice agencies in Texas, including court clerks, are required to report information that identifies people ineligible to possess firearms to the Department of Public Safety through the Criminal Justice Information System. The rules are outlined in state Code of Criminal Procedure. The information then is provided to the NICS database. "NICS is vital to making sure guns stay out of the dangerous hands of individuals with a high risk of committing violence," Paxton said. "By doing everything we can to ensure that all relevant information is being reported timely and accurately to NICS, Texas can help prevent shootings before they happen and save lives." Death count is amended The Texas Department of State Health Services on April 9 announced that a new study by its own researchers found the number of maternal deaths in Texas in 2012 was less than half the number previously reported. Published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, the study determined there were 56 maternal deaths among Texas residents, compared with 147 reported in national statistics. The study shows dozens of women were identified on their death certificates as being pregnant at the time of their deaths, when they were not, the DSHS said. "This more accurate, verified data is an important part of our ongoing work to improve maternal health in Texas," said Dr. Manda Hall, DSHS associate commissioner for Community Health Improvement. "Better data will improve our ability to implement and assess ways to reduce maternal deaths and other severe pregnancy complications." DSHS said it is implementing legislation aimed at improving the quality of death data by developing best practices for investigating and reporting maternal deaths. Also, the department said it is creating new training for medical certifiers such as doctors, justices of the peace and medical examiners. Finally, the department is developing a new registration system to prompt certifiers to confirm the pregnancy status before allowing a death record to be submitted. Funding is announced Gov. Abbott on April 10 announced that Texas had been awarded some $5 billion from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for disaster recovery from Hurricane Harvey and previous flood events. "The additional Community Development Block Grant funds announced today will inject billions of dollars that are desperately needed to help restore our communities," said Abbott. HUD's Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program for the rebuilding of housing, businesses and infrastructure is the source of the funding. It comes from supplemental funding recently passed by Congress. Allocations are sent State Comptroller Glenn Hegar on April 11 announced he would send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $651 million in local sales tax allocations for April. The amount is 5 percent more than was distributed in April 2017. Local sales tax allocations are based on sales made in February by businesses that report tax monthly. (Ed Sterling is director of member services for the Texas Press Association and can be reached at

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Playas crucial for vital recharge, keystone ecosystem roles By Jim Steiert Contributing Writer

Why do playas matter? Multi-thousands of these “seasonal wetlands” dot private property across the Southern Plains. So, what difference does it make if they are wiped out here and there by road building, housing developments, plowing, drainage, or in a current tragic practice of packing one full of hauled-in cattle manure? We humans are a presumptive and territorial lot. We place our aims and profits ahead of nature. For the most part, we don’t much consider playa basins to be the gifts from nature that they are. My friend and a pre-eminent playa authority Dr. Loren M. Smith sums it up in Playas of the Great Plains, published in 2003. “Because of mid-20th century views of most Great Plains wetlands as impediments to agriculture and as a source of disease, their value and consistent importance to human cultures throughout time has not been fully appreciated.” Loren isn’t a native of the Texas High Plains but came to Texas Tech to research and teach, and he became a playa champion, later moving on to Oklahoma State. Typically, “outsiders” seem to have the greater awareness and appreciation of playas here on the Great Plains. “One of the more important realizations about the value of playas in the past few decades is that they are true “recharge” wetlands. Playas recharge the Ogallala aquifer and in the Southern High Plains, appear to be the only sites for aquifer recharge. The quantity of water being recharged has been debated…there are only two natural ways water can leave a Great Plains playa—infiltration (recharge) and evapora-

When man's activities negatively impact or destroy a playa, they also adversely affect a whole environmental neighborhood and can even hurt recharge zones for the Ogallala aquiPhotos by Jim Steiert fer. tion,” Smith wrote. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department personnel acknowledge playas for their focused recharge to the Ogallala aquifer. Recharge rates in playa basins are 10 to 100 times higher than other areas. Benefits go beyond recharge. “Water that reaches the aquifer through playas is cleaner than water that enters through other channels such as upland soils,” said Don Kahl, natural resources specialist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Depart-

ment. “As rainfall and runoff travel toward grassland playas, surrounding grasses trap sediments that can carry contaminants, and keep them from reaching the playa. Then, as the water moves through the playa’s clay floor, a second ‘cleaning’ process beneath the playa removes nitrates and other dissolved contaminants. The result is high quality water reaching the aquifer that can be used by those who live on the land, their children and future generations.” There’s a key—the future.

Playas are critically important for wildlife, providing water, food and shelter. These seasonal wetlands support 185 species of waterfowl and other birds, 350 species of plants, 37 mammal species, and 13 amphibian species. How do you discount wonders of myriad flora like spotted evening primrose, pink smartweed or duck potato and fauna, including virtually all mammals on the Plains, showy shorebirds like avocets and black-necked stilts, myriad waterfowl, amazing amphibians like burrowing spadefoot and Great Plains toads, and the priceless return of the grace of underground rain? As it declines, the immediate value of stored water grows more evident. Playa creatures and plants may well hold yet undiscovered benefit for mankind. Those of us working with Ogallala Commons on Playa Festivals for elementary students routinely stress that “playas are a keystone ecosystem central to the ecological integrity of the entire Great Plains.” Playas are inter-related in a vast network. Damage or destroy one building a housing project, a road—or dumping junk or manure in it, and a whole neighborhood takes a hit. Quantity of recharge through playas has been debated for years, but it’s beyond arguing that playas remain almost the sole natural feature returning water to the Ogallala. Smith cites studies by R. Nativ and R. Riggio in 1989 showing aquifer recharge rates from playas ranged from 0.5 to 3.2 inches a year. They say for recharge to occur, infiltration of runoff must occur within the playa basin. “The Ogallala aquifer is most likely recharged by fo-

cused percolation of partlyevaporated playa lake water. Many wonder if sedimentation is reducing recharge rates,” Smith wrote. Studies also show that the initial recharge rate in a playa basin, particularly from a big rain following a prolonged dry period is amazingly high—ranging from the equivalent of 98 inches a minute to 0.4 inches per minute, and in a period greater than 48 hours rates varied from .001 inches per minute to 39 inches per minute. Infiltration decreases as playa clays swell and seal after initial wetting. A local individual who has studied aquifer recharge from playas extensively says recharge can be as high as eight inches on the playa periphery where Randall clay meets upland soils when inflow is first coming into a dry playa. “There can be onehalf inch of recharge under an entire section of land in the aftermath of one storm. The recharge impact is pretty

immediate,” commented the source. “We are fortunate to live above dynamic aquifers that were once touted as being unable to recharge. That thinking has proven wrong on multiple levels. Now the primary issue of declining playa health must be minimized so that adequate amounts of water may be stored in the aquifer for the future,” summarized the local source. Despite the challenge of our water resources being finite, few show concern for playas. Currently, policy provides them little protection. That may well have to be provided on a state policy level—and quickly. We owe it to our natural resources— and to ourselves, present and future. Jim Steiert is an award winning member of the Texas Outdoor Writers Association, a Certified Texas Master Naturalist, and the author of Playas: Jewels of the Plains.

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More drugs seized near Vega From Texas DPS

AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 107 pounds of marijuana April 9 after a Texas Highway Patrol trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County. At approximately 10:08 a.m., a trooper stopped a 2017 Toyota Camry traveling east on I-40 near Vega, for a traffic violation. A DPS canine arrived on scene and alerted on the vehicle. The trooper then discovered multiple vacuumsealed bundles of marijuana in duffle bags in the trunk and back seat of the car. The driver – Kristen Chandler, 40, of Fortuna, Calif. – was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana. Chandler was transported and booked into Oldham County Jail.    The drugs allegedly were being transported from Eureka, Calif., to Fayetteville, Ark.

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AUCTION Owners: JR and Lori Amos

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Auctioneer’s Note: After 40 years in business, JR and Lori have decided to retire from the oilfield equipment business. JR will be offering the facility/shop along with fabrication, welding and machine shop equipment at this auction along with special oilfield memorabilia. Equipment is shop kept and operational. Lori is a collector with a good eye for fine antiques and collectibles and will be offering her vast collection. She was also a member of the Pepsi Cola Collectors Club and will have some very unique new and old Pepsi memorabilia. There are quite a few boxes to still go thru and will be added at sale time. REAL ESTATE WILL SELL AT 12:01 PM. VEHICLE, TRAILER, TRACTOR AND LARGER ITEMS WILL SELL AT 12:37 PM. AUCTION WILL HAVE 2 RINGS. Directions: In Tecumseh, OK, at the Jct of Hwy 177 & Hwy 270 (Hwy 9), go South on Hwy 177 for 5.6 miles. Turn left (East) onto Old Hwy 18 and then take an immediate left. Auction on the right. Watch for auction signs. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS. ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS DAY OF SALE SUPERSEDES PREVIOUS ADVERTISING.

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Por lo presente se da aviso que el equipo para tabular automaticamente que se usara en la Eleccion de Officiales de la Ciudad que se llevara a cabo el 05/05/2018 se probara el 04/20/2018 a las 3:00 de la tarde en 235 E 3rd Room 203, Hereford Texas para determinar si el equipo contara con exactitud los votos para todos los puestos oficiales y sobre todos los proyectos de ley.

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West Central Elementary on April 30; Hereford Junior High and HPA on May 1; HCAL on May 7; Stanton Learning Center on May 7; and Hereford High School on May 8. Blankenship’s message stressed the importance of staff members providing their input and provided for additional meetings if they could not attend the scheduled school gathering. “I want to hear from all of you and value your input,” the message closed. “I cannot stress enough how critical it is we hear from all of you.” For a school bond to be included on the ballot for the Nov. 6 general election, the official call must be made by the board of trustees no later than Aug. 22.


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measure. The primary reasons for scheduling the meetings was to provide an opportunity for concerns to be raised and addressed and provide a more unified HISD front to a potential future bond. The first of the lunch meetings was held Thursday at Bluebonnet Elementary School. Thrilled with the turnout, Blankenship said almost the entire school staff was in attendance for an “informative and productive meeting.” The remainder of the meetings are set for the next three weeks with Blankenship going to Aikman Elementary on Tuesday; Northwest Elementary on April 25; Tierra Blanca Elementary on April 26;

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HISD: department,” Blankenship’s message said. “I want you to have the opportunity to share your concerns or encouragement about a future bond. “If you were supportive of the bond last time, great, we need to hear from you. What was good [about it], and what can be improved? If you were not in favor, I respect that and would ask that you please share what concerns you had and what we can do to make things better as we consider a future bond.” Blankenship noted that misinformation and misunderstanding among staff members played a part in the defeat of the 2017 bond

HRMC to welcome Flores to staff Hereford Regional Medical Center (HRMC) will host a reception to welcome Dr. Michael Flores to Hereford on April 20 at 3 p.m. in the Education Room at HRMC. A Stratford native, Flores is a graduate of Texas Tech School of Medicine. In addi tion to family FLORES practice, his experience includes emergency medicine. “We are excited about Dr. Flores joining the team at Hereford Health Clinic and Hereford Regional Medical Center,” Deaf Smith County Hospital District CEO Jeff Barnhart said. “He shares our mission and vision regarding keeping health care local.” The community is encouraged to join HRMC in welcoming Dr. Flores on April 20.

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HELP WANTED ►Panhandle Transit is looking for Full-time and Part-time drivers. Must have a minimum Class B license with passenger endorsement. High school diploma required. Must be able to work occasional Saturday and early morning hours. Clean driving record a must. Contact Ruben at (806)342-6108. ►Circle Three Feedyard in Hereford is hiring for three positions. A feedtruck driver, cdl driver and a loader/blade operator. Competitive salary, benefits and insurance. For more information contact Shirley at 806-2765241. ►JayBe. J & B Commodities is hiring drivers. Join our growing team. Local routes. Health Benefits. 2 years’ experience. Please apply in person at 3600 FM 2856 Hereford, TX 79045. ►LONESTAR HOME AND GARDEN - Full time positions to start immediately. 40+ hours per week. Mowing, tree work, dirt work bed maintenance. All positions, male and female. Come see Ricky or Stacie

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We'd love to have you come "check us out" on Sunday. We are the folks who are now sponsoring the morning devotional minute heard on KNNK Radio, 100.5 FM, 7:25 a.m. Monday through Friday. At church this Sunday, Pastor Danny Mize will be teaching from John chapters 14 and 16 as we look at "The Comforter From God. He will try to answer two questions: "Who Was This Counselor Jesus Talked About?" and "What Should This Mean To Us?" Cindy Cassels will provide piano accompaniment while Peggy Mize leads us in singing: "His Eye is on the Sparrow" "When We All Get to Heaven" and "Face to Face." At 9:00 a.m. Sunday, Dennis Hicks will be leading the second lesson in a video Bible class called "The Good Book." Fellowship and refreshments are available each Sunday by 10:00 a.m. and the worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. Communion will be served to all who wish to partake. Fellowship of Believers is located at 245 N. Kingwood, just north of Hereford Nursing & Rehab. Everyone is welcome to attend. Questions? Call us at 364-0359. Notes from past Sundays are online at: – posted on Sunday afternoon each week.

Assembly Of God Calvary Family Church 137 Avenue G 806-364-5686

Victory Family Worship Center 606 E 15th St 806-364-0305

Iglesia Vida 603 E. Park Avenue 806-346-7054 All services in Español.


Dawn Community 806-258-7330

First Baptist Church 5th & Main Street 806-364-0696

Frio Baptist Church 7 miles S. on FM 1055 806-276-5380

Genesis Church 1 mile N. on Hwy 385 806-364-1217

Good News Church 621 E. 15th 806-364-5239

Iglesia Bautista Fundamental 100 South Ironwood 806-364-1844

Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida

Avenue Baptist

201 Country Club Drive 806-364-2209

130 N 25 Mile Ave. 806-364-1564

Mount Sinai Baptist 302 Knight Street

New Life Restoration Center 15th & Whittier 806-364-8866

Palo Duro Baptist 5704 FM 809, Wilderado 806-426-3470

Summerfield Baptist 605 Walnut St., Summerfield 806-357-2535

Westway Baptist P.O. Box 178, Rural Rt. 4 806-364-5092

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Nazarene Family Church “Meet Me at Luigi’s” – is a dinner theater presented by our teens and Women’s Ministry, and will be Friday, April 20th, at 6:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, April 22nd at noon. This humorous play and lasagna dinner is just $10 in advance and $12 at the door. You won’t want to miss this time of drama, fellowship and fun. Call 364-8303 for tickets or they are available at the door as seating is available. Summer camps are around the corner for teens and children. Our wonderful week of fun, learning and spiritual challenge is available to all the community. Call the church for details if you are interested. 364-8303. Pastor Ted is preaching this Sunday on “Kryptonite” – the sin that weakens us as Christians and keeps us from being the powerful men and women of God we were created to be. Just as Kryptonite weakened Superman, so does sin in our lives. God has the answer for us. Join us for another great Sunday of worship at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 am. Other exciting things happening are the Haiti Work ‘n Witness Trip in July; Senior Sunday and Milestone awards, April 29th; Priscilla Shirer at First Methodist on April 28th; car detailing fund raiser on Sunday, April 28th; and our ladies are going to Chonda Pierce, Friday, May 4th. For information on how your family can be involved in the Nazarene Family Church, give us a call at 364-8303.

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Christian Assembly 1206 S Main St. 806-364-5882

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Faith Mission Church of God in Christ 806-307-309

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Lady Whitefaces bowl over Palo Duro, 34-3 By John Carson BRAND Managing Editor

After no Lady Whitefaces made Area last season, distance runner Sabbatha Taylor, left, and shot putter Andrea Valenzuela, right, lead a contingent of four into six events for Thursday’s meet. BRAND/John Carson

Herd contingent heads to Area

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A district champion and four other medalists lead a contingent of Whitefaces into Thursday’s Area track meet. After having only two advance from district in 2017 – both boys and in the same event – the Herd will be sending a total of 12 competitors to the Area meet in 10 different events. Carrying the torch will be a Whiteface high jump tandem that includes Dodge DeLozier and Bo Baker. An area qualifier in triple jump last year, DeLozier cleared 6-4 to win the district championship and is currently the favorite heading into Area. Baker took bronze at district with a personalbest leap of 6-2. One of the three Herd competitors to qualify PLEASE SEE TRACK | 10

In a final more reminiscent of a Friday night in October than a Friday afternoon in April, the Hereford Lady Whitefaces flattened visiting Palo Duro, 34-3, in District 3-5A softball action. In winning their fourth in a row and 10th in the last 11 games, the Lady Herd have now only lost once in the past 14 outings to improve to 19-112 overall. At 10-2 in league play, the win clinched second place and the district’s No. 2 postseason seed for the Lady Whitefaces. “It was a good win to continue through district,” Hereford coach Ashley Marquez said. “It’s always tough playing teams like Palo Duro because, at times, you can play down to their level. “That was not the case Friday.” The Lady Whitefaces played gracious hosts to the Lady Dons for three outs in the first, then it was lights out as they scored early, often, relentlessly and at will. Danielle Pena walked to open the Hereford first before Bianca Olver followed with a single. Abrie Castillo bounced a triple off the wall in

Lady Herd’s Bianca Olvera made the most of a rare circle start in allowing only 3 runs and 2 hits in Friday’s win over Palo Duro. BRAND/John Carson center to score them both, and the Lady Herd was off and running.

The first 17 Lady WhitePLEASE SEE SB | 10

Unlucky 13 prevalent in PD loss By John Carson BRAND Managing Editor

Whiteface Dodge DeLozier stands atop the podium as district high jump champion, while teammate Bo Baker finished third. Both advanced to Thursday’s Area meet. Contributed photo

In looking for a culprit to the most recent loss, it would be reasonable to assume the Hereford diamond Whitefaces came down with a case of triskaidekaphobia. The Palo Duro Dons used a fast start and strong finish to knock off the Whitefaces, 13-1, for their 13th straight loss on Friday the 13th. In also losing for the 15th time in the last 16 games and 17th in the last 19, the Herd dropped to 7-20 overall and remained in the District 3-5A cellar at 0-11. “This series stung,” said Hereford coach Bryan Moore after the Dons swept the season series following a 13-6 win April 10. “It’s

COMING UP BETWEEN THE LINES Thursday, April 19 Baseball JV Maroon at Dumas, 4:30 p.m. JV White vs. Dumas, 5 p.m. Tennis Varsity at Region 1 Tournament, Lubbock, TBA Track Varsity boys, girls at Area meet, Lubbock, TBA

Friday, April 20 Baseball Varsity vs. Dumas, 5 p.m. Softball Varsity vs. Caprock, 4:30 p.m. JV vs. Caprock, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24 Baseball Varsity vs. Caprock, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 26 Baseball JV Maroon vs. Caprock, 4:30 p.m. JV White at Caprock, 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 21 Baseball JV Maroon vs. Dumas, 10 a.m. JV White at Dumas, 10 a.m.

certainly not the boys’ effort, they have given effort all year long. “We, as coaches, have to try to find a solution. We are still committing way too many errors to give ourselves a chance.” Despite falling behind 5-0, the Whitefaces were still in the game and looking to make a move when Jade Collier singled with one-out in the third and stole second. After Aden Suarez struck out, Dodge DeLozier stroked a single to right to push Collier to third before Shawn Escamilla’s grounder was misplayed – allowing Collier to score and make it 5-1. The score remained that way through the fourth before the Herd wheels started wobPLEASE SEE BB | 10

Friday, April 27 Baseball Varsity at Caprock, 5 p.m. Track Varsity boys, girls at Region 1 Meet, Lubbock, TBA Saturday, April 28 Basesball JV Maroon at Caprock, 10 a.m. JV White vs. Caprock, 10 a.m. Track Varsity boys, girls at Region 1 Meet, Lubbock, TBA



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faces to come to the plate reached based and 15 scored before the first out was registered in the bottom of the first. When the smoke had cleared from the inning, the Lady Herd had sent 25 batters to the box and led 21-0. They added six in the second, a single run in the third and six more in the fourth. Despite scoring three in the top of the third, the Lady Dons were forced to play through their half of the fifth before the mercy axe dropped. In addition to scoring a season-high 34 runs, the Lady Whitefaces had season highs in hits for a game (25) and RBI (29). Daz Rodriguez finished 4-of-5 to lead eight Lady Whitefaces with multiple hits. She was also one of nine to record more than one RBI and one run scored, finishing with 3 each. Castillo (3-for-4), Olvera (3-for-6). Haleigh


Herd second baseman Christian Mendez does the 4-3 two-step to get the out at first during the second inning of Friday’s game against Palo Duro. BRAND/John Carson


bling and the ball got slippery. A pair of errors opened the door for the Dons to push two runs across with two outs in the fifth to stretch the advantage to 7-1. Miscues also played a part in a six-run sixth inning for the Dons that put the game out of reach. For the game, the Whitefaces committed a season-high 7 errors that resulted in 4 unearned runs scoring. The Herd continued to struggle offensively as they scored 2 or fewer runs for the fifth time in the last six games and only scored more than 4 in a district game once. Managing only seven baserunners for the game and only one in the final three innings, the Whitefaces scratched out just 3 hits.

Suarez, DeLozier and Collier accounted for the base knocks – all singles – while D.J. Ellis and Mitchell Carnahan walked. Collier, who started on the hill, allowed 4 first-inning runs before settling down to give up just 1 over the next two frames in taking the loss. He gave up 5 runs – 4 earned – on 4 hits with 2 strikeouts and 3 walks. The Whitefaces opened the penultimate series of the season after press time Tuesday when they played host to Dumas. They make the return trip to Dumas on Friday. The series draws to a close next week when the Herd travels to Caprock on Tuesday before the Longhorns come to Hereford for Friday’s finale. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. PALO DURO 13, HEREFORD 1 Palo Duro Hereford

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in multiple events, Jaydon Garcia advanced with fourth-place finishes in the 1600 meters (4:42) and 3200 meters (10:34.77). The Whiteface 4x400 relay team of Henry Cervantes, Luis Loya, Seth Dixon and Gilberto Ramos clocked a 3:33.65 to advance with a fourth-place district finish. Although finishing sixth in the final standings, Eric Baca will be making the trip to Area in shot put after moving up when higher-placed finishers were eliminated. “Both of the high jumpers have a real good chance of advancing to the Region 1 meet,” Whiteface coach Charlie Garza said. “Jaydon is in the hunt in the 1600 and 3200, but those are both tight fields.” Last season was the first in Garza’s tenure as Herd track coach


Abrie Castillo rips a first-inning triple off the fence in center to score the first two runs and start the Lady Herd stampede in Friday’s, 34-3, romp past Palo Duro. BRAND/John Carson Barba (3-for-6), Pena (2for-3), Xandria Liscano (2-for-2), Kaelynn Vallejo (2-for-2) and Kayla Vallejo (2-for-4) also had mul-

tiple hits. Olvera, Castillo and Barba led the RBI parade with 4 each, while Haylie Valdez and Kayla Vallejo

that a Whiteface did not qualify for the Region 1 meet. After sending no one to Area last season, the Lady Whitefaces had four advance this year in six different events. “Our girls competed hard and took it,” Lady Whiteface coach Jose Huerta said of the district meet effort. “I knew the field girls had a chance, and the weather worked out to our advantage.” The lone Lady Whiteface runner to advance is distance star Sabbatha Taylor, who advanced with a bronze in the 3200 and silver in

the 1600 at district. After seeing her 2017 season cut short by injury, Taylor is looking to return to state, where she finished fifth in the 3200 in 2016. She will be joined as a two-event qualifier by Jasrianna Gonzalez, who advanced after taking third in triple jump (349.75) and fourth in long jump (16-9.75). Also moving along in triple jump is senior Elizabeth Ramirez, who finished fourth with a leap of 34-8.5 after missing the 2017 season with a knee injury suffered at the end of basketball season.

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“It means a lot to me to advance after missing last year with an injury,” Ramirez said. “I’m just hoping to keep it going.” The final Lady Whiteface to advance is shot putter Andrea Valenzuela, who took silver at district with a toss of 35-2 to split a pair of Canyon medalists. As in district, the top four finishers in each event advance to the Region 1 Meet, scheduled for April 27-28 in Lubbock. The top two finishers in each region meet event advance to the May 11-12 UIL Class 5A State Meet in Austin.

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joined Rodriguez with 3 runs driven in each. Pena, Liscano and Kaelynn Vallejo plated a pair of runs apiece as Nahryah Hayes and Karisa Ramirez accounted for the other two RBI. With a juggled defensive lineup that had catcher Valdez playing second, left fielder Barba at short and regular hurler Castillo in left, Olvera got the start in the circle for the Lady Herd. Going the distance, the senior allowed 3 runs – 2 earned – on 2 hits while striking out 4 and walking 2. The regular season winds down this week with a Tuesday visit to Dumas, after press time, before the finale Friday when the Lady Whitefaces host Caprock. First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m., following Parents Day activities. The Lady Herd will begin play in the Bi-District playoffs next week.

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