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A derelict house at 808 Avenue K came down Monday as the official condemnation process moved forward on property that city officials called “a health hazard” and “unsafe.” BRAND/John Carson
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The wheels of government turned, and a house came tumbling down. The mechanical monster took its first bite Monday around 2 p.m., and when it had finished there was a pile of rubble where a house once stood in the Avenue K neighborhood. By Tuesday morning, city works crews were on site with a front-end loader and dump trucks to clear the debris as Hereford ridded itself of a blight and pending danger. With city officials readily admitting the condemnation of property is not a pleasurable
task, the city had exercised more-than-due patience in dealing with the saga surrounding the house at 808 Avenue K. A 2015 fire severely damaged the interior of the house, and according to city officials, homeowners collected their insurance money, then effectively abandoned the property. A city attempt just more than a year ago to have the property repaired met with the application and issuances of building permits in May 2017 and another in June 2017 – both of which were still visibly posted on the front door prior to demolition. PLEASE SEE RAZE | 10
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City workers go about the task of removing the pile of debris Tuesday from the site where a house once stood on Avenue K. BRAND/John Carson
It did not take long Tuesday for the Deaf Smith County Commissioners Court to take all the pop out of this year’s upcoming Independence Day celebrations. In rapid fashion to open their first meeting of the month, commissioners wasted no time in renewing the county’s ban for another 90 days before almost as quickly approving a declaration of disaster for the county because of the ongoing drought. Included in the declaration is the ban of the use and sale of fireworks in Deaf Smith County. “The concern is looking at the whole county,” Deaf Smith County Judge D.J. Wagner said. “This was a tough decision. It will affect events WAGNER around town. “It you want to see fireworks on the Fourth, you’ll have to go somewhere else. We have to consider the safety of all. This is a predicament for a few, but is the best for the whole.” The timing of the fireworks ban has to do with legal hurdles that must be cleared to make such a ban effective for the upcoming holiday. Because the disaster declaration includes the banning of fireworks, the order is only viable for 60 hours. During that time, the declaration – if approved by the court – is forwarded to the governor, who must sign off on the declaration and subsequent ban to make it effective for time needed. To meet time guidelines TURNEY for the Fourth, the approved declaration had to be forwarded to the governor by Friday. Commissioners did not debate the issue after Hereford Fire Marshal and county emergency management director Dean Turney unveiled additional local drought information. “It didn’t look possible to have fireworks a month ago,” Turney said. “I told the judge then we would probably need to cancel them.” Based on the official drought index, a county needs a grade of at least 575 to qualify for a declaration of disaster. PLEASE SEE BAN | 3
Well field project moving to fruition By John Carson BRAND Managing Editor
“The project is going real well,” Hereford Assistant City Manager With wells dug and Steve Bartels said. “They ready to pump, all are in the process that remains is the of the getting the completion of pipe pipe laid. installation for the “Once that is in City of Hereford to the ground, we can get a boost in its connect the new water supply. wells to the city’s Works is conwater system.” tinuing on the While the pipe is project that will being laid, Bartels BARTELS give the city five added that electrimore water wells cal panels for wells on a plot that effectively are simultaneously being spans North Avenue K installed. and North Progressive PLEASE SEE PIPE | 10 Road.
Laying water pipe is not what it was 25 years ago, as a total of five workers – two equipment operators and three workers in the ditch – are needed to put in the city’s new water line. BRAND/John Carson
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Mr. Miguel Alonzo, longtime Hereford resident, passed away Thursday, June 7 at the age of 65. The mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, June 13 at 10 a.m. at San Jose Catholic Church, with burial to follow at St. Anthony's Cemetery. Father Nestor will be the celebrant. Miguel Alonzo was born on Sept. 5, 1952 to Jose and Amelia (Suarez) Alonzo in Edinburg. He married the "love of his life,” Angie (Mendiaz) Alonzo, and together had two sons and a daughter. Mike had a story to tell, and his hard-working hands said it all. His hands were tender enough to hold his wife, embrace his children and work hard to provide for his family. He accepted the challenges of life knowing that with God's help he would conquer those challenges. For 28 years, Mike took great joy and pride working for Amistad Housing Development. He had a knack for carpentry and renovation. He was known for carrying a pen and paper to write down his thoughts and plans he had for the future for his family. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and looked forward to going to see their games. He organized a softball team, Evolution, to give him more time to spend with his two sons. He devoted 10 years of his life to this team and enjoyed every minute of it. His wisdom and valuable life lessons were shared with us as we sat together drinking his legendary coffee. It was something we all looked forward to every weekend. He was the strong
rock to his family. He taught his children the importance of family and to always plan ahead. He had a strong shoulder to cry on and encouraged us to never allow anything to keep us down but to learn from life's lessons. These will forever be in our hearts. He will be forever remembered by his beloved wife, Angie Alonzo; children Gabriel Alonzo, Michelle Valdez and husband Elov, and Isaac Alonzo and wife Alonzo; grandchildren Keena, Kayden and Kaylee Alonzo, Charisma Alonzo, Elov IV and wife Brianna Valdez, Alexandria Valdez, Kaida, Taylor, O'shyn, and Bailey Alonzo; great-grandson Elov James Valdez ; mother-in-law Amalia Mendiaz; sisters-in-law Amanda Hernandez, Marta Benavides and husband Ralph, and Toni Ortega and husband Carlos Ortega; brothers-in-law Alex Mendiaz and Ricky Mendiaz; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He will be met at the gates of Heaven by his mother, Amalia Contreras; stepfather and mentor Juan Contreras; sister San Juanita Alonzo; beloved father-in-law Pablo Mendiaz; and brothersin-law Jose Mendiaz and Chon Hernandez. "What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller Services are under direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.
Cara M. Pounders 1965-2018
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Memorial services for Michelle Pounders, 52, a former Hereford resident, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at First Baptist Church in Hereford with the Rev. Chris Flickinger officiating. Arrangements are under supervision of Parkside Chapel Funeral Home in Hereford. Michelle Pounders passed away, May 29, 2018 in Georgia. Cara Michelle Axe was born on July 8, 1965 in Hereford, to Edwin and Carolyn (Brooks) Axe. She attended Hereford schools until the fourth grade and was a Chapperal High School graduate in Paradise Valley, Ariz. She was baptized at First Baptist Church in 1980. She later graduated in 1987 from Abilene Christian University with a bachelor’s degree and from Texas State University with a STEM certification in 1992. Michelle was a school teacher and taught in Hewett, as well as Mississippi and Georgia. She is survived by son
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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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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-
Linda Brooks of Hereford; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends Michael Pounders and Kathy Axe; and Marta Carlisle Turley, a good friend since childhood. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, W.P. and Louise Axe, and Everett and Willogene Brooks; brothers Mike Axe and Chad Myers; uncle Alan Brooks; and nephew Evan Lewis. Family suggest memo-
STEVENS 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
Michael Chase Pounders and fiancé Kayla Strawhorn from Aberdeen, Miss.; parents Edwin and Pat Axe of Amarillo, and Al and Carolyn Grijalva of O’Fallon, Mo.; sisters Melissa Kawin of Dallas, Niki Archer and husband Jeff of Hereford, Dr. Beverly Axe Lewis and husband Dr. Doug Lewis of Amarillo, Pamela Miller and husband Rodney of Canyon, Danielle Holroyd and husband Devin, and Cari Grijalva, both of O’Fallon, Mo.; sister-in-law Cindy Axe of Hereford; aunt
meeting at 7 p.m. For information call 806-364-1892 or email: email@example.com • 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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Police Blotter Arrests Hereford Police Department June 8 Cool Casanova Enriquez, 24, arrested for possession or delivery of a controlled substance, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, evading arrest or detention and pedestrian in roadway. June 9 Gaspar Larios Castro, 19, arrested for no driver’s license. Heriberto Estrada, 34, arrested for possession or delivery of a controlled substance, a third-or-more offense of no driver’s license and on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. June 10 Benjamin Andres Mejia, 30, arrested for possession or delivery of a controlled substance, evading arrest
or detention, criminal mischief, public intoxications and pedestrian in roadway. John Paul Trevino, 27, arrested for assault and on two outstanding misdemeanor warrants. Deaf Smith County Sheriff’s Office June 8 Isaac Apodaca, arrested for driving while intoxicated. Malory Alexis Garcia, arrested for credit or debit card abuse. Ruben Mendoza, arrested for driving while intoxicated. Mark Anthony Tijerina, arrested for indecency with a child and sexual assault of a child. Erma Michelle Madrigal, arrested for theft-more than $100-less than $750. Mario Barajas, arrested for violation of a protection order.
June 10 Itzel Marquez Munoz, arrested for driving while intoxicated/open alcohol container. Rojelio Tijerina, arrested for possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility. June 11 Zachary Paul Dionne, arrested for possession of less than 1 gram of a controlled substance in a drugfree zone.
June 8 Burglary of a habitation was reported in the 200 block of North Street. Credit/debit card abuse was reported in the 300 block of Irving Street. June 9 Criminal mischief was reported in the 700 block of 13th Street. Criminal non-support
was reported in the 600 block of Star Street. Assault was reported in the 500 block of Irving Street. June 10 A runaway was reported in the 600 block of Irving Street. Theft was reported in the 400 block of Avenue E. Robbery was reported in
the 200 block of Avenue E. June 11 Criminal mischief was reported in the 500 block of Star Street.
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Turney reported that portions of Deaf Smith County currently has a 580. The eastern part of the county is officially in an extreme drought, while the western part is in a severe drought, according to Turney. “The farther west you go in the county, the greener it gets,” Precinct 3 Commissioner Mike Brumley said. While Turney readily admitted drought conditions vary throughout the county, the problem rested in making decisions about what was the best for residents – particularly given the centralized nature of most of the county’s population. “This is a big county, but the population center is in extreme drought,” he said. “Everyone agrees we’re in a bad situation.
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rials in Michelle Pounders’ name to Michelle Axe Pounders Memorial Scholarship, in care of Locust Grove High School, 3275 S. Ola Road, Locust Grove, GA, 30248. Express condolences to parksidechapelfh.com.
Elizabeth Kendrick 1939-2018
Elizabeth Kendrick, longtime Hereford resident, went home to be with her Lord, Monday, June 11,
“My gut asks for a total fireworks ban – no sales or use in county. We can always pull it and get out of it.” Included in the ban to fireworks sales and use will be the Deaf Smith County Chamber of Commerce’s annual fireworks show at Dameron Park. Wagner readily admitted that should the county get enough precipitation in the interim, the ban on using fireworks could be lifted – allowing the community-wide show to proceed. However, logistics with merchandise would prevent a somewhat last-minute lift on the sales ban. A similar fireworks ban was in effect in 2014, but was lifted in time for the chamber celebration. Wagner said a decision from the governor on the ban should be received within the 60-hour window and is expected no later than Friday.
2018 at the age of 79. There will be a visitation in the Herford Heritage Rose Chapel on Thursday, June 14 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The celebration of life service will take place in Herford Heritage Rose Chapel Friday, June 15 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Ken Varner officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Kendrick was born on May 31, 1939 to Loice and Martha (Barger) Maness in Hotchkiss, Colo. Elizabeth met the love of her life, Bobby Kendrick, as a teenager at Primitive Baptist Church in Missouri. They married on Aug. 25, 1958 in Pacific, Mo., and moved to Hereford in 1965. She was a devoted and unconditionally loving wife and mother to her husband and four daughters. She was a Godly woman and dedicated to raising her girls to be the same. The family recalls that she accompanied her 13-year-old daughter down the aisle to answer the altar call where both she and her daughter made Jesus their personal Savior that day. She was a high school graduate and
was a teacher of all grades at Grace Christian School in Canyon for five years and was the church youth director at Frio Baptist Church. During her time as youth director, she was responsible for Vacation Bible School, Camp Fire Girls and puppet shows. In her spare time, Elizabeth loved sewing, crochet, camping, gardening, canning, and reading. Mrs. Kendrick was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Vergel Maness and John Maness; and granddaughter Robin Anne Rice. Those left to cherish her memory are children Melody Sims and husband Richard, Juanita Fortenberry and husband Bryan, Barbara Rice and husband Terry, and Glenda Kendrick; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; many cousins, nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Breast Cancer organization of your choice. Services are under direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.
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There's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza... - Children's nursery rhyme It's common to hear that a spectacular place, purchase or adventure is featured on an individual's bucket list (defined as a number of experiences or achievements a person hopes to accomplish during their lifetime). The phrase, made popular by the movie of the same name, probably stems from the idea of fulfilling certain goals before one kicks the bucket. When the notion of creating bucket lists first became trendy, it generally involved making a top-ten wish list of sky-busting hopes and dreams to realize before surrendering to the inevitable dirt nap. Now, there are many bucket lists spanning a broad array of seasons, identities and values. It's no longer just one bucket but beaucoup buckets, including ideal holiday traditions to enjoy, daring thrills to experience, great books to read, epic movies to watch, the hottest vacations to take and addictive Netflix series to binge. Likewise, the size of our buckets have grown exponentially. The meager top ten ambitions have mushroomed to a catalog ALL IN of ten thousand possibiliKerrie Womble Steiert ties. In atonement for our less-altruistic buckets, we can also aspire to check-off lists of Godly and inspirational pursuits. In this era of self-branding, it's essential to declare our individual uniqueness -- the very quality of our "specialness" -through our personal style, music playlists, tattoos, social media presence, the designer logos we wear. This compulsive habit of personal promotion also extends to the bucket lists we compile. Apparently the creation of a lifelong wish list can be a competitive sport, proof that our cravings are uniquely clever and a customized reflection of personality. At its best, a bucket's contents can be a roadmap for those desiring to live a full life. Goals for personal growth and achieving potential are certainly worthy pursuits. At its worst, extravagant bucket lists can set impossible and costly standards of living when wants overrule needs. For some of our neighbors, poverty doesn't allow the luxury of a bucket list. There's a balance to be struck between goal-setting and realworld responsibility. I don't know whether it's a universal trend or one specific to American culture, but self-indulgence can become a priority at the expense of basic necessities and upkeep. For too many of us, fulfilling our wish lists takes precedence over the soundness of the bucket. While chasing the richest life experiences, it's tempting to forget, even abandon, the ordinary, drab underpinnings of existence. Saving for that fabulous vacation to Orlando easily outweighs the unglamorous need to set aside funds for replacement of the aging heating and cooling unit in the basement. While it might be lovely to traipse through the castles of Scotland or tour the wineries of Tuscany, the family car is traveling its last wheezing miles. So we work longer hours, spending less time at home, chained to career ladders, determined that we can indeed have it all, do it all, even if it kills us in the process or lands us in bankruptcy proceedings. A great number of Americans are living from paycheck to paycheck, one lost job away from financial disaster. Our elected lawmakers and officials aren't doing much better. Rather than budgeting funds for rudimentary boring infrastructure maintenance, they buy votes with pork projects and promises of new jobs. Meanwhile low-profile repairs and improvements to bridges, roads, public buildings and municipal water/sewer systems go neglected. Local and state governments ignore infrastructure in order to provide employees with spanking-new, expensive vehicles and handsome perks for department heads. Like a giant wish list left for Santa, the latest tax bill approved by Congress is a classic example of shiny promises made in an endeavor to keep everyone happy to the detriment of fiscal responsibility. Cutting taxes for the wealthy while exploding the budget with military toys is projected to ratchet the national deficit to $33 trillion within ten years. History has taught us that no individual or bank or government or nation is too big to fail. Granted, the U.S. enjoys vast wealth and resources, so we are lured into complacency and a false sense of perpetual entitlement. But chronic unpaid debt, the translation of deficit spending, means we've got a large, leaking hole in the bottom of our country's bucket. Patching holes in buckets and plumbing pipes and old roofs isn't sexy or fun, but there are miserable consequences if we don't. As we cruise carefree through life, it's easy to pretend that saving for retirement is optional, a far-off notion that can wait until we've checked off every fabulous fun scheme from our wish list. Someday we'll begin setting aside our money, keeping more than we spend. Someday we'll stop procrastinating and be grown ups. And someday, we'll fix that stupid empty bucket.
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Tales of Deaf Smith County “The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.” Wilson Mizner
dismissed at noon, especially during the Dust Bowl so children could be home before dark. In 1937, the family moved to Troy D. Stambaugh was born May town, and Troyce finished school 2, 1900 in Canadian County, Okla. in Hereford. They returned to the He came to Deaf Smith County in farm in the summer for harvest and 1929 to work in the wheat harvest to plant crops for the next year. for his father, Vint, who had pur- There was hired help to care for the chased a section of land near the cattle and the farm during the rest state line in western Deaf Smith of the year. County. Troy had a job with BrumleyTroy had married Elvise Dahl- Woodford Chevrolet in Hereford. green on Jan. 4, 1922 in Ballinger. Having taken an accounting course Elvise was born in Austin County by correspondence, Troy had no on Feb. 4, 1898. trouble finding work. Besides workThe couple, with their daughter ing for Brumley-Woodford ChevroTroyce, lived in Abernathy until let, he worked for Conoco Wholetheir move to Deaf Smith sale and Hereford Lumber County in 1930. Troy had Company in their business been a merchant and salesoffices. man in Abernathy, but the Both Troy and Elvise were move to this area was for active in church and comfarming. munity activities. The family soon became Elvise enjoyed house and accustomed to having yard work and often shared few modern conveniences flowers with others. Various which meant no electricity, special occasions were decindoor plumbing or gas. orated with flowers from Coal was used for cooking her garden. She was also Carolyn Waters until a kerosene cook stove an active member of the was available. Water was carried American Legion Auxiliary and was from the well by buckets. very involved in the projects of the There were cherry and peach auxiliary. trees, a plum thicket and a small Troy was very active in Masonic grape arbor on the farm, and with Lodge work and served as Worshipthe yearly garden, the family had ful Master and secretary of the Herample food. Fruit and vegetables eford Lodge. He kept his activities were canned and preserved for the in lodge current during the time bewinter months. fore moving to town even though Hog and beef butchering was it was a 36-mile drive. He was a a gathering time where neighbor member of Khiva Temple, El Paso helping neighbor was enjoyed along Scottish Rite and charter member with the work of getting the meat of Oasis Shrine Club. Due to his faithfulness in Maprocessed and canned or cured. Having chickens was also an as- sonic work, Troy taught many in set, and the family often shared Hereford the work of the Masonic chickens and eggs with neighbors Lodge. While serving as district especially during the hard times deputy, he enjoyed visiting neighof the Great Depression and Dust boring lodges. Bowl periods. Both Troy and Elvise Stambaugh Those days took their toll as the are remembered for their volunteer family, as well as others, felt at work and dedication to helping times that they lived in a “sea of others. Their daughter, Troyce, folsand.” lowed in her parents footsteps and The Stambaugh family attended also became a volunteer and leader church at Bellview, N.M., which was in the community. the state line. Troyce also attended school there for four-and-a-half “From your parents, you learn years, although it was at least 20 love and laughter and how to put miles from home. one foot in front of the other. But Troyce was the first student on when books are opened, you disthe bus in the morning and last one cover that you have wings.” Helen off in the evening. School was often Hayes
AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott on June 6 joined President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, White House cabinet members and governors from across the country for a video teleconference briefing on hurricane preparedness. Along with Abbott in Austin were officials from various state agencies that oversee emergency response. The briefing was held to review lessons learned after the 2017 hurricane season. FEMA provided an overview of evacuation zones, clearance times, decision timelines, forecast uncertainty, responsible decision makers and public messaging. Following the briefing, Abbott said Texas is getting resources ready and communication and response strategies together to protect families and property in the event of another hurricane. Abbott is encouraging Texans to prepare emergency supply kits, create communication plans, prepare homes for STATE storms and heed warnings from CAPITAL local officials. HIGHLIGHTS The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and will Ed Sterling end on Nov. 30. Unit reaches milestone Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on June 6 announced his office's Fugitive Apprehension Unit achieved its 10,000th arrest. The unit works jointly with the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. "This major milestone is a testament to our Fugitive Apprehension Unit's hard work and dedication. These courageous law enforcement officers have successfully arrested 10,000 fugitives and provided invaluable protection for Texans," Paxton said. The unit includes 22 investigators, three criminal analysts, two administrative assistants and a five-person command staff who operate in regional offices in Austin, Houston and Arlington. The unit's mission is to locate and arrest violent fugitives and convicted child sex offenders who violate conditions of their parole, as well as sex offenders who fail to comply with the state's mandated sex offender registration requirements. It also assists in locating missing and endangered runaway children reported by local law enforcement agencies to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Tax revenue reported Texas Comptroller Hegar on June 4 said state sales tax revenue totaled $2.76 billion in May, an amount 10.2 percent higher than the amount reported in May 2017. Strong growth in sales tax revenue was apparent across all major economic sectors, Hegar said. "While the most rapid growth was in remittances from the construction and oil and gas-related sectors, significant gains also came from information services, restaurants and retail trade," he added. Hegar also said state franchise tax revenue for May was $3.23 billion, 1.4 percent more than in May 2017. Year-to-date franchise tax revenue is up 11.3 percent, he noted. Tax revenue distributed Comptroller Hegar on June 6 announced his office would send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts some $710.4 million in local sales tax allocations for the month of June. The amount is 11 percent more than the Office of the Comptroller distributed a year earlier, in June 2017. The allocations are based on sales made in April by businesses that report tax monthly. Depository is operating Comptroller Hegar on June 6 announced the opening of the Texas Bullion Depository in Austin. It is the first state-administered, preciousmetals depository in the United States. The Texas Legislature in 2017 passed a law opening the door for the creation of the depository, which will accept deposits of gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium. "I can't think of any place else in the world that could create a bullion depository this way and I've heard from legislators across the country who want to do what we are doing, from Tennessee to Utah," said state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, RSouthlake, author of the legislation that created the depository as a state agency under the Comptroller's purview. "We will see a lot of financial interest in this depository, with gold, silver and other commodities coming here." Plans call for the depository to be relocated to a site in Leander, a city just north of Austin, in 2019. Austin-based Lone Star Tangible Assets operates the facility. TEA: Special evaluations Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on June 6 announced school districts, campuses and open-enrollment charter schools directly affected by Hurricane Harvey would be eligible for special evaluation in this year's state accountability system if they meet a specific criterion. Under the agency's Hurricane Harvey Provision, 2018 accountability ratings would be generated for eligible districts, charter schools and campuses using available data. If a campus meeting at least one of the Hurricane Harvey criteria receives an "Improvement Required" rating, the campus would be labeled "Not Rated." (Ed Sterling is director of member services for the Texas Press Association and can be reached at email@example.com.)
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An array of experts from wildlife, fisheries, parks, and law enforcement divisions of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department gave reports to their bosses on activities in the Panhandle and Rolling Plains at a Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Regional Public Hearing May 22 at the Amarillo Civic Center. When it came his turn, Calvin Richardson, Panhandle District wildlife leader with TPWD, outlined efforts on tracking Chronic Wasting Disease in mule and white-tailed deer along with efforts to relocate pronghorns, preserve playas, and study mule deer. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a concern with the deer population that continues to be closely monitored. A single mule deer taken by a hunter in 2015 in Hartley County that tested positive for CWD caused regulations to be put in place requiring hunters to test bagged deer for CWD in northwest Panhandle counties. “CWD zones exist in the Trans-Pecos and in Dallam and Hartley counties in the Panhandle, as well as at captive breeding facilities in Uvalde and Medina counties. Surveillance first began in 2002 and in 2012 the first positive animal was found. All 15 of the deer testing positive in the Trans-Pecos region have been found in one mountain range. South Central Texas saw its first positive result in
TPWD Panhandle District wildlife leader Calvin Richardson recently gave Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission members a report on ongoing wildlife research and habitat efforts in the Panhandle. Photos by TPWD and Jim Steiert 2015 in a confined facility. We saw the first positive test in free-ranging white-tailed deer in the Panhandle in 2017, and that resulted in the expansion of the zone,” said Richardson. There has been one positive test in elk in the High Plains, but all positive results have occurred within the containment zone, according to Richardson. CWD is among a group of diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies that includes bovine spongiform encephalopathy in cattle, scrapie in sheep. CWD is a fatal condition that affects the nervous system of mule deer, white-tailed deer, red deer, elk, and
moose. CWD is not transmissible to humans. Currently there is no vaccine or treatment for CWD. Hunters who bag mule deer, white-tailed deer or elk within the Trans-Pecos and Panhandle CWD Zones are required to bring their animals to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department check station within 24 hours of harvest . The common response to CWD at present is to make every effort to contain the disease to where it is known to exist. The disease cannot be transmitted to humans or livestock. “The conservation challenges we’re seeing for wildlife in this region
include oil and gas and wind energy development, as well as loss of shortgrass prairie. Wind energy development is impacting remaining lesser prairie chickens. “Some 23,000 playas remain in the Southern Great Plains. They have significant impact on wildlife and recharge to the Ogallala aquifer. Recued integrity and function of playas is impacting recharge to the aquifer through playas. We have a Playa Conservation Initiative underway to remediate pitted playas that provides landowners $80 an acre,” said Richardson. Research is also underway on pronghorns and
the influence of agriculture on their movements, diet, and survival. Other pronghorn work includes relocation of pronghorns from the Panhandle to the Trans-Pecos to restore a drought-decimated population. TPWD has had mule deer research underway on three sites in the Panhandle and Rolling Plains over five years. The first year of study was centered at Turkey in Hall County and Stinnett in Hutchinson County. TPWD biologists and students from Sul Ross State
University and Texas A&M University Kingsville then shifted attention to Lamb, Bailey, and Yoakum counties. The five year project is focusing on effects of agriculture on deer, the time they spend in native cover, nutrition utilized, and the stage of crops such as wheat and corn that deer are using the most,” Richardson explained. Jim Steiert is an awardwinning member of the Texas Outdoor Writers Association and a Certified Texas Master Naturalist.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept nominations for county committee members beginning Friday, June 15, 2018. Producers across the country are already serving on committees where they play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of FSA, making important decisions on programs dealing with disaster and conservation, emergencies, commodity price loan support, county office employment and other agricultural issues. “Our county committees make decisions
about how federal farm programs are administered locally to best serve the needs of agriculture in their community,” said acting-FSA administrator Steve Peterson. “We strongly encourage all eligible producers to visit their local FSA office today to find out how to get involved in their county’s election. There’s an increasing need for representation from underserved producers, which includes beginning, women and other minority farmers and ranchers.” Nationwide, more than 7,700 farmers and ranchers serve on FSA county committees, which consist of 3-11 members and meet once a month, or as needed. Members serve three-year terms. Producers can nominate themselves or others. Check the local USDA service center to see if the
local administrative area is up for election this year. Organizations, including those representing beginning, women and minority producers, may also nominate candidates to better serve their communities. To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, producers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program and reside in the area where the election is being held.
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As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will resume accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Eligible farmers, ranchers, and private landowners can sign up at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office until Aug. 17. “The Conservation Reserve Program is an important component of the suite of voluntary conservation programs USDA makes available to agricultural producers, benefiting both the land and wildlife. On the road, I often hear firsthand how popular CRP is for our recreational sector; hunters, fishermen, conservationists and bird watchers,” U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said. FSA stopped accepting applications last fall for the CRP continuous signup (excluding applications for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and CRP grasslands). This pause allowed USDA to review available acres and avoid exceeding the 24 million-acre CRP cap set by the 2014 Farm Bill. New limited practice availability and short sign up period helps ensure that landowners with the most sensitive acreage will enroll in the program and avoid unintended competition with new and beginning farmers seeking leases. CRP enrollment currently is about 22.7 million acres. For this year’s signup, limited priority practices are available for continuous enrollment. They include grassed waterways, filter strips, riparian buffers, wetland restoration and others.
To be considered, a producer must sign an FSA669A nomination form. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available at www.fsa. usda.gov/elections. All nomination forms for the 2018 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA office by Aug. 1. Visit farmers.gov for more information. Election ballots will be mailed to eligible voters beginning Nov. 5.
Hobbies can provide a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Finding the right hobby requires the consideration of a host of factors, including one’s own personality. The following are some common personality types and the hobbies they might find rewarding. The Athlete
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Athletes can pursue a host of potential hobbies or activities that will foster their love of sports. Men and women who still have a hop in their step can sign up to compete in adult sports leagues. Depending on the sport, leagues might be available to adults of various ages and skill levels, and some may even be more focused on fun than competition. For athletes who can no longer lace up their cleats, coaching youth sports or volunteering to coach at a nearby school provides a chance to stay involved even if competing is no longer possible. The Reader Book lovers also can channel their passions for the written word into a rewarding hobby. While reading might not seem like the most social activity, readers who want to use their love of books to grow their social networks can start a book club. People of all ages and backgrounds love to read, so starting a book club can be a great way to meet an array of people.
Readers also can call their local libraries or schools to ask about reading programs for children. Volunteer to read to youngsters, helping the next generation discover the wonders of reading. The Executive Men and women who have experienced great success in the world of business can pursue a host of low-stress opportunities with a goal of sharing their experiences with the next generation of business leaders. Teaching a course at a local college or university is one such avenue, and executives can even offer to work with high school students interested in pursuing careers in business. Teaching and mentoring might be less traditional hobbies than crocheting or woodworking, but they still provide a way for adults to pursue their passions away from the constraints of the office. The Traveler Men and women who love to travel can begin writing travel blogs where they share stories of their domestic and international travels. Use the blog to offer an insider’s insight into certain cities, offering advice on obscure eateries or activities that might be off most tourists’ radars. Include photos with each blog post to attract more readers. When looking for a new hobby, adults may find that activities that suit their personalities tend to be the most rewarding.
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Come join us for church this Sunday! We are the ones sponsoring the morning devotional minute heard on KNNK Radio, 100.5 FM at 7:25 a.m. Monday through Friday. Sunday's message by guest speaker Bob Mink will be, "How Do We Think of God?" He will direct our attention to verses from The Sermon on the Mount as well as other words from Jesus. Marilyn Bell will lead us in singing "Sweet, Sweet Spirit" "Trust and Obey" and "The Wonder of it All." Piano accompaniment will be provided by Cindy Cassels. At 9:00 a.m. Sunday, will Dennis Hicks lead the first of six weekly sessions in a study called "Recovery Road." 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, and everyone is welcome to attend. Do you have questions? Leave a message for us at 364-0359 and we will return your call.
Dawn Community 806-258-7330
First Baptist Church 5th & Main Street 806-364-0696 www.fbchereford.com
Frio Baptist Church 7 miles S. on FM 1055 806-276-5380
Genesis Church 1 mile N. on Hwy 385 806-364-1217 www.genesischurch.com
Good News Church 621 E. 15th 806-364-5239
Assembly Of God Calvary Family Church 137 Avenue G 806-364-5686
Victory Family Worship Center 606 E 15th St 806-364-0305 www.thevictory.tv
Iglesia Vida 603 E. Park Avenue 806-346-7054 All services in Español.
Iglesia Bautista Fundamental 100 South Ironwood 806-364-1844
Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida
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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
Catholic La Iglesia De San Jose 13th & Brevard 806-364-5053
St. Anthony’s Catholic 115 N. 25 Mile Ave. 806-364-6150
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InterDenominational Fellowship of Believers 245 N. Kingwood St. 806-364-0359
Jehovah Witness Jehovah Witnesses 111 Avenue H 806-364-5763
Latter Day Saints Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 500 Country Club Drive 806-364-1288
Lutheran Immanuel Lutheran Church
15th Street Church of Christ 15th & Blackfoot 806-364-1581
Central Church of Christ 148 Sunset 806-364-1606
La Iglesia De Christo 334 Avenue E 806-364-6401
Park Avenue Church of Christ 703 W Park Ave. 806-364-6094
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Presbyterian First Presbyterian 610 Lee St. 806-364-2471
Seventh Day Adventist Iglesia Adventista Del 7 Dia
Seventh Day Adventist 711 W Park Ave. 806-364-6127
Trinity Fellowship Trinity Fellowship 401 W Park Ave. 806-364-0373
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Methodist First United Methodist 501 N. Main St 806-364-0770 www.herefordmethodist.com
Nazarene Church of the Nazarene La Plata & Ironwood 806-364-8303
Iglesia Del Nazareno 340 Avenue H
Non Denominational Barn Church 3948 FM 1057 806-289-5706
Christian Assembly 1206 S Main St. 806-364-5882
Living Stones Church 802 Avenue K 806-282-1138
Son Rise 502 Mabel St.
Faith Mission Church of God in Christ 806-307-309
Without Walls Praise Center 802 Avenue K 806-360-2830 Spanish & Bi-langual Services
Pentecostal Iglesia De Cristo 103 Alamo 806-364-2906
Dadfest Car Show and Cruise will be Saturday, June 16 at Dameron Park. Bring the family out for this family day displaying cars, trucks and bikes of all kinds from 11 til 3 at Dameron Park parking lots. If you have a vehicle to register, go to the community center on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. or Saturday morning from 8 -10 a.m. The cost of registering a car is just $20, which includes your t-shirt and entry for prizes, plus the entry for the cruise through Hereford, 6 - 9 p.m. If you want to do the cruise only, it is $15, but does not include a t-shirt. For details, contact Raymond Guzman. There will be some games and a full concession stand. All profits will go toward building a church this summer in Haiti. Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, will be a special day as Pastor Ted preaches a message on moral purity that is commanded through scripture. Fathers, you can give a great gift to your family when choose purity in your thoughts, language, and actions. We invite you to bring your family to worship this Sunday at 8:30 and at 10:30 a.m. at the Nazarene Family Church.
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Why do lights flicker in the distance? When you stand on the ground and look at the stars, about 100% of the Earth's atmosphere is above your head, so the light from stars has to pass through the turbulent air of the troposphere, where it is refracted, giving it a twinkling appearance. From an aircraft, this same thing happens with city lights.
Who was the first five star general? The five-star rank was first created on Dec. 14, 1944. Four Army general officers were promoted to general of the Army that month. Their names and dates of rank are: George C. Marshall, Dec. 16, 1944; Douglas MacArthur, Dec. 18, 1944; Dwight D. Eisenhower, Dec. 20, 1944; and Henry H. Arnold, Dec. 21, 1944.
How are diamonds formed? Most natural diamonds are formed at high temperature and pressure at depths of 140 to 190 kilometers (87 to 118 mi) in the Earth's mantle. Carbon-containing minerals provide the carbon source, and the growth occurs over periods from 1 billion to 3.3 billion years (25% to 75% of the age of the Earth).
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A 2015 fire severely damaged the interior of the house, leaving it structurally unsafe and an inviting haven for illegal activities. BRAND/John Carson
RAZE: FROM PAGE 1
Since the permits were issued, nothing had been done to improve the property as it became an eyesore along Avenue K and a potential thorn in the side of local law enforcement. The city set the wheels in motion in November to have the property condemned, but had a self-imposed delay when concerns were raised over meeting
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An unforeseen hurdle to confront, he said, was the fact three of the wells are powered by Deaf Smith Electrical Cooperative (DSEC) and crews are
public notification time requirements. Alleviating the concern, a mandated public hearing on the condemnation was held in March, where there were no objections raised or any comment offered from the public. The city commission gave subsequent unanimous approval to the condemnation, which required a property-owner response within 30 days or demolition would proceed. Although Hereford Assistant
waiting for Xcel to install power poles to facilitate wiring. Right at 2 miles of the project’s 3.2 miles of pipe have already been laid with crews working daily, according to Bartels. While well drilling was
City workers align the next section of pipes to be secured as installation of the city’s new well field continues toward a July deadline. BRAND/John Carson
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Looking like a mechanical monster grazing, an excavator takes it first bite out of a house on Avenue K during its Monday condemnation demolition. BRAND/John Carson
City Manager Steve Bartels told commissioners he had been in contact with the property owners, their conversations did not deal with the condemnation. Receiving no response in the required time, demolition of the house moved forward Monday. “A lot of the neighbors were complaining about the place,” Hereford City Manager Rick Hanna said as to why the city pursued condemnation. “It was a health hazard. The place was not secured, so animals and
contracted out, the city opted to have its workers install the pipe in a move that save upwards of $200,000. “Our guys know what they are doing,” Bartels said. “That’s why we were confident in suggesting our people install the pipes. “It saves money, and their doing it takes nothing away from any other city services.” When the project was first broached to commissioners in November, city officials bemoaned and warned board members about the potential price of pipes. Hereford City Manager Rick Hanna reported at the November city commission meeting that pipe prices were skyrocketing in the construction and repair aftermath of hurricanes that ravaged the Gulf Coast and other parts of the Southeast in late summer. However, officials pulled the purchase trigger at the right time. “It ended up being a lot cheaper than we thought it would be,” Bartels said. “It was higher than it had been, but not nearly as bad as it could have been.” The lower price provided additional project cost savings with piping costing $230,000 after $300,000 was budgeted. The overall $3.5 million project, Bartels said, should end up coming in under $3 million. Funding for the project
kids were always going in and out. “We also didn’t want problems there with drugs and the law. It was just unsafe all the way around. We will clean it up.” Although the city funded the demolition and is taking care of all debris removal, Hanna added law provides for the city to bill the property owner for the expenses. However, billing and collecting are two different things. Hanna added collecting will
was guaranteed through city-issued certificates of obligation, which will use water and sewer revenues to repay the cost. The city approved a slight increase in base water-sewer rates with most of the project costs to be shouldered through increases in usage fees. Bartels said the project should be completed by its expected July deadline and the well field would come on line as soon as possible after that – following mandatory sanitation and testing.
probably require a legal judgement and lien for the expenses placed against the property, a losing financial proposition for the city. “The expenses will be billed, but will probably end up as a lien against the property,” he said. “The lot is not valued as what the expenses are to tear the house down and clear the lot. “It is going to be a losing proposition on money, but we needed to clean it up for good.”
With a backhoe required to dig the needed ditch for the 12inch, water main installation, a trench is snaking its way across the city’s well field off North Progressive Road. BRAND/John Carson
Hereford Independent School District
Migrant Program Project Smart Summer School 2018 Dates: July 16, 2018 - July 27, 2018 time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. For elementary GraDes KinDerGarDen - 4th location: cte BuilDinG Don't miss this great opportunity for your kinds to enhance their knowledge and skills in mathematics as well as in other content areas!! To register your child for this great opportunity or if you have any questions, you may come by the Hereford ISD Administration Building or contact, Migrant Recruiters; Eva Villegas and Anastasia Pena or Yolanda Gavina, Executive Director of Federal Programs, at 806-363-7600. (This Summer School Program is only eligible for students enrolled in the Migrant Program.)
Hereford Pilot Club recently hosted an appreciation breakfast to honor Hereford High School (HHS) Anchor Club seniors, as well as a pair of HHS instructors. Left, HHS special education teacher Polly Harrington was recognized by the club. HHS teacher, Anchor Club sponsor and long-time cheerleader sponsor Dorothy Szydlowski was also honored. Contributed photo
Escuela De Verano Project Smart 2018
Fechas: el 16 De Julio el 27 De Julio Del 2018 horarios - 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. para los GraDes De primaria: KinDer el 4 GraDo localiDaD: en el eDiFicio cte No pierda esta gran oportunidad para que su hijo/hija mejore sus conocimientos y habilidades en matematicas, asi como en otras areas de contenido! Para registrar a su hijo/hija en esta fran oportunidad o si tiene alguna pregunta, puede venir al Edificio Adminstrativo de Hereford ISD o hablar por telefono, Reclutadores de migrantes; Eva Villegas y Anatasia Pena o Yolanda Gavina, Directora Ejecutiva de Programas Federales, al 806-363-7600. (Este Programa de Escuela de Verano solo es elegible para estudiantes inscritos en el Programa)