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Wed
24
Feb

Local area students earn trip to D.C.

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3 local area students earned a trip to Washington D.C. after winning the Big Country Electric Co-op (BCEC) speech contest last Wednesday night at the BCEC office in Roby, TX.  

    In 1957, when Lyndon Baines Johnson was a senator, he spoke at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) meeting. In his speech he said, “If one thing comes out of this meeting, it will be sending youngsters to the national capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents.”

Wed
24
Feb

Shana Haas runs for Fisher County Treasurer

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Hey ya’ll! Shana Haas here, and I am excited to announce my candidacy on the Republican Ballot for Fisher County Treasurer. I am very dedicated to becoming your next County Treasurer.  I was approached by several voters asking me to run for Treasurer, so I went out and spoke one on one with many folks of the county and asked what they expected from me if I was to become the next Treasurer along with gaining their support and signatures for me to be on the ballot without paying a filing fee.  Ya see I am a simple, outdoor loving, let’s go fishing, country gal that believes in getting the job done right the first time. My parents are Reece and Leatece (Counts) Schooley, and I proudly went to school in Rotan for 13 short but memorable years and graduated Rotan High School in 1994.

Wed
17
Feb

Rotan School Board praises maintenance department

 Rotan ISD Spotlighted the maintenance department at the school board meeting Monday night. Earlier this year, Rotan ISD hired Ray Doak as the school’s maintenance director. Doak took the board members on a tour of the facility, so they could see for themselves the changes he and his department have made. 

   His main focus was on the building, which was at one time used as the ag building, but in recent years been used for storage. Doak’s idea is to use the building as the maintenance hub. The building that once housed old office furniture and student records is now full of tractors, mowers, and tools. 

Wed
17
Feb

Rotan City Council addresses issues

In attendance: Mayor Marisa Nowlin, Councilmen Donny Mullins, Patrick Zambrano, Larry Messick, Frank Miranda, and Scott Toliver, City Administrator Carla Thornton, Public Works Director Rodney Denton, Fire Marshall Red Bennet, citizens Don Mansker and Fisher County Chronicle Editor Jeff Hurt. 

 

Public Works Director says the roads are a problem

 

Wed
17
Feb

Rough Creek Bridge gets a facelift

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Rough Creek Bridge gets a facelift  By Leslie Morgan

   The Rough Creek Bridge on County Road 309 north of Hobbs is currently undergoing an upgrade by the Texas Department of Transportation. The south approach and the deck is being rebuilt, and the rails refurbished and brought up to current engineering standards, according to TXDOT Public Information Officer Mary Belle Turner.

Thu
11
Feb

Billy Spears running for Fisher County Sheriff

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My name is Billy Spears and I am running for Fisher County Sheriff. I was a Fulltime Deputy here in Fisher County, until the recent Budget cut did away with my position. I am currently a Sergeant with the Texas State Technical College Police Department. I have been in Law Enforcement for 10 plus years and have been a field training officer in three different agencies and I have conducted numerous criminal investigation and worked in the interdiction of Drugs and other crimes. I have also been in management in other civilian business where I learned to schedule and administer the daily work efforts of others as well as myself. My wife Darla and I are the parents of eight children, we have Twenty-eight grandchildren and one great grandchild, I reside in Rotan and have resided in Sylvester and Roby. 

Thu
11
Feb

Britain (Stuart) Cronkright announces bid for Fisher County Treasurer

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My name is Brittini (Stuart) Cronkright and I would like to announce I am running for the County Treasurer position. I am immensely grateful for this opportunity to serve the Fisher County public.

   I have been a resident of Fisher County since I was born. I attended the local schools from Roby Elementary School to Roby High School. I graduated from Tarleton State University, in Stephenville, Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration, where I met Ryan, my husband. 

Mon
08
Feb

Candidate Forum - February 11, 2016

The Democratic and Republican Parties will host a candidate forum on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Roby High School Auditorium. You must submit questions by email to the County Chair for the candidates to answer.

Thu
04
Feb

ATTENTION ALL REGISTERED VOTERS of Fisher County

ATTENTION ALL REGISTERED VOTERS

Fisher County Commissioner Court voted in April of 2015 that as of January 1, 2016 we would have only (4) polling locations for elections.

 

Early Voting for March 1, 2016 Primary will be held 

Thu
04
Feb

What’s on your ballot? By: Kayla Hyer

On your way to the voting booth March 1st, the only thing on your mind may be whom you’re voting for, but many people tend to forget what follows the names on the ballot. Whether you vote for the Democratic or Republican Party, each ballot comes with a list of propositions/referenda’s that come after all the names. 

   A proposition is a measure placed on the ballot to be voted on by the people. A referendum is when the voters decide to approve or reject an existing law. There are two different way a proposition can be placed on the ballot: 

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