Archive for 2012

Jowers is chief financial officer of family business

When he graduated from Frenship High School in 2003, Josh Jowers knew he wanted to go into business for himself. But even though his dad, Jasper Jowers, had been in construction for years, Josh Jowers didn’t know he would ultimately be in the construction business as well. Josh Jowers went on to Texas Tech, where […]

South Plains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals asks to take over Wolfforth pound

Wolfforth City Council members heard a presentation Monday from the South Plains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, whose members asked the council for permission for volunteers to use the city’s pound and take over its operations. Jolynn Payne, one of three founding volunteers for the SPCA, said two members are currently working […]

Two teaching positions eliminated by Frenship ISD Board of Trustees

Two teaching positions were eliminated Monday night by the Frenship Independent School District Board of Trustees. The board voted unanimously to not renew the contracts of one automotive teacher and one manufacturing engineering teacher, following up their vote in February to change those programs. Auto tech will lose one teacher, while the manufacturing program will […]

Permian Basin Railways relocates to Wolfforth in restored depot

When it came time to relocate closer to Lubbock from Brownfield, the Permian Basin Railways looked at land it has owned since 1918 ­— in Wolfforth. At 103 N. Steck Ave., where Wolfforth had a depot until around 1943 or 1944, a “new” depot originally located in Whiteface has been moved and renovated. Bruce Carswell, […]

Ann Akin provides professional, faith-based counseling for adults, adolescents and groups

Ann Allison Akin, M.Ed., M.Div.eq, LPC, has been reaching out to help people in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico for 26 years. For 24 of those years, she served as a Chaplain at Covenant Health System, assisting those who were experiencing some of the most difficult situations of their lives. Along with her psychological […]

Third generation Jeter-Pittman Insurance Agency committed to personal service

Service to friends and neighbors and deep roots in the community mean a lot for Jeter-Pittman Insurance Agency, a third generation Farmers® Insurance agency with local roots running back more than 50 years. The current owners, husband and wife Cheri Jeter Pittman and Greg Pittman, take pride in continuing the tradition of personal, hometown service […]

Custom quilts, delicious fudge, antiques and collectibles – all at The Country Store

A trip down memory lane is bound to happen when you shop at The Country Store! Young or old, you’re sure to be taken back in time as you see pieces from the past on every wall and shelf. Much more than an antique store, The County Store offers a selection that is constantly changing, […]