Archive for 2012

Wolfforth celebrates nation’s independence with fireworks in Patterson Park

For the first time in three years, Wolfforth’s efforts to blow things up in celebration of the nation’s independence were successful. The city of Wolfforth’s last fireworks show was in 2009. In the following two years, the fireworks display by the Wolfforth Volunteer Fire Department were canceled, first because of too much rain, and later […]

New Frenship department head said move to Frenship is like coming home

For Kim Parker, moving to Frenship is almost like moving back home. Parker, the new head of Frenship Independent School District’s special education department, started her job Monday. She last worked in Big Spring, but was raised in Dickens County. “This is kind of home,” Parker said, noting that with just 70 miles separating her […]

Wolfforth Council members learning about city

Department heads from the city of Wolfforth told City Council members about their departments at a council meeting July 5. The meeting was the second requested by Mayor Charles Addington as a way to help new council members learn about the various city departments and their own responsibilities as council members. Council members will be […]

Foundation partners with carwash to benefit local schools

Want to see more innovative, engaging lessons in your child’s classroom? The Frenship Foundation for Leadership is giving grants to teachers who have ideas for interesting ways to engage their students. But Cindy Stephens, executive director of the Frenship Foundation, said this year, the grant program has just $4,500 to be awarded at the Frenship […]

With great mortgage rates, 2012 is right time to buy or refinance a home

Now is the right time to buy a new home! Sales of both new and existing homes are up for the first half of 2012, and the stage is set for a busy summer of buying and selling. Add to that further drops in interest rates (both for 15- and 30-year fixed mortgages and mortgage […]

Beat the Heat: ‘We are patio shades,’ manual & motorized, made in Lubbock

Beat the Heat Solar Screens has been serving the South Plains since 2001 and offers so much more than just Solar Screens. Here are a few of their great products: • Manual Patio Shades Don’t let another season pass you by without adding a patio shade to your pergola, outdoor kitchen or backyard living space! […]

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 […]

Tiger backfield looks to reload in 2012

Frenship coach Brad Davis stopped just short of stating No. 1 tailback D’Maujeric Tucker will be more prolific than stalwart Bobby Huey, who graduated after a 1,640 yard, 15 touchdown senior season. Given Tucker’s 2011 season — 900 yards and seven touchdowns in a backup role — Davis knows his senior tailback can step right […]

Don’t eat the meatballs!

This morning, I got an interesting call with an automated message from Sam’s Club. Apparently, a meatball and pasta meal I bought more than two weeks ago at the Lubbock Sam’s has been recalled. They’d like me to bring it on in and get another meal. I’m guessing they tracked everything I purchased through my […]