Three Run Unopposed For Strawn Vacancies

After Strawn Mayor David Day decided not to seek another term, the town’s Mayor Pro Tem Carl Frazier filed to replace him. Councilman Kevin West will step down when his term expires. Scott Parson and Aaron Orsini filed for the remaining two open places on Strawn’s council. All of the candidates are running unopposed. The […]

Charlie Lee (Copper) Hodgkins of Strawn

Charlie Lee (Copper) Hodgkins, a beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away Thursday, March 11, 2010 at his home in Strawn, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the Strawn Presbyterian Church. Charlie was born August 6, 1914 to Mary and Jess Hodgkins, at the family home […]

Strawn ISD Called Meeting

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Called Meeting Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Administration Building Board Room 224 E. Walnut St., Strawn, TX  76475 5:00 p.m. AGENDA I.      CALL TO ORDER II.      FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS Announcement by president as to the presence of a quorum that the meeting has been duly called    and that required notice […]

Gordon Library Now Open

Gordon Library Now Open

The Gordon Community Library and Museum is now open to the public.  It has taken months and much volunteer work to turn the oldest building in Gordon into the educational and cultural center it now is.  Lillie Petty and Betty Allison have headed up a volunteer team to bring the small town of Gordon a […]

Had A Ball With The Salsa Barons

Had A Ball With The Salsa Barons

Saturday, February 27, the Salsa Barons’ Ball was held at the Sheriff Posse Building in Mineral Wells.  This is Palo Pinto Challenge’s largest annual fund raiser.  What a wonderful evening it was. The room was festively decorated with serapes, sombreros and draped with tiny colored lights. Information about sponsors and donors was printed on the […]

Ronald C. Smith of Mingus

Ronald C. Smith, 57, of Mingus, died Monday, March 1, 2010 in a North Richland Hills hospital. Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday at the New Gordon Cemetery with Rev. Michael Orsini officiating, directed by Edwards Funeral Home of Strawn. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Ronald […]

Salsa Barons' Ball This Saturday

Salsa Barons' Ball This Saturday

This Saturday night, February 27, at the Mineral Wells Sheriff‘s Posse Building from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.,  Palo Pinto Challenge will hold it’s biggest fund raiser of the year.  The Salsa Barons’ Ball will start with dinner,  and the evening will consist of silent auctions, raffles, dancing, and door prizes with a grand prize […]

Deadline Looming for Strawn Elections

Two city council seats and the position of mayor are up for election on May 8.   As of this morning, no applications for ballots have been filed with the city secretary.   The deadline to file is March 8 by 5:00 p.m.  The council seats up for election are presently filled by Kevin West and Carl […]

Arrests Made in Nunez Burglary

Arrests Made in Nunez Burglary

Jacob Aldridge, 17, and Robert Sybesma, 17, both residing in Ranger, were arrested Wednesday in connection with the two burglaries at Nunez Tire Shop in Strawn. Thursday night, February 11, Nunez’ shop was broken into and $2500.00 worth of old bills were stolen. The following Sunday night the burglars struck again and rummaged through the […]

Strawn Lady Hounds Advance

The Lady Hounds triumphed over Highland last night 48-60.  They will now advance to the regional quarterfinals and face Jayton.  Time, date and place TBA ————-       Q1    Q2     Q3    Q4    F Highland      9        8       14    17     48 Strawn          14    16      15     15     60

Palo Pinto County Sample Ballots

Early Voting: February 16 – February 26. Election Day: March 2 Helpful Links: Find My Polling Place Am I Registered? Democrat Sample Ballot for All Precincts Palo Pinto Dem Sample Ballot – Republican Sample Ballot for Precincts 5, 6, 18 Palo Pinto Rep Sample Ballot 5-6-18 – Republican Sample Ballot for Precincts 8, 16 Palo […]

‘Style Show’ benefits Gordon Community Library & Museum

A ‘Style Show’ took place in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church in Gordon last Saturday to raise funds for the soon-to-open, Gordon Community  Library & Museum.   Fashion models for the style show wore their favorite ensembles, including some designer outfits, that were purchased from the Twice Blessed Shop in downtown Gordon.  The […]

TSMCA All State Team Announced

The Texas Six Man Coaches Association met in Lubbock Saturday morning to pick the 2009 All-State Team.  Strawn had 6 players make one of the teams while Gordon and Rising Star each had one player. 2009 All-State Team Position Player Class School PLAYER OF THE YEAR Brett Chudej JR Garden City OFFENSIVE MVP Micheal Everett […]