Groundwater district announces agenda for upcoming meeeting
Click the link above to view the full agenda for the Wednesday, Aug. 31, meeting of the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District Board of Directors.

JP2 office in Sunray changing office hours
The hours of operation for the Justice of the Peace office in Sunray will be changing effective Sept. 1. Justice of the Peace Sue Sims informed the commissioners' court on Monday that her office will change its hours to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Read more about Monday's county meeting in the Aug. 25 print edition.

Health officials: Local TB case 'no cause for alarm'
Tuberculosis (TB) should always be a concern for a community, but in reference to the case reported in Moore County this past week, it is not a cause for alarm, according to health department officials. Moore County Commissioners' Court heard an update from health officials at Monday's meeting.
Health officials told the commissioners' court that TB is "not an old disease that doesn't exist any more." However, communities may not know there are individuals infected with the disease as long as those people are compliant with health officials' requests for isolation and treatment.
"Typically, if a patient is compliant, most communities never even know," one of the officials said.
Read more in the Aug. 25 print edition.

BREAKING NEWS: Confirmed case of tuberculosis in Moore County
Moore County Officials have learned that a county resident has been diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB). This individual is cooperating and is currently receiving treatment. Click the link above to read more.

Thornberry talks about "A Better Way"
U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, center, with Moore County Commissioner-Elect Dee Vaughan and Dumas City Commissioner Dr. David Bonner.
Congressman Mac Thornberry was in Dumas on Friday discussing the House Republican blueprint for the future. Find a two-page document describing the plan, known as "A Better Way: Our Vision For A Confident America" by clicking HERE. Read more about Thornberry's visit to Dumas in this weekend's print edition.

After School Program/Yes To Kids closing
A program that has been providing a safe, secure environment for Dumas children is closing. The Dumas After School Program/Yes To Kids Program Board President Dorothy Schwertner announced recently that the program is no longer available to the community. Read more about this topic in our Aug. 11 print edition.

State sales tax holiday this weekend
The annual sales tax holiday in Texas takes place Aug. 5-7, according to Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. The holiday allows shoppers to buy certain school clothes and school supplies without having to pay sales tax. As a general rule, the items must be priced for less than $100 each to be excluded. However, there are restrictions that apply. To see what clothing items are exempt, please CLICK HERE. To see what school supplies are exempt, please CLICK HERE. To read more in Spanish, please follow THIS LINK.

Burn ban in effect for Moore County
Moore County has been placed under a burn ban. The action was taken during Monday's meeting of the Moore County Commissioners' Court. The burn ban will be in effect for 90 days unless the situation improves, at which time the county judge may lift the ban.

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