Coming in the Oct. 13 print edition
Don't miss reading about ID options for the upcoming Nov. 8 presidential election. Also, find out how Moore County Attorney Scott Higginbotham is making his office more accessible to the public, and catch up on recent action by the Dumas ISD school board. In sports, find recaps of Friday night football, and see how volleyball and cross country teams did in recent action.

Natural gas explosion injures three city workers
Two City of Sunray employees were taken by air ambulance to a Lubbock hospital and another city employee was transported to Memorial Hospital in Dumas following a gas line explosion Thursday afternoon. The explosion took place in the 600 block of Avenue K in Sunray. According to Moore County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Carmen Napp, there were four city employees working on the gas line when something ignited the gas, resulting in the explosion and ensuing fire. There was no condition report available on the blast victims. Read more in the upcoming weekend edition of the News-Press.

Coming in Sunday's edition
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Read Sunday's print edition to learn about the special guest at Dumas Junior High this past Thursday. Also, catch up on recent DHS volleyball action, and see how the 7th, 9th and JV football teams did earlier this week.

Hit-and-run accident claims life of Dumas coach
A Dumas coach is dead and a 19-year-old man is in jail following a hit-and-run accident that took place around 3 a.m. this morning. According to a report from Dumas Police Department, 30-year-old Ryne Erickson was struck by a vehicle in the intersection of E. 7th Street and Melinda Lane. The driver, Kaden Lee Thornburg, allegedly fled the scene and abandoned a black 1999 Pontiac in a field east of the location where the incident took place. He was arrested and charged with accident involving personal injury or death/failing duty to give information or render aid, a second degree felony. Thornburg has been booked into Moore County Jail, and the incident remains under investigation. If you have any information, please contact Dumas Police Department at 935-3998.

Girl reports being chased by man with knife
A 12-year-old female informed Dumas Police Department on Sept. 1 that she had been chased by a man with a knife.

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.

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