September 1st, 2015
Matt Boley was sworn in as Texas County Sheriff by District Judge Jon Parsley on Tuesday morning at the Texas County Courthouse.
HOOKER â€” The Guymon High School cross country team proved the old adage on Thursday afternoon: Thereâ€™s strength in numbers.
Forty-one of the 73 varsity boys competitors Thursday at Blackmer Municipal Golf Course were from Guymon.
But the only numbers that matter in cross country are the fastest times.
And Guymon placed six in the top 10 to dominate the meet, taking first place 33 points ahead of second place Hooker.
See more in Friday's paper.
Monday, Aug. 31:
The Texas County Commissioners will meet on the second floor of the county courthouse, located at 319 N. Main St. in Guymon. Commissioners Ted Keeling, Richard Bryan and Jack Strain conduct county business and hear from the various department heads as needed. There is also a public comment portion of the meeting for citizens of Texas County to speak briefly with commissioners. This meeting is open to the public.
By STEVE HELBER, PAM RAMSEY and JONATHAN DREW
MONETA, Va. (AP) â€” A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death during a live television interview Wednesday by a gunman who recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media after fleeing the scene.
Authorities identified the suspect as a journalist who had been fired from the station earlier this year. Hours later and hundreds of miles away, he crashed a vehicle and troopers found him suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He died at a hospital later Wednesday, authorities said.
MONETA, Va. (AP) â€” The general manager of a TV station in Virginia says two crew members were fatally shot on air in central Virginia.
Jeffrey A. Marks, general manager of WDBJ-TV, identified the two killed as Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
The station says in tweets and in a story on its website that the incident happened at a shopping center. The station says law enforcement officials are on the scene.
The station is based in Roanoke, Virginia, and serves the southwest and central part of the state. The shopping mall is just off Smith Mountain Lake.
Texas County is in high gear in the new school year, and the last week of August is leading into the autumn month of September. Cooler weather, football season, school activities and a whole lot of everything is coming up this month. Here is what's going on for the next week:
Monday, Aug. 24:
Monday morning at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the Texas County Courthouse, located at 319 N. Main St. in Guymon, the county commissioners will gather together to address the business of the county and get the week started off right. These meetings are open to the public.
Congressman Frank Lucas arrived in Guymon on Friday morning to cover several prominent issues, including the Iran deal, the presidential primary candidates, Obamacare, VA affairs, and the local casino debate.
More details to come in the Friday, Aug. 22 issue of the Guymon Daily Herald.
The Guymon Lady Tigers volleyball team captured the championship of the El Reno Tournament on Saturday.
Details were not immediately available, but the GDH did learn that among the wins Saturday were a 2-0 sweep of Santa Fe South and a 2-1 win over Union City.
The tournament championship comes on the heels of a 5-set win over Fort Elliott (Texas) on Thursday.
The Guymon Lady Tigers softball team found its winning stroke over the weekend, opening district play with a sweep over Oklahoma City Capitol Hill 23-0 and 20-1, and a split with Northwest Classen, falling 17-9 and winning 8-5.
The Lady Tigers (3-3 overall) will play at the Beaver tournament starting Friday.
Look for a recap of Saturday's games in the Monday edition.
The Texas County Commissioners meet every Monday morning at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the Texas County Courthouse inside the commissioners meeting room. The courthouse is located at 319 N. Main St. in Guymon. These regular county business meetings are open to the public.