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In a press release issued by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation yesterday, July 29, it was announced that an arrest had been made in the shooting death of a Beaver County teen. 

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Sunday afternoon, Guymon firefighters were called to a reported fire at the Seaboard Plant. The fire was reported at 12 p.m. to 911 dispatch from workers reporting a grease fire inside the large rendering room area. Upon firefighters' arrival, “they found heavy smoke coming from the back por…

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Helping Hands for Heritage is hosting their “Fundraiser for the Neighbors.” The fundraiser is a drawing to win a Crosley 5ft. chest freezer filled with meat. Amy Kane, a member of Helping Hands, said “[Helping Hands for Heritage] was started last year by concerned family members that had the…

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At approximately 8:45 a.m on Thursday, July 23, A train hit a U.S. Foods truck alongside U.S. Highway 54 outside the Mr. Burger Restaurant in Hooker.

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On Monday, July 20, the Texas County Board of Commissioners lifted the county burn ban. The County Commissioners stated that there is no longer fire danger in Texas County. 

On Monday (July 20), the Texas County Board of Commissioners proclaimed that extreme fire danger no longer exists in Texas County.

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As the rest of the US sees spikes in COVID-19 cases, the situation in Texas county has slowed down exceptionally. With 1,007 total cases, 993 recoveries, and 6 deaths, Texas County is sitting at 8 active cases.

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Texas County residents will visit the polls this August to vote in the Texas County Commissioner District 2 Runoff Election. According to the Texas County Election Board, this is the first time the county is seeing a commissioner runoff election in over 20 years. Since no candidate received …

A hail and thunder storm came through the county last night. Residents shared their surprise on Facebook with photos of the hail, like pictured above, which was taken by Anita Helms between Goodwell and Guymon. 

Voters in Texas County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the County Commissioner District 2 Primary Runoff Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Sierra Martinez said. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until…

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On Wednesday, Governor Kevin Stitt and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister awarded a total of $16 million in incentive grants to 150 school districts across the state. These funds are intended to help students recover successfully from the impacts of COVID-19 on their learning.

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On Monday, the Texas County Board of Commissioners made the decision to renew the county-wide burn ban for a period not to exceed 14 days. By virtue of this resolution, it is unlawful to burn any forestry, grass, crop or other wild lands; to build campfires or bonfires; and to burn any trash…

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Beginning Monday, June 29, Memorial Hospital of Texas County (MHTC) will allow all inpatients and outpatients to have one visitor under set guidelines following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). All visitors must undergo screening for possible COVID-19 symptoms befo…

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Wednesday afternoon Guymon Mayor Sean Livengood announced an emergency proclamation declaring fireworks will be prohibited on July 4, 2020. 

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Thunderstorms are expected to reach Texas County beginning around 4 p.m. Monday afternoon and lasting through about 1 a.m. Damaging wind and large hail will be the main threats with these storms.

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According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), there are 10,733 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 with an additional death in Grady County, a female in the 65 and older age group, which brings the total deaths in the state to 369. 

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports Friday, June 19th, Texas County having a total of 977 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic. At this time, 14 cases are active, and there have been 6 deaths. The active cases are in the cities of Guymon, Hooker, Hardesty, Optima…

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Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans in the Confederacy. On this date in 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to inform enslaved African-Americans that the Civil War had ended and they were freed. Gr…

While power has been restored to the City’s well fields, there are still multiple wells that have not yet been taken off generator power and a few other minor issues needing to be resolved which require your help.  Due to these circumstances, the City is requesting customers to not water law…

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Due to the high winds, the City of Guymon has experienced power outages that have affected the city’s ability to pump water into the water tanks, thus into the City of Guymon.  We have essentially lost the power to operate 10 of the 18 wells which supply Guymon.  The City is going to require…

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Early Tuesday morning the National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for the entirety of the Oklahoma Panhandle, as well as the northern half of the Texas Panhandle. The release stated that the panhandle would be experiencing potentially damaging winds from the Northwest ranging fro…

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On Sunday, June 7, residents of Texas County came together and protested for justice following the death of George Floyd on May 25. 

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Texas County Emergency Management and the Oklahoma State Department of Health confirmed a total of 29 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend. 

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On Thursday, June 4, Texas County Emergency Management confirmed five new positive COVID-19 test results. The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 944 total confirmed cases, 888 recoveries and six deaths for Texas County.

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Shawnee Tribe Chief Ben Barnes stated in a post on the casino's Facebook page that since the "rate of infections have lessened considerably" the casino will officially reopen on June 22. 

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This year, Austyn Davison graduated as the Valedictorian from Texhoma High School with a grade point average of 4.2. In addition, she was the class president, National Honor Society president, and was a six-time qualifier for Five State Band. Not only are Austyn’s achievements noteworthy, bu…

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During the regular Board of County Commissioners meeting on Monday, June 1, the county-wide burn ban was extended for a period of 14 days. Burning trash, vegetation, campfires, bonfires, etc. is not permitted during the burn ban.

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With Seaboard's plant-wide testing finished, the county is finally seeing the number of COVID-19 cases slow down. Instead of double digit positives, the county has seen two days in a row with new case numbers under 5. 

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On Thursday, May 28, Texas County officials confirmed three new positive COVID-19 test results for two Guymon residents and one Hooker resident. There are now 909 total confirmed cases, 801 recoveries and five deaths.

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On May 27th 2020 the Guymon Police Department received a report of a reckless driver. The vehicle was located in the area of I I th and Roosevelt. Officers initiated a traffic stop and the suspect fled. Officers followed the vehicle east of the game reserve. The suspect left the vehicle and …

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100 years ago on May 27, 1920, the Guymon Herald (now the Guymon Daily Herald) published a story that brought a conclusion to a murder trial that had started nearly a year earlier.