Sunday, Dec 2, 2012
Garza County News


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It is rewarding for The Garza Post to provide quality news coverage to the citizens of Garza County and Post, Texas.  Starting from scratch, the online newspaper has organically grown a strong base of readers in just over a year.  Now you have a chance to make it your own.

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The Garza Post Comes to a Close

Final publication date is Sunday, 12/2/12

The final publication date for The Garza Post will be Sunday, December 2, 2012.

From the beginning, July 4, 2011, our mission was to provide an online news and information source for the community.  We hoped to create a culture of participation where the citizens of Garza County could read ... click for more



Post ISD Bond Proposal Passes

Brannon Re-elected

The Garza County election results are tallied.  Voter turnout on election day was good, but not as good as the turnout for early voting.  All results are unofficial until canvassed in the coming weeks by the county and the school district.

Of the 2,827 registered voters in Garza County, 876 ... click for more


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Lake Alan Henry Water Report

Data as of November 5

1. Conservation pool elevation - 2220.00 feet above mean sea level
2. Elevation - 2210. 49 feet, 9.51 feet below conservation pool elevation
3. Water Temperature 65 degrees Fahrenheit
4. 2012 total precipitation - 16.32 inches
5. 2012 total evaporation - 112.99 inches

Mark A. Record, City of Lubbock, Lake Alan Henry


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Garza County Early Voting Results

Election day polls are now closed in Garza County and the vote counting process is under way.  In the mean time, results from the two weeks of early voting have been released.

As reported previously, there were 876 early voters for the General Election and 765 for the Post ISD ... click for more


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Election Day is Tuesday

Heavy turnout for Early Voting

With the two week Early Voting period in the bag, Garza County registered voters who had not voted yet have a final chance to cast a ballot on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at their precinct polling location.  The voting precincts are noted on the voter registration card.  The ... click for more



Early Voting Turnout Lags Behind 2008 Election

Voting continues this week

So far in the 2012 General Election voter turnout is less than the number of voters that voted early in the presidential election of 2008, according to figures kept by the Garza County District and County Clerk’s office.

One possible reason may be that the number of registered voters in ... click for more


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Post Marching Band Scores Top Rating

The Pride of Post marching band performed their Western half time show on Saturday, October 20 Lubbock's Lowery Field for the regional UIL Marching contest. 

Each of the three judges gave the Post band a first place grade and a division one rating. 

Band Director Aaron ... click for more


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Early Voting for General & Bond Elections

Joint Election Polling Place at Courthouse

Election Day is just over two weeks away and the early voting period in the upcoming presidential General Election and the Post Independent School District's bond election is Monday, October 22 through Friday, November 2.

According to information provided by the District & County Clerk's office, the county courthouse will ... click for more



Commissioners Move Ahead with HVAC Project

Five Stone Calls for Sheriff's Resignation

The Garza County Commissioners held a regular meeting of the Court on Wednedsday, October 10.  All members of the court were present.  In addition to standard county officials, a variety of community citizens were in attendance.

The meeting kicked off at 9:05 a.m., immediately jumping to public comment.  Discussion centered ... click for more


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Springer to Hold Town Hall Meeting

Thursday at 5:15 p.m.

Republican candidate for state representative Drew Springer will be in Post on Thursday for a public town hall meeting set for 5:15 at the Post Community Center on West Main Street.

Springer is the only candidate for District 68 on the November 6 General Election ballot.  He won ... click for more


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County Approves Law Enforcement Interlocal Agreement with City

Commisioners Hear Probable Cost Opinion on Heating and Cooling Project

A regular meeting of the Garza County Commisioners' Court was held on Monday September 24th, 2012.  The meeting lasted 36 minutes with twelve orders of business being covered.

The Interlocal agreement between Garza County and the City of Post, for Law Enforcement Cooperation, was presented.  The agreement extends provisions similar ... click for more


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City Council Agenda for Oct 9 Meeting

City of Post, City Council
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 9, 2012  5:30pm









County Commissioners Lower Tax Rate, Adopt New Budget

A brief special meeting of the Commisioners' Court of Garza County was held on Friday September 21, 2012.  The meeting concluded recent county budget activity, with the budget being approved and a related decrease in the tax rate approved as well.

The first order of business was the motion to ... click for more


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Local Endowment Fund Accepting Grant Applications

Deadline is by November 1

The Post-Garza County Endowment Fund was created in 2010 to help fund charities and other non-profit organizations in Garza County.  Since the loss of United Way to our community, many organizations lost annual contributions which helped to fund their day to day operations.  The Endowment was established to fill this ... click for more


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Lake Alan Henry Water Report

Data as of October 3, 2012

1. Conservation pool elevation - 2220.00 feet above mean sea level
2. Elevation - 2211.10 feet, 8.90 feet below conservation pool elevation
3. Water Temperature 72 degrees Fahrenheit
4. 2012 total precipitation - 16.15 inches
5. 2012 total evaporation - 104.75 inches

Mark A. Record, City of Lubbock, Lake Alan ... click for more



County and School District Join for November Election

Voter Registration Ends October 9

The 2012 General Election is set for Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

For the first time in recent history, qualified voters will have the opportunity to cast a General Election ballot along with the Post Independent School District special bond issue ballot.  Post ISD has contracted with Garza County to conduct ... click for more



Letter to the Editor - Recovery Center Thanks

On behalf of the Community Recovery Center, the Board of Directors and its staff, I would like to thank all of our donors and sponsors for our recent fundraiser and also a thank you to all of those that showed their support by attendance at our event and purchases during ... click for more


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Recovery Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary

On Saturday night, September 22, the Community Recovery Center transformed the Post Community Center into an elegant banquet hall to host their 5th Annual Recovery Roundup fall fundraiser. Upon entering the community center one would make their way past tables of items donated by local individuals and businesses for a ... click for more


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Students Attend College Day

LEVELLAND - Post High School seniors attended College Day at South Plains College on Monday, September 24th.  The students visited with representatives from several colleges and universities. 

The event presented a great opportunity for them to be on a college campus and learn about different colleges and universities as they ... click for more


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Post-Garza County EMS Classes Open For Enrollment

Post-Garza County EMS is sponsoring an EMT-Basic and ECA (Emergency Care Attendant) class that will run from October 15 - January 28th in Post. The class will be held in the EMS Training room above Post City Hall each Monday and Wednesday Night 6PM-10PM. Cost for the class will be ... click for more


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Post ISD Holds Information Sessions for $28 Million Bond

Comeaux and BRG Outline Potential Plan Details

On September 17th, Post ISD held one of two community information sessions regarding a proposed $28 million dollar bond election for the school district.  The election would give the Board of Trustees authority to issue bonds for up to $28,480,000 and levy property taxes for their payment.

The bond terms ... click for more


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Community Wide Prayer Breakfast

Chamber Hosts on September 26

The Post Area Chamber of Commerce and McDonald's will be sponsoring a Community Wide Prayer Breakfast on September 26.  The prayer breakfast is being held this year in conjunction with See You At The Pole which is a student lead prayer time at the flag pole on the school campuses.

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Comeaux Receives Scholarship to Superintendent Academy

The Center for Executive Leadership at Lamar University has announced that Mike Comeaux, Superintendent at Post ISD, is the recipient of a scholarship to attend the Lamar University Superintendent Academy, an advanced leadership training program on Lamar University's Beaumont campus.  According to its Executive Director, Dr. Bob Thompson, participation in ... click for more


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Graves Wins The Lottery

$1 Million from Extreme Cash Blast

(AUSTIN) – It was a happy Monday for Tiffany Graves of Post as she claimed the first of 40 $1 million second- tier prizes available in the $500,000,000 Extreme Cash Blast scratch-off game at the Texas Lottery® claim center in Lubbock.

“I was so excited that I nearly fainted in ... click for more


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Judge Norman Graduates Leadership Academy

Twenty county judges and commissioners graduated August 16, 2012 from the Commissioners Court Leadership Academy sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service's V.G. Young Institute of County Government.

Rick Avery, Director of the V.G. Young Institute of County Government, recognized the graduates for their commitment to advancing their leadership skills. ... click for more


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Called City Council Meeting Aug. 28

There will be a special called Post City Council meeting Tuesday, August 28, 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.  The posted agenda is:

Discuss/consider White River contract.

Discuss/consider council performance evaluation of City Manager.

Discuss/consider revised City Manager employment contract.

At the close of the meeting there ... click for more


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Local Game Warden Honored with Life Saving Award

Drew Spencer was recently awarded with a Director's Life Saving Award by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.  Spencer is the Texas Game Warden for Garza and Lynn Counties.  The award was given for apprehending an armed man suspected of suicidal tendencies, and it was presented on August 23rd. 

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Post ISD Plans Bond Election

Total project cost over $28 million

The Post ISD School Board has entered into a Joint Election agreement with Garza County to hold a Bond Election on General Election Day, November 6, 2012.  There will be a town hall meeting regarding the bond election, hosted by Post ISD September 17th, 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

The trustees are ... click for more


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Commissioners' Court Begins Budget Process

Garza County Commissioners’ Court met in a regular meeting August 13 and also began the process of reviewing the county budget in preparation of setting the 2012-2013 budget.

The meeting began with a request from Post-Garza County Emergency Medical Service regarding the 2012-2013 county budget.  Director Rodney Tidwell informed the court that the ... click for more



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