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Winter Weather Expected Across the Lone Star State, Texans Reminded to Make Preparations

AUSTIN – With a cold front expected to bring winter weather to parts of the state this week, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding everyone to take precautions now to prepare for any freezing rain, sleet, snow, ice or other wintry mix that may impact their area.

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DPS Announces Temporary Waiver for DL/ID Expirations Ending in April 2021

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that the waiver on expiration dates for driver licenses (DLs) and identification cards (IDs) ends on April 14, 2021. Customers who need to renew are urged to make an appointment today.

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Commissioners met for last meeting of 2020

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Terry County Commissioners Court was held Monday via Zoom, after the call to order, invocation and pledges, and with no comments from citizens, the commissioners approved the minutes from the Dec. 14 meeting.

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5 Things in January

Stock Show- The annual Terry County stock show begins on January 14. With COVID restrictions still in place, it will be different this year, but the kids (and parents) have worked hard all year for this. Show your support by watching online at

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USDA projects rise in 2020 farm income, but will it last?

A revised outlook of farm financial indicators released in December estimates a rise in net farm income for 2020. Those increased projections are due in part to government payments and improved commodity prices.

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Three dicamba registrations vacated, then re-registered

On June 4, 2020, A U.S. appeals court issued a ruling vacating the EPA’s registration of three dicamba herbicides. The order applied to Bayer’s XtendiMax, BASF’s Engenia, and Corteva’s FeXapan. The U.S.Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, headquartered in San Francisco, said the EPA “substantially understated risks that it acknowledged and failed to acknowledge other risks” dicamba poses.

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Elvira Herrera

Rosary services for Elvira Herrera were held at 6:00 PM, December 30, 2020, followed by visitation from 7-9 p.m. at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Elvira’s family celebrated her life of 73 years at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2020, also at Lake Ridge Chapel. She passed on Monday, December 28, 2020. The recorded services are available at, where you are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy. On July 21, 1947, Elvira was born in Waco, TX. She married Martin Herrera on November 16, 1964. She loved reading books, baking, cooking, sharing her recipes with all her sisters, making holidays and birthdays extra special, loving her family, and loving her grandkids even more. She was the backbone and glue to our whole entire family. Elvia was our sunshine and light of our life. She was the love of our lives especially to our father. She lights up the room with her presence and let her energy be known. She was an extra special, loving, and caring lady. She made everyone feel loved and welcomed always. God definitely spent a little more time on her because she was a real-life angel. Survivors include her husband, Martin Herrera; children, Anita Jimenez, Roberto (Teresa) Herrera, Nora (Martin) Rodriguez, Misty Morin, Sixto Herrera; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; six brothers; and six sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Benita Beltran; son, Daniel Herrera; daughter, Dolores Herrera; two brothers; three sisters; and a son-in-law, Larry Jiminez.

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