WEATHER: (June 4, 2020) THURSDAY – High yesterday afternoon was 97̊ at 4:00; this morning’s low was 68̊ at 7:00. KPANcast: Hot and humid with a 40% chance of thunderstorms – some possibly severe.


LOCAL: Governor Greg Abbott announced Wednesday that the state is moving into Phase III of reopening, which allows all businesses to operate at 50% capacity, with certain exceptions. Effective June 12 restaurants will be able to expand to 75% capacity……..Deaf Smith County listed 31 new recoveries from COVID-19 Wednesday to push that number to 119. Two new confirmed cases were reported for 168, with 36 active coronavirus cases now in Deaf Smith County…….The Texas Panhandle had 227 new confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday for a total of 5,750 with 196 new recoveries reported, for a total of 2,978 recoveries. Around half of the new cases were tied to testing results from the JBS USA meatpacking plant at Cactus in Moore County. Metro Amarillo currently has 3,203 positive cases……. The Deaf Smith County Grand Jury met Wednesday and indicted 13 persons to stand trial on felony charges. The list included six cases of felony family assault and four cases involving illegal drugs……..The Hereford Senior Citizens’ Thrift Store reopens today at 144 West Fourth Street with a sidewalk sale and lots of bargains and treasures. The store is open 9:00-5:00 Thursdays and Fridays and shoppers are asked to wear masks. Donations will again be accepted starting Monday……...Funeral mass for Cruz Reyes, age 74, will be at 11:00 Friday at San Jose Catholic Church. He was a Hereford resident since 1980 who died Tuesday…….Graveside services for Greg Combs, age 77, will be at 10:30 Saturday at Restlawn Memorial Park. He was a former Hereford resident who died Tuesday in the Austin area. He was a 1961 graduate of Hereford High School who had worked as a sales representative……..Thunderstorms overnight produced 0.38 inch of rain at Wildorado, 0.11 inch at Umbarger, 0.24 at WTAMU, 0.20 at Bushland and 0.08 inch at Vega. Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and early evening with the potential for intense wind, damaging hail and heavy rainfall……..KPAN salutes Anyuli Lopez as the Good Neighbor of the Day……..We have roots where others have branches – First National Bank of Hereford.













































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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