WEATHER: (December 15, 2021) WEDNESDAY – High yesterday was 74° at 4:00; this morning’s low was 50° at 6:00. KPANcast: RED FLAG WARNING TODAY. Very windy with a high in the upper 60’s.
LOCAL: The Texas Department of State Health Services has reported an additional fatality attributed to COVID-19 in Deaf Smith County yesterday, increasing the death toll to 88. The Trauma Service Area A COVID-19 hospitalization rate continues to be the highest in the state with 21.8% of staffed beds occupied with lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients……Terroristic Threat charges have been dropped against a 17 year-old HHS student who was arrested and jailed after taking a soft water-bead gun to school on December 2nd……Funeral services for Sara Huerta, age 59, are today at 2:00 at Parkside Chapel Funeral Home…… Funeral services for Domingo “Jay” Vasquez, Jr., age 44, are tomorrow at 10:00 at Mendez and Mullins Family Funeral Home. Domingo was a longtime Hereford resident and 1996 HHS Graduate. Visitation will be today from 1:00-8:00 at the funeral home……Funeral services for Gervacia Gaitan, age 81, will be tomorrow at 11:00 at San Jose Catholic Church. Visitation is being held today at 2:00 with a Rosary at 6:00 at Parkside Chapel. Gervacia was a lifelong Hereford resident who died Saturday……Funeral services for Rita Burges, age 87, are Friday at 2:00 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church……KPAN salutes Linda Campos as the Good Neighbor of the Day……For results that will MOVE you – call Charlie Kerr Realtor at 806-344-2975.
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