This isn’t the vehicle from “Fear the Walking Dead.” It is the Young County Sheriff’s Special Response Unit that was a crowd favorite at the Independence Day parade. Photo by Will Sadler

News Stories

July 8, The Young County Commissioners Court was called to order. The following are highlights from the meeting:

Texas billionaire and philanthropist Ross Perot dies in Dallas Tx on July 9 after battling with leukemia. A few of Perot’s career highlights include:

- Served in the U.S. Navy

Throckmorton Collegiate ISD is proud to announce the grand opening of their Montessori Academy for students who will be ages 3-5 on or before September 1.

Olney residents who are signed up with Texas New Mexico for utilities may have noticed frequent power outages.

The City of Olney and the Olney Police Department would like to address some of the discussion and anxiety regarding the recent tragedy our community experienced with the homicide of Manuela Allen.

Neva McClatchy is pictured above standing next to the wedding dress she wore on her wedding day, July 10, 1947 when she married Donald McClatchy right after graduating from college.

Monday, July 8, DPS Sergeant Dan Buesing reported that the body of  Manuela Allen of Olney was found deceased near Lake Cooper located in Archer County Sunday, July 7.

Olney resident Julius Orion Xavier Mullins, 18, was arrested Monday, July 15, in connection with the murder of Manuela Allen. According to Sgt.

Sports

NBA free agency is upon us, starting at 5 p.m. Sunday—players in most cases get to choose where they want to play as unrestricted free agents.

In baseball, it has been a devastating week for the MLB and all sports, with the passing of 27-year-old pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels Tyler Skaggs.

The 2019 NBA draft was held Thursday, June 20, as 60 new players were drafted into the league. Most notably, Zion Williamson was drafted No. 1 overall as expected by the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Toronto Raptors are your 2019 NBA Champions. The series completed this past Thursday, June 13.

The NBA finals are underway as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State in game one by a score of 118-109; the first finals appearance for the Raptors in franchise history and while coming clo

Maddie Barrington Photo by Will Sadler

Olney High School Senior Mattie Barrington placed third at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Class 2A State Golf Tournament at Roy Kizer Golf course in Austin.

Obituaries

Peggy Jean Bockhoff (nee Williams), 91, died Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Medical City Hospital in Plano. Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Durwood Corley, OHS Class of 1942

Photo Courtesy of Hamil Family Funeral Home

Durwood Emory (Durk) Corley, 93, died on Saturday, June 15 at Hendrick Hospice Care in Abilene. He was born in Olney, Texas on August 24, 1925, the third child of Emory and Anne Bird Corley.

Ronnie Neal Keeter, age 55, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer.

Billy Frank “Bill” Wilkinson, 76, died unexpectedly while delivering cattle on Thursday, April 25th, 2019, in Santana, Kansas.

Peggy Ann Murphy Wilcox passed away peacefully in her sleep in Lytle, Texas at the age of 72 on April 30, 2019.

Olney ~ John Kerry Miller, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019, at Medical City in Dallas, Texas, from complications of lymphoma. Church services will be held at 10:00 a.m.

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