Federal COVID program promises mortgage help
Jack, Young officials gather in Olney for mental health meeting
Block bidding for lots
Lady Cubs Play with Heart in District Match-UP
Cubs Fall to the Panthers in District Battle
Lady Cubs vs Nocona

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Jack, Young officials gather in Olney for mental health meeting

Young and Jack County leaders met in Olney to define their goals for a workshop in March with state officials, at which they will craft a program designed to plug gaps in mental health services for

An Olney man was charged with four felonies after leading police on a five-hour manhunt in a caper that began with the late-night theft of a boat, evolved into a chase through fields north of town

Block bidding for lots

The Olney City Council is moving to allow developers to bid on multiple lots at once as a way to accelerate the building of much-needed homes and to move foreclosed lots off the city’s books quicke

We all want to stay healthy and live independently throughout our retirement years.

State Capital

Border security, tax relief and raises top list For the Texas House and Senate, there is not much daylight between each chamber’s priorities in this year’s legislative session.

Egg prices continue to set all-time per-dozen price records, and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert does not expect that trend to reverse in the near future.

AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced it is increasing salaries and starting pay at state hospitals and state-supported living centers to help with crucial staffin


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Lady Cubs Play with Heart in District Match-UP

The Lady Cubs hosted the Seymour Lady Panthers in district play, where the Lady Cubs fought with heart, grit, and pride but failed to secure the win.

Cubs Fall to the Panthers in District Battle

The Olney Cubs continue fighting in district matchups, keeping the playoffs hopeful. The Cubs recently hosted their rival Seymour Panthers for a district matchup.

A Honor Roll: 6th: Kendall Bailey, Jett Brock, Gannon Guy, Samuel Lee 7th: Mackenzie Berngen, Fernanda Cardenas, Natashia Elmore Eversole, Shaine Grard, Adrian Melchor, Crayton Nash 8th: Braelyn

Olney High School is one of about 1,100 schools nationwide to win the College Board’s Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to computer science coursework, meas


Jason Robert Taack

Jason Robert Taack, 46, of Wichita Falls, Texas, sadly left us on Saturday, January 21, 2023. Jason battled stomach cancer that spread to the brain for three years. He was a fighter to the end.

Alan Wayne Bewley

Alan Wayne Bewley, 65, of Megargel, Texas, formerly of Pottsville, went to be with his Lord & Savior on Saturday, December 24, 2022, in Vaughn, New Mexico.

David Routon

David Routon, age 81, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2023, in Wichita Falls. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday, January 8, 2023, at Lunn Funeral Home in Olney, Texas.

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Bruce Simmons

Bruce Simmons, age 90, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2022 at Hamilton Hospital in Olney. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Jimmy Wesley McLaughlin (Wes)

It is with great sadness that the family of Jimmy Wesley McLaughlin (Wes) announce his passing on Sunday, January 1, 2023 at the age of 62. Celebration of Life services will be held 2:00 P.M.