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Olney Hamilton Hospital briefed the new City Administrator and Councilmembers on a plan to close part of Avenue L to make way for a new hospital plaza, OHH board president Dale Lovett told the City

If you own a business and you offer a 401(k) or similar retirement plan to your employees, you’ll want to stay current on the various changes affecting these types of accounts.

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House Democrats call for education special session Texas House Democrats are urging Gov.

Precious Blood

I am so grateful that in the fullness of time, God bestowed grace upon me and called me into His family. I did not choose Him, but He chose me with an effectual calling that I could not deny.

When Our Beautiful Mess Isn’t

I’m not going to lie. For about a year of my kids’ lives, we listened to almost nothing but The Beatles.

Will B.

I have always strived to be as positive and happy as possible ever since I decided to cut negativity out of my life about 10 years ago.

Drivers should get some relief from potholes on the west side of town thanks to a state grant that will pay for the repaving of the worst stretches of road in Olney.


OHS marks athletic excellence with banquet


6th Grade A Honor Roll

Trent Berngen Miles Branum Emerald Edgington Leigha Hampton Laney Kimbro Madison Spurlock Clara Symank Zeph Emmanuel Tejada

Caleb Johnson plays at State

Caleb Johnson plays at State

Rodriguez moves to compliance post

Athletic Director Gunter Rodriguez has accepted the position, and will take over, as Director of Safety and Security and Coordinator of the Guardian Program at Olney Independent School District, an

Cubs fall to Lindsay Knights in Bi-District playoffs

The Olney Cubs battled the Lindsay Knights for the Bi-District Championship. The Cubs fought hard but were knocked out, losing in the first two games of a three-game series.

School board incumbents, Stewart, bond issue win

Olney voters returned incumbents Jodee Wales and Kenley Lane to the Olney Independent School District Board of Trustees and gave their full support to newcomer Hannah Stewart, who ran unopposed in


Obituary: Gene Williams

Our father, Gene Williams, died May 7, 2024, of lung cancer, in Hospice of Wichita Falls. He was 82.

Don Carl Wainwright

Don Wainwright of Olney, Texas, passed away on April 29, 2024, at Olney Hamilton Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m.

Don “Sonny” Wainwright

Don “Sonny” Wainwright passed away on April 29, 2024 at Olney Hamilton Hospital at the age of 87. Services will be held at the chapel at Lunns Funeral Home in Olney later this week.

Sam V. Atkins

Sam Vernon Akins, age 90, of Bedford, Texas, passed away Friday, April 12, 2024, in Dallas, Texas. The family will hold a private burial at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery later that day.

Neva Lou McClatchy

Neva Lou McClatchy, age 97, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2024, at Grace Care Center in Olney, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.

Jimmie William Pierce Sr.

On February 23rd, 2024 Jimmie William Pierce Sr. age 87 went to be with our Lord. He was reunited with his wife whom he desperately missed for the last 649 days.