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Virtual Social Media Success Event

The ASU-SBDC (Angelo State University Small Business Development Center) is excited to host the virtual event “A Simple Recipe for Social Media Success” on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at no cost.

Hospital CEO Announces Retirement During Monthly Board Meeting

Sutton County Hospital District Board of Directors met Monday, February 26, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. for a lengthy agenda and heard he Chief Executive Officer Steve Smith announce his intention to retire.

Commissioners Meet, Handle Short Agenda

Three county commissioners met Monday, February 12, 2024, to take care of a short business agenda.

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Obituaries
Jimmie Clayton (Dod) James
Jimmie Clayton (Dod) James was born October 31, 1945 in McCamey, Texas the son of Jimmie Tommie James and Edith Faught James.
Michael Wayne Dillard
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the news of Michael Wayne Dillard's passing on January 25th, 2024, at the age of 69.
Ralph Michael Freed
Ralph Michael Freed, also known as Mike, age 61 passed away peacefully on December 29, 2023 in Del Rio, Texas
Local Public Notices
February 22, 2024
1) Sheriff's Sale
February 15, 2024
1) Sutton County Notice of Sheriff's Sale
February 8, 2024
1) Notice of Tabulation 2) Water Conservation
February 1, 2024
1) Water Conservation
January 25, 2024
1) HCTC Non-Discrimination Statement: 2) PNP Operating Fluid Injection Permit
Sports
Sonora Hosts the Annual Colt Relays and Bronco Relays
On Thursday, February 22, 2024 Sonora hosted the annual Colt and Lady Colt relays. The 8th grade girls and the 7th grade boys place first in the home relay event. Results are as follows:
FINAL GAME
The sun set on the 2023 football season for the Sonora Broncos as the team fell in the semi-final regional rematch against the Hawley Bearcats on Friday, November 24, 2023.  The team will lose 21 seniors for the 2024 season. Thank you seniors for an outstanding year. ANGIE BRYANT| THE DEVIL’S RIVER NEWS
Broncos 2023 Season Comes to an End After a Hard Fought Game Against Hawley
Another successful Sonora Bronco football season has come to a conclusion. We “did that other thing” last Friday night in San Angelo as a former Sonora Head Football Coach used to say.
TEAMWORK
Wrap ‘em up, push ‘em down and support the head. The Broncos gather together and put a stop to the Farwell Steers. Sonora was picked to lose by three points but they showed them otherwise as they defeated Farwell 42-14 in Snyder on Friday, November 17, 2023. The Broncos will travel to San Angelo to take on the Hawley Bearcats for a rematch of last year’s regional semi-final game. 
ANGIE BRYANT| THE DEVIL’S RIVER NEWS
Sonora Thumps Farwell Steers to Claim Another Area Championship
For the second consecutive year, the Sonora Broncos 11-1, 4-1, defeated the Farwell Steers in the Area playoff round of 2A Div 1 football. The Bronco defense played lights out the majority of the game and keyed on Farwell’s rushing attack, which this season consisted of Corey Stancell and quarterback Jonathan Armstrong. The Broncos limited Stancell to 31 yards on six carries and one touchdown. Armstrong had to run for his life most of the second half of the game and gained 65 yards. Farewell, Farwell.
TAKING IT TO THE HOUSE
Edgar Deluna takes it in for a touchdown for the Broncos. The Forsan Buffalos came back in the 4th quarter to defeat the Broncos 24-22.  The team will be on the road to Sweetwater to take on the Anson Tigers for the bi-district title. 
ANGIE BRYANT| THE DEVIL’S RIVER NEWS
Forsan Stuns Sonora with Late Touchdown
The Sonora Broncos were the favorites to win last Friday night’s District 3-2A Div 1 game in Forsan. But as former Bronco AD/HFC Jason Herring used to say, “It’s gonna be a WAR” and it was! Forsan’s varsity players and coaches game planned to take no prisoners. It worked and the Buffs upset Sonora 24-22.
Concho Valley
Ft. McKavett Archeology Exhibiton
Fort McKavett State Historic Site will host an archeology exhibition at its visitor center museum on Friday, March 1, 2024. Special tours and exhibits will be featured.
SAGHS to Hold Feb. 6 Virtual Meeting
Genealogy enthusiasts and researchers are invited to join SAGHS for an exciting virtual event, “Lost in Your Genealogical Research? Would a Map Help?”
ASU-SBDC Hosting Virtual Business Seminar
The Angelo State University Small Business Development Center (ASU-SBDC) is excited to host the virtual event “Separate Yourself from Your Business: Establishing Business Credit” on …
Lone Star State

Earling Voting Ends Friday in Party Primary Elections

Early voting in the March 5 primary election ends Friday with a host of candidates on the ballot in both parties, including president, U.S. Senate, all 38 Texas U.S. representatives, all 150 Texas House representatives, and down to local races for district attorney, sheriff and other positions.

Ag Census: Texas Lost 17,700 Farms Over Past Five Years

Texas farmland decreased by over 1.6 million acres, losing more than 17,700 farms, according to the latest Agriculture Census. As of 2022, Texas had 125,417,325 acres dedicated to farming and ranching, down from 127,036,184 acres five years prior.

Lt. Governor Supports Construction of New Power Plants

Lt. Gov Dan Patrick joined with the world’s largest investment firm to pitch investors on building natural gas power plants in Texas at a summit held last week in Houston.

Texas DPS Announces Pair of State’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives Taken Into Custody

Two of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted are back in custody following their recent arrests. Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Steven Leifeste was arrested Jan. 26. Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Kenneth Dove Jr. was arrested Feb. 2. A Crime Stoppers reward will not be paid in either arrest.
Lifestyle
The 10 most dangerous things inside every home may surprise you
With emergency room visits for home injuries topping 10 million a year, ConsumerAffairs analyzed data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System to break down the 10 most dangerous things in the average American home.
Who is the 'Rural Voter'? A new book builds on old themes to create new understanding
The Daily Yonder looks at "The Rural Voter: The Politics of Place and the Disuniting of America," in which Colby College political scientists Nicholas F. Jacobs and Daniel M. Shea set out to describe what differentiates the politics of metropolitan and nonmetropolitan places.
Almost half of Americans have not written a single check in the past year — here's what they're doing instead
In light of the fact that 46% of Americans have reported not writing a check in the last year, GOBankingRates takes a look at the alternative methods people are using to exchange money.
History of foodborne outbreaks in the US
FoodReady used National Outbreak Reporting System data to understand foodborne illness outbreaks over the past two decades.
How many high school and college students are using AI tools?
Using survey data from the ACT and other sources, Numerade looked into the number of students using AI to help them with their studies.