Archive for September, 2008

Cookie crumbles

By Cindi Taylor
Ila Johnston will be 103 years old in a couple of weeks. She once gave me a coffee mug that said, “In the cookies of life, friends are the chocolate chips.” She taught three generations of Spur’s school students. She fought and survived breast cancer. Because she was considered a “town […]

Dickens County discontinues operations at Nursing Home

In a narrow vote Wednesday morning, September 24, Dickens County Commissioners chose to discontinue operations at the White River Care Center in Spur. With that decision, the county has been released of any responsibility for the nursing home after Briarwood Nursing Centers LLC failed to follow through on a lease/purchase agreement with the county […]

Nursing home’s fate lies with Dickens County officials

The following blog post is an article which will appear in the September 25 issue of The Texas Spur. I am posting it tonight, for those of you who would like to see it prior to tomorrow morning’s Dickens County Commissioners Court meeting:
By Cindi Taylor
The fate of the nursing home in Spur is hanging in […]

Taking the fall

I was leaving Dana’s Too last Friday when I met two city councilmen, our main street manager, and a man I didn’t know. One of the city councilmen was talking animatedly to the unknown man while pointing at the new step in front of the entrance into Dana’s Too. I could tell this was a […]

This ain’t your mama’s Ol’ Settlers

Old Settlers Reunion rolls around once a year in late August (see The Texas Spur 8/28/08 and 9/4/08) during which people from Dickens and Motley counties come together to celebrate. Not privvy to the history of the event, I’m not certain exactly what it is they celebrate, but I do know that it has been […]

Another year…another sympton

Time has a way of sneaking past you before you become aware of how much of it has rushed by unnoticed while you were distracted by other things, like, say, life. That’s been the case with my blog. I looked this morning and saw that it has been almost a month since I last posted […]

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