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Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:00am

Kristen Newton and Devin Mulford are pleased to announce the birth of Ava Bernice Mulford at 6:53 p.m., on February 5, 2021, at Columbus Community Hospital.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:00am

It has been a very busy month for the Behavioral Health Task Force which held its second meeting Feb. 11 in the District Courtroom of the Courthouse as well as via Zoom.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:00am

(Columbus, TX) – The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is excited to host a ribbon cutting at Kountry Kritters, located at 1506 Fannin Street, Columbus, Saturday, Mar. 6 at noon to welcome this new business to town.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:00am

There will be a blood drive Friday, Feb. 26 from noon until 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, located at 419 Washington (one block South of the courthouse square.)

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:00am

If there’s anybody that can be conned, it’s Yours Truly. It’s not so much that I’m stupid; I’m just naïve. I believe when somebody says something, they mean exactly what they say.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:00am

Rice High School seniors recently participated in a Credit for Life Fair. This fair was a financial literacy exercise where high school seniors were asked to make a decision on how to spend their money. Students role-played the position of a 25-year old adult with a career, a salary and a credit score. They were assigned a mock checking and savings account balance and possibly a student loan payment, depending upon the career they selected. Based on their mock salary, they made decisions that affected their finances, such as housing, clothing, food, transportation, insurance, etc. There was a booth set up for each financial decision the students had to make. After the students visited all the booths, credit counselors reviewed each student’s final budget one-on-one to ensure solvency and to help students learn how to live within their budget. Courtesy

Sports

Lady Cardinal volleyball teammates Gabi Theut and Lili Lares Rodriguez will be teammates in collegiate volleyball, too. The young ladies signed their letters of intent with Costal Bend College Cougars volleyball team in Beeville Feb. 10. Their signing was attended by classmates, parents, family, coaches and friends at the school gymnasium. Citizen

After coming through the historic ice storm, Rice CISD Athletic Director Jared Sloan announced the Raider and Lady Raider athletic teams are back in full swing. Team play started Monday, Feb. 22 and Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Viewpoints

If you’re overdue, it’s time to renew! The temporary waiver of certain vehicle title and registration requirements, announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will end at 11:59 p.m. on Apr. 14, 2021. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) reminds Texans to complete any overdue transactions now.

Warmer temperatures over the weekend and continuing this week melted most of the snow from the state’s roadways and roofs. But Texans are still dealing with broken pipes that flooded homes and businesses, damaged municipal water systems, and continued power outages in scattered areas, mainly in East and Central Texas.

Obituaries

Feb 24, 2021 - 00:00

Arthur Reece Price (Sonny, Sonny Boy, Sleepy) 82, of Fulshear, passed away Feb. 19 in Richmond. He was born in New Gulf to parents Reece Joseph Price and Anna Belle Williams Price. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1957. After high school, he attended the University of Houston and studied Geology. In 1959, his Uncle Orville A. Williams talked to him about exploring the opportunity to become a police officer with the Houston Police Department. On Sept. 14, 1959, he joined the Houston Police Department with Academy Class No.22 and never looked back. He had a successful 45-year career with the Houston Police Department serving in the Central Division, Special Operations Division, Training Division and the Auto Theft Division until his retirement on Nov. 6, 2004. Arthur spent his retirement relaxing (sometimes) at his place on the Colorado River in Columbus, and traveling with family and friends.

Feb 24, 2021 - 00:00

Janette Frances Frnka Canaris passed away peacefully at her cherished home on Saturday evening, January 30, 2021.