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Coffee Memorial warns of emergency blood shortage

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The Coffee Memorial Blood Center is facing an emergency blood shortage and has issued a plea for donors of all blood types to give immediately. The lifesaving stock of blood has reached a less than one-day supply and needs replenishment. “This is not a drill,” the notice stated. To find out how and where you can contribute, contact Coffee Memorial at 806.331.8833 or go to yourbloodinstitute.org.
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Keep pets safe as temperatures plummet

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Cold weather can put added stress on pets, livestock, and other animals outdoors. They require more care and attention during the winter than almost any other time of the year. With negative temperatures projected in Hemphill County this week, the city of Canadian Animal Control is encouraging owners to make sure their pets are comfortable in the frigid temperatures.
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Rep. Ronny Jackson to co-chair Texas Agriculture Task Force in 117th Congress

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Last week, U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (TX-08), dean of the Texas Delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives, named U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson (TX-13) as a cochair of the Texas Agriculture Task Force. Other Texans named co-chairs of the task force include U.S. Reps. Jodey Arrington, Michael Cloud, Tony Gonzales, and August Pfluger. The task force will advocate for Texas agriculture priorities in the House, ensuring the delegation presents a united front in advancing policy positions. Texas is home to 247,000 farms, covering over 126 million acres, making it the top agriculture state in the country.