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Helios launches mining amid grand opening crowds

LET THE MINING BEGIN On May 5, some 75 local citizens joined lawmakers and Argo Blockchain staff and contractors in celebrating the launch of Argo’s Helios cryptocurrency mining facility in northern Dickens County. | CAPROCK COURIER

05/11/2022 - 7:59am
The video countdown to launch was scripted, and the flip of the switch at the end a ceremonial reneactment of the previous day’s power-up, but the real business of bitcoin in rural Dickens County began right in front of the crowd’s eyes May 5 during...

Community & Opinions

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05/11/2022 - 7:56am
Submit your community announcements (maximum 75 words) to news@ for events within the coming month, to run up to 4 issues. TEXAS WRITES, a statewide program from the Writers’ League of Texas that brings accomplished authors to rural...

Sports & Schools

Patton Springs coach to pursue new position


05/11/2022 - 5:00am
After serving Patton Springs ISD since 2018, head football coach Eric Johnson has accepted a new positon. Johnson will be leaving six-man football behind for an 11-man football team at Burkeville High School, near the Louisiana border. Johnson is...


Josie Raetz
05/11/2022 - 5:00am
MATADOR—Josie Raetz, age 76, passed away on May 1, 2022, in Matador, Texas. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, May 9, 2022 at the Church of Christ, Matador. Visitation was held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Moore...