KDDD News 3-23-21

At the last Dumas City Commissioners meeting, they did in fact did authorize borrowing up to 9.9 million dollars designated for water, sewage and drainage projects in the city. The tax exempt municipal bonds will be paid back by 2041 according to the Moore County News Press. If more money is needed, the city could borrow more in a year or two.

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Officials have released the identity of the man arrested after a police chase from Oklahoma to Stratford. According to the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office, officials were notified that a Texhoma Police Department officer was in pursuit of an SUV that drove away from a traffic stop around 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Officials say the car was speeding over 100 miles per hour west from Texhoma on US 54. A Texas DPS unit and a Sherman County deputy spiked the car’s tires outside of the Stratford city limits.

The driver clipped the bumper of a semi-truck and continued into Stratford. At the west city limits of Stratford, a Stratford police officer was able to perform a pit maneuver and stop the car.

Police say the suspect, 29-year-old Christopher Adam Mullins, tried to run before officers caught him

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Last year’s United Way Day of Caring was cancelled due to COVID, but this year, the governor’s recent order lifting restrictions on activities and with increasing numbers of Moore County residents being vaccinated against COVID, the event can make a comeback this May 1. On May 1, volunteers will work on projects including minor home repairs, yard work, cleaning, carpentry, small painting jobs, winterizing homes, and building wheel chair ramps, among other things. The jobs normally take about four to six hours, with the United Way furnishing the materials and the volunteers furnishing the tools.