Lifelong Hereford resident Betty Henson was named Hereford's 52nd Mother of the Year by KPAN. She was chosen on the basis of 9 nominating letters on her behalf, from among 11 special moms nominated for the award in 2013. She and her husband Dale have 4 sons and 1 daughter, and are pictured with some of their family.
Betty Henson is presented the Mother of the Year plaque by KPAN's Chip Formby. She received the engraved plaque from Texas Threads, a floral bouquet from Terry's Floral and Design, and gift certificates from Parson's Steakhouse, Purcella's Western Allee, The Comfort Zone and Moovies 6. Betty is the former director of the American Red Cross chapter in Hereford and volunteers at Hereford Food Pantry. She was named Hereford's Citizen of the Year in 1992, and is a 1954 HHS graduate.
Deaf Smith Wind Ranch plans announced
Lincoln Renewable Energy of Chicago has revealed plans for a 200-megawatt wind ranch southeast of Hereford. The $340 million project would be installed on 16,000 acres provided by the landowners of Higher Power Energy. Construction of the project is expected to begin in November, 2013. Power produced would be collected at the Sharyland Utilities substation (which is located within the boundaries of the wind project) and transmitted by CREZ lines to the ERCOT grid downstate.
The Lincoln Renewable project is (relatively) so large, it would increase the tax base for Deaf Smith County by nearly one-third to $1.48 billion. The wind ranch is projected to come on-line in late 2014, and a second phase of the project is also being considered for Deaf Smith and Castro Counties.
Blizzard of 2013
Rendering of the $7 million Amarillo College campus on West Fifteenth Street, to be completed by the spring of 2014. Besides core college curriculum classrooms, the campus will include technical labs for training in trucking, industrial maintenance and renewable energy-wind.
Construction crews use bucket trucks and temporary scaffolding to cross US 60 northeast of Hereford with cable for Sharyland Utilities' 345-kilovolt electric transmission line. The CREZ project will interconnect wind energy collection substations near Silverton, Nazareth, Hereford and White Deer to the ERCOT grid downstate, and will be completed by the fall of 2013. Companies developing wind projects to interconnect through the Deaf Smith Sharyland substation include Tri-Global, EURUS, Scatec-Mariah, Lincoln Renewable, Chermac-Happy, and E.ON.
Margaret Formby Memorial Collection -- A project of Deaf Smith Friends of the Library, readers are able to view over 300 very early editions of the Hereford Brand newspaper. Click here to learn about and view the collection online.
As of January 1, 2012, the KPAN Skystream has prevented the release of 10,243 pounds of CO2, compared to energy from coal.
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