WEATHER: (August 26, 2016) FRIDAY – High yesterday afternoon was 81 at 4:00; this morning’s low was 61 at 7:00. KPANcast: Continued humid with a 20% chance of rain.


LOCAL: The Hereford Whitefaces open the 2016 football season tonight with a 7:30 game against the Estacado Matadors at Lowrey Field in Lubbock. The Amarillo Globe News picks the Herd by a touchdown. Herd fans are invited to a team sendoff at 3:00 at Whiteface Fieldhouse……..KPAN AM-FM begins its 68th season of coverage of Herd football tonight with Tom Simons, in his 45th year as the Voice of the Whitefaces, and Don Cumpton; pregame starts at 6:45 on your radio and the internet at……...Retail gasoline prices in Texas rose 4 cents a gallon this week to a statewide average of $2.01, and a nationwide price of $2.20. Prices in Hereford range from $1.95-2.09………Thunderstorms Thursday night produced 2.31 inches of rain 3 miles northwest of Hereford, 1.62 at WTAMU in Canyon, 0.97 inch at Umbarger, 1.24 at Vega, 0.75 at Milo Center, 0.43 inch at Friona, 0.24 at Dimmitt, 0.78 just north of Summerfield, 1.12 at HISD and 0.46 inch at KPAN in downtown Hereford……..The Lady Whiteface volleyball team takes a 10-8 record into pool play today at the Frenship Tournament………Funeral services for Ish Mondragon, age 69, will be at 2:00 Saturday at Hereford Heritage Funeral Chapel. He was a longtime Hereford resident who had farmed for 51 years……..Funeral services for Elizabeth Witkowski, age 70, will be at 2:00 Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Amarillo…….Funeral mass for Jerome Friemel, age 83, will be at 10:00 Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Umbarger. He was a former Deaf Smith County farmer and businessman who had farmed north of Hereford from 1957-2007………Funeral services for Luco Castillo, age 63, are at 10:00 today at Mendez & Mullins Funeral Chapel with burial at West Park Cemetery………KPAN salutes Lily Martinez as the Good Neighbor of the Day……..Your loved one deserves loving care – Hereford Nursing and Rehabilitation.


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