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Our Town: Boone spurs in Wolfforth, Texas

Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 4:35 PM CDT
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WOLFFORTH, Texas (KJTV) - The future is bright in Wolfforth. That is the motto of the city located in Southwest Lubbock County. We will look into an exciting future, starting off with a salute to the past.

“The Boone Spurs were a gift from a local citizen who had a hobby of making spurs and knives, and he was a super-nice guy... Involved in the community and wanted to contribute somehow, and he made those spurs specifically to fit the city of Wolfforth,” said Debbie Perkey, former City Secretary, and current Council Member.

That super nice guy was Bill Boone, a descendant of Daniel Boone. The spurs contain a replica of a windmill, along with the City of Wolfforth logo, both historical references. Bill passed away in 2015 and made three separate copies of the spurs.

“The city has gifted one set to Charles Perry, to have in his office. And, the third set will someday go to another elected official,” said Perkey.

Debbie worked for the City of Wolfforth for 31 years, retiring two years ago. She started out as the city bookkeeper and those books have changed over the years.

“When I started keeping the books, we billed 700 utility accounts. And now, we bill about 2,400 utility accounts. And the new development that’s coming in, one development by itself is an additional 2,500 accounts,” she said.

Wolfforth is projected to double in size in the next 10 years. Debbie, now on the City Council, has the perfect analogy to describe what it’s like being in the middle of all this future growth.

“It’s kind of like a roller coaster ride though. It’s fun, but sort of takes your breath away! So, the changes to our community mostly have to do with numbers, obviously, and the things that we need and are required to supply. I hope though, that we can still maintain that smaller community, connected. We’re here to be neighbors, and to serve each other.”

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