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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Lions kick-off season Friday night against Caldwell

2016 Teague High School Varsity Lion Football Team

Coming off the most successful season in school history, the Teague Lions will kick-off the 2016 football season this Friday night at 7:30 p.m. on the road against Caldwell High School. “Caldwell is going to be a good test for us right out of the box,” says third year Athletic Director/Head Coach Donnie Osborn about this year’s squad. The Lion’s are returning five starters on offense and five starters on defense from last year’s team, which went 11-2 and made it to the state quarterfinals. “We’ll know a lot more about us after Friday night, Caldwell is a pretty good team, so it should be a good game. If our offense jells together and starts firing on all cylinders then we are going to be all right”. Coach Osborn says his defense is solid and didn’t give up a touchdown during scrimmages against Robinson and Troy, while his offense scored eight times. The Lions lost four offensive linemen to graduation last year and lone returner Marcus Williams will be joined up front this season by Isaiah Bell, Lawson Allison, Jacob Maggard and Fred Harper. “We’ve got the potential to have another really good season. If we play Teague Lion football we’re going to be hard to beat,” added Osborn. Running the offense on the field will be junior quarterback Antonio Heard. “Antonio’s very talented, he just lacks experience playing the position,” noted Osborn. “He played very well in both scrimmages and will get better as he gains experience with each game he plays under the Friday night...

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By Trinity Star Arts Council... Fall Arts Fest announced

NEW TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS in the TISD this school year include (front row l to r) Cindy Ploch, Diagnostician; Megan McMullen, High School Chemistry; Tracie Ezell, High School Counselor; Dana Cotton, High School English; and Amber Brockman, 8th ELAR. Back row (l to r) are Kevin Davis, Special Education Junior High; Megan Cockerham, Paraprofessional Junior High Lifeskills; Jill Hennesey, 7th Grade Writing; Kurt Zotz, Assistant Band Director; and Curtis Chiles, Jr. High Assistant Principal.

Kick off the 2016 fall season by experiencing Trinity Star Arts Council’s unique annual Fall Arts Fest on Saturday, October 1. What began several years ago as an evening to celebrate jazz and art has evolved into a full day of family-oriented festivities including live music, art exhibits and food vendors. The event will feature readings from “Hank the Cowdog” by author John R. Erickson, along with many other exciting children’s activities. Tin Top Road Bluegrass Band, C.S.O. Lite, Aggie Wranglers, Le Theatre de Marionette, Freestone Critters by FISD students, singers, balloon twisters, face-painters, local cuisine and the crowning of Scarecrow Royalty all make this a “must-do day!” The free event will be held on the courthouse square in Fairfield and is sponsored by Trinity Star Arts Council, whose mission is to present The Arts through education and participation in our community. Major funding is provided by the City of Fairfield and Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA.) Other sponsors include Community National Bank, Farmers State Bank, Freestone Chrysler Dodge Jeep/Lone Star Chevrolet, Stan Waldrip and Incommons Bank. For more information, visit www.trinitystarartscouncil.org.

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West receives long overdue WWII Victory Medal

WORLD WAR II VETERAN E.E. West (left) was recently presented with his WWII Victory Medal and VFW Outstanding Service Certificate from Post Quartermaster Carl Robertson.

Nine members of the Fairfield Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, attended a ceremony on August 6th to present the World War II Victory Medal to Emory Everett (E. E.) West. Comrade West, who resides in Teague, saw foreign combat duty in Germany and has been a member of the Fairfield Post since the early seventies. Seventy years after the war, the well deserved and long delayed Victory Medal was awarded to E. E. West West’s biography is typical for many men of “America’s Greatest Generation” in that he not only fought for the defense of his country’s freedom during the war, but he also had a great career after the war and made a great contribution to his local community. When war broke out, E. E. West joined the US Army. He soon shipped out to Le Havre, France and went on to Bamberg Germany. There he was put in charge of a ten man Military Police squad charged with the defense of a Supply Depot and the US Post in general. During 11 months of combat skirmishes with German insurgents, West never lost any of his men. He was discharged in February 1947. Upon his return to Teague after the war, he hired on with the Rock Island Railroad Line as a fireman and was eventually promoted to engineer. In that capacity, he ferried rail shipments from Houston to Galveston for many years. As a charter member of the Fairfield VFW Post, West has held numerous offices. Most recently, he was Post Judge Advocate for the 2015-2016 operations year. Fairfield VFW Post Commander, Roger Brooke stated that E. E. West has the respect and admiration of all of the men of the VFW at the Post as well as at the District levels. He added, “We all appreciate the great war that the men of his generation waged to keep America free and we appreciate their valuable contribution to American society after the war.”

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Dew Fireman hit by vehicle while working accident on I-45 Sunday

A Dew Volunteer Fireman was reportedly struck by a vehicle while he was helping work an accident on Interstate 45 Sunday morning, August 20th. The fireman was transported to the emergency room and later released with minor injuries. “Incidents like these stress the importance of slowing down and paying attention when approaching an emergency scene,” said a post from the Teague Volunteer Fire Department about the accident. “Do not use your phone...

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In downtown Wortham... Blues Festivals set for Sept. 10th

The Wortham Area Chamber of Commerce is presenting the 2016 Blind Lemon Jefferson Blues Festival on the brick streets of downtown Wortham on Saturday, September 10th. This year’s blues festival features One Less Monkey from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Mike Morgan and the Crawl from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.; and Bobbie Mercy Oliver & the Jam City Revue from 10:00 – 11:30 p.m. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. and tickets are...

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