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Saturday, October 01, 2016

FHS Junior wins State, competes in National High School Rodeo

FHS Eagle Junior Staff Reporter

Pamela Henderson

Kicking up dirt, weaving between poles and racing to the end gate, Pamela Henderson finishes her second run, locking her in first place and earning her the title “State Champion Pole Bender.” Fairfield Junior Pamela Henderson will compete at rodeos in and around Bryan, Texas for the next eight and half months working towards qualifying for the Texas High School State Rodeo in June.  “Very few contestants nationwide are able to qualify,” Mr. Wade said. “To do so shows the dedication, ability and skill that Pamela possesses.” Henderson started riding when she was only one year old. Soon after, she started competing in play days.  “I started competing at about three,” Henderson said. “I won my first play day when I was about five or six.” Henderson’s win at the play day was just the beginning of her rise to success. “You come into state gunning for first,” Henderson said. “But to actually achieve it is incredible, and something I will always cherish and take pride in.” Henderson has been to state twice and both times she placed high enough to make it to the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming.  “The first time I was reserve champ,” Henderson said. “And this year I was state champ.” Henderson competes in “Barrel Racing” and “Pole Bending,” but her success in “Pole Bending” has earned her both of the state titles. “Her success is not only a reflection upon her,” Mr. Wade said, “but Fairfield High School and the community.”  Members of the Texas High School Rodeo Association are held to the same standards as other high school atheletes. The riders are required to be passing their classes befiore they are allowed to ride. “Besides being skilled in her event of “Pole-Bending”, she is an exceptional student who is well-liked by her peers and teachers,” Mr. Wade said. “Pamela has a bright future ahead of her.”

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October 4th from 6-9 p.m. at City Park...National Night Out set

TEAGUE HIGH SCHOOL students lined the hallways as National Honor Society officers Carson Black, Dylan Angel, Rachel White, Lori Massey, Bailee Day, and Ayline Arrezola, along with the Teague Lion Band drumline, marched the halls of the high school and surprised prospective inductees with invitations to join the society. Juniors and seniors are able to join the society after achieving a high grade point average, gaining positive teacher evaluations, and exemplifying leadership skills and positive moral character. See Pg. 8 for more information.  

The 33rd National Night Out, an event that joins neighborhoods and local police to fight crime in our cities, will be held in Teague on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the Teague City Park, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Teague Neighborhood Watch and the Teague Police Department Citizens Police Academy Alumni will be sponsoring the event joining over 16,728 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the World. City of Teague residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on the outside lights and spend an evening outside with your neighbors and Teague Police Officers. Events include static displays of Police, Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service vehicles. There will also be hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn and snow cones. There will be Karaoke at the pavilion and many other events. The Neighborhood Watch group will be available to answer any questions you may have. The Teague Police Department is inviting all the citizens to come to the first Teague National Night Out event. This is your city so come out and support the effort to reduce crime Teague.

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Terry & Pyburn store opened in 1906

Terry & Pyburn Store

Editor’s note: This article is one in a series of historical facts and stories about the beginning of Teague compiled and written by the late Teague historian Dorothy McVey. Miss McVey was instrumental in making the Teague Railroad Depot into the Teague Railroad and Historical Museum. –By Dorothy McVey– One of Teague’s early-day general merchandise stores was owned and operated by G. T. (“Bunk”) Terry and Oscar E. Pyburn and called “Terry & Pyburn.” These two gentlemen moved from the Freestone County community of Pyburn to establish their business in Teague in 1906. First located in a frame building in the western section of the town across the railroad tracks, the store was then moved by 1908 into a brick building located on the south side of Cedar Street where Leon’s Garage in presently located. The first edition, Vol. I, No. I, of THE TEAGUE CHRONICLE dated July 27, 1906, which is now displayed in The Teague Chronicle room of the B-RI Railroad Museum, published the following ad on its front page for the Terry & Pyburn Store: “Terry & Pyburn - New Store - New Stock - Full and Complete General Assortment of Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats, Notions, Clocks, Etc. at Prices Which Defy Competition. They have a fine line of staples and...

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Countdown to Fun at Fall Arts Fest

THE OLD HIGH SCHOOL AT 722 MAIN was a familiar place to socialize for Teague High School students from 1922 through 1975.  Ex-students will have the opportunity to meet with classmates under the oak trees at the sight of the old high school once again for a “Gathering on the Grounds” from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 21.  The event will be hosted by the Class of 1968 and sponsored by Citizens State Bank.  

Final countdown has begun for Fun! Music! Dancing! Storytelling! Art! Drama! Food! Shopping! It’s all happening Saturday, October 1, at the 2016 Fall Arts Fest on the square in Fairfield. And it’s Free! The line-up of festivities includes:

10:45 Kickoff with CSO Lite music & welcoming remarks

11:45 Aggie Wranglers Exhibition Dance Team

12:00 Hank the Cow Dog author John R. Erickson

12:45 Aggie Wranglers Exhibition Dance Team

1:00 Marionette show: STAR WARP: May the Farce Be With You

1:30 Tin Top Road Bluegrass Band

2:00 Hank the Cow Dog author John R. Erickson

2:30 Tin Top Road Bluegrass Band, with excerpts from RING OF FIRE

3:30 Marionette Show: STAR WARP: May the Farce Be With You

4:00 Tin Top Road Bluegrass Band, with excerpts from Always, Patsy Cline

Several songs from TSAC’s RING OF FIRE: The Music of Johnny Cash will be presented at 2:30 -- favorites such as “Daddy Sang Bass,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “A Boy Named Sue” and “Jackson” -- by vocalists Scott...

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Citizens asked to remian inside while City sprays for mosquitoes

The City of Teague is giving notice to citizens that they will be spraying for mosquitoes on the evenings of Tuesday, October 4th, Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 6th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. As a precaution, the city asks residents to remain inside during the hours of spraying and to protect their pets. The spraying is being performed as a precautionary measure to prevent any infestation and to control the mosquito...

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