Thursday, July 30, 2015

Student athletes to begin practice Monday

Football, Volleyball and Cross-Country

Funeral services for Coach Kyle Kilman were held Wednesday morning, July 29th at the First Baptist Church of Teague. Coach Kilman touched the lives of all his students in both the classroom and on the field. Coach Kilman battled cancer for several years before succumbing to the disease on July 26.

Student athletes at Teague High School in grades 9 – 12 planning to participate in football, volleyball or cross-country this fall are scheduled to report to school Monday morning, August 3rd to begin practice for the upcoming seasons.

Lion athletics had the best year in school history last year and coaches are looking to keep that momentum going as the 2015 – 2016 school year approaches. It’s an exciting time for THS athletes and the Lion Nation of fans as the new school year draws closer.

Athletes in grades 9 – 12 planning to play football this year are scheduled to be out on the field ready to go at 8:00 a.m. sharp Monday morning, according to THS Athletic Director/Head Coach Donnie Osborn. Football players that have not been issued equipment need to be at the field house Thursday morning, July 30th at 10 a.m.

The Lions will hold their first scrimmage of the year on Saturday, August 15th at home against the Robinson Rockets beginning at 10 a.m.

Volleyball and Cross Country will begin on Monday, August 3rd for all 9th-12th graders. These practices are mandatory for all to attend. If a player does not attend practices, they will not be able to play the season, according to Coach Saldana. The only exception would be if there was a situation that could not be ignored, or an athlete has just moved into the district. You must contact Coach Saldana immediately if you fall under one of these categories...

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Gillet formed work ethic early

Richard Gillet

Before Richard Gillet quit high school to join the United States Navy, at 17 years old, he had already formed an amazing work ethic.

He was born in Iowa, Louisiana on September 12, 1943 and started his first job, selling donuts door to door when he was eight years old. He said, “You could buy a dozen or half dozen. There were 13 donuts in each dozen so I would eat the spare donuts myself.” He also delivered circulars door to door for T&T, 500 a day and made $1.73 per 100.

Later, when he was eleven years old, he worked in Randall’s Grocery Store for 50 cents per hour and Weingarter’s Grocery Store and made 80 cents per hour. While working for Randall’s he also worked for White Rat Farm feeding and cleaning up and made a whopping $60 per week. “I even thought of quitting school and doing it full time but it was only for two weeks while a worker was on vacation,” said Richard.

While still in high school Richard attended McGregor Baptist Church every Sunday. “One day the preacher, Reverend Barsh, asked me to give the message that night on stewardship,” said Richard. “I didn’t even know what stewardship was...

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TSCRA Special Rangers Searching for Suspected Thief

Reward Offered

Sharon Lynn Hehring

A $500 reward has been offered through the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Operation Cow Thief for information leading to the arrest of Sharon Lynn Nehring, also known as Sharon Jacoby of Freestone County, Texas. 

Nehring, a white 57 year-old female, allegedly purchased thousands of dollars worth of lambs and goats with a worthless check from the Freestone County Fair in June of 2014.

She is under indictment in Freestone County for the theft of property totaling $1,500 or more, but less than $20,000. 

Authorities have been unable to locate Nehring.

Anyone with further information leading to the arrest of Nehring should contact TSCRA’s Operation Cow Thief hotline at 888-830-2333 or call TSCRA Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson at 903-586-8733. A cash reward of $500 may be paid to individuals who can provide useful information leading to the arrest and grand jury indictment of the suspect. Individuals reporting information may choose to remain anonymous.

 TSCRA has 30 special rangers stationed strategically throughout Texas and Oklahoma who have in-depth knowledge...

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Crowell home destroyed by fire Sunday night

The Teague Fire Department was paged at approximately 10:09 p.m. on Sunday night, July 26, 2015, that there was a structure fire on County Road 901 in rural Freestone County west of Teague. The firemen responded to the scene and fought the blaze along with the Mexia Fire Department. According to the...

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Armed robber hits CEFCO Friday morning in Teague

An armed robber made away with approximately $150 in cash from CEFCO Convenience Store in Teague at approximately 3:30 a.m. Friday morning, July 24th. The store clerk was taking the trash out when the robber entered the store and ducked down behind the front counter. As the store clerk reentered the store, the robber...

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