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Sunday, May 01, 2016

City accepts donation of Christmas decorations

Boggy Lodge #379 presented six Teague High School students with scholarships on Friday, April 22, 2016. Students were required to write an essay about the history of Masonry. The Mirabeau B. Lamar Award was awarded to Teague Intermediate School principal, Vickey Little. Pictured (l-r): Vickey Little, David Little, Kyler Tinsley, Charles Day, Zach Gauntt, Richard Gillet, James Barrentine, Richard Steen, Ryan Mitchell, James Monks, Bobby Few, Cody Gonzales, Lin Utsey, Bradley LaFoy, Brent Holmes, and Fred Roe Eppes. Students who were awarded scholarships but are not pictured are Addison Stuver, Rebecca Havens and Angelina Wheeland.

“I’ve got mixed emotions about letting them go. We’ve done them for the past 12 years and would like to donate everything we have to the City,” said Teague resident Mike Gregory, concerning the beautiful Christmas decorations he and his wife Sherri display each year on and around their home on Wildflower Street.

Gregory said he believed this is a golden opportunity for the city to draw visitors from other towns to see the Christmas displays. Gregory said he handed out some 2,000 candy canes to people viewing the decorations last year and that the potential to grow is tremendous.

Council members approved the donations with three stipulations required by Gregory, which included the city utilize the lights each year, erect a sign at the display saying who donated them and that he can use the giant 20 foot reindeer in the parade each year before setting it up for the Christmas season.

Gregory said he would serve as a consultant for setting up the displays and that a few things might have to be built to utilize all the items. “Teague could become known for their Christmas displays,” said Gregory, who noted all the lights are LED lights and that every display can be programmed to operate with Christmas songs being played.

The donation was accepted by council members while meeting in regular session on April 18th at City Hall. Mayor Pro-Tem Ron Rasbeary presided over the meeting...

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The late Kajun Kid to be inducted on May 13

In the Bull Riders Hall of Fame

The late Kajun Kid of Teague will be inducted into the Bull Riders Hall of Fame on May 13, 2016.

The legendary bullfighter/rodeo clown Kajun Kid (the late D.J. Gaudin) from Teague, Texas will be inducted into the Bull Riding Hall of Fame (BRHOF) during the Second Annual Induction Ceremony and Reunion to be held on Friday, May 13, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Bull Riding Hall of Fame.

The BRHOF recognizes and commemorates the legends of the sport of bull riding. This year’s induction Ceremonies and Reunion will also be the official grand opening of the BRHOF in the historic Cowtown Coliseum in the legendary Fort Worth Stockyards.

The BRHOF President, Bill Putnam said, “This is a day everyone in our organization has been looking forward to for a long time. We are proud and excited to introduce and celebrate this phenomenal class of inductees in each of the four categories.”

In “The Legends” category, Harry Vold and...

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Mexia woman arrested for murder

Mary Elizabeth Jacoby, 59 of Mexia, was arrested and charged with murder in the 5-year-old murder case of her ex-husband Raymond Jacoby. A Mexia businessman, Jacoby was shot and killed on March 31, 2011, as he was opening his recycling plant at 100 Titus Street. He was found at approximately 7:00 a.m. at the front gate...

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Copperhead bites Dew Volunteer Fireman Eric Simpson

Dew Volunteer Fireman Eric Simpson was trying to put his shoe on recently and thought he had a sock jammed up in the toe of his shoe. When he reached in to get it he came out with a 14 inch Osage copperhead with its fangs still in his finger. He said that the bite caused instant pain so he knew it was venomous. “My wife was working...

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