Friday, August 22, 2014

School Starts Monday, August 25

LION RUNNING BACK E.J. Salinas, #33, picks up some yardage at the varsity football scrimmage against Robinson on Saturday, August 16th in Robinson. The Varsity Lions will scrimmage Troy tonight at Lion Stadium beginning at 7:15 p.m. Sub-varsity scrimmage begins at 6 p.m.

Attention all Teague ISD parents! Don’t forget that the new school year begins bright and early next Monday morning, August 25th.

Teague Elementary School classes will run form 7:50 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Teague Intermediate School classes begin at 8:00 a.m. to run until 3:20 p.m.; and Teague Junior and Senior High School classes will start at 7:55 a.m. and dismiss at 3:25 p.m.

The first school holiday will be Monday, September 1, 2014, for Labor Day. October 13th is a Student Holiday and Thanksgiving holiday will start on November 24th and school will resume on December 1st. Christmas holidays will begin with an early release on December 19th and school will come back in session on January 5, 2015. January also has student holidays on the 15th and 19th. The TISD students will have February 16th off for Presidents’ Day and Spring Break will be from March 9th through March 13th with school resuming on March 16th. Students will not have classes on April 3rd for Easter on Sunday, April 5th and they will be off on May 22nd for a bad weather day and May 25th for Memorial Day. June 3rd...

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Griffin Writes Exciting New Book For Young Readers

Book Signing Held Last Week

AUTHOR GAIL GRIFFIN was at the Freestone Credit Union on Friday, August 15th to promote and sign her new book, The Ghost of the Two Story Yellow House. It is written as a children’s book, however, it is an intriguing read for children of all ages.

Life long Teague resident, Gail Allison Griffin, has written an exciting book for young readers. LifeRich Publishing, part of the Readers Digest Association Corporation, has agreed to publish this book and hopefully a series of books about The Ghost of the Yellow Two-Story House.

Mrs. Griffin was an aide in the Teague High School Library when she was attending school there, graduating in 1976, and has worked there now for over 21 years. She has devoted her life to young readers and with the encouragement of her husband Mike Griffin, THS graduate in 1973, she decided to write this series of books. “I almost have the sequel to this book finished,” said Mrs. Griffin. “I’m hoping for at least three in the series or more. It is my passion.”

The Ghost of the Yellow Two-Story House is a charming story of a boy, Mike, and his family who had moved to a small town for the first time in their lives. He hoped to make friends but he found it difficult because no one wanted anything to do with the two-story yellow house. It doesn’t take him long to find out what the kids are afraid of when he meets the ghost face-to-face. Mike has so many questions about the ghost and with the help of his new friends, he begins to discover more that he bargained for.

Mike and Gail have three daughters and they are all Teague High School Graduates. Stacie graduated with the Class of 1997; Stephanie graduated with the Class of 2001; and Jessica graduated with the Class of 2007. All the girls are married...

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"The Money Island" To Be Released Nationally

Authored By THS Graduate Troy James

Troy James

Teague High School graduate and athletic track and field star, Troy James, has written a book, The Money Island, which will be released nationally on August 26, 2014. The publisher is the Larry Czerwonka Company and presale requests have already been ordered as far away as Japan and Russia. In a telephone interview with Troy he said, “I get so excited each time there is a new report on how The Money Island is doing.”

Troy said when he left Teague and went to college he realized that, even though he was very good, there were a lot of very good track and field athletes out there and he needed to think about a career. Troy became a sports and music agent based in Texas. During his career, he traveled the world representing athletes...

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Evans Family A Blessing To The Teague Community

J.E. “Jack” Evans

The first thing J.E. “Jack” Evans said was, “ My dad was born in Leon County and had two sisters. He was drafted into the United States Army Infantry for three years. When he got out he came to Freestone County. It wasn’t long after that when he helped his aunt and uncle move to Spanish Fort in Montague County. He drove one of three covered wagons pulling two milk cows and two horses all that way.” His aunt and uncle bought a house and three acre farm and J.E’s dad bought a house across the road with 55 acres to farm. “In 1923 he fell in love with a girl that lived on the place and married Ella Meyers,” said Mr. Evans. “They had a baby girl first who only lived for four days but on July 6, 1927 my brother, Weldon Leo Evans, was born and I followed him on November 10, 1928 when I was born. It was five years later that my sister, Lula Mae was born on June 23, 1933.”

When J.E. was ten years old the family moved to the land his father owned near Donie. They found out that his dad had cancer. Weldon and J.E. attended Donie School, worked for farmers and whatever they could get. They were hired on to help build the road from Buffalo to Personville. His father recovered and in 1949 J.E. and Weldon came to Teague to work for Teague Brick...

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Property Owners Should See Slight Reduction In Taxes

An increase of some $25 million dollars of total taxable value of all property in the Teague Independent School and a decrease of approximately $1,000 on the average taxable value of residents in the district will save taxpayers a little bit of money compared to what they paid last year. The proposed tax rate the school board is using...

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