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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ashley and KaDaja Nickleberry named to Texas Girl’s Basketball All-State Team

Ashley and KaDaja Nickleberry

The Texas Girls Basketball Coaches Association named its All-State Team last week. The Association selects 40 girls throughout the state and Teague’s Ashley and KaDaja Nickleberry were among the forty athletes selected for the honor. “This is a huge honor for my girl’s to be recognized at this level. They’ve both put the work and the time in and its starting to pay off. I’m proud as a coach and as a dad,” said the pair’s dad and head girl’s basketball coach at THS, Chris Nickleberry. Ashley Nickleberry finished the year averaging 12.1 points per game, along with 6 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 7 steals per game. KaDaja Nickleberry finished the year averaging 17.3 points per game, along with 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and 6 steals per game. KaDaja also was selected as an alternate in the TGCA All-Star game which will be played in July. She will get to play if a player declines to participate. District 18AAA also had two other All-State selections, including Jordan Jenkins of Buffalo High School and Jalie Dawson of Malakoff High School. Congratulations to these ladies who are both juniors this year and will return next year to help take their teammates, and their dad all the way to state!!!

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Teague High School to host blood drive Friday

NEW CLOTHING RACKS have been installed at the Teague Historical Preservation Society’s Thrift Store in the 300 block of Main Street. The new racks make it easier for shoppers and also gives the store additional room for merchandise. Proceeds from the Thrift Store are used to restore the historic Teague Hotel. Work is currently underway on the second story of the 109 year old landmark.

Saving three lives may sound like something only heroes can do. But blood donors are heroes who save three lives with each donation. These everyday heroes give the blood that benefits patients with cancer, heart disease, organ transplants and even new moms and babies, when required. Giving the gift of life only takes about one hour – and it can also help you, the blood donor, to feel good about yourself. This is the perfect month to get some spring in your step. Teague High School is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 24, at 420 Loop 255 in the auxiliary gym. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Gayle Waldrip at (254) 739-2532. Visit carterbloodcare.org and click ‘give life’ to watch videos of personal stories of lives affected by blood transfusions. Additionally, share a personal experience of your own by emailing Carter BloodCare at TellUsYourStory@carterbloodcare.org. Carter BloodCare urges all blood donors to consider giving routinely. Whole blood can be donated every 56 days. Moms can give blood on behalf of their children. Husbands can donate on behalf of their wives. Anyone can give blood in honor of a person who is special in their life. To donate blood on behalf of a loved one, make an appointment at a Carter BloodCare donor center near you, or donate at a local community blood drive. Remember to eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water at least an hour before giving blood. All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, feel well on the day of donation, and present a government-issued photo ID each time they give blood. Potential blood donors may volunteer beginning at age 16 with parental consent; 17-year-olds may give independently and there is no upper age limit for donating blood. For more information on donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call 1-800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org. About Carter BloodCare- The 1998 merger between BloodCare of Dallas and Carter Blood Center of Fort Worth formed the nonprofit, 501(c)(3) community blood center known today as Carter...

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Quarterly food basket prices drop to $45.12, according to TFB’s Grocery Price Watch survey

Retail food prices showed a decrease during the first quarter of 2017, with a basket of 16 staple items at the grocery store totaling $45.12, according to the latest Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Grocery Price Watch survey. Prices dropped 3.59 percent over last quarter and 2.82 percent compared to this time last year. “Lower prices are good news for Texas families, taking a little bit of pressure off tight budgets,” TFB President Russell Boening said. The biggest decreases were at the meat counter, with sirloin steak leading the drop. It fell to $5.29 per pound, down from $6.63 last quarter. Ground beef—80 percent lean—is down 8 cents to $3.62 per pound. “Beef production in the last quarter of 2016 was high and it’s still increasing in the beginning of 2017,” Boening said. “Reports also have beef prices forecast lower throughout the year.” Other proteins also saw a decrease. Prices for pork chops fell 7.07 percent to $3.55 per pound, compared to $3.82 per pound last quarter. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts showed a one cent drop from last quarter to $3.33 per pound. Slicked turkey was the only protein to see a price increase in the first quarter, up 4.14 percent to $5.03 per pound. Of the 16 items surveyed, fresh tomatoes, corn flakes, long grain rice, vanilla ice cream, dried pinto beans and block cheddar cheese also decreased in price. Shoppers saw costs for lettuce and grapefruit go up. Slightly higher increases were noted for white bread, vanilla cake mix and 2% milk. The TFB Grocery Price Watch is conducted quarterly by shoppers strategically located across the state. The current survey data was collected by 44 shoppers from March 2-9, 2017. TFB has monitored Texas food prices through its Grocery Price Watch survey since March 2009.

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Council appoints Prasil as new City Administrator

“I look forward to continuing my working relationship with the citizens of Teague and want everyone to know that I’m here to help. My door will always be open for members of our community,” says Theresa Prasil, who was appointed City Administrator/Secretary following an interview process in executive session at Monday evening’s Teague City Council meeting. Prasil is no stranger to the ongoings at City Hall, she has served as the City’s bookkeeper for the past...

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