Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Request for School Resource Officer denied

Miss Freestone County 2015 candidates (top) competing at the pageant that will be held on Tuesday evening, June 7, 2015, at Fairfield High School are (l-r) Anna Clarie Ham, Mikaela Stampler, Courney Awalt, and Sarah Wehe. Miss Teen Freestone County candidates (bottom) are (l-r) Kylie Swinson, Peyton Daniel, Haley Stone, Edan Daniel and Megan Holmes.

A request from the Teague ISD to enter into a agreement to create a new position in the Teague Police Department for a TISD School Resource Officer (SRO) was rejected by a unanimous vote Monday night during the City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting.

TISD Superintendent Dr. Nate Carman addressed the council asking them to consider the creation of a district wide officer. Dr. Carman said the TISD would pay the city $45,000 per year, along with overtime, mileage for out of town travel, and up to $2,000 per year for equipment if needed and $1,000 per year for training.

Council members were in agreement that the undertaking would be excessive at this time due to the fact the Teague Police Department currently has four vacancies for patrol officers they are struggling to fill.

The Superintendent added the TISD has three options to establish a Service Resource Officer, which included going through the city, the county or creating their own police department within the school district. Dr. Carman noted that the school board would have to approve any agreement over the amount of $25,000 and the board has not been approached yet.

Council members had concerns of the liability issues the position would create, along with the number of duties the SRO would be required to perform. Voting not to participate in creating a position for a Service Resource Officer were council members Ron Rasbeary, Marie Hertenberger, Chris Nickleberry and Marilyn Michaud. Councilman Greg Jonson was absent from the meeting.

Council members approved a motion by a 4-0 vote...

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McQuirter takes 4th and 5th places at state track meet

THS Lady Lion Jasmine McQuirter took 4th place in the long jump and 5th place in the 100 meter dash at the 2015 State Track and Field Meet held May 14th and 15th at the Mike Myers Complex in Austin.

T.H.S. Lady Lion Jasmine McQuirter participated in the 2015 State Track and Field Meet held May 14th and 15th at the Mike Myers Complex in Austin.

The lone Lion to qualify for the state meet; Jasmine took fourth place in the long jump with a distance of 17’ 9” and fifth place in the 100-meter dash with a time 11.91, which was her fastest time this year.

Jasmine was in first place in the long jump with 17’ 9” at the end of the preliminary round, but moved to fourth place following the final three jumps from each participant in the finals. The first place jump was 18’ 6” and the third place jump was just a half-inch longer than Jasmine’s 17’ 9” jump, knocking her out of the Bronze medal.

In the 100 meter run, McQuirter turned in her best time of the year at 11.91 seconds for Fifth place. She was in the lane next to the winner of the event, who set a new 3A state record with a time of 11.41 second.

Just a junior this year, Jasmine still has another year...

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Love, Dixon sign athletic scholarships to Texas College

John Love (left) is signing a Letter of Intent to attend Texas College in Tyler on a football scholarship. Xavier Dixon (right) signs A Letter of Intent to attend Texas College in Tyler on a basketball scholarship.

Texas College in Tyler improved both their football and basketball programs last Thursday, May 14th as Lion athletic standouts John Love and Xavier Dixon signed Letters of Intent to play ball at the school.

Love will play football and Dixon will play basketball for the Texas College Steers, while attending classes on athletic scholarships. The two seniors excelled in their respective sports at Teague High School and have promising futures as members of the Texas College Steers.

Texas College is a NAIA Division I Member as well as a member of the Red River South Athletic Conference. Texas College is a historically black college founded in 1894 by a group of CME ministers, Their mission, which continues to employ the principals of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, is to ensure that the student body experiences balanced intellectual, psychological, social and spiritual development, aimed at enabling them...

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City receives $98,493.72 sales tax rebate check

The City of Teague has received a check in the amount of $98,493.72 for their portion of the state sales tax rebate sent out each month by the State Comptroller’s office. The May rebate check is a 57.80 percent increase from the $62,414.66 check sent to the city at this time last year. For the first five months of 2015 the City...

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Lions Baseball advances to Regional Quarterfinals

The Teague Lions claimed the Area Championship last Saturday with a thrilling 9-8 extra inning win over White Oak. With the win, the Lions advance to the Regional Quarterfinals to play district rival Clifton in a best-of-three game series this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (if needed) at Midway High School in Waco...

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