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Sammy Baugh Children’s Home Closing

The Sammy Baugh Children’s Home in Jayton will be closing after nine years it was announced Monday during a regular meeting of  the Kent County Commissioners’ Court. Following are minutes of that meeting attended by… [Read More]

Motley-Dickens Old Settlers Reunion

The 92nd Annual Motley-Dickens Old Settlers Reunion and Rodeo will be held this weekend–Thursday, August 27 through Sunday, August 31. Events will kick off Thursday, August 27 in Roaring Springs at 10:00 a.m. with the… [Read More]

New School Year

By Cindi Taylor Bells will ring Monday morning, August 24, telling area students to return to class as the three local school districts begin a new year. A new school year means new staff and… [Read More]

New Texas Truancy Law

by Terri Langford, www.texastribune.org When the state’s new truancy law takes effect Sept. 1, students will no longer face criminal sanctions — penalties that could include jail time — for skipping school. But there is… [Read More]

Sports

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Football Season Kick-Off

The 2015 football season kicks off Thursday for the Jayton Jaybirds, who will host Petersburg, and FridAay for the Spur Bulldogs, who will meet Bryson at Knox City, and Friday for the Patton Springs Rangers,… [Read More]

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Football Season Kick-Off

The 2015 football season kicks off Thursday for the Jayton Jaybirds, who will host Petersburg, and FridAay for the Spur Bulldogs, who will meet Bryson at Knox City, and Friday for the Patton Springs Rangers,… [Read More]

Football_Season_KickOff

Football Season Kick-Off

The 2015 football season kicks off Thursday for the Jayton Jaybirds, who will host Petersburg, and FridAay for the Spur Bulldogs, who will meet Bryson at Knox City, and Friday for the Patton Springs Rangers,… [Read More]

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Spurette in All-Star Shootout

Spur Spurettes’ Sierra Fry played in the Small School Shootout All-Star Game on Friday, June 19. The game was played at Brownwood High School’s Warren Gym in Brownwood. Fry is a 2015 Spur High School… [Read More]

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Jayton Jr. High Tennis Wins District Meet

Jayton Jr. High competed in the District Tennis Meet on May 4 in Sweetwater. Tye Scogin won boys singles and Haley Norvell and Noah Sprinkle won mixed doubles . . . Want to read the… [Read More]

Patton Springs Athletic Banquet was held Thursday, May 21, 2015.  Students receiving awards are pictured left to right:  Antonia Rottgen, Alyssa Ellis, Ashleigh Jones, Ashlee Jennings, Shana Fondren, Tanner Jennings, Ethan Fernandez, and Duncan Aumiller.

Patton Springs School Athletic Banquet

Patton Springs student athletes were recognized by their coaches during the 2014-15 Patton Springs ISD Athletic Banquet,Thursday, May 21. Football MVP Tanner Jennings Basketball MVP Tanner Jennings Cross Country MVP Lady Ranger – Alyssa Ellis… [Read More]

School News

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Ward, Scogin, Brendle play in six-man all star games

Spur’s Victoria Ward, Jayton’s Travis Scogin, and Guthrie’s Tucker Brendle played in all-star games during the 2015 6-Man Coaches Clinic All-Star games, July 15-18, in Wichita Falls, and Spur head coach Jeff Shelton and Happy… [Read More]

Patton Springs ISD August Board Meeting

Patton Springs Independent School District board of trustees held a regular meeting Monday, August 17, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.  in the Administrative Office. The following business was transacted: The meeting was called to order. Attending… [Read More]

Spur ISD Board Meeting

The Spur ISD Board of Trustees met in regular session on Monday, August 24th. They approved the minutes of both the July 27th regular and special meetings. The public meeting/hearing was held to discuss and… [Read More]

Weekly Columns

Library Notes by Merla Watson

Greetings dear readers!  Hope you had a great week!  I spent a very relaxing week in the mountains of New Mexico! We would like to wish all the students and teachers a great school year… [Read More]

Library Notes by Beth Rumbaugh

Monday, September 7 is First Monday Reader’s Club.  The author we will be discussing is Lilian Jackson Braun, the delightful author of the Cat Who… books.  Read one of her book, bring a lunch and… [Read More]

Taylor Made by Mitzi Taylor

Boog and I made the trip down to San Angelo last Sunday to see our sweet Layla. Wow! This grandparent business is addictin’! I wasn’t prepared! I’m ready to move to San Angelo, don’t have… [Read More]

Spur Senior Citizens News by Linda Alexander

HOT! HOT! HOT! It has definitely been that! Well grandparents, I hope you enjoyed time with your grandchildren this summer, because it is time for “back-to-school” already. Now the parents, I’m sure are ready for… [Read More]