Kris Humpert is shown with his 6.05-pound winner of the Big Bass award during the September Hells Gate Bass Club’s 2 Man Tournament. Courtesy photos
Bryson quarterback Brayden Houser (15) rumbled into the endzone for the game-tying touchdown in the opening quarter. Bryson would go on to out-score Woodson 61-16 in the homecoming event.  Leader photo by Monica Buchanan
Leader photo by Bryan Ray
Elizabeth Routon made a play on the ball during the Blues’ dominant district-opening win over Hirschi. Leader photo by Jason Hanks
Leader photos by Bryan Ray
Baylee Loomis finished with four blocks in the Blues’ win over Windthorst Tuesday. Loomis, Emily Davis (pictured) and Skylar Morris each had four blocks in the win, and Loomis led the team with four aces.  Leader photo by David Flynn

News Stories

GHS Senior Smith Graham was named as one of about 16,000 Semifinalists in the current National Merit Scholarship program after receiving a qualifying score on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Sch

Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Silas Morton chapter gather with the Graham High School student body during the student council’s presentation of the 79th annual DAR flag raising ceremony. (Leader photos by Samantha Isbell)

Graham High School Student Council presented the 79th Annual Flag Raising ceremony by the Graham chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution in honor of Constitution Week on Wednesday morning.

Discussion of an ordinance to prohibit alcohol sales within 1,000 feet of the borders of any Graham ISD campus came to a halt Thursday after the city found it didn’t have the authority to do so.

Sports

Bryson quarterback Brayden Houser (15) rumbled into the endzone for the game-tying touchdown in the opening quarter. Bryson would go on to out-score Woodson 61-16 in the homecoming event.  Leader photo by Monica Buchanan

The Bryson Cowboys won their fifth straight game with a 61-16 homecoming win over Woodson.

Leader photo by Bryan Ray

Newcastle quarterback Mikey Walker completed this pass in the Bobcats 72-22 dismantling of the Throckmorton Greyhounds Friday night in Throckmorton. The Bobcats are now ranked No.

Elizabeth Routon made a play on the ball during the Blues’ dominant district-opening win over Hirschi. Leader photo by Jason Hanks

The Lady Blues volleyball team made quick work of the Hirschi Huskies Friday night in the district opener.
In three straight sets the Blues won 25-2; 25-9; 25-12.

Obituaries

Shirley Louise Irvin, 81, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 in Graham. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 2 p.m.

Charles Edward Barron Sr., 82, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 in Fort Worth. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 29, at 1:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church.

Douglas Wayne Lackey, 73, of The Colony passed away at home on the morning of Sept. 16, 2016.

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