• Obituary: Thelma Yvonne Watts - 04/24/2015 04:08 PM CDT
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  • Obituary: Thelma Yvonne Watts - 04/24/2015 04:08 PM CDT
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  • Sunday, April 26, 2015 Classifieds - 04/24/2015 03:37 PM CDT
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    Graham man sentenced to 30 years for sexual abuse of minor

    04/24/2015 04:55 PM CDT
    Editor’s note: Due to the explicit, graphic and sexual nature of the incidents described and the age of those involved, certain names and details have been withheld from the following report. 
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    It takes a village
    04/24/2015 04:04 PM CDT - How do you feed an entire village in 60 minutes? First, it helps to have moxie. Second, you have to be organized. Third, reckless enthusiasm is a definite plus. Read more

    Blue Bell recalls all products from stores
    04/24/2015 03:58 PM CDT - The Blue Bell Ice Cream recall has grown with the company announcing a recall of all its products Monday, April 20, and a Tuesday Centers For Disease Control and Prevention announcement linking two more illnesses to tainted ice cream from the iconic Texas brand. Read more

    Young County jail has new leadership
    04/24/2015 03:58 PM CDT - Young County's formal introduction to its new jail administrator came during the April 13 Commissioners Court meeting, but Maj.  Eric Brown, who came here by way of Stephens County, has been manning the helm at the Young county Jail since March 9. Read more

    Jail seeks outside company to handle medical burden
    04/24/2015 03:58 PM CDT - The Young County Commissioners Court will consider an overhaul of its inmate medical policy at the county jail, one that could amount to up to $50,000 in savings from the yearly budget according to one jail official. Read more

    Armandariz murder trial cost surpasses $1.2 million
    04/24/2015 03:46 PM CDT - It’s official — the total cost to Young County for the Gabriel Armandariz capital murder trial has surpassed the million dollar mark, and County Auditor Cheryl Roberts said the bills are still coming. Read more

    Death of key figure stuns city
    04/24/2015 03:59 PM CDT - The man that was hired to drill over 20 water wells expected to provide 600,000 gallons of water a day to the City of Graham has died unexpectedly leaving local leadership shocked but not in fear for the future of the project. Read more

    GHS track teams shine at area meet; grab 19 regional spots
    04/24/2015 11:57 AM CDT - The Graham track teams took five individual area championships, set three school records on Thursday and punched 19 tickets to the Region I meet. The Steers finished fourth overall with 92 points behind Abilene-Wylie (132), Vernon (103) and Mineral Wells (97). Read more

    City Council green lights alcohol sales on Square for food festival
    04/23/2015 12:21 PM CDT - After more than 90 minutes of discussion, the Graham City Council voted 3 - 2 this morning to allow the sale of alcohol on the town's Downtown Square during this summer's first-ever Food Truck Championship of Texas. Read more

    Steers dominate Brownwood for first district win
    04/23/2015 11:38 AM CDT - After a rough start to the district slate, everything came together for the Graham Steers baseball team Tuesday night against Brownwood.   The Steers had 11 runs on eight hits while taking advantage of five Brownwood errors as they cruised to an 11-1 win. Read more

    Owner spots his stolen truck in rearview mirror; arrest made

    PIEDMONT, Ala. (AP) — A man driving to work in Alabama suddenly noticed his stolen pickup truck following him, setting off a chain of events that included a pursuit, a crash and an arrest. Full Story
    Film to probe Newark schoolyard murders' toll on family

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — For what seemed a small eternity, Shalga Hightower epitomized the picture of parental grief in the aftermath of Newark's 2007 schoolyard killings, when a group of men and boys, including one who turned 15 that day, lined up her college-bound daughter and two friends and shot them each in the back of the head. Full Story