(Casey Holder, The Graham Leader)
New visitor center officially open for business

Chamber of Commerce CEO Jennifer Conway said the new space will be a perfect face for the City of Graham.
07/31/2015 05:20 PM CDT
For Graham Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Jennifer Conway, Thursday's grand opening of the town's new visitor center marked both a new beginning and the end of a long road. 
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County valuations in, down 3.3 percent
07/31/2015 05:15 PM CDT - Roughly 3.3 percent — that’s how much the total certified taxable value for Young County dropped from last year. Official figures from the Young County Appraisal District show the overall certified taxable value at $1,073,779,720, which represents a loss of $36,405,750 from fiscal year 2014. Read more

TEXAS
(Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Texas residents condemn plan for Muslim cemetery

DALLAS (AP) — Muslims say they're looking for a place to bury their dead. Locals say it's a plot to gain a foothold in their small rural Texas town. Full Story
NATION
American Journalism Review to stop publishing after 38 years

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The American Journalism Review will stop publishing online, bringing to an end 38 years of reporting on the news media. Full Story
SPORTS
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Area athletes compete in Games of Texas state track meet

After sweating through two summer months worth of spring-like practices and track meets, three area youngsters are showcasing their progress at this weekend's annual Texas Amateur Athletic Federation state meet in Bryan and College Station. Read more
 
MOST RECENT
(Casey Holder, The Graham Leader)
New visitor center officially open for business

Chamber of Commerce CEO Jennifer Conway said the new space will be a perfect face for the City of Graham.
07/31/2015 05:20 PM CDT
For Graham Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Jennifer Conway, Thursday's grand opening of the town's new visitor center marked both a new beginning and the end of a long road. 
Read more
County valuations in, down 3.3 percent
07/31/2015 05:15 PM CDT - Roughly 3.3 percent — that’s how much the total certified taxable value for Young County dropped from last year. Official figures from the Young County Appraisal District show the overall certified taxable value at $1,073,779,720, which represents a loss of $36,405,750 from fiscal year 2014. Read more

Olney man arrested on federal child pornography charges detained
07/31/2015 05:13 PM CDT - A Young County man arrested on charges of production of child pornography waived a federal court’s determination of probable cause during a Tuesday probable cause and detention hearing in a Wichita Falls federal court. Read more

Crestview Elementary School has a new principal
07/29/2015 11:42 AM CDT - Crestview Elementary School has a new leader, former Graham High School Assistant Principal and Olney Elementary Principal Travis Armstrong.  GISD board trustees approved the hire of Armstrong at a special meeting on Monday morning, July 28, at the GISD administration building. Read more

Teens linked to Arkansas capital murder extradited
07/28/2015 05:16 PM CDT - Young County Detention Center Administrator Maj. Eric Brown confirmed Monday that the three persons of interest in an out-of-state capital murder investigation incarcerated at the Young County Detention Center were extradited to Arkansas Tuesday, July 28. Read more

Long-time extension agent to retire
07/28/2015 05:12 PM CDT - After 22 years of solid contribution to the betterment of Young County, assisting heavily in both the creation of key county projects and helping to bring the area out of critical agricultural crisis, Agrilife Extension Agent Brad Morrison is ready to retire. Read more

Rep. Springer hosts forum
07/28/2015 05:08 PM CDT - Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part report on Rep. Drew Springer's meeting. Almost two months after the 84th Legislative session closed on June 1, State Rep. Read more

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Daniel Wu's martial arts TV series premieres in Nov. on AMC

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Hong Kong movie star Daniel Wu is bringing martial arts back to TV in the U. Full Story
J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.