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The Young County New Century Veterans Memorial will be getting a special addition of an animal nature, with a memorial to honor all dogs who served in the military.

Young County Commissioners’ passed their 2017-18 budget and total tax rate Monday, a rate of $0.751300 per $100 valuation, which is a 6.48 percent increase from last year’s rate.

The Humane Society of Young County Executive Director Kristi Morrison stepped down from her position two weeks ago, HSYC Board President Rhonda Bone said.

Thirteen Young County organizations raised an estimated total of $116,069 in donations through the Texoma Gives program Thursday, in partnership with the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation.

William Dale Huffman Jr., of Graham, was charged Aug. 22 with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, by Federal Drug Task Force officials.

Now more than ever, keep your hands on the wheel. As of Sept. 1, it is now a crime to text while driving in Texas, one of hundreds of new state laws that went into effect that day.

The Graham Independent School District approved a tax rate unchanged from their last four year’s actual total tax rate of 1.347 cents per $100 valuation, and a budget of $22,741,613.

A 16-hour day of donations to nonprofits in a 24-county area is the purpose of the Texoma Gives program that will be occurring on Sept. 7, with many nonprofits in Young County participating.


Newcastle High School graduate Brandon Bailey tips off a game in 2011.

More than 60 teams will compete throughout Young County Saturday as part of the fifth annual Brandon Bailey Shoot-Out 3-3 Basketball Tournament.

WEATHERFORD— The Graham High School softball team advanced to the third round of the UIL playoffs following a walk-off RBI single by senior Alysia Alcantar Saturday.

AZLE— The Graham High School baseball team made quick work of Brownwood, sweeping the Lions (7-3, 10-3) to advance to the area round of the UIL state playoffs.


Christine Gilmore, 94, passed away Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 in Graham. Funeral was scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 in Morrison Funeral Home Chapel.

Dr. Lena Faye Buchanan, 71, of Wynnewood, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 in Paul's Valley, OK. Funeral is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Doug Hamilton, 52, passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Funeral is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at 2 p.m. in Morrison Funeral Home Chapel.

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