News Stories

A Young County jury found John Michael McBride, 48, guilty of sexual assault of a child and sentenced him to 15 years in state prison after a three-day trial that ended Nov. 9.

The city of Graham’s sales tax rebate dropped 1.27 percent this month, compared with the same month last year.

Graham’s Bethel Baptist Church is preparing already to host its 30th annual free community Thanksgiving dinner. The church, at 209 Tennessee St., will serve dinner from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Seven constitutional amendments were on the ballot Tuesday, Nov.

The Graham ISD Board of Trustees rejected a request for approval to change the name of the Young County Appraisal District.

The Texas Department of Transportation has been given approval by the Texas Transportation Commission to provide $166,667 to the city of Graham for improvements at Graham Municipal Airport.

The Brazos River Authority on Monday approved a contract with the City of Graham regarding the Salt Creek Park project that excluded the Army Corps of Engineers and authorized the transfer of $1.4

The city of Graham’s sales tax rebate rose just over 2 percent this month, compared with the same month last year, continuing a trend of rebates improving over the previous year.

Sports

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.

Obituaries

Darrell Weatherbee, 71, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at his home in Graham.

James Ray "Jim" Upham, 85, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at his home in Graham.

Joyce Lee Conder Crispin, 56, of Gardendale, entered eternity on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. She was born in Olney on Sunday, Aug. 6, 1961, to Eddie Dewayne and Glenda Joyce Lee Conder.

The Graham Leader

GRAHAM OFFICE

620 Oak Street

P.O. Box 600

Graham, Texas 76450
Phone: (940) 549-7800

Fax: (940) 549-4364