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Sometimes it takes a village to raise an owlet.

Car burglars struck again this week, this time taking not one, but two firearms among other possessions from around 10 unlocked vehicles Wednesday night.

Graham High School One Act Play, led by theater arts teacher Salley Maxey, far right, advanced from the Area contest on March 31 to the Regional UIL competition at Texas Tech on Thursday, April 6.

Monday, April 3
1:22 p.m. – Suspicious human spotted on S. Hwy. 16, Graham.
2:27 p.m. – Information shared with Graham Police Department on Brazos St., Graham.

Wrecks kept emergency responders busy Wednesday, with two major accidents taking place within a couple of hours.

Fire gutted a vacant house before dawn Wednesday, and the state fire marshal is looking into the cause.

Young County Judge John Bullock recently announced Wayne McCallum was hired as Young County emergency management coordinator in February, while the judge will remain as the county’s emergency manag

Keep Graham Beautiful’s annual Spring Clean-Up event for the city of Graham will start this Saturday, April 1, and continue through April 9.


GRAHAM— More than 30 Graham High School track and field athletes advanced to the Area Track and Field Meet with the Lady Blues capturing the Region 1 District 6 Meet title in the process.

GRAHAM— Not even a 10-strikeout by Burkburnett pitcher Jocelyn Bright could stop the Graham Lady Blues from picking up their fourth district victory in a 1-0 shutout.

GRAHAM— The Graham High School baseball team faces a tough road to the playoffs after falling to Burkburnett 2-1 Tuesday.


James E. Smith, 83, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Weatherford. Graveside services were held Friday, April 14, at 2 p.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorial services followed at 3 p.m.

Robert Lynn Shanklin, 69, of Millsap passed away April 8, 2017. He was born Feb. 23, 1948 in Dallas, to Artie and Jacle Cannon Shanklin.

Elettra Reddell Rogers, 47, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Wichita Falls. A graveside funeral will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Veal Creek Cemetery in Stephens County.

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