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Graham City Manager Brandon Anderson (right) speaks Thursday during a Graham City Council meeting regarding a timeline of events which have transpired since he began in 2015 that have halted major water improvements projects in the city.
Leader photo by Thomas Wallner

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Owen Loesch, pictured during an April 10, 2021 appearance against Rose State College, has accepted an offer to pitch for the University of New Mexico beginning next season. Loesch had 25 innings pitched in 19 appearances for the Trojans in 2021 with one win, one save and 35 strikeouts.
Contributed photo from Owen Loesch

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A preliminary design plan presented to the Graham City Council and Graham Planning and Zoning Board for a project regarding apartments on the second floor of 607-609 Elm St. The property was approved by both entities for a special use permit request this week.
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Workers move around piles of what remains of the American Inn motel on Elm Street in Graham. The property was purchased by the Graham Industrial Association and has been in contract with the organization for four months. The organization closed on the property the week before demolition began on Monday, July 12.
Leader photo by Thomas Wallner

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Rachel Grimsley sends a ball over the next during the Lady Blues’ opening match of the Jon Smith Memorial Volleyball Tournament in Abilene Friday morning. Grimsley is one of two Lady Blues returning from last year’s senior-heavy roster.
Leader photo by Mike Williams

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A rendering of properties at 509 and 511 4th Street which were proposed to undergo renovations. The project was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the GIA is looking to implement another project at the same location.
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Graham City Manager Brandon Anderson (right) speaks Thursday during a Graham City Council meeting regarding a timeline of events which have transpired since he began in 2015 that have halted major water improvements projects in the city.
Leader photo by Thomas Wallner

The city of Graham gave an update Thursday during a city council meeting regarding their water improvement plan timeline and the current status of their water improvement projects.

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A preliminary design plan presented to the Graham City Council and Graham Planning and Zoning Board for a project regarding apartments on the second floor of 607-609 Elm St. The property was approved by both entities for a special use permit request this week.
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The Graham Planning and Zoning Board and Graham City Council approved a special use permit request regarding 607-609 Elm St.

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Workers move around piles of what remains of the American Inn motel on Elm Street in Graham. The property was purchased by the Graham Industrial Association and has been in contract with the organization for four months. The organization closed on the property the week before demolition began on Monday, July 12.
Leader photo by Thomas Wallner

The American Inn motel in Graham was demolished last week as the Graham Industrial Association moves forward with the future of the location on Elm St.

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A rendering of properties at 509 and 511 4th Street which were proposed to undergo renovations. The project was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the GIA is looking to implement another project at the same location.
Leader file photo

In October 2019, it was announced the Graham Industrial Association and the Hayhurst Brothers, featured on the DIY Network program ‘Texas Flip N Move,’ were partnered for a building concept on 509

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The 16-hour online giving event Texoma Gives, which in previous years has had participation from Young County organizations, is looking for nonprofits to join the sixth annual program by their cuto

Sports

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Owen Loesch, pictured during an April 10, 2021 appearance against Rose State College, has accepted an offer to pitch for the University of New Mexico beginning next season. Loesch had 25 innings pitched in 19 appearances for the Trojans in 2021 with one win, one save and 35 strikeouts.
Contributed photo from Owen Loesch

Years of hard work and persistence have paid off for 2019 Graham High School graduate Owen Loesch.

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Rachel Grimsley sends a ball over the next during the Lady Blues’ opening match of the Jon Smith Memorial Volleyball Tournament in Abilene Friday morning. Grimsley is one of two Lady Blues returning from last year’s senior-heavy roster.
Leader photo by Mike Williams

The Lady Blues sent three volleyball teams to Abilene last weekend to participate in two volleyball tournaments.

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Tackle football is making a return with a travel team in Graham youth football. Registration is available online at the Graham Sports Authority website. Leagues are available for flag football in 6U, 8U, 10U and 12U, tackle football is available for 12U only.
Contributed photo by David Flynn

Signups for the Graham Little League Football Association 2021 season are underway on the Graham Sports Authority website.

Obituaries

Evelyn Janette Henderson Miller went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 11, 2021.

Paul Douglass Hinson, age 70, passed away Friday, July 16, 2021, in Sugar Land, TX.

Paul was born Dec. 2, 1950, in Graham to the late Floy (Jr.) and Martha Davidson Hinson.

Betty McAnear, 85, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Friday, July 16, 2021. A Memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are with Morrison Funeral Home.

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