News Stories

After being closed in April due to safety issues, the bridge over Fireman’s Park is open again thanks to the combined efforts of the City of Graham, Keep Graham Beautiful and the Bertha Foundation.

The Graham Hospital District board of directors approved its fiscal year 2018 budget and tax rate for Graham Regional Medical Center, keeping the same property tax rate as last year, but cutting ex

The Graham Fire and Rescue Auxiliary recently donated a new thermal imaging camera to the Graham Fire Department, a $1,400 cost that thanks to the auxiliary won’t come out of the city’s pocket.

Elton Carroll “E.C.” Blair of Graham, tried for allegedly arranging the murder of Leah Martin, was found not guilty Thursday night by a Stephens County jury.

The Graham ISD school board in mid-September approved a program to honor those who have contributed to the success of Graham ISD.

Graham’s annual Fall Clean-Up event kicks off this Saturday, Oct. 14, and continues through Sunday, Oct. 22.

Trinity University in San Antonio will be presenting one football player each year with an award honoring one of Graham’s own: the Spencer Street Tiger Leadership Award.

The Lions Clubs of Graham are bringing the old-fashioned, one-ring, big-top Culpepper & Merriweather Circus to Graham, on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

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

Dennis Ray Hawkins, 67, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 in Graham. A memorial service will be held Monday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. at Morningside Baptist Church.

Sandra Jo "Sandy" Hamman was born July 25, 1947 in Denver, Colo. to Clyde Preston and Christine Bell (Chaplin) Huff.

Barbara June (Townsend) Holt passed on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, leaving a legacy of love and strength to her family and those whose lives she touched.

The Graham Leader

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