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Texas House of Representatives District 68 candidates David Spiller and Craig Carter speak at a HD68 forum in Young County Jan. 12, at the Young County Arena.
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Steers leading scorer Daniel Gilbertson struggled to find his shot during the team’s 76-68 loss to Lampasas in the bi-district playoff Tuesday at Brownwood Coliseum. He finished the game with 16 points on 4-16 shooting and 8-12 from the free-throw line.
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Snow which began to fall on Oak St. in Graham Sunday, Feb. 14. Due to the severe weather most of that week, power was out across the state and in Young County for many residents. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas called for rolling blackouts Monday, Feb. 15.
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Early voting was canceled in the Texas House of Representatives District 68 special runoff election. Early voting was set to be underway in the special runoff election and was scheduled to run weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 16-19 at North Central Texas College and Olney Community Library.
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Winter storms caused havoc on the UIL sports schedules last week. Several games across Texas were canceled or postponed. Graham soccer canceled the first three games of the district schedule for both the Steers and Lady Blues.
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Snow falls in Graham on City Florist Sunday afternoon on Oak St. The winter weather continued into the rest of the week with  additional snowfall on Tuesday. Due to the weather on Sunday, statewide rolling power outages were reported. In Graham, areas had outages for over 25 hours. Heating stations were set up throughout the city for those who lost heat.
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News Stories

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Texas House of Representatives District 68 candidates David Spiller and Craig Carter speak at a HD68 forum in Young County Jan. 12, at the Young County Arena.
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David Spiller won the Texas House of Representatives District 68 seat after the uncertified totals were released Tuesday following the special runoff election.

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Snow which began to fall on Oak St. in Graham Sunday, Feb. 14. Due to the severe weather most of that week, power was out across the state and in Young County for many residents. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas called for rolling blackouts Monday, Feb. 15.
Leader photo by Thomas Wallner

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gave an update Wednesday regarding the response to the severe weather conditions two weeks ago and the power outages caused by that weather. Among other concerns, Gov.

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Early voting was canceled in the Texas House of Representatives District 68 special runoff election. Early voting was set to be underway in the special runoff election and was scheduled to run weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 16-19 at North Central Texas College and Olney Community Library.
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Early voting in the Texas House of Representatives District 68 special runoff election was canceled this week in Young County due to inclement winter weather which started Sunday and continued thro

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Snow falls in Graham on City Florist Sunday afternoon on Oak St. The winter weather continued into the rest of the week with  additional snowfall on Tuesday. Due to the weather on Sunday, statewide rolling power outages were reported. In Graham, areas had outages for over 25 hours. Heating stations were set up throughout the city for those who lost heat.
Leader photo by Thomas Wallner

Severe winter weather slammed the state this week with record lows in Graham and freezing temperatures and snow causing power outages for residents locally and throughout the state. Gov.

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On Oct. 1, 2020, a semi was stuck after a Toyota pickup was traveling north on Hwy. 16 and failed to stop at the intersection at Hwy. 114, causing the driver to crash into the passenger side of a semi pulling an empty trailer. The driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene. The Texas Department of Transportation will be changing the intersection at Hwy. 114 and Hwy. 16 into a four-way stop in the coming months.
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Changes are on the way at a dangerous Young County intersection. The Texas Department of Transportation will be changing the intersection at Hwy. 114 and Hwy.

Sports

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Steers leading scorer Daniel Gilbertson struggled to find his shot during the team’s 76-68 loss to Lampasas in the bi-district playoff Tuesday at Brownwood Coliseum. He finished the game with 16 points on 4-16 shooting and 8-12 from the free-throw line.
Leader photo by Mike Williams

There is something to be said about getting hot at the right time.

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Winter storms caused havoc on the UIL sports schedules last week. Several games across Texas were canceled or postponed. Graham soccer canceled the first three games of the district schedule for both the Steers and Lady Blues.
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The high school sports world is continuing to press on with basketball playoffs after a series of winter storms pushed through Texas causing massive power outages across the state.

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Lawson Wenninger stretches out to avoid a charging call during the Steers’ loss at Burkburnett Tuesday. The loss dropped the Steers into a tie for third place with Iowa Park in the district. The two teams were scheduled to meet last night at Graham High School.
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The struggles came early and often for the Graham Steers on Tuesday night. With playoff seeding still on the line, the Steers struggled with a revenge-minded Burkburnett Bulldogs.

Obituaries

Allen R. Emmons, MMC, United States Navy, Retired, age 81, passed away Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, surrounded by his family whom he loved dearly. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Basilia Esparza Castro passed away Feb. 11, 2021. She was 88. A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home.

Michael Dean Booher, 62, passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 in Wichita Falls. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 at 2 p.m.

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