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The Graham High School Smokin’ Steers BBQ team cooks food during the Pigskin Weekend event on the square in October. The city of Graham is host to one of 11 regional high school barbecue competitions this weekend.
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Graham to host regional barbecue competition on downtown square

The city of Graham will play host to one of 11 regional high school barbecue competitions this weekend.

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New Graham Fire Department Chief Jim Don Laurent shakes hands with Graham City Manager Brandon Anderson after the Graham City Council meeting Thursday.
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Laurent named new GFD chief

From an early age Jim Don Laurent wanted to be a firefighter following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.

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Dean Smith (left) with Graham ISD Superintendent Sonny Cruse after Smith was inducted into the Graham Public Education Foundation program in Sept. 2019. The program for this year was postponed and has a tentative date set of Friday, Jan. 29 for the ceremony.
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GPEF Hall of Honor program gets tentative 2021 date

After opening up nominations for the Graham Public Education Foundation Hall of Honor program in June, the district has announced a tentative date for the postponed event.

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Jillian Wendel, of Graham FFA, won first place in her class and Reserve Grand Champion in the art division with a watercolor painting she exhibited in the Young County Fair and Junior Livestock Showin 2017 at the Young County Arena. All projects for the event in 2021 must be submitted to the contest must be in place by 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, with judging following at 1:30 p.m. the same day.
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YCJLS to host Creative Arts Contest in January

The Young County AgriLife Extension office will be accepting works for their Creative Arts Contest in January as a part of the Young County Junior Livestock Show and Fair.

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Lee Boyd shows off a lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) map to members of the Rotary Club of Graham after the meeting. The map had a trail which the Graham Parks and Recreation Board is looking into adding. Shown from left to right are Boyd (front), DC Adams, Ben Disney, Zack Burkett, III (front), and Paul McQuerry.
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Parks board gives park update, reapplying for TPWD grants

The chairman of the Graham Parks and Recreation board spoke with the Rotary Club of Graham Tuesday about the future of the new park and upcoming projects.

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