Month: February 2017

GISD Seeks to Become District of Innovation

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – When the Grapeland ISD Board of Trustees convenes its monthly meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m., the school board members will be asked to consider giving their approval to a “District of Innovation” resolution. “Becoming a District of Innovation will give Grapeland ISD more local control and allows the district more flexibility to implement programs and procedures that best fit the needs of our students, staff, parents and community,” GISD Superintendent Gregg Spivey said when asked what that means for the district. He added it would give GISD more local...

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Step Right Up – Free Money for All!

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – With the ongoing discussions of how to best “fix” the public school system in Texas by Texas lawmakers, one area which has received more than its fair share of attention is the voucher system. Several area superintendents have voiced their opinions on the matter and seem to be in agreement – school vouchers are not the answer. CISD Superintendent Terry Myers has been an outspoken critic of the proposed legislation and recently received a letter from the district’s legal counsel, Blake Powell – an attorney with the law firm of Powell and...

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Sandiettes Capture District 20-2A Championship

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – While the Grapeland Sandies are working towards their ninth consecutive district title, for the Grapeland Sandiettes, it’s been awhile. Let’s just say Prince was partying like it was 1999 and Bill Clinton was president the last time they hoisted the district championship trophy. Make no mistake, the Sandiettes have had some really good teams since then and are postseason perennials. Even with all their past success, however, the Grapeland girls had not laid claim to the moniker of “district champs” in basketball since the turn of the century. That all changed on...

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Grapeland Inches Closer to Ninth Straight District Title

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – The Grapeland Sandies took another step towards their ninth consecutive district championship on Tuesday, Feb. 7 with their 80-37 win over the Centerville Tigers. The win sets up a showdown with the Big Sandy Wildcats on Friday, Feb. 10. The Sandies defeated the Wildcats earlier this season by a score of 64-49, in Dallardsville. It’s simple, if Grapeland wins on Friday they are the District 20-2A champs, regardless of the outcome of their regular season finale against the Groveton Indians on Valentine’s Day. As the game got underway on Tuesday, Grapeland raced...

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Lady Dawgs Fetch District 21-3A Championship  

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter  ANDERSON – While it wasn’t their best game of the season, the Crockett Lady Bulldogs did just enough to win and bring home the District 21-3A Championship after their 54-42 defeat of the Anderson-Shiro Lady Owls. Crockett came out flat in the first quarter and only posted 10 points in the game’s opening eight minutes. Katelin Holmes and Dea’Junique James both put up four points while Mercedes James accounted for the other two. Fortunately for the Lady Dawgs, the Lady Owls also had trouble getting off the ground and only managed to post seven...

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