Month: April 2017

CISD Honors HS UIL Participants

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter CROCKETT – As the Crockett ISD Board of Trustees meeting held on Monday, April 24 got underway, Crockett High School UIL participants were recognized for their efforts in the recently held competitions. UIL Academic Coordinator Pamela Randall informed the board the students had done exceptionally well and several would be advancing to the regional competition. “I think it was a wonderful year. The kids really put in a lot of time and effort, as far as their studies and tutorials. They came after school and before school because we don’t have a (UIL) period...

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Sandie Band Holds Spring Concert

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon! The Grapeland Sandie Band held its year end concert on Sunday, April 23 and treated the Grapeland community to a double header from the sixth and seventh grade band and the combined Grades 8-12 Mighty Sandie Band. The wonderful sounds of woodwinds, brass instruments and percussion resonated through the Lorena Shultz Auditorium as the sixth and seventh graders took the stage under the direction of longtime band director Perry Frank. Frank led the younger band members through a selection of music which featured...

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Grapeland ISD Approves District of Innovation Plan 

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter GRAPELAND – The Grapeland Independent School District Board of Trustees met in a relatively short, regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 17 to take care of some housekeeping items before the end of the 2016-2017 school year. The meeting was highlighted by the board’s approval of plan to become a “District of Innovation.” GISD Superintendent Gregg Spivey explained the district might not use all of the options available by becoming a District of Innovation but added, “It will nice to have them.” During a February meeting of the GISD Board, Spivey expounded on what...

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Sandiettes Close Out District with Win over Lady Lions

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter LOVELADY – The Grapeland Sandiettes capped over their 21-2A District Championship season with a win over the Lovelady Lady Lions on Friday, April 21 by a final score of 5-2. After Lovelady pitcher Sydney Price shut down the Grapeland batting order in the first inning, the Sandiettes scored a pair of runs in the second to take an early 2-0 lead. Price struck out Madi McCombs to open the second but yielded a walk to Hannah Chipman who followed McCombs in the order. Chipman moved to second on a wild pitch, stole third and...

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Lions Roar Past Panthers

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter LOVELADY – The Lovelady Lions used a nine run second inning to put away the Normangee Panthers by a score of 15-2 and remain unbeaten in District 21-2A action. While the final certainly doesn’t indicate it, the Panthers had their chances to make it a completely different ballgame beginning in the first inning. Hunter Murray was on the mound for the Lions and gave up a lead-off single to Cobey Powell to open the game. An error in the outfield allowed Powell to take second on the hit and when Evan Pate drew a...

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