Archive - 2014
Pictured are Steven Le and Hayley Brownlow, recipients of the Terry Scholar Foundation Scholarship.
The Terry Foundation is a Houston-based scholarship program founded to provide scholarships to outstanding Texas high school graduates and transfer scholars for attendance at public colleges and universities within the state.
Steven and Hayley are both attending Texas Tech University, one of the schools that the Terry Foundation provides for. The students applied for the scholarship and were chosen based on that application to attend an interview in Dallas.
Roscoeâ€™s Eva Aguayo and Highlandâ€™s Michael Hyde were among 52 athletes â€” all selected by the Abilene Reporter-News as Best of the Big Country Student-Athletes of the Week â€” who were honored during an awards dinner at Abilene Christian University this past Saturday.
The 52 student-athletes were nominated by their coaches on the criteria of leadership, character, team-work and on-field perfor-mance. The award was created to draw attention to those representing their programs in a positive way on and off the field.
Today will be sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be from the south at 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 68 and breezy winds from the south-southeast at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could get as high as 30 mph.
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Texas State Technical College West Texas participated in the statewide movement GenTX day on May 2. The movement celebrates the seniors and encourages higher education.
TSTC West Texas is part of the Abilene Regional P-16 Council and supports seniors in our communities and encourages higher education.
Shown are TSTC Sweetwaterâ€™s Sears Building staff show their support for GenTX Day.
On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) will be co-hosting the Governorâ€™s Small Business Forum along with the Texas Workforce Commission and Governorâ€™s Office.
Roscoe ISD eighth graders collect their winnings after participating in Texas National Bankâ€™s Financial Literacy Essay Contest.
The students each wrote a 400 word essay discussing three steps people can take to begin building wealth regardless of the size of their income.
Pictured from left to right are Brenda Stirl, Camden Boren (second place $50 winner), Ethan Scott (third place $25 winner), Murissa Horton (first place $100 winner) and Mike Fernandez.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 94. Winds will be breezy and from the south at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 65 and breezy winds remaining from the south at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
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The three biggest stories of the 2013-14 school year that involved local athletes all had a direct connection to Austin.
Two of them â€” the success of the Highland girls basketball team in late February as well as over a dozen Class 1A, Division II track athletes just this past weekend â€” had to do with great athletic achievement and getting to compete in University Interscholastic League events that were held in Austin.
The top Highland High School athletes in several sports were recognized at the schoolâ€™s end-of-the-year banquet held recently.
Michael Hyde was the re-cipient of three honors, as he was presented with the Hornet football and boys track and field awards as well as receiving a Fighting Hornet Award.
Others honored at the banquet as their sportâ€™s top athletes were Madison Moseley in cross country; Sierra Allen in girls basketball; Beth Richburg and Hannah Allen in girls track and field; and Ethan Wilson in boys basketball.
A Mustang Baseball Camp will be held June 2-5 at Sportsmanâ€™s Park (high school baseball field).