Archive for 2012

Kids Are Cool knows raising a child is serious business, not to be taken lightly

In Texas, 35 percent of our children don’t graduate high school – that’s a serious statistic. In 1995, a comprehensive 10-year study was released that showed for every dollar invested in high-quality early childhood education programs, a return of seven dollars in preventative costs associated with incarceration, truancy, school dropout, and teen pregnancy was recouped. […]

Look for bargains on tax-free weekend

It’s tax-free weekend. School supplies and a lot of clothing items are tax-free for the next three days. While you’re out shopping, you might remember there are a few who can’t afford all those shiny new crayons. If you’re so inclined, you can drop off a few items or even money at the “Meet the […]

Homecoming is almost here! The Flower Box is taking orders now for mums and garters

With local high schools beginning to celebrate homecoming as early as September, The Flower Box is prepped and ready to take on this special time of year! Basic mums and garters start at $29.99 and can be designed with all the ‘bells and whistles’ you desire. Every school color and activity is available – order […]

Get rid of weeds and pests for good! Call Neat Control Co. for easy weed control

Tired of fighting weeds in your lawn and landscape all year long? Look at any finely manicured lawn and behind it you will find an owner who hires a professional lawn care company or licensed chemical application company. If they don’t, then they are probably retired and have the time it takes to keep their […]

Tigers ready for Friday’s scrimmage

Frenship football will get to hit someone else for the first time this season Friday night in the first of two preseason scrimmages. The Tigers take on Lubbock-Cooper in Woodrow, with varsity slated to take the field at 7 p.m. “It’s not so much who we’re playing and how we stack up against them as […]

Volleyball welcomes coach McCully back, eyes district crown

After sitting out last season because of an illness, Frenship coach Jennifer McCully is ready to lead the Tigers to the top of district play once again. McCully, 34, has an autoimmune condition that sidelined her last year, at times making it difficult for her to walk let alone coach high school volleyball. “I was […]

More Frenship convocation videos will be found HERE

In chronological order, videos from Frenship’s convocation on Tuesday morning: Gosh, I hope I did actually get those in chronological order! My favorites here would be the second and the final video. In the last video, childhood friends Joy Harris and Jerome Bell, both Frenship graduates, perform “Stand By Me” together. But poor Joy is […]

Wilson to headline summer concert at Betenbough

For a third summer, Betenbough Homes is bringing local-grown artist Josh Wilson to Lubbock on Aug. 23 from 8-9:30 p.m. for a Summer Concert on the Lawn. Specifically, that lawn will be the area in front of Betenbough’s three model homes at 6517 82nd St., where chairs will be set out for an expected 500 […]

Frenship convocation features Hollywood, FHS alumni

Hollywood played a big part in Frenship Independent School District’s convocation to welcome back teachers and staff, with the theme of the event being Frenship Grammies. But heroes also played heavily into the event, which ran just under two hours. Kelsie Watts, a 2009 Frenship High School graduate, and Jerome Bell, a 2001 FHS grad, […]

FISD tax rate stays unchanged from 2011

A tax rate of $1.50 per $100 of taxable value was announced for publication at Monday night’s meeting of the Frenship Independent School District Board of Trustees. Frenship ISD’s chief financial officer, Greg Cartwright, told the board that the state requires it to publish a notice of both its intention to pass a budget for […]