Wolfforth trims proposed budget by $53,000

Department heads for the city of Wolfforth chopped a deficit of $135,395 to $82,000 after Wolfforth City Council members asked them to trim the proposed 2013-14 city budget. Debbie Perkey, Wolfforth city secretary, said several small items were taken from the budget, with everything from memberships at the new Wolfforth Public Recreation Facility at Preston […]

Willow Bend principal looking forward to new role

New relationships are one of the big appeals of starting as the new principal of Willow Bend Elementary School. Denise Stewart was introduced as the new principal at Willow Bend during the Aug. 12 meeting of the Frenship Independent School District Board of Trustees. Just shy of two weeks before school starts, Stewart was already […]

Frenship staff celebrates return to school at convocation

Touching videos and rallying speeches from a 2013 graduate and a fourth-grader were part of the Frenship Independent School District convocation on the morning of Monday, Aug. 19 in the Frenship High School Performing Arts Center. The family of Amanda Ladd, a junior at Frenship High School who died from cystic fibrosis in March of […]

Oak Ridge fourth-grader steals convocation

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 […]