Independence Day celebrated at Hapgood Park

Revelers at Hapgood Park in Henrietta celebrate Independence Day on Friday.

Revelers wanting a safe place to celebrate the Fourth of July with pyrotechnics gathered in Hapgood Park Friday for Fireworks in the Park, a fundraiser for the Henrietta VFD. The event was one of several Independence Day celebrations around the area, including the … [Read more...]

Henrietta grads earn $464,000 in scholarships, grants

Katelyn Suneson, Sal.

Members of the Henrietta High School Class of 2014 have been awarded more than $464,000 combined in scholarships and grants. The class is historically small for Henrietta, with 47 members graduating. Many of the scholarships and grants were announced during … [Read more...]

Petrolia High School Class of 2014

Joey Trevino, Val.

Joey Trevino is co-valedictorian of the Petrolia High School Class of 2014, along with Heather Goolsby who represents a portion of the student body that attended Byers High School prior to consolidation. Jennifer Holt is salutatorian. Petrolia CISD will hold … [Read more...]

Midway High School Class of 2014

Cassidy Mass, Val.

Cassidy Mass is valedictorian of the Midway High School Class of 2014. The school will host commencement exercises at 7 p.m. Friday, May 30, in Midway’s John Guice Gymnasium. Mass plans to attend Vernon College to become a licensed vocational nurse. While at … [Read more...]

Bellevue High School Class of 2014

Kayla Specht, Val.

Kayla Specht graduates as valedictorian of the Bellevue Class of 2014. James Mangus is salutatorian. Belleuve ISD will hold commencement exercises at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 30 in the school auditorium. Specht plans to attend West Texas A&M in the fall with a … [Read more...]

Henrietta High School Class of 2014

Miranda Flores, Val.

Miranda Flores is valedictorian of the Henrietta High School Class of 2014, while Katelyn Suneson is salutatorian. Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Memorial Auditorium in Wichita Falls. Flores graduates with a grade average of … [Read more...]

Seniors begin graduation week with baccalaureate services

High school seniors across Clay County will walk the stage next weekend as they enter the next chapter of life. Celebration of their accomplishments begins with Baccalaureate on Sunday, May 25, and ends with graduation exercises on Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May … [Read more...]

‘A Hat and its Habitat’ parade theme for the 83rd Pioneer Reunion

Bellevue students Kaden Ogle and Devon Cassetty ride on the sophomore class float during last year's Pioneer Reunion Parade. The theme for the 2014 parade has been announced.

The Pioneer Reunion Parade Theme is set! The Parade Committee has chosen a theme about all the different hats that the world has worn. “A Hat and its Habitat” is the parade theme for the 83rd annual Pioneer Reunion, Sept. 18-20. The following list will provide many … [Read more...]

‘One Voice’ sings anthem, Jones delivers game ball for Texas Rangers

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Clay County was well represented during the Texas Rangers game at Globe Life Park in Arlington April 18. “One Voice” a woman’s quartet from Henrietta once again sang the National Anthem, while 10-year-old Grady Jones of Dean delivered the game ball to the pitcher’s … [Read more...]

Watford wins Battle of the Beards prize; ‘Huntin’ the World’ takes world championship title

BOB Winner

Duane Watford of Henrietta brought in the largest Rio Grande gobbler entered in the 2014 Turkey Fest hunting competitions, earning the overall Battle of the Beards title and prizes valued at $1,200. Competing in the Battle of the Beards were 37 adults and nine youth. … [Read more...]