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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

City Pool Discussed At Council Meeting

BOGGY MASONIC LODGE #739 held installation of officers for the 2014 - 2015 year on Friday, July 18, 2014. A wonderful fried chicken dinner with all the trimmings was served prior to the ceremony. New officers are (front row, l to r) Charles Day, Treasurer; Marvin Brooks, Senior Warden; John Bell, Tiler; James Barrentine, Installing Officer; Ed Marcott, Installing Marshall; James Barrentine III, Senior Steward; Linden Utsey, Junior Warden; Fred Roe Eppes, Master of Ceremonies; (back row, l to r) Russell Teer, Senior Decon; Herbert Barrentine, Worshipful Master; Marvin Maxson, Junior Deacon; Bobby Few, Secretary.

Teague City Council members approved a motion to set aside the remaining $48,000 presently allocated for swimming pool repairs and incorporate the funds into next year’s budget when the pool will hopefully be back in service for the citizens of Teague.

The action was taken during the City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting held Tuesday evening, July 15th at City Hall. Mayor Earnest Pack reports the pool did not pass inspection and could not be reopened this year due to safety issues concerning the electrical lights in the pool. Under new standards, the electrical system at the aging facility was not up to grade. Pack said the council is waiting on estimates to have the pool completely redone, and he believes the city can have the pool back in operation by next summer.

Council members agreed to move forward on three pieces of property in the city in violation of the city Health and Sanitation policy. The three property owners will be notified and have 30 days to bring their property up to code standards. If the property is not improved within the allotted time frame, the city may begin issuing daily fines and foreclosure procedures.

A motion was approved by the council to change the city’s procedure to require purchase orders for purchases to S1,000 or more to be signed by department directors instead of only by the City Administrator.

In other action taken during the meeting:

Council members authorized the Mayor and City Administrator to execute the 2013-2014 year end audit engagement...

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George Boyd Is Director On and Off Broadway

George Boyd, Director

“In the old Teague City Hall is where my interest in theatre began,” said Teague native, George Boyd. “They had a beautiful little theatre upstairs where we did plays and had piano recitals. If it’s even possible I want to have my memorial service there when I die.”

George hasn’t lived as long as most of the people in these columns about people of Teague, but he has lived a huge life, so far, and needed to be recognized for his amazing achievements.

Drayton and Rose Boyd moved to Teague after World War II in 1946 with their three-year-old son George Drayton Boyd III. George grew up in Teague and graduated from Teague High School with the Class of 1962. He said, “I learned the two skills that have made me a living all these years at Teague High School.” “I learned to type which was always my fall back job in the beginning when theatre jobs were hard to come by and to speak Spanish taught by...

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Football Practice Begins August 4

MS. IRENE BAKER was honored with a party for her 100th birthday on July 17, 2014. Ms. Baker has been a resident at Teague Nursing and Rehabilitation Center since 2008. She appears to be so excited to have her family come for her party. Family members in attendance are,(front row, l to r) Kendle Brizendine, Irene, Bailey Brizendine, (second row, l to r) Melissa Brizendine, Mitchell Wren, Judy Baker, Pat Wren, Belinda Summers, Buddy Baker and Davie Baker.

During the hot summer days of late July, fall and football games seem far away. However, it will only be a couple weeks before practices will be underway getting student athletes across the state in shape for another year of Texas football at its best. The hometown Teague Lions will be competing in District 11-3A this year against Malakoff, Elkhart, Eustace, Kemp and Palestine Westwood. The Lions will be under the direction of first year Athletic Director/Head Coach Donnie Osborn. Osborn moves to the field house after serving as principal of Teague High School for a year and Teague Junior High School for approximately twenty years.

The Lions are returning eleven on offense and four on defense from last year’s team that went 7-4, including a trip to the Bi-District play-offs.

Look for big things from the Lions this year as Dave Campbell’s 2014 Texas Football Magazine has the Lions starting the season ranked #9 in the state in 3A Division 1.

Teague’s first scrimmage of the year will be the Orange and White scrimmage on Saturday, August 9th at 10 a.m. in Lion Stadium. The Lions will then scrimmage on Friday, August 15th against Waco Robinson in Robinson and finish their scrimmages for the year against Troy in Lion Stadium on Thursday, August 21st.

The Lions will play five preseason games...

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