Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lions kick-off season tonight against Lexington

At Derrick Johnson Kick-off Classic in Waco ISD Stadium

2014 Teague Lion Varsity Football Team

The Teague Lions will face the Lexington Eagles to kickoff the 2014 football season in Waco this Thursday evening at 7:30 P.M. in Waco I.S.D. Stadium as part of the Derrick Johnson Kick-off Classic.

The Lions come into Thursday’s contest after two well played outings in both scrimmages against Robinson and Troy.

The Lions will feature their three-headed monster in Austin Skinner (6’1 190 4.7), John Love (5’10 190 4.5), and Aaron Mitchell (5’10 185 4.5) who all put up big numbers in 2013.

Look for Kail Shepherd (5’11 165 4.5), Robbie West (5’11 165 4.5), and Will Vanwinkle (6’3 200 4.8) and Mitchell to be the main targets in the passing game to provide the balance for the Lions’.

The offensive-line will consist of senior Cam McSwane...

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Hendon says he didn’t do as much as he got credit for

Mickey Hendon

“When we took girls out on dates, said Mickey, we would find a gas tank to cyphen some gas from and go out to the cemetery and go rabbit hunting. It seemed like no matter what happened people would say, “It’s those Hendon boys again!” He smiled and said, “We didn’t do nearly as much as we got credit for.” Mickey’s running buddies in high school were Sam Sims and Leroy Hullum.

William Michael Hendon was the first born of George Boyd and Catheryne Lee Hendon. He was born at the old Davidson Hospital in Teague on February 12, 1938. He has three brothers: George Hendon of Dallas, Don Hendon of Longview, and Jim Hendon of Lake Mexia. All four boys as well as their father and mother were born in Teague and graduated from Teague High School. G.B. Hendon worked for the railroad as a conductor. The family lived in a two-story house out by Greenwood Cemetery for a while. It was the Lee family home. They then moved to a house at 601 S. 9th Avenue. “At that time 9th Avenue was dirt, iron ore, and sand,” said Mickey...

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Danny Barrett is new Reverend at First United Methodist

Rev. Danny Barrett

The First United Methodist Church in Teague has a new minister. Reverend Danny Barrett and his wife Vera come to Teague after being in Santa Fe, Texas, a town of about 12,000, for three and one half years.

“We are excited about coming to Teague. It’ a good move for us,” said Rev. Barrett. Teague is close to Waco where Rev. Barrett was raised. Laughing, Rev. Barrett said, “I tell people that I had a drug problem when I was young......My mother drug me to church every Sunday. My dad drove a truck and was gone a lot so my mother raised three boys practically on her own. My mother was very instrumental in my life.”

Rev. Barrett met his wife on a blind date. They went to see the movie “Macbeth” in 1971 and have loved each other ever since. Barrett worked for Enron for six years as a Product Metering Specialist. He measured natural gas liquids that were coming in and going out to make sure the balance was good. “I worked there...

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Council moves code violations to municipal court

City council members agreed to move forward with action against two property owners with property in violation of the City’s Health and Sanitation Code, while meeting in regular session on Tuesday evening, August 19th at City Hall. A third property owner was given a 30-day extension since clean up of his property is currently underway. Council...

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