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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Parkview Medical Clinic opens on Hwy 84 in Teague

Michael Grissett, APRN, FNP-C

Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia is pleased to announce that it has opened it’s doors of the Parkview Medical Clinic of Teague on January 19. The clinic is located at 101 Anthony Drive and offers the full spectrum of primary care Monday through Friday.

“I’m excited about this opportunity to again serve the community,” stated Michael Herr, Parkview’s Chief Operating Officer. “Returning the Medical Clinic to Teague provides the area a partnership with a facility committed to high quality healthcare, which is integral to the growth and well-being of a community.”

Providing care in the clinic is Michael Grissett, a nurse practitioner who has been seeing patients at the Mexia location since September. Michael is a native of Buffalo, Texas and looks forward to serving the patients of the area close to his home in Fairfield.

“I am excited about getting to know the residents of Teague,” stated Grissett. “I enjoy seeing patients from of all ages, and I have a special passion for teaching patients about better health and taking care of those with chronic illnesses.”

Staff in addition to Mr. Grissett will be Misty Boyd, LVN and Perla Muñoz, clerical....

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City sales tax rebate check up 89.48 percent

The Masons of Boggy Lodge #739 went to Teague Nursing Home to award Mr. Edwin Sembera with his 65-year pin for dedicated service to the Masonic Order. Mr. Sembera’s son, Ron Sembera (2nd from right), was present for the award. Masons presenting the 65-year pin were (l to r) Billy Henderson, Ricky Prasil, Marvin Maxson, Lin Utsey, Edwin Sembera, and Charles Day who conducted the ceremony.

The City of Teague has received a check in the amount of $79,641.12 for their portion of the state sales tax rebate sent out each month by the State Comptroller’s office.

The January rebate check 89.48 percent increase from the $42,029.52 check sent to the city at this time last year.

For the first month of 2015 the City of Teague has received checks totaling $79,41.12 an increase of 89.48 percent from last year’s total at this time of $42,029.52.

Three quarters of all sales tax rebate checks sent to the City of Teague are deposited into the general fund for local operations and the remaining twenty-five percent of the check is deposited into the Teague Economic Development Corporation’s fund account.

The City of Fairfield received a check in the amount of $148,387.93 this month. The check is a 6.82 percent more than the $138,911.69 check received at this time last year. So far in 2015, Fairfield has received checks totaling $148,387.93, an increase of 6.82 percent from the $138,911.69 received by this time last year.

The City of Wortham received a check in the amount of $12,318.81, an increase of 36.96 percent from last year’s check at this time of $8,994.04. So far this year, the City of Wortham...

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Newell Cox was real popular in school

Newell Cox

Mr. Newell Cox was born in Teague. His father, Perry T. Cox, was from Cotton Gin and his mother, Maggie Watts Cox, was born and raised in Teague. Newell was the oldest of three children, Newell, Naomi and James. Perry Cox was a carpenter/contractor and built homes and buildings in Teague, Freestone County, and Fort Worth.

Newell Cox attended Booker T. Washington High School in Teague. “We had a good time in high school,” said Cox. “We went to the movies at the Star Theater, picnics, hayrides, birthday parties and all. No one had cars so we had to walk everywhere we went. I was real popular in school.....the girls liked me,” he said with a grin.

Following graduation, with honors, from Booker T. Washington High School, Mr. Cox went on to Huston-Tillotson University, in Austin, where he earned a BA degree, with honors, in Music. He then moved to Houston to attend Texas Southern University and earned his Masters degree, with honors, in Education. At that time things were looking good for Mr. Cox. He was a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. The next thing he knew he was drafted into the United States Army. He was stationed at Fort Bliss, in El Paso, Texas and was promoted to Corporal...

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Lion Basketball Team ranked 25th in Coaches Poll

VARSITY LION STRONGMAN RYAN MITCHELL was selected “Lifter of the Meet” at the Fairfield High School Powerlifting Meet held Saturday, January 17th. Mitchell competes in the 275-pound weight class and had a personal best total of 1,715 pounds on the day. See related story inside this week's print issue.

Sporting a season record of 12-6 and a District record of 3-2, the THS Varsity Boys Basketball Team broke into the top 25 ranking in state in 3A basketball.

The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Poll (TABC) has the Lions ranked at #25 as of Friday, January 16th.

Under the direction of Coach Dexter Patrick, the high-flying Lions have scored 1,082 points while allowing 909 points to be scored against them this season. Zay Dixon (#1) is leading the team in scoring with an average of 17.7 points per game (ppg). Following Dixon is AJ Weathers (#3) with 8.1 ppg, Mylan Shed (#21) with 7.9 ppg, Tyrese Heard (#11) with 6.7 ppg, Mikkail Shephard (#10) with 6.0 ppg, OJ McClenon (#23) with 5.7 ppg, Kei’vontray Brooks (#12) with 5.4 ppg, and Major Burrell (#5) with 3.8 ppg. Also contributing are Justin Fowler, AJ Estada, Marcus Williams, Lawson Abrams, Tayvis Coleman and Jaylon Davis.

The TABC Poll has the top 25 3A teams in the state listed as follows:

1.      Sunnyvale       (23-2)

2.      Shallowater     (19-1)

3.      Wall    (17-6)

4.      Brock   (19-6)

5.      Jim Ned (19-5)

6.      Life Oak Cliff  (19-4)

7.      Jarrell (24-2)...

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