Thursday, May 25, 2017

In THS Class of 2017... Trinidad and Guerrero are top graduates

TEAGUE HIGH SCHOOL 2017 graduates taking top honors are (l to r) Monica Guerrero, Salutatorian, and Thalia Trinidad, Valedictorian. These outstanding students have shown their dedication through hard work giving Monica a 4.714 and Thalia a 4.730 grade point average.

Top Teague graduates for the Class of 2017 are Valedictorian, Thalia Trinidad and Salutatorian, Monica Guerrero. With dedication to academics, Miss Trinidad was named top student of her class with a grade point average of 4.730, followed very closely by Miss Guerrero with a grade point average of 4.714. Thalia Trinidad is the daughter of Ricky and Wendy Trinidad and her siblings are Gabby and Troy Trinidad. Thalia plans to attend the University of Houston and major in Journalism – Public Relations. She said, “I enjoy writing and relating to others.” In fact her hobbies are writing poetry, writing short stories, photography and reading. “When I was in 8th grade my teacher, Mrs. Black, was speaking in class about Valedictorian and Salutatorian and I thought to myself that’s what I want to be. I set myself a goal to reach, I worked hard making straight A’s and extra curricular activities. I have been in 5.0 classes and did extra events,” said Thalia. She has been in band and a Drum Major for two years playing the tuba. She has been to state two years out of four. In UIL Thalia excelled in Spelling/Vocabulary for four years, All Region Band with the tuba; Team Ready Writing where she advanced to regional’s. Thalia participated in Debate and Robotics as well as National Honor Society. She is co-editor of the Teague High School paper. Thalia said, “I feel liberated knowing that all of my hard work has paid off.” Her advice to underclassmen is to take 5-point classes, never settle for less than an A, and hold yourself to high standards. While in school, Thalia is working at the Teague Dairy Queen. “I appreciate the intimacy at Teague High School. You are able to know everyone one on one rather than being just a number,” she said. Salutatorian, Monica Guerrero is the daughter of Martin and Denise Guerrero and her sister is Olivia. Monica plans to attend Southeastern Community College, in Twin Falls, Idaho, on a volleyball scholarship. She intends to major in Emergency Medical Services/Pre-Med. She is studying to be a surgeon when she is older. While at Teague High School Monica was involved in Volleyball, Marching and Concert Band, track and field, cheerleading and power lifting. Honors received in high school are Student-Of-The Week, A Honor Roll, an engineering award, volleyball and power lifting MVP. Monica was also involved in her community when she played her instrument at the Veterans Memorial; she coached may league volleyball team and played her instrument at the nursing home at Christmas. “I am so blessed to earn the honor of being Salutatorian this year at Teague High School. I would advise underclassmen to stay focused and chase your dreams,” said Monica. “My favorite teacher is Coach Hardee, my power lifting coach. He pushed me past my limits and made me the athlete I am. He convinced me to play college volleyball,” she...

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Entertainment for Freestone County Fair is announced

THE TEAGUE HIGH SCHOOL halls were filled with music on Monday evening, May 15th when the 8th grade band, non varsity band and the Teague Lion Band played to a full house. They were amazing, thanks to Teague Band director, Carrie Martin, who manages to turn out an award winning band every year. Pictured is The Teague Lion Varsity Band.

One of the best things that happens this time of year is the Freestone County Fair and this year is no exception! As well as the animal judging, stock show, great food, exhibits and breath taking rides is the entertainment.

The entertainment line-up for Freestone County Fair:

Monday – Pushwater; Tuesday – Acoustic set with members of Pushwater and Down and Out with Mondo Solis; Wednesday – Cowboy Heritage Church; Thursday – Steve Idlett and Down and Out; Friday – Jerrett Zoch and the OSR Band; Saturday – The Lanky Moore Band.

The Freestone County Fair and Rodeo Parade will roll through downtown Fairfield on June 12th at 7:00 p.m. Come and join in on the fun at the 2017 Freestone County Fair and Rodeo.

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Guerrero Signs for Southeastern Community College in Twin Falls

THE TEAGUE HIGH SCHOOL halls were filled with music on Monday evening, May 15th when the 8th grade band, non varsity band and the Teague Lion Band played to a full house. They were amazing, thanks to Teague Band director, Carrie Martin, who manages to turn out an award winning band every year. Pictured is The Teague Lion Varsity Band.

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Lion baseball team loses to Franklin in Area play-off game


The Teague Lion baseball season came to an end last Friday night, May 12th in a one game Area play-off game that actually took two days to complete.

The Lions lost in the Area Round of the State playoffs to Franklin, by a score of 9-5, in a game played in Madisonville. The game was called in bottom of the third inning on Thursday evening, May 11th due to bad weather with the score tied at one run apiece. Teague led 4-2 at one point Friday but Franklin came back to win and advance to the regional tournament

Congratulations are extended to the District Champion Lions and their Coaches on a great season.

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Davis takes 6th place at State Track Meet

Varsity Lion Jaylon Davis took 6th place in the State 3A 400-meter run held Saturday afternoon, May 13th in the Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Davis, a senior and the lone athlete from Teague to make the state meet, ran the finals of the 400-meter run in a time of 50.80 seconds. Will Anderson of East Bernard High School won the event with a time of 48.0 seconds.

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Council members fill three vacant positions, canvas election returns

After running short handed for a while, Teague City Council members filled three empty positions after conducting employment interviews while meeting in executive session Monday evening, May 15th during their regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall. Joining the city’s staff will be Sara Timberlake-Trevino as Bookkeeper, Robert Garcia as Public Works Employee, and Albert Jones as Assistant Public Works Director. All three were hired with a 90-day...

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After search warrant executed... Local man is arrested

The Freestone County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Teague Police Department and Tri-County Auto Task Force, executed a search warrant Tuesday, May 9th on East Hwy 84 near Teague City limits. During the execution of the search warrant and investigation, some seven plus pounds of marijuana was seized on the property along with a number of pharmaceutical narcotics, mushrooms, 4 firearms, and $4900 cash. Also...

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At Teague Intermediate School... Parents outraged over disciplinary action; students told to rub hands on floor, lick fingers

TISD School officials are still investigating a disciplinary incident that occurred on Friday, May 12th involving Intermediate School Principal Vickey Little and the fourth grade boys at the school. Numerous reports on social media pages began to appear from outraged parents Friday evening after school was dismissed and the fourth grade boys began telling the bizarre disciplinary actions they were required to do. What would have been a quite...

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