Teague Chronicle 2018 Year in Review July through December

July - December 2018

July 5

The rodeo announcer calls Willis Pickett, “The Ninth Wonder of the World!”

Pickett turns 72 yrs. young in August. He and his mugger, Brad Hicks didn’t win on this run, but got their cow mugged and milked. The crowd cheered Willis on as he ran the length of the arena to show the judges the milk he had collected in his coke bottle.

Pickett has competed in the Teague Wild Cow milking for over 50 yrs. now. He has been both the mugger and milker through the years, but mostly milks these days. He won first place in 2006 and wears the winner’s belt buckle with great pride.

The 89th Annual July Fourth Teague Rodeo brought people out in droves to enjoy three nights of rodeo entertainment.

With this event being one of the longest running amateur rodeos in the State of Texas, expectations run high for the competitors in the arena and they do not disappoint.

Spectators across the state were in attendance to cheer on their own hometown cowboy or cowgirl.

The Teague Chronicle has a new member on the team. For many of the residents they may already recognize her from a retail outlet just up the block. Her name is Shelly Pope and we are glad to have her onboard.

July 12

Members of the Board of Texas Veterans Remembrance Park gathered to accept a donation of $2,500 to the park on Thursday, July 5.

Amy Evans, owner of East Pines Design and FREECO brand creator, along with her son, Aaron handed over a check to be used for the park itself.

“My grandfather and many other members of my family are veterans,” Amy said. “This park and remembering our veterans means a great deal to me and my family.”

An exciting night in Richardson erupted into screams of joy as Miss Dallas and Miss Park City held tight to each other as one of them was about to become the new Miss Texas.

When Madison Fuller heard her name, this was the moment dreams came true for this Fairfield girl.

Freestone County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) announced grant approval for the department to receive microphone extenders and body cameras at the June 27 meeting. The two grants total $30,000. The microphone extenders will allow 1,200 to 1,400 extra feet of transmission for deputies. Sheriff Jeremy Shipley said the body cameras will connect with the officers in-car cameras for added safety.

 

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