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Grady girls take three of four after turkey break

GRADY – The Grady girls’ basketball teams nearly had a clean sweep winning three of the four games played after the Thanksgiving holiday break.

The varsity Wildcats destroyed Coahoma 55-37 on Tuesday to improve to 7-3 on the season.

Raina Short was spectacular with 25 points followed by an exceptional effort of 11 points from Jaden Rodriguez.

Also coming up big for Grady in the score books was Maddy Garza with six points, Haydn Burge four points, Ashley Hill three points, and Sage McAnally, Grace Price and Grace Williams with two points each.

The junior varsity needed an extra four minutes to claw out a 26-25 win over Coahoma in overtime.

Skye Shock led the Wildcats with nine points followed by Suujey Seyva with seven and Airyn Lochridge and Mercedes Jimenez with five apiece. Emilee Jones provided two pivotal points.

 

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Stanton girls run record to 8-2

STANTON – Stanton girls basketball is heading in the right direction as the varsity girls are 8-2 and the junior varsity has won two of its last three games.

The varsity squad downed Andrews 38-27 on Nov. 19.

Katie Harris led the Buffaloes with 12 points followed by Emma Dunn with nine and Gaby Rodriguez with five. Kenzi Spinks scored five points for Stanton and Sydney Harris, Savanna Hewtty and Kirsten Church rounded out the scoring with three, two and one point respectively.

The junior varsity won its game over Andrews 40-34.

The next day, Stanton crushed Kermit 50-33 earning head coach Junior Ashmore his 700th career coaching victory.

 

 

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MODEL T LEAVES ELECTRIC RAILWAY IN THE DUST

This Week In Texas History

Postal inspectors effectively pulled the plug on a Corsicana-to-Palestine electric railway on Dec. 4, 1907 by banning the fraudulent firm from the U.S. mail.

Following a modest debut in Ohio in 1889, the revolutionary new mode of transportation took the country by storm. Enthusiasts brashly boasted the so-called “interurban” would make the iron horse as obsolete as the covered wagon.

Realistic boosters never seriously suggested the electric conveyance would replace the steam locomotive, which would continue to carry cargo and passengers over long distances. However, they did believe the interurban had a promising future in the short-haul commute.

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Cowboy Mentality

I ran into Randy in the airport. He was draggin’ his right hind leg like an escaped convict tryin’ to cover his tracks. I could see it had taken him a while to pull his pant leg on over the swollen knee. He side-slid to a stop to visit for a minute. “So.” I asked stupidly, “Hurt yourself?”

Randy is a rodeo announcer. A good one, I might add. I’ve seen him work. But this injury could certainly not be worked related, I thought to myself. Rodeo announcers are a little higher up the food chain than those of us who actually get within striking distance of large herbivores.

They sit in their ivory towers above the dust and flailing hooves, inciting the fans and titillating the timers. Occasionally stooping to act as straight man to the barrel man’s jokes but above it all, maintaining their dignity. Ringmaster of all they survey.

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Crude oil takes a dive and here’s why it happened

WEST TEXAS - Crudeoil prices carved out fresh yearly lows last week, deepening carnage in a commodity that already had futures for the U.S. benchmark and the international contract falling beneath closely watched levels.

Global benchmark Brent oil LCOF9, +1.19% and West Texas Intermediate are in a bear market, usually defined as a drop of at least 20% from a recent peak.

The Wall Street Journal has listed a few reasons that industry experts say contributed to the latest tumble, which had WTI crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange US:CLZ8 shedding 7.7% to settle at $50.42 a barrel, marking the lowest finish since Oct. 9 of 2017:

Holiday trading volume: Traders say that Friday’s decline can at least partly be attributed to thinner trading volumes following Thanksgiving, when commodity markets were closed.

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Stanton coach reaches major milestone

STANTON - When Stanton’s Junior Ashmore recorded his first win as young coach in Hale Center, none of the players on his current team had been born. On Nov. 20, after 34 years at the helm, coach Ashmore recorded his 700th win by defeating the Kermit Yellow Jackets 50-33.

Ashmore didn’t have to wait long for the milestone victory as his Lady Buffs have had a really good start to the season winning five of their first seven games. Most of the

wins earned over schools of larger classifications including Lamesa, Monahans and Andrews.

Stanton’s team effort was key to the 700th victory as two players were in double figures while a total of nine players provided points.

Ashmore was an all-state basketball player for Hale Center High School where he graduated in 1980.

 

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Santa, parade here Monday night starting at 6 pm

STANTON - Santa Claus is coming to town - and he’s going to be a little early this year - like next Monday night.

The annual Lighted Christmas Parade sponsored by the Martin County Chamber of Commerce will begin at 6:30 pm, Dec. 3 in downtown Stanton.

And Santa’s in the mix. He’s going to ride in the parade and end up over at the Martin County Community center to take requests and have a photo or two with all those who show up.

The Stanton Elementary School fourth graders will begin the evening with caroling at the Martin County Courthouse at 6 pm and the Knights of Columbus will warm you up with hot cocoa all evening.

All are invited to enter a float - meeat at the First United Methodist Church at 6 pm.

After the parade head over to the community center to see Santa and take part in the Christmas Bazaar.

 

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