Thorndale

Thu
17
May

Thorndale Chamber awards outstanding community members

The Thorndale Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards Open House on May 10 honoring outstanding community members. Those honored were, from left, Farmer of the Year Darren Biar, Business Person of the Year Ann Glenn, Agribusiness Person of the Year Sandy Nordhausen, Elementary Student of the Year Kenlyn Talley, Citizen of the Year Moses Hinostrosa (represented by his parents), scholarship winner Logan O’Campo, and scholarship winner and High School Student of the Year Ashleigh Paulson. Not pictured is Kinley Meadors who was honored as Intermediate Student of the Year.

Thu
10
May

Thorndale voters turn down bond issues; put new faces on council

There will be a slate of new faces on Thorndale City Council following Saturday’s election, and voters once again turned down Thorndale ISD’s efforts for new facilities.

Voters elected newcomers Wayne Green and Steven Zuehlke to City Council, along with former mayor Allen Hejl. Zuelke led all votes with 30.22 percent of the vote, Green followed with 23.26 percent of the vote and Hejl won 17.32 percent of the vote. Remaining candidates Sam Pickett and Ashleigh Moehling received 15.45 percent and 13.75 percent of the vote respectively.

George Galbreath Jr. was elected mayor, garnering 58.33 percent of the vote to Mara McDowell’s 41.67 percent.

 

Thorndale ISD

TISD voters elected Ann Glenn and Adam Fisher to the school board. Glenn won 41.82 percent of the vote, Fisher won 29.87 percent of the vote, and challenger Trey Gilchrist won 28.32 percent of the vote.

Thu
03
May

Lady Dogs make quick work of Louise

The No. 1 Thorndale Lady Dogs (24-3-1) made quick work of their opening game in the Class 2A state softball playoffs.  The team demolished the Louise Lady Hornets 19-0 on Thursday night at Schulenburg in the teams’ bi-district contest.

Thorndale now moves on the area round where they will face Snook in a single elimination game.  First pitch is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Rockdale High School.  The Lady Jays are the second place team from 26-2A and defeated Deweyville in their bi-district contest.

It took just four and a half innings for Thorndale to take the win over the Lady Hornets.  Louise made three errors on defense that put Thorndale runners across the plate or in scoring position.

The Lady Dogs scored four runs in the bottom of the first, seven in the second and four in each of their third and fourth innings at bat.  Thorndale also collected 14 hits on the night.

Mon
30
Apr

Early voting begins for Thorndale city, school elections

Early voting in the May 5 city and school board elections began on April 23.

Early voting began this week at the Thorndale ISD administration building and will continue today and tomorrow between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. It will continue on Monday, April 30, through Tuesday, May 1, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day May 5. The polling location for the May 5 election is at the Thorndale Senior Citizens Center.

There will be several contested races in the election as well as a bond election for Thorndale ISD.

Incumbent Mayor Mara McDowell will face George Galbreath Jr. for Mayor.

Five people will be vying for three spots on the City Council. Incumbent Sam Pickett will face Allen Hejl, Steven Zuehkle, Ashleigh (Towery) Moehling and Wayne Green.

Mon
09
Apr

Hazardous Waste Collection Day set

A Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be held in Thorndale on April 14 at 501 E. US 79 in Thorndale from  9  a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to all residents of Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills, and San Saba Counties. 

Anyone who participates in the event must provide proof of residency. That could mean a Drivers License or a Water Bill. 

Residents will be allowed to drop off everything from paint, tile, car batteries, motor oil and other fluids, antifreeze, household cleaners and chemicals, flammables, pesticides, corrosives, and other hazardous materials. Passenger car and truck tires and rims will be accepted, with a small fee per tire or rim depending on size. Prohibited items include infectious and medical waste, biological and radioactive materials, compressed gas cylinders, ammo, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and explosives. Goodwill will be on site accepting electronic items with the exception of refrigerators and televisions.

Thu
22
Mar

May bond issues will offer options to TISD voters

Voters in Thorndale ISD will once again decide on a bond election on May 5.

TISD school trustees are proposing a mix-and-match style ballot in which voters can choose some, all or non of the three options which total $12,940,000.

The bonds, if passed, would mean a new high school, band hall and resurfaced track and more parking. There will also be changes to other buildings including the conversion of the high school to a middle school and the middle school for a fourth- and fifth-grade campus.

The bond will be presented to the public in three different options. 

Proposition A, a $9.8 million package, will include a new two-story high school building, the conversion of the high school into a middle school library and administration building, the conversion of the middle school into a new fourth- and fifth-grade campus, cafeteria renovations and more. 

Tue
20
Mar

Bulldogs come up short in bid for state title

The Bulldogs accept the State Trophy for being silver medalists in the State Tournament. The Thorndale Bulldogs bid for a state title came up short with a 61-55 loss to the Stinnett West Texas Comanches in the title game. Thorndale reached the championship game with a Friday morning semifinal win over Muenster (18-6). The Bulldogs defeated the Region II winner and defending state champions 39-35.

 

 

 

 

 

The Thorndale Bulldogs (34-4) had a tall order in front of them to win the program’s third boys basketball state title, but the height of the Stinnett West Texas Comanches (36-2) was just too much, as the Bulldogs fell 61-55 in the Class 2A UIL state basketball title game at the Alamodome in San Antonio on March 10.

The Comanches’ roster included a 6-8 center and a 6-4 guard.  That factor had Thorndale’s defense doubling down on the players in the paint and down low and left West Texas perimeter shooters with several open shots.

Jonah Villanueva, a sophomore guard that made just three points in the Comanches’ state semifinal win on Friday, hit six of his 10 shots beyond the arc for a game-high 22 points and inadvertently was named the championship game MVP.

Wed
07
Mar

Bulldogs headed back to state tournament for third year

Third time just might be the charm for Thorndale as it will make its third straight trip to the UIL state basketball tournament this weekend.

The No. 1 Thorndale Bulldogs (33-3), and Class 2A Region IV champion, will face No. 7 and defending state champion Muenster (18-5), Region II champion, in the state semifinals at 10 a.m. Friday at San Antonio’s Alamodome. The 8:30 a.m. semifinal will see Region III winner and No. 4 Shelbyville (32-4) play No. 10 and Region 1 winner Stinnett West Texas (34-2). Thorndale and Muenster were both at the state tourney last season.  This is Stinnett's first ever tourney appearance and the first for Shelbyville in 34 years.

The Bulldogs won their third straight region championship on Saturday with a 46-41 victory over district foe Mumford at New Braunfels Canyon High School.

Thu
01
Mar

Bulldogs headed back to Region IV Tournament

Scott Guzman slips in on defense to make a steal.

 

 

 

 

 

The No. 1 Thorndale Bulldogs (31-3) are back in the Class 2A Region IV tournament after defeating No. 15 Snook 58-46 in the regional quarterfinals on Tuesday night at Hearne High School.

The Bulldogs, champions of District 25-2A, will play No. 14 Port Aransas at 8 p.m. Friday at Canyon High School in New Braunfels in the second of two region semifinals game.  The first game will tip off at 6 p.m. and see Thorndale’s district foe Mumford play San Antonio Stacey.

The two winners will play at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Class 2A Region IV championship game and a berth in the UIL state tournament.

Port Aransas, winner of 30-2A, defeated No. 19 San Antonio Lee Academy 71-57 to earn a trip to the regional tournament.

Mumford, third place in 25-2A, defeated Yorktown 60-37 in its third round game and San Antonio Stacey, third place in 29-2A, won 77-61 over San Perlita in its regional quarterfinal match.

Fri
23
Feb

Thorndale ISD to offer three bond issues for May

Thorndale Independent School District decided to move forward with a new bond issue during a special meeting on Feb. 15.

The bond will be presented to the public in three different options. Proposition A, a $9.8 million package, will include a new two-story high school building, the conversion of the high school into a middle school library and administration building, the conversion of the middle school into a new fourth and fifth grade campus, cafeteria renovations and more. 

Proposition B,  a $2.4 million package, will include a new band hall addition, enclosure of the existing elementary pavilion, installation of an HVAC system in the middle school gym and renovations to the ag building. 

Proposition C, a $680,000 proposal, will resurface the existing track, construct 50 new parking spaces and purchase land for future construction.

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