Thorndale

Thu
09
Feb

Filing ongoing for Thorndale city, school elections

Filing has started for the May 6 city and school elections. Three city council places and two school board positions are up for grabs.

According to City Secretary Stacy Irwin, two people have filed for City Council. Ryan Davenport has filed to run for mayor, a position currently held by Allen Hejl. Incumbent council member Larry Drabek has filed for his current position. Stephanie Churchman is also up for election but has not filed at this time.

Anyone wishing to run can stop by City Hall at 105 North Main Street and pick up information.

As of press time no one had filed for any of the spots on the Thorndale ISD Board of Trustees. Positions held by Trey Felton and Kim Biar are up for election.

Anyone wishing to file can go by the Thorndale Administration Building at 300 North Main Street to pick up the necessary paperwork.

You can file for both races until Feb. 17.

Thu
09
Feb

Lady Dogs finish season with 74-28 win over Milano

Elise Biar gets in a foot race with Milano’s Kelaria King for a loose ball.

 

 

By MARIE BAKKEN

Champion Sports

 

The Thorndale Lady Dogs (22-6, 8-2) finished up their district schedule on Tuesday night with a 74-28 win over Milano (16-9, 6-4).  The Lady Dogs will represent 25-2A as the second place team, finishing behind Holland.  Milano will be the third place squad.  Thrall and Granger are battling it out for that fourth and final playoff spot.

There was never really a challenge from Milano, as the Lady Dogs led 34-14 by halftime.

Four Thorndale players scored in double-figures, led by Elise Biar and Kylie Buchanan with 15 points each.  Peyton Anastas added 13 and twin sister Presley scored 11.

Thu
05
Jan

No. 20 Bulldogs defeat Rosebud-Lott, set for Weimar Friday

Ashton Albert delivers the ball for two points.

By Marie Bakken
Champion Sports

Tue
27
Dec

Lady Dogs to host Thorndale Shootout this week

The Lady Dogs will host the annual Thorndale Shootout at Bulldog Gym and Thorndale Middle School Gym on Dec. 27-28.

The 12-team tournament is divided into four pools of three teams. The Pool groups are: Pool A-Thorndale, Groesbeck, Italy; Pool B-Taylor, Moulton, Caldwell; Pool C-Rogers, Salado Fayetteville; Pool D- Crawford, Hearne, Thorndale JV.

Pool play starts at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

The championship game is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday.  The third place game is at 4:45 p.m. and consolation is at 4:30.

Tue
29
Nov

TISD OKs architects for potential bond

The Thorndale School Board approved a contract with Goodwin-Lasiter-Strong architects for a potential bond project during its meeting Nov. 14.

The board had previously selected GLS as the architect for the project. 

TISD Superintendent Adam Ivy stated that the contract had been negotiated and revised through the district attorneys and was revised favorably for the district. The agreement removes arbitration as a method for dispute resolution and replaces it with mediation. The agreed upon fee of 7.25 percent was included along with a stipulation that if a bond is not passed that GLS will bill for pre-bond services at an hourly rate up to no more than $10,000 if the district completes no other work with GLS over the following year. 

The board approved the contract by a vote of 6-0.

Thu
27
Oct

Thorndale band superior at contest

The Fighting Band from Bulldog Land received a Superior 1st Division Rating at the Region 26 UIL Marching Contest held at Giddings High School on Saturday, Oct. 22. What a lot of folks don’t realize is that the band begins to practice for this contest at the end of July. While most kids are still enjoying their summer break the band kids cut their summers short in order to start rehearsing. Everyone knows the football team has two-a-days, but did you know that the band has two-a-days also. These kids are coming to band practice twice a day five days a week. They come in for sectionals and then they come in for full band rehearsal. These are some of the hardest working kids there are. The next time you see a band member take the time to give them a little shout out. The band would also like to say thank you to the Thorndale ISD School Board, administration, parents, staff and community for all of the support. The band could not be successful without your support.

Thu
13
Oct

Bulldogs defeat Normangee on the road

Thorndale’s Hunter Towery runs to the outside to pick up yardage for the Dogs.

By MARIE BAKKEN

Champion Sports 

 

The Thorndale Bulldogs proved they have got some fight left in them, as they came from behind to defeat Normangee 50-36 on the road Friday night and claim the Bulldogs’ first district win in two seasons.

The victory moves Thorndale to 2-4 on the season and 1-0 in District 13-2A Division I play, as Friday’s matchup was the league opener for both squads.

The Bulldogs garnered 462 yards of total offense on the night, all on the ground.  And the 50 point performance is the best for the squad in two seasons.

Luke Leschber’s 234 yard rushing performance on 42 carries and five touchdowns earned him a Texas Football Magazine Player of the Week nomination. (Votes can be made at www.texasfootball.com until noon on Friday.)

Thu
13
Oct

Thorndale Homecoming Court

Thorndale High School’s 2016 Homecoming Court members are: front row, from left, Calli Pipkin, Mary Leopold, Sage Wycough and Addison Cuba; back row, from left, Joshua Iselt, Chase Cuba, Ruben Briones and Hunter Towery. The Homecoming royalty will be crowned during halftime of Friday’s football game with Moody.

Fri
07
Oct

Thorndale ISD has unwelcome visitor

Thorndale ISD had an unwelcome visitor late last week.

According to the Thorndale Police Department, on September 29-30 a skunk was found on the Thorndale ISD campus. 

The skunk was trapped in a utility room and was turned over to the Thorndale Police Department. There was no known contact with the skunk and it is unknown how long the skunk was located in this area. 

The Thorndale Police Department impounded the animal and submitted it for testing at the Department of State Health Services where it tested positive for rabies.

If you had contact with this skunk, you are asked to call the Thorndale PD immediately. Rabies is a fatal disease.

Fri
23
Sep

Thorndale honors hero police officers

Thorndale police officers Michael M. Moehling and Kurt R. Kraemer were recognized for their efforts to save the life of a Thorndale resident Keith Fisher on Aug. 22 during the Sept. 14 Thorndale City Council meeting. Pictured from left are: Ariel Traub with Senator Charles Schwertner’s office; Kraemer; Fisher; Moehling; and Aaron Gibson with Rep. Marsha Farney’s office.

The Thorndale City Council honored two hometown heroes during its meeting Sept. 14.

Thorndale police officers Michael M. Moehling and Kurt R. Kraemer were recognized for their efforts to save the life of a Thorndale resident Keith Fisher on Aug. 22.

The City honored them with a proclamation and Life Saving medals. Proclamations were also given by Senator Charles Schwertner’s office and state Rep. Dr. Marsha Farney’s office.

On Wednesday evening, July 13, at approximately 10 p.m., Moehling and Kraemer were at a business at the intersection of U.S. Highway 79 and North First Street in Thorndale when a local resident was being driven to the hospital by his wife.  The resident was reportedly feeling ill, having chest pains and believing he could be having a heart attack.  

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