Thorndale

Thu
16
Nov

Davenport resigns as mayor

The Thorndale City Council reorganized itself on Nov. 8 after the resignation of Mayor Ryan Davenport.

The council accepted Davenport’s resignation and voted to fill the vacancy with current councilmember Mara McDowell until the next election. The council was set to meet on Nov. 15 to fill McDowell’s position.

In other business council: adopted a resolution allocating their votes on the Milam County Appraisal District Board of Directors to Don Culp; and approved the purchase of backstops for the ball fields at city park.

Thu
09
Nov

Thorndale comes out to Relay for Life

Thorndale residents came out to Relay for Life on Nov. 4 at Thorndale City Park. See more photos on page 5.

Team TUFF raised over $6,700 this Relay season and won the Top Team award for the second year in a row during the Milam County Relay for Life event on Nov. 4.  

The Committee Team came in second raising $6,391. So far for this Relay season Milam County RFL has raised over $28,300 but we can turn in money until the end of the year.  

The live auction brought in $2,245. 

Jeter would like to thank the Cub Scouts Pack 789 for leading the Pledge of Allegiance this year. Also a big thank you to our entertainment for the day, DJ Big Ant, and the band Fear Not.  We would also like to thank Buddy and Marilyn Johnson for running our live auction this year.  They did a wonderful job. Jayne Palmer, our local ACS Staff Partner, was very helpful through our journey in 2017 and we can’t wait to work with her again.

Fri
03
Nov

Relay for Life is Nov. 4 in Thorndale

Thorndale will host the 2017 Milam County Relay for Life at Thorndale City Park on Nov. 4.

Registration for the chili cook-off begins at 11 a.m. Teams can set up campsites beginning at noon. 

Survivor registration begins at 2:30 p.m. with opening ceremonies at 3 p.m. followed by the Survivor lap at 3:30 p.m.

Activities, games and walking will go throughout the night.

The luminary ceremony will begin at 9 p.m. with awards and closing ceremonies following.

If you would like to join the event leadership team or for more information, contact American Cancer Society Representative Jayne Palmer at Jayne.palmer@cancer.org or (512) 919-1810.

Fri
27
Oct

Two Bulldogs advance to State Cross Country meet

By MARIE BAKKEN

Champion Sports

 

Thorndale cross country runners Jacob Williamson and Mason Drumm advanced to the state meet after placing high enough in the Class 2A boys Region IV cross country title on Monday in Corpus Christi.  The UIL State Cross Country Championships are scheduled for Nov. 4 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.

Williamson, who also qualified last year, finished 17th overall in a time of 18:46, with Drumm right behind him at 18th in a time of 18:56.

Milano’s Parker Jones won the 5,000 meter, Class 2A boys’ race in a time of 16 minutes and 40 minutes.  Duncan Naylor of Great Hearts Monte Vista was second in 16:57.

In 2016, Williamson was just the second boy in Thorndale school history to advance to the state cross country meet.  The other was Keon Mays in 2012.

The top four teams advance to the state meet and top 10 individuals not on those top four teams move on as well.

Fri
27
Oct

Thorndale ISD looking at next steps toward bond at meeting

Thorndale Independent School District trustees meet on Oct. 16.

There was a presentation by Casey Sledge of Sledge Engineering to inform the board about the facilities planning and construction management services that his company offers through an agreement with the Region 13 Educational Service Center.

Administrators were on hand to answer questions about their campus reports. There were a few questions for administrators including a question for Elementary Principal Meghan Esau concerning the use of a new reading program called Reading Plus. She reported that this program has been offered as a trial and that she was planning to use it in second through fifth grades. 

Middle School Principal Lee Hafley had previously reported that his campus had started using the new program and he was very impressed with the level of data that his teachers were getting from the diagnostic assessments they had given. 

Thu
05
Oct

TISD sets facilities committee meeting

Thorndale ISD will have a facility meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, in the administration board room.

TISD Superintendent Adam Ivy said the meeting will continue discussions and planning that started at the district’s facility tour on Sept. 27.  

“The purpose of this meeting is to answer as many questions as possible and gather as much feedback from the community as possible to allow us to have a positive, strategic plan for addressing our facility needs,” Ivy said. “We welcome anyone that would like to be part of this committee to attend and help us to make important decisions that will affect our students for years to come.”

The community is invited to come share with the district as it plans for the future.

The board room is located at 300 North Main Street in Thorndale.

 

Thu
21
Sep

TISD invites community to tour facilities

Thorndale ISD invites any community members to come take a tour of the facilities on Sept. 27.  

“We will be showing some of the improvements that have been made over the past two years and highlighting some of the areas that are still in need of improvement,” TISD Supintendent Adam Ivy said. “Part of this meeting will be to review the recent bond proposal and continue the process of seeking feedback from the community.”

Ivy said anyone with an opinion about updating our school facilities is invited to attend. He said those that voted no on the bond issue are especially needed to give input so that we know what the community wants for their schools.  

Thu
14
Sep

Thorndale Homecoming Court

Joshua Caffey and Allison Betak were crowned 2017 Homecoming King and Queen for Thorndale High School during Friday night’s football game against Lexington.

 

Thu
07
Sep

Bulldogs 2017 season kicks off against Milano

Lane Niemtschk cuts up field on a kick off return during the Sept. 1 game with Milano.

 

 

 

 

 

By MARIE BAKKEN

Champion Sports

 

In 2016 Thorndale defeated Milano in the season opener, this year the Eagles returned the favor, winning over the Bulldogs 47-28 in both teams’ season opener at Pruett Field.

Milano (1-0) took a 28-14 lead into halftime, but the Bulldogs (0-1) were able to tie things up in the third.  With the game knotted at 28-28 going into the fourth quarter, the Eagles put three unanswered scores on the board and ran away with the win.

Thorndale head coach Scott Hawkins said despite the loss, the Bulldogs played well.

Fri
01
Sep

Rabies alert in Thorndale

On Wednesday, Aug. 30, a bat was found at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the 100 block of East Quinn Street in Thorndale. 

Thorndale Police Chief Martin Jackson said contact had been made between the bat and the resident’s dog. It is unknown how long the bat was located near 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.

The bat was tested by the Department of State Health Services and was found to be positive for rabies. If you think that you or someone else may have come in physical contact with this animal, please call the Thorndale Police Department at (254) 697-7033 (Milam County Sheriffs dispatch) or Texas Department of State Health Services Zoonosis Control at (254) 778-6744.

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