The Malakoff Tigers opened their district slate with a bang as they hosted the Life Oak Cliff Lions on Friday and they took care of business against the Lions, 70-7.

The Cross Roads Bobcats kicked off their district schedule on Friday night at the Kerens.

The Eustace Bulldogs hosted the Kemp Yellowjackets on a cool Friday night for both teams' district opener. Both teams came off their bye weeks and were searching their second wins of the season as Eustace looked to snap their four game skid and Kemp hoped to bounce back from the loss to Dall…

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Wortham played a physical, ball-control offense and defeated Frost 36-23 Friday night in the district opener in Wortham.

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The Mildred Eagles faltered under a relentless Bulldog attack falling 48-13 Friday night in Mildred in a District 7-3A game. 

CAYUGA -- The Cayuga Wildcats opened their District 9, 2A, Division 1, competition with a tough matchup at Scarborough Stadium Friday. After a bye week, the 'Cats hosted the Centerville Tigers which Coach Cody Mohan had called "the team to beat in our district", adding, "They are really good. We are going to have to play very hard and match their intensity." His Wildcats did play hard, with the special teams creating several good opportunities, but they also had some critical mistakes that proved too costly. Centerville was consistent, scoring in every quarter, and took this contest 26-6.

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PALESTINE – A chilly 46-degree night couldn't keep the Palestine Wildcats' offense from heating up in a 41-19 district opener win over the Henderson Lions.

On the first game with real football weather, the Brownsboro Bears traveled to Canton for both teams' first district game. The Eagles beat the Bears 35-27.

Fresh off their bye week, the Athens Hornets traveled to Waxahachie on Friday to face off against the Life Mustangs in a battle of 4-1 teams in their district opener.

Last week we explored the mysteries of apple peelers. But, what of the apple itself? Fall might soon be in the air and apples are one of winter’s most treasured fruits.

DALLAS -- The Mildred Eagle offense put on a show with Creed Baker accounting for five touchdowns, including four through the air and one on the ground while Bishop Harris turned in another three touchdown performance and the Mildred Eagles blitzed the Dallas Gateway Gators 58-27 Friday night in Dallas to improve to 2-0 in the district race.

The Rice Bulldogs and the Blooming Grove Lions played a game for the ages Friday night at Lions Field in Blooming Grove. Rice took control early in the game and went up by 17 points only to see the Lions storm back with the next 25 points before losing 33-25 in overtime.

It took some thunder and lightning to slow down Corsicana's Tigers, who won their fifth game in a row Friday night at Tiger Stadium, where they waited out a 45-minute weather delay -- and then took the field with 4:23 left in the third and finished off Terrell 42-7.

BULLARD – The Gilmer Buckeyes were just a little too much to handle for the banged-up Bullard Panthers on Friday night, among a packed house at Panther Stadium.

OAKWOOD -- With starter Key’Undre Davis sidelined in an ankle boot, the remaining nine Oakwood Panthers gamely faced a visiting mob from Union Hill at the OHS Homecoming game Friday night. The Bulldog pack was athletic and numbered twenty strong, but the Panthers, led by senior Jerimiah Sargent, put up a good fight. Oakwood drew first blood, but the Bulldogs ultimately prevailed, 52-6.

ELKHART – A series of mishaps and lapses marred what was otherwise a solid performance by an improving Elkhart Elks (4-2, 1-1). Their 48-22 loss to the Franklin Lions (5-1, 2-0) Friday night could have went the other way, without some glaring mistakes and missed opportunities.

Now four years into their efforts, Envision Mineral Wells on Thursday took time to look back on accomplishments to date and ongoing projects, and look ahead at the next steps to keep their positive momentum moving forward.

Millsap High School students, staff and community members are participating in classes to teach leadership and communication skills in a new program called LeadR4Life: I Am The Message.

Seeking a balance between giving citizens a chance to address council and maintain decorum and civility during meetings, Mineral Wells City Council on Tuesday adopted formal speaker guidelines.

Former businessman and Colleyville City Council member Chris Putnam is running against Congresswoman Kay Granger for her district in the 2020 Republican primary.

Parker County Sheriff’s Office investigators from three divisions executed a search warrant in the 5000 block of Upper Denton Road Thursday evening, which resulted in the arrests of Colton Wayne Lackey, 20, and Amanda Nicole Fuller, 34.

After starting up during the summer, Weatherford College’s Flute Choir is preparing for their first performance on Saturday.

Most of us, including myself, place a far greater value on possessions than we should. The Bible has a lot to say about possessions, namely our attitudes toward them and what we do in order to obtain and keep them. Material possessions are not bad, in fact they are necessary for our survival, but we should be very careful about how we allow them to influence, control and even enslave us. If possessions are dangerous, but we must have them to survive, how can we protect ourselves, or at least reduce the danger?

CHEROKEE COUNTY – Delightful scenes featuring colorful and creative scarecrows await public perusal during this year's Scarecrow Trail, slated Oct. 5-17 at the Ruth Bowling Nichols Arboretum in Jacksonville.

It was a award-filled night when the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce announced this year’s award recipients at the 99th annual chamber banquet at Dove Ridge Vineyard Tuesday night.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History named Springtown Middle School history teacher Nancy Palmarchuk as Texas’ 2019 History Teacher of the Year.

As park weather approaches, Weatherford Police Department Sgt. John Rudolph offers some advice following two vehicle burglaries that occurred at Holland Lake Park Sunday afternoon.

Diane Taylor, owner of Reading Friends of Aledo, presented her Adopt-A-Sport proposal, that aims to rejuvenate a flowerbed, to the Aledo City Council last week, which was unanimously approved.

A week ago, State Rep. Mike Lang surprisingly announced he would not seek re-election to his Texas House District 60 seat, saying he was taking the “fight” home to “the front lines” to run for an open Hood County commissioner seat.

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Robbie D. Wilkins, 40, passed away on Oct 6, 2019. Service: Sat. Oct. 12, at 2pm at Gates Community International Church, 702 Tyler St. Athens, TX 75751. Burial at Sandflat Cemetery.