Friday Sep 12
Daring to make a difference
Officer Ty Viehmann can typically be found roaming the hallways of the schools within Graham ISD, joking with kids and receiving plenty of hugs and high fives. He's been in law enforcement for 18 years, 15 of those with the Graham Police Department, and for the last three years he's been doing his part to expand drug resistance education in local schools as a D.A.R.E. officer.
Friday Sep 12
City sets tax rate and budget
The Breckenridge City Council unanimously adopted the 2014 tax rate and set the budget for the next fiscal year at their regular meeting Sept. 2. The group set the tax rate at $.86183, which is a .03165 decrease from the 2013 rate.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Graham Talks Water
"One is getting some water from Possum Kingdom, two is getting water from ground water sources in Young County, and three is finding some reuse of our effluent water which right now we pump downstream to Possum Kingdom," explained Graham City Manager David Casteel. The Possum Kingdom, or PK, lake option is the most costly out of the three.
Several officers and first responders kept busy in action-packed string of incidents
The late model Pontiac and its driver are pictured here, along with DPS officers and sheriff's deputies. Several law enforcement personnel and first responders were kept busy this afternoon during a bizarre string of events including a police pursuit and a brush fire that engulfed more than 15 acres of land.
How an 'unstageable' book became a stage hit
The brand-new Juilliard School graduate with a starring role in Broadway's "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" is practicing a scene in which he must leap into the arms of four actors as part of a dream sequence. Arms out like Superman, Sharp jumps.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
The Victoria Advocate
Advocate Editorial Board opinion: Crossroads businesses need to ... 2 ...
What Linda Graham stumbled upon at her Port Lavaca car wash last November was not just her problem; it's much bigger than that. The lifelong Port Lavaca resident found red, white and blue paint in the drains of her business, Magic Spray Car Wash No.
GRMC plans rate hearing
Young County will likely be the only local taxing entity to adopt a rate higher than its effective rate, or the amount that will generate the same amount of tax revenue as the previous year based on the same properties. Due to an influx of raised property valuations this year throughout Young County, the rate needed to collect the same tax revenue as 2014 will be lower.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Young County receives broadband benchmark
Young County and Graham are positioning themselves at the forefront of Texas communities embracing and seeking to improve local education, access and use of broadband Internet technologies.
ATV park opponent garners support
An outspoken opponent of a proposed ATV park in Graham has garnered the support of at least one of Graham's five city council members, Councilman Spencer Street.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Lady Blues fall to Boyd
The Lady Blues put themselves in a position to win against Boyd. However, inconsistent passing created too many hitting errors as Boyd snuck past Graham in four sets .
City on board with bond supervision position
The Breckenridge City Commission committed funds to the possible creation of a new position within the 90th Judicial District at a special-called meeting.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Volunteers make Our Daily Bread program possible for the hungry
Last week, as several volunteers rushed around to get ready for lunch in the kitchen of McCree Hall at First United Methodist Church, chicken tenders, tater tots, gravy, green beans and bread, along with fresh fruit donated by Chicken Express owner Terry Bishop, were laid out along a long counter top, ready for the long line of hungry visitors that ... (more)
Debate flares over alcohol sales in Graham
Mayor Jack Graham gives a statement to KAUZ-TV, channel 6 out of Wichita Falls, Thursday Morning.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
November alcohol election will have no impact on Graham
After consultation with two attorneys, the City of Graham has determined that it cannot issue permits for the retail sale of alcohol within city limits, regardless of what happens in November's election to legalize the sale of beer and wine in Young County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, which encompasses all of Graham and the southeastern portion ... (more)
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Freeze out for season
Graham senior safety Mikey Freeze will sit out the 2014 football season with a shoulder injury.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Police say taking military gear is an easy choice
Editor's note: The following report is the second in a multi-part series on the topic of the militarization of law enforcement.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
County working to lower taxes
Young County property owner Julia Cox voiced her concerns over a rising tax burden for county residents at Monday s county budget public hearing.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Graham approves $35,000 of EMS support
EMS services in Young County will continue to operate within the current structure of a fairly new inter-local agreement for another year.
Booster bash set for Monday
The annual Booster Bash will take over Newton Field Monday night. Every penny raised will go straight back to Graham athletes.
Graham City Council to consider new water rates
Graham city administrators and elected officials have known they were going to have to raise water rates -- now they know how much.