Area School and Sports

UIL recommends stopping workouts

By James McAfee / The Knox County News-Courier— The University Interscholastic League stopped short of issuing a mandatory order to end summer workouts for Texas high schools but issued a recommendation last week that schools shut down programs from July 3-12. With the July 4 holiday and the potential for increased social interactions that could…

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MCISD hires Elementary music teacher

By James McAfee / The Knox County News-Courier— MUNDAY—The Munday Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of David Finnell to a one-year probationary contract as the new music teacher at Munday Elementary in a special noon meeting July 2. Superintendent Troy Parton informed trustees that Finnell had been recommended by both…

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Clay shoot scheduled on July 18

From The News-Courier staff— GOREE—The 7th annual Big County Clay Shoot, in loving memory of Kole Gray, will be Saturday, July 18 at a new location, one mile South of Goree, exiting on FM 266, turning South for 200 yards and then turning on the dirt road behind store as shown on signs. Registration will…

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Lake Creek will host tournament

From The News-Courier staff— MUNDAY—The Lake Creek Golf Club will host a field of 54, three-person teams this weekend in the annual Lake Creek three-person scramble event. Morning and afternoon shotgun starts are planned Saturday. Then the teams will be split into four flights with the second and third divisions playing Sunday morning and the…

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THSCA cancels coaching school

SAN ANTONIO—The Texas High School Coaches Association Coaching School and Convention scheduled in San Antonio July 19-20 has been canceled and will be held entirely in virtual format. “We had hoped for a decrease in the spread of the coronavirus as we neared the convention date but the situation has evolved rapidly, and we are…

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Knox City searching for new H.S. principal

From The News-Courier KNOX CITY—Benjamin High School Principal Glenn Hill has resigned, and the Knox City/O’Brien Consolidated Independent School District is searching for a replacement, Knox City Superintendent Colin Howeth confirmed. Also, Teddy Espinosa, a long-time maintenance employee, has retired from the district and was recognized for his service at the June school board meeting.…

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MCISD ends food distribution

From The News-Courier staff— MUNDAY—After serving approximately 12,000 meals, the Munday Consolidated School District has ended the free food distribution program as of June 25. During the June 18 MCISD board meeting, Superintendent Troy Parton said the district had distributed about 12,000 meals since it began April 1. During the meeting, the board was introduced…

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Schools set to open in fall with no limit on class size

Special to The News-Courier AUSTIN—Mike Morath, the state education commissioner, predicted last week that schools will be able to open campuses in the fall for in-person instruction despite more concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. “But there will also be flexibility for families with health concerns so that their children can be educated remotely if the…

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Athletes reunited with coaches

By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier— High school coaches and athletes at Knox City and Munday are bringing back some normalcy as summer workouts resumed earlier this month, although they are following several strenuous guidelines in accordance with UIL and TEA recommendations. Benjamin was scheduled to start this week. “Workout are going great,” Knox City…

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