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Newt Koemel, a 2016 Albany High graduate and a current alternate member of the Texas Tech Meat Judging Team, placed among the top individuals at the Houston Livestock Show competition this month.

The city of Albany will receive a sales tax allotment of $69,720 from the state this March. The amount is up 92.72 percent from the $36,175 payment received in March of 2018.

Moran ISD cheerleader tryouts took place shortly before spring break, and members of the high school and junior high cheer teams for the upcoming school year have been announced.


The Lion baseball team picked up a pair of wins last Friday while hosting Hamlin and Wellington in a round robin, and the JV Lions also earned a win over Hamlin during a full day of baseball.

Three Albany High School golfers played in the seventh annual Tommy Terrell Invitational Golf Tournament here at the Albany Golf Course on Monday, March 18, with several other area schools bringing

The Albany track teams are hosting two track meets next week, and volunteers are needed to run the concession stands.


I hope all of you had a nice spring break last week. At least we got a few days of pretty weather. I know all the parents were glad to see the sunshine.

What did we do before cell phones?

Well, that’s an easy question to answer. Most of us carried on conversations talking face to face. Imagine that! 

Can you believe it’s already March? It’s the month of celebrating spring breaks, warmer weather, and watching all of our trees and flowers begin to bloom again.


Jeff and Ricia Pleasant of Albany are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their son, Ryan Jeffrey Pleasant to Georgi Dee Hannah, daughter of Don and Melanie Hannah and Mindy

Best Shackelford County Entry.

McLennan Jones is the last of several Albany Life Scouts who have recently worked to complete the requirements to achieve the Eagle Scout award, the highest award available through the Boy Scouts o


The Albany wildlife team of Brodey Jones, Bryan Jones, Ryder Wilkins, Tyler Beard, Brady Karl, and Kasey Cauble brought back awards from the Anson Invitational CDEs Thursday, March 7. 

Twenty-one Albany High School students are entered in the District 8-2A University Interscholastic League academic meet scheduled for next Wednesday, March 26, at Hawley ISD, and although the local

Albany High School juniors and seniors will crown the 2019 prom queen and king during the Junior-Senior Prom to be held Saturday, March 23, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.


David M. Dukes of Abilene was born on Feb. 15, 1976 in Abilene, Texas to Jimmy Dukes and Catherine Burton Dukes. He died on March 14, 2019.

A celebration honoring the life of Cindy Miller will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Davis-Morris Funeral Home in Brownwood. Interment will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. 

Patsy Jenkins, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at an Abilene care facility. Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the First Baptist Church in Albany.

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