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Admin contracts renewed by school board

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Olton Independent School District’s administrative team will remain in place for years to come.

During a Feb. 13 meeting, school trustees approved contracts for Gregg Ammons, high school principal; Brain Hunt, junior high principal; Stacie Ramage, elementary school principal; and Ross Lassiter through June of 2022. They also approved a probationary contract for Terri Sandoval, the district’s Federal and Special Programs Coordinator and District Testing Coordinator, through June of 2021.

The action came on three votes taken after a brief closed session in which administrative contracts and other employment matters were discussed. 


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Performance report shows OISD’s growth

State education officials give Olton schools a B, but administrators note important grow is taking place and say the district is moving closer toward getting an A.

During a public hearing held Thursday, Feb. 13, school trustees learned Olton Independent School District scored an 86 on the Texas Academic Performance Report for the 2018-2019 school year. Although no one from the public testified or commented during the brief hearing, Superintendent Kevin McCasland explained that the report looks at everything the district does.

“They look at everything from third grade up,” he said. “They look at our attendance and our finances. They look at everything that is involved in school.”

The TAPR for 2018-2019, as well as several previous years, is posted on the district’s Web site — oltonisd.net.

Noting, the district’s improved score, Board President Connie Maxwell said, “We want to be higher, but programs are in place and we are going to get there.”


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No OISD election required

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For Jay Gorman and two school board incumbents, getting elected was nothing this time.

But the same cannot be said for Olton City Council candidates. What some expected to be a four-person race for three seats on the Olton school board didn’t develop, while the race for two seats on the Olton City Council drew five candidates. Both incumbents on the council have challengers. The filing deadline was Feb. 14.

Olton school trustees will likely cancel the district’s May 2 school trustee election after 14-year school board incumbent Troy Don Allcorn opted not to seek another term. With Allcorn not seeking re-election, there were three candidates for three seats when the filing deadline passed. So, the board has the option of canceling the election, deeming the three candidates elected and saving the cost of having an election.

In addition to Gorman, who was making his second run for the board, the candidates are incumbents Connie Maxwell and Jesus “Chuy” DeLaCruz.


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Sports

Mustangs face Farwell in a tiebreaker

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This was not how the Olton Mustangs wanted to end the regular season — playing a tiebreaker game .

Instead of playing for a district title Tuesday night, the Mustangs found themselves playing for sole possession of second place, and that didn’t go too well in the final moments with an exhibition of frustration as Olton imploded on the court.

So now Mustangs have to play Farwell at 7 p.m. at Nazareth in a tiebreaker game for second place before starting the playoffs next Tuesday.


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Fillies fight their way into playoffs

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he Olton Fillies’ basketball season came to a close Tuesday night, but not without this team showing some fight to get to the first round of the Class AA playoffs.

The Fillies played themselves into a play-in game with Bovina and then handled the Lady Mustangs with a 50-35 win last Friday night.

“We started out really strong,” Coach Kyle Johnson said of the play-in game. “I wish we had started out that strong every game this year. The girls were real excited to play, and it showed in the way they got after it right at the beginning. I’m very proud of them.”


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Obituaries

LaVeda Noel Graham Brooks

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LaVeda Noel Graham Brooks, 94, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Burleson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at Lucas & Blessing Funeral Home in Burleson. Visitation take places from 10 a,m, until the service. Visitation also will take place from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater. A graveside memorial follows at 2:30 p.m. at Loraine Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Lucas and Blessing Funeral Home.

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Levis Junior ‘LJ’ Rudd

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Levis Junior “LJ” Rudd, 84, of Earth left this earth and entered into eternal life on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, spending his last few weeks surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for and loved.

A viewing was held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14, 202 at Hammons Funeral Home in Littlefield, with graveside services following at 1 p.m. at Sudan Cemetery.


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Davey Joe Taylor

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Davy Joe Taylor, 80, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020.

Services are set for 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at Possum Kingdom Lake Community Church in Graford with graveside services following at McAdams Cemetery in Graford. Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home in Mineral Wells.


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