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Priority: Professionalism, Vigilance

Priority: Professionalism, Vigilance

Leslie Germany, Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

According to some organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, racial profiling has become a major issue in the United States, and the president's proposed border security and immigration policies may be fueling the conversation more, but Carson County Sheriff Loren Brand said his office simply follows the law and expects those he and his deputies serve to do the same. "Racial p...

Author Seeks Super-Heroes in Groom

Author Seeks Super-Heroes in Groom

William Kelly, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017


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Feb. 22 UPDATE - Author Stephen Hartman offered students a great deal when he came and spoke today. He offered students a discounted book price of $12 as well as their own yo-yo, which was a featured part of his presentation in the school auditorium. Students have five days to bring their money back...

DPS Releases Suspects’ Names

DPS Releases Suspects’ Names

Leslie Germany, Editor

February 7, 2017


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The Department of Public Safety has released the names of 41-year-old Yia Lee and 30-year-old Phan Toyad, both of Sacramento, Calif., who were the suspects detained when an officer-involved shooting occurred Feb. 3 at approximately 3:43 a.m. at the DPS office on the west side of Panhandle. According...

Rollin’ in a New Tiger Ride

Rollin’ in a New Tiger Ride

Chandra Rice, Staff Writer

January 23, 2017


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One of the new changes for this semester will help athletics as well as academics, and students should no longer be left stranded because of breakdowns. A new red-and-black activity bus, as well as a new yellow route bus, are on their way. The 46-passenger activity bus will have USB ports for students...

STAAR Shines/Looms over Wednesdays

STAAR Shines/Looms over Wednesdays

Leslie Germany, Editor

January 17, 2017


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An A-F grade is what Texas schools, including Groom ISD will, receive from the Texas Education Agency, starting this year for practice - and next for actual accountability comparisons, according to Superintendent Jay Lamb. As a result, Groom is instituting a new program, "STAAR Wednesdays," to help the...

Academic Attainment

Academic Attainment

Chelsey Lamb, News Editor

December 19, 2016


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Elementary and junior High students traveled to White deer on Dec. 7. Groom students competed in numerous events throughout the day in order to prove their academic excellence, and the point totals indicate that is exactly what they did. From a full day of competition, here are the results. Total,...

Sheriff’s Help

Sheriff’s Help

Leslie Germany, Editor

December 16, 2016


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While Christmas time brings many good surprises, Sheriff Loren Brand offers Groom students and community members a few tips on how to keep those holiday memories positive. "The residents of Carson County aren’t immune to the thieves who will gladly steal your holiday packages and mail if they get...

Bus Business

Bus Business

Charity Perry, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016


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Standing or sitting could be the difference between being safe or not on a school bus, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Groom basketball players and coaches were headed home Saturday, Dec. 3, after a three-day tournament at New Home. Videos and photos were posted of students and coach...

Safety in Numbers for Law Enforcement

Safety in Numbers for Law Enforcement

Chelsey Lamb, News Editor

December 5, 2016


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Shootings all around the United States have put many police officers on heightened alert, causing some departments to create new policies to protect employees from harm. Carson County Sheriff Loren Brand said he intends to do his part to support fellow law enforcement officials and to think about new...

Sheriff’s Lists & Tips

Sheriff’s Lists & Tips

Leslie Germany, Editor

November 29, 2016


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The Carson County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1/Dispatch received 134 calls over the last week. There were 11 traffic accidents – one fatal car pedestrian accident near White Deer,  6 cattle calls, 5 domestic violence matters, 12 fire calls, 3 jail incidents, 4 motorist assists, 19 EMS calls, 4 suspicious...

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