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Young Fan Writes Letter to Stephen Curry Expressing Concern Over His Shoes

Young Fan Writes Letter to Stephen Curry Expressing Concern Over His Shoes

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

Two time NBA MVP recently received a letter from nine-year-old Riley Morrison who requested to make his shoes available for girls too. In the letter she wrote, "Dear Stephen Curry, My name is Riley (like your daughter :) ) I'm 9 years old from Napa, California. I am a big fan of yours. I enjoy going...

Tragedy in California

Pictured above are cops securing the Borderline Bar and Grill after the mass shooting that occurred on Nov. 7, 2018. This tragedy left 13 dead and 18 injured.

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, a mass shooting occurred at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. It was reported that 18 people were wounded and 13 died. Many of those people were students at nearby colleges. The gunman was a Marine, named Ian David Long. Long enlisted in the Marines when...

I Believe…

Pictured above is the Senior Chapter Conducting team, made up of Katelyn Burger, Kaylie Ritter, Mallie Williams, Logan Burger, Laurel Fields, Braxton Johnson and Halle Barkley. This team placed second at district and are heading to compete at area on Saturday, November 17.

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Monday, November 5, was a full day for 16 Groom ISD students. Groom traveled to Clarendon to compete in the District LDE contest for FFA. LDE's are Leadership Development Events are things that work on communication skills, teamwork, and simulate real life experiences and opportunities. The LDE's...

To Vote or Not To Vote?

Staff writer Kaylie Ritter shares the importance of voting in the article above. Every vote counts so don't forget to vote at the Midterm Elections on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

As many may know, November 6, this coming Tuesday is National Election Day. This Midterm Election is a critical one for President Trump. This last year the Republicans held on to the Senate by less than five seats. However, at the election on Tuesday, 35 of the 100 Senate seats will be up for grabs. Out...

Avoiding Tricks While Getting Treats

Halloween is a lot of people's favorite holiday. It can be fun, but also dangerous. Follow these tips to stay safe this Halloween.

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Groom, Texas. When most people hear our town name they think of a small, supportive, safe and caring community. We are also quite sheltered here in Groom. However, just because we are sheltered and in a safe community, doesn't mean bad things won't happen. So here are a few tips for this Halloween to...

All We Do Is Win

Senior Cutter Babcock and junior Whitt Ward rush the Silverton Owls offense during the game on Aug. 31.  The Tigers won 58-6 and will play again this Friday in McLean.

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

September 4, 2018

The Groom Tigers had their first official game this weekend. The Junior Varsity team played Wildorado and the Varsity team played Silverton. Both teams had huge success Friday night. The JV team pulled away with a 52-0 win, closing the game at halftime. The Varsity team won with another big gap, ending...

How To Detect a Scam

Journalist Kaylie Ritter offers tips on how to stay safe from a scam. It is always better to be cautious.

August 31, 2018

If someone approaches your house and offers to pave your driveway for a suspiciously low price, chances are it is a scam. Carson County Sheriff Loren Brand recently reached out and notified us on this scam going around and how to notice you are being tricked. Brand has reported several calls from...

Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve

Junior Kaylie Ritter holds up a letter of recognition from the Texas House of Representatives that she recently received in the mail. This letter was acknowledging her for her success in the Texas FFA State Chorus and many other extra curricular activities. Ritter was the first from her chapter and one of the few members from Area One organization to participate at this level.

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018

"Okay guys from the top one more time!" "It will get there don't worry." These are just a couple of the many sayings that I heard over the week of July 8-13 with the Texas FFA State Chorus. This year's state convention was an experience that I will never forget. I got to meet 39 other amazing singers...

Journey to Playoffs

Groom girls varsity wins the Groom Tournament Championship.

Chandra Rice, Editor

February 9, 2018

Tigerette Runs Through District Chandra Rice, a sophomore member of the Tigerettes provides a look at the season for fans. Perhaps you've heard of the 'Ettes big play-off seeding game on Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. in Claude, but if you missed a game or two along the way, this column is here to catch you up o...

Deadly Thoughts

The Word Cloud pictured above includes ideas from the  latest column by sophomore Kaylie Ritter, who has been addressing gun control issues and  their ties to mental health. Since Ritter started this series right after the Las Vegas shooting, there have been two other horrific gun-violence-related tragedies. Most of the events included throughout this column all have a connection to mental health.

Kaylie Ritter, Writer

December 13, 2017

Humans, Mental Health, Gun Violence - Columnist Makes Dire Connections Editor's Note: This is the third and final piece of a series of columns on issues surrounding gun control, which have been written by sophomore Kaylie Ritter. The other two earlier pieces will be linked at the end.  Weapons are ...

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