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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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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

Tragedy in California

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

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…

I Believe…

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Showcase

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?

To Vote or Not To Vote?

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

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

Avoiding Tricks While Getting Treats

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

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

All We Do Is Win

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

September 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase

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

How To Detect a Scam

August 31, 2018


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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

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

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

August 20, 2018


Filed under Showcase

"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

Journey to Playoffs

Chandra Rice, Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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

Deadly Thoughts

Kaylie Ritter, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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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