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WESTWOOD – A year ago, the Westwood Panthers sat in a similar predicament entering their fourth game. And, as like Deja Vu, the Panthers fell to 1-3 following a, 62-36, defeat at the hands of West Rusk.

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ELKHART — A Homecoming crowd packed the football stadium at Elkhart High School Friday when the Elks faced West Sabine, another team boasting a 3-0 record this season. It was a hard-fought game and the Elks never quit, but penalties, a back-breaking goal-line turnover, and the Cardinals' con…

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Joshua Brown ran for more than 100 yards and looked good for the Kerens Bobcats, rushing for a 54-yard touchdown and catching a 9-yard touchdown pass from Rex Bonner as the Bobcats lost 41-14 to the Groveton Indians Friday night in Kerens.

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In some real west Texas wind, the Brownsboro Bears defeated the West Trojans 34-32, for their first win of the season. Bear Coach Greg Pearson said “We needed this win in the worst way. Keep on improving until district is the goal."

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The Athens Hornets concluded their annual homecoming festivities with their homecoming game on Friday night as they hosted the Yellowjackets from Ferris, with both teams looking to bounce back from Week 3 losses.

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In Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, Solomon asks, “how can one man alone take care of himself?” His obvious conclusion is that he cannot. A man needs family and friends surrounding him. Solomon points out several examples. Two men working together can complete a job much more quickly than one alone. A man who is injured or sick will recover much more quickly if he has someone to care for him. If a man is attacked, it is much easier to defend himself, if he has one or two others to fight alongside him.

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The city of Aledo and Parker County Sheriff’s Office are seeking information about vandalism that occurred at Bearcat Park the evening of Sept. 14.

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Parker County Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested three individuals in connection with a theft ring resulting in more than $500,000 in stolen equipment, according to a release.

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The Aledo ISD board of trustees unanimously approved the implementation of a violence-prevention program that will begin next week to help connect and include all students in the district.

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The Aledo High School agriculture barn will be getting an extension after the AISD board of trustees approved a proposal from Top Notch Management, LLC for $62,500.

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A Sept. 23 golf scramble at Cherokee Ranch Golf Club dedicated to helping a handful of local entities is going a long way in helping promote awareness of these groups in the community.

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The Parker County commissioners held another budget workshop Monday morning and heard from library and IT department officials on budget requests.

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CROSS ROADS — The Bobcats went to Hubbard and the Jaguars jumped out to an early lead that they would never relinquish in a 49-6 road loss.

The Malakoff Tigers got their first test of 2019 as they went to Mexia and took on the Blackcats.

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The Cross Roads Bobcats traveled to Hubbard on Friday to face the Jaguars.

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Johnson County Precinct 4 Constable Tim Kinman confirmed deputy constable Daniel Collins was arrested Friday. Keene police arrested Collins in the Cleburne Wal-Mart on charges of assault family violence by impeding breath and assault family violence.

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The Eustace Bulldogs traveled to Palestine on Friday to take on the Westwood Panthers.

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Making lists seem to be something we do quite regularly in life. We make to-do-lists, grocery lists, top 10 lists, and random lists about this and that and then post them on Facebook.

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The Frost Polar Bears erupted for an early first quarter lead against the Itasca Wampus Cats before flaming-out 46-18.

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The cost of owning a car begins after the purchase. Whether you’re dealing with an oil change or have major repairs to take care of, it’s important to use a mechanic or auto shop who is worthy of your trust. In 2018, BBB received 1.6 million inquiries and over 7,650 complaints on auto repair shops. BBB reminds consumers to do their homework before choosing a mechanic for vehicle repairs and maintenance.

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Friday the 13th proved to be unkind to the Blooming Grove Lions as they suffered their first defeat of the young season, 28-13, at the hands of the Italy Gladiators.

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The Mildred Eagle defense was dominating  leading the Eagles to a 39-20 victory over the Kerens Bobcats, Friday night in Kerens.

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Last season, Hubbard drilled Cross Roads, to get off to a 3-0 start and help propel the Jaguars into the Class 2A Division I postseason.  In 2019, the Jaguars hope history repeats itself.

Hubbard again blasted the Bobcats, 49-6, Friday night in its home opener at Jaguar Field to improve to 3-0 for the second consecutive season.

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The Westwood Panthers fought through some bad breaks and treated a Homecoming crowd with a 34-6 win over Eustace in their home opener on Friday.

Blue and Gold against Blue and Gold. Brownsboro traveled to Sunnyvale Friday night to play the 9th ranked Raiders. The Air raid offense was on full display to the tune of 57-41. The Bears played hard and had a chance to keep it a touchdown game in the first half but couldn’t finish two drives deep in Raiders territory.

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Obituaries

Graveside services for Brooklynn Grave Smith-McLelland will be held Saturday, September 28 at Neches Cemetery in Neches. Brooklynn was born September 18 and is survived by her parents, Christa Marie Smith and James Elgin McLelland. Emanuel Funeral Home of Palestine is in charge of services.

Joyce Marie Bacon Davis, 63, of Crockett died 9-11-2019 in Crockett. Funeral will be at 11AM,Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Crockett under the direction of Emanuel Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Casey Lane Cox, 39 of Weatherford, will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, at Bailey & Foster Chapel, with Rev. Jordan Byrd officiating. Burial will follow in Pilgrim Cemetery. Mr. Cox passed away Monday.