By Lillie Ruby
Relief efforts, while well intended, sometimes are not well organized between groups and may duplicate efforts. In order to prevent such confusion a number of agencies, volunteer groups and some elected officials have been meeting weekly at United Way in Brookshire. They meet to have conversation and coordination of efforts and to update the group on what they have accomplished, along with any unforeseen and unmet needs.
By Lillie Ruby
This year’s Cinco de Mayo festival was delayed by flooding and city elections. That didn’t deter the enthusiasm of parade participants. Led by the Valley Lodge Trail Ride wagon and the traditional flag bearers, the parade kicked off the annual festival.
By Laurie Bettis
Chad Childress, a senior at Hempstead High School, signed a letter of intent to play football with Austin College during a celebratory signing ceremony held on Friday, May 6, at Hempstead High School. Family, friends, coaches, teachers and administrators were on hand to witness the event.
By Bailey Hubbard
The Annual Royal FFA Appreciation & Awards Banquet was held on Tuesday May 9th, 2016. This year’s banquet turned out to be an exciting evening for the students of the Royal FFA Chapter. Many dynamic awards were presented to our fellow FFA members along with numerous different local FFA degrees. Also, the people in the community that helped make this year possible were acknowledged. Awards were presented to helpful volunteers and community supporters throughout the year and show season. The “Top 5” supporters and buyers at the livestock auction in April were also recognized along with the Honorary Distinguished Service and Blue & Gold award recipients. The Top 5 Auction Buyers at the 60th Anniversary Livestock Show and Sale were in number 5th Michael and Janet Montgomery, 4th Friends of the FFA, 3rd Scott and Michelle Hartman, 2nd The Hildebrand’s/Tonkawa Farm and in 1st The Good Guys. Thank you for the support at our annual show and sale.
By: Selena Castillo
Congratulations! To the new members of 2016-2017 SkillsUSA Welding Officer Team. Royal High School Welding Department is proud to announce that after a difficult selection process consisting of an application, interview, and member vote, these young adults will be in charge of the Welding SkillsUSA.
By Allysa Beyer
I am please to share that my girls competed at the State level competition and placed second and sixth overall. Bailey Hubbard placed second which advances her to the National Competition in San Diego, California. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.