Waller Area Chamber of Commerce Junior NFR qualfiers from Waller County. This December 1st to the 10th, six local youth will be competing for World Championships at the Junior National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Junior NFR is one of the most prestigious youth events in the World, with a select few competing for recognition and thousands in prize money, as part of the PRCA’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Waller County will be well represented with 5 Youth Bareback Riders and 1 Barrel Racer carrying the banner to the event. Each of our local competitors faced some of the stiffest competition in the Nation to qualify for the chance to compete at the NFR and once there will compete in Multiple Rounds with hopes of making in to the Final round.
By Lillie Ruby
Representatives of Focusing Families and victims of Domestic Violence were present in Waller County’s Commissioners Court October 12 to declare October Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Focusing Families, under the direction of Kim Mathis (far right), provides emergency shelter and supportive services such as counseling, case management, advocacy, transportation, information and referral, nutrition, positive parenting classes and financial management.
READING GAME NIGHT Oct. 27 5:30pm- 7:00pm COME PLAY, READ AND WIN PRIZES!!!! Noche de Juegos de Lectura.
By Laurie Bettis
The Hempstead Independent School District has been awarded a one year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in the amount of $30,000 to help fund the School by Design™ program. “With less than ten grants awarded so far nationwide, we are proud to be the first school district in Texas to be offered the grant to become a district of innovation,” said Superintendent Dr. Angela Gutsch.
United Way Brookshire- A Disaster Recovery workday scheduled for October 22. Work will continue on Mr S’s home and possibly put in the countertops and cupboards Demolition will continue on Mr H’s trailer. Tentatively scheduled depending on how many volunteer:
PALESTINE – East Texans will have the chance to learn about new environmental-friendly techniques around the home and ranch during a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Earth- Kind Living conference Dec. 2 in Palestine.