Bethel Baptist Church of Graham, 209 Tennessee St., will host itsfree  Thanksgiving Day dinner from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24. As seen in this photo from a past dinner, volunteers spend part of their holiday serving the traditional fare to their fellow community members.  Contributed photo
Leader photo by Brenda Sommer
Leader photo by Thomas Wallner
Graham’s Cy Holt (18) holds on to Godley running back Jeremy Carter as teammate Kalon Walker (88) prepares to run in for a tackle during the Steers bi-district playoff game last week from Porcupine Stadium in Springtown. Leader photo by David Flynn
Graham Lady Blues player Ryan Gober looks to drive to the basket during the season opener Saturday afternoon against Jacksboro from Graham High School. The Lady Blues fell to the Tigerettes in the contest.  Leader photo by Evan Grice
Newcastle’s Jusdon Sconce looks to make his away around the attempted tackle from Gorman’s Isaac Segura during the Bobcats bi-district playoff game Friday night from Greyhound Stadium in Strawn.  Leader photo by Bryan Ray

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A driver trying to avoid hitting a deer in the road before dawn Monday started a chain of events leading to a crash that took the life of an Olney man.

Bethel Baptist Church of Graham, 209 Tennessee St., will host itsfree  Thanksgiving Day dinner from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24. As seen in this photo from a past dinner, volunteers spend part of their holiday serving the traditional fare to their fellow community members.  Contributed photo

The Norman Rockwell fantasy of a perfect Thanksgiving in America – families gathered to enjoy a traditional feast of turkey, dressing, all the fixings and lots of desserts – can’t be the case for e

Leader photo by Brenda Sommer

State troopers are investigating this accident in which a tractor-trailer carrying a full load of yearling calves overturned Friday morning, Nov. 11.

Leader photo by Thomas Wallner

Graham VFW members Paul Mueggenborg and Joe Friend make breakfast for veterans at the VFW’s 24th Veterans Day Breakfast at the post.

Graham ISD both improved and struggled in English as a second language and special education STAAR test passing rates for the 2015-16 school year, the Texas Education Agency said.

It’s going to be six to eight weeks at a minimum before stores in Graham will stock shelves with beer and wine after a measure to allow off-premise sales of those beverages passed in Tuesday’s Gene

Thursday, Nov. 10
7:18 a.m. – Olney PD assisted a motorist on Howard St., Olney.
7:24 a.m. – Frisky, misbehaving livestock scaring motorists, Hwy. 1974, Eliasville.

UPDATE, 8:19 p.m.: With all votes counted, the local-option election in Graham has passed with 1,855 votes in favor, and 1,482 against. 

Sports

Graham’s Cy Holt (18) holds on to Godley running back Jeremy Carter as teammate Kalon Walker (88) prepares to run in for a tackle during the Steers bi-district playoff game last week from Porcupine Stadium in Springtown. Leader photo by David Flynn

During the course of a playoff run, it’s not uncommon for a team to run into an opponent they have defeated or lost to in years past.

Graham Lady Blues player Ryan Gober looks to drive to the basket during the season opener Saturday afternoon against Jacksboro from Graham High School. The Lady Blues fell to the Tigerettes in the contest.  Leader photo by Evan Grice

With only a few days of practice as a full team under their belt, the Graham Lady Blues took to the floor Saturday afternoon in their season opener against the Jacksboro Tigerettes from the Graham

Following a successful opening week of the season, the Graham Lady Blues junior high basketball teams took the floor Monday night against McNeil looking to claim more victories to start the season.

Obituaries

Mary Jane Wages, 78, passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 at her home in Graham.

Teddy Ralph Smith, 77, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 in Graham. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m.

Joshua "Josh" McCracken, 44, passed away after a battle with cancer on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 in McKinney. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov.

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