Menard Named 2016 All Star Community

Menard is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious All Star Community Award.  This Award recognizes a community in our region that went beyond the level of basic achievement into areas of specific accomplishments that serve as models for other TMCN communities to emulate. Through a series of meetings engaging diverse interest groups in the community, …

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Two Communities Join the Ranks of TMCN’s Communities of Achievement

Haskell and Jacksboro were recipients of our 2016 Community of Achievement Award – an Award developed to encourage cities of all sizes within our region to be better prepared for future growth through community engagement and economic development programming. Criteria to qualify for this award includes demonstrated vision, pride, youth involvement, business assessments and anonymous assessments from …

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Hico Named 2015 All Star Community

Hico is the 2015 recipient of the All Star Community Award.  This Award recognizes a community in our region that went beyond the level of basic achievement into areas of specific accomplishments that serve as models for other TMCN communities to emulate. Hico began their journey to implement their vision in November 2011. The Plan led …

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Clyde’s Callie Monsey and Haley Doss

The Clyde Cemetery Project provided for general cleanup of the cemetery including the trimming of trees and shrubs, straightening of headstones and foot markers, and the installation of new fencing and an entrance arch. The students also assisted in the establishment of a Cemetery Board and set up a bank account for the continuance of …

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Cisco’s Lyndsey Peace and Nicholas Thompson

The Cisco High School Park Restoration Project enlisted the help of the local boy scout troop, youth groups, parents and friends and encompassed the repainting of the park’s playground equipment and park amenities.  The judges hailed the students for not being deterred from their initial goal despite the unexpected setbacks due to massive summer flooding.

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Early’s Maggie Yantis and Danie Contreras

Project Remember was created out of personal experiences and a desire to improve the quality of life for Alzheimer patients residing in local care facilities. Students solicited recorders and headsets and establish a music therapy program. Patients are now able to enjoy music of their era creating smiles and toe-tapping memories. Project Remember was described …

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Throckmorton’s Peyton Woods

The Unearthing Buried History Project was originally planned to help bring the public to historic Camp Cooper. However, due to washed out bridges and roads and inaccessible private lands, Peyton decided to take the history of Camp Cooper to the public. Using local and published resources, Peyton compiled the history of Throckmorton County and presented …

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Baird’s April Brumbaugh & Peyton Cauble

The Downtown Renovation Project began with the students’ desire to increase tourism in the historic downtown and concluded with 49 buildings cleaned and/or repainted, flag banners on every street pole, and restriping of main street. Over $6,600 was raised in donations and the students brought together 150 volunteers to complete the project. The judges described …

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Ballinger’s Zakk Ottmers and Kenzie Arrott

The Pioneer Plaza Project encompassed renovations to the plaza’s gazebo and reflecting pond as well as the addition of new benches and trash receptacles.  Described by the judges as “making a drastic difference in their community” and “inspiring”, the project was made possible through in-kind contributions, donations and local sponsorships. For their efforts Zakk and …

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Gorman’s Kayce Dodd and Mayra Ramirez

The ZJ’s Park Project took what was left of the former Blackwell Clinic, a downtown legacy, and turned it into a colorful and vibrant community venue.  The project encompassed fundraising, a logo competition, installation of a pergola and pavilion, planting of grass and trees, and the installation of a previously unplanned retention wall. The judges …

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