Archive | February, 2019

High Standards

High Standards

After another year of dominant district play Lady Mustangs have their sights set on state By Bill Sorrell A pregame meal of waffles at Waffle House followed by chicken nuggets and chicken waffles at Chick-fil-A made for a pressing fourth quarter for Houston’s girls basketball team. “It was last year before we played Ridgeway,” said […]

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National Merit Finalists

National Merit Finalists

Ten Houston High School seniors were recently named National Merit Finalists. About 1.6 million students in more than 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship Program every year by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), and these students represent those who scored in the top 1 percent nationally. PICTURED: Andrew An, […]

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All Region

All Region

The members of the All-Region 8-AAA girls basketball tournament team were named on Wednesday night after the Houston Lady Mustangs defeated Whitehaven in the finals at Collierville High School. PICTURED: From left are Lady Mustangs Jayla Hemingway and Melisa Carter, Central’s Ariel Lane, Collierville’s Miranda Pham, White Station’s Lyric Cole, Se’Quoia Allmond and Vertonia Bady […]

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District Dominance

District Dominance

The Houston Lady Mustangs won the District 15-AAA championship last week for the fourth consecutive year by beating Southwind 73-32 in the tournament. They went on to best East 77-44 in the first round of the Region 8-AAA tournament on Friday. They were scheduled to play Central on Monday night. PICTURED: Jayla Hemingway and Zip Davis […]

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PetSuites to open in Germantown

PetSuites to open in Germantown

Pet owners and their furry family members have a new reason to rejoice – PetSuites of America is coming to Germantown. PetSuites has recently begun construction on a 14,000-square-foot pet care facility, which features pools, kitty play areas, big dog and little dog play yards, overnight boarding, grooming and more at 4520 S Forest Hill-Irene […]

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City officials to discuss power outages with MLG&W

City officials to discuss power outages with MLG&W

City officials plan to meet with members of local power provider MLGW next month to address the frequency of recent outages. Since fall of 2018, Germantown has kept track of complaints regarding power outages. Neighborhoods located in the southern part of the city and even businesses located in the Central Business District have reported significant […]

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City to offer tree give-away

City to offer tree give-away

Germantown will give away 800 trees, including Kousa dogwood, silky dogwood, white dogwood, redbud, sweetbay magnolia and elderberry trees in celebration of Germantown’s Tree City USA status. The ornamental flowering trees will be given away from 9 to 11 a.m. on March 1 at Germantown Crossing Shopping Center at the corner of Germantown Road and […]

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City moves forward to have country club appraised

City moves forward to have country club appraised

The city has moved one step closer to acquiring 180 acres that was formerly Germantown Country Club. On Monday night, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a $12,000 professional services agreement for property appraisal services related to the country club. Last month, the country club announced that it would close its doors at the […]

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Popular Chicks

Popular Chicks

Rainy conditions didn’t stop hundreds from coming out to enjoy the new Chicken Salad Chick restaurant at 2126 Exeter Road, Suite 103. The store, which is the second location in Shelby County, hosted a drawing for free chicken salad for a year. The winners were Ellis Jones, LeaAnn Emfinger, Patty Thomas, Cheryl Morton, Sharon Cody, Carol […]

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Germantown Police Reports

Germantown Police Reports

February 1 Crimes • Electronics were stolen from a hotel at 7750 Wolf River Boulevard at 12:23 p.m. • The victim reported being scammed online. The complaint originated in the 2900 block of Poplar Grove Lane at 1:10 p.m. • The victim’s account information was used to make fraudulent purchases in another jurisdiction. The complaint […]

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