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Elite 8

Elite 8

Houston High School celebrated Senior Night last week with games against Kirby. Both teams picked up wins and are preparing for the district playoffs. Eight Mustangs will be graduating this spring. The girls finished the regular season with a 23-2 record and have competed for the state title the last two years. The boys are 14-8 […]

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Rezoning request denied for potential Chick-fil-A site

Rezoning request denied for potential Chick-fil-A site

Traffic concerns and opposition from several residents thwarted the rezoning of a dormant property on Poplar Ave. that would have likely been the site of Germantown’s second Chick-fil-A restaurant. Last week, the city’s Planning Commission denied a commercial rezoning request for 3.69 acres on the north side of Poplar, just west of Forest Hill-Irene Road. […]

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Six Germantown players sign with local colleges

Six Germantown players sign with local colleges

Six more Germantown Red Devils chose to play football at the next level last week during National Signing Day festivities in the school gymnasium. Cameron Baker, who signed a Letter of Intent to play wide receiver for Head Coach Mike Norvell at the University of Memphis, led the Germantown signing class on Wednesday afternoon. Seniors […]

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Houston sees six sign with local colleges

Houston sees six sign with local colleges

The largest college football signing class in Houston High School history followed the school’s first region championship, a first-round state playoff win and a 10-2 record. “This group made history during the season. They are still making history after the season is over. It is a special group,” said Head Coach James Thomas. “Usually success […]

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Signing Day

Signing Day

Houston High School hosted a Signing Day event for six senior football players on Wednesday in the school library. PICTURED: From left is Chris Colebank (Mississippi College), Jordan Monk (University of Memphis), Will Gusmus (University of Memphis), Jaren Alnutt (Southeast Missouri State), Kip Frankland (Navy) and Matt Needham (UT Martin).

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Future of Sears Hometown rooted in past

Future of Sears Hometown rooted in past

As Sears Outlet stores rapidly close in malls across the country, the company’s core continues to grow thanks to its deep roots. Owners like Ken Hipps, who operates Sears Hometown Collierville, remain dedicated to providing the products and services that made Sears a household name more than 90 years ago without the frills of the […]

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Newk's opens in Germantown

Newk’s opens in Germantown

Newk’s Eatery has announced the opening of its 13th restaurant in Tennessee, growing to more than 120 restaurants total. The new eatery is now open at 1730 S. Germantown Road. Danco will operate the new restaurant in Germantown, marking their sixth location in Tennessee. The franchise group has been with Newk’s since 2005 and own […]

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Germantown Police Reports

Germantown Police Reports

January 26 Crimes • The victim’s stolen account information was used to make a fraudulent withdrawal in another jurisdiction. The complaint originated from the 7100 block of Paddock Cove at 4:27 p.m. • A watch was stolen at 7691 Poplar Ave. at 7:10 p.m. January 27 Crimes • The victim reported being assaulted by her […]

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Ring Ceremony

Ring Ceremony

The Houston girls soccer team received Championship rings last Friday night during halftime of the school’s basketball game against Collierville. The Lady Mustangs are the defending National Champions. They beat Collierville 1-0 last fall in the Tennessee Girls Fall Soccer State Tournament. PICTURED: Head Coach David Wolff (top right) with Alyssa Higgins, Amaya Andrews, Audrey Holmes, […]

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Mustangs, Miller handle Dragons

Mustangs, Miller handle Dragons

Two Houston basketball players have contests that go beyond the game. Both 6-7, sophomores Zander Yates and Mason Miller have after- practice big-boy challenges of seeing who can jump the highest, touch the top of the backboard the most and win the most dunk contests. They weren’t the only ones who were up for the […]

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