Farese to compete for state title

Farese to compete for state title

McKinley Farese, who was named Miss Germantown Iris Teen in August, will be competing for the state title of Miss Tennessee Iris Teen Volunteer on March 8 in Jackson. Farese will be competing in the areas of interview, fitness and evening gown. More than $3,700 in cash scholarships will be awarded to the winner. Farese […]

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Back in the Game: Former Houston student recaptures love of sport

Back in the Game: Former Houston student recaptures love of sport

By David Miller The University of Alabama Avery Downing was a “non-traditional recruit” for The University of Alabama’s Adapted Athletics program. The Houston High alumnus hadn’t played wheelchair basketball or wheelchair tennis prior to enrolling at UA in August 2017, but she was keen to compete again, either recreationally or competitively. Downing spent nearly five […]

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Three Straight to State

Three Straight to State

By Bill Sorrell Photos by Kevin Lewter After Houston pulled away to defeat Dyer County 64-47 in a Sub-State game on Saturday to earn a berth in the Class AAA state tournament, a reporter for the Dyersburg State-Gazette said it was the tamest celebration he had seen from a team that had just punched its […]

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Senate District 32 candidates contrast views before March 12 election

Senate District 32 candidates contrast views before March 12 election

Today, March 7, is the last early voting date in the Tennessee Senate District 32 Special Election. Both Paul Rose and Eric Coleman want voters to get energized and vote today or on Election Day, March 12. They are vying for the seat vacated by former Sen. Mark Norris when he stepped down to accept […]

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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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