Bryson, TX

Football coach departs Azle Christian for Mineral Wells school

Longtime football coach Gary Rushing has led many teams to glory during the past four decades. Rushing, who resigned at Azle Christian School in December, has been named the new head football coach at Community Christian School in Mineral Wells. A friendship between Rushing and the school’s athletic director, Brian Rodricks, helped smooth the transition.
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Reed back in Bryson

It’s hard to keep a good man down. Former Bryson Head Football Coach Bill Reed is returning to his old haunts to coach the Cowboys in 2022. He will replace Slade Egan, who left for another job in Mineral Wells. Reed will not be athletic director, as that position...
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Rasmussen settles into Crisis Center executive director role

After officially stepping into the role of Executive Director of the Graham Crisis Center at the beginning of June, Janna Rasmussen has said operations are running smoothly at the umbrella organization also encompassing The Food Pantry, Harry’s House women’s shelter and The Nifty Thrifty thrift store. The Graham...

WHS Class of '65 Reunion

The Windthorst High School Class of 1965 held their fourth class reunion Sunday, June 26, at K of C Hall in Windthorst. Two class members, Leslie Conrady and Bobby Lindeman, are deceased. Of the seventeen graduates eleven were in attendance. A very special guest was Mary Ann Eltife Schroeder, the junior and senior class sponsor. The afternoon was spent eating, visiting, and reminiscing. It had…

Superintendent cherishes clown role

We’ve all heard of the futility of trying to take “country” from rural lads after they’ve moved to town, and the same likely applies to attempts to take “clown” from rodeo entertainers, even when they climb the educational ladder to school superintendencies. This seems...

New look brings Subway fans back in droves

Business is better than ever at Olney’s newly remodeled Subway restaurant, which boasts fresh decor and a shiny new salad bar– and soon 12 new sandwiches, said manager LessaBeth Heard. The Enterprise caught up with Heard and employee and recent Olney High School graduate Sarah Stroud to learn what’s new at Subway.

Olney Senior Cub Center

Where did all these flies come from? They are smaller than usual and all of them act like they are trying out for the circus. Aerial acrobatics are their specialty, swooping and diving at a Human’s nose seems to delight them the most. The “42” players keep a flyswatter handy and seem to delight in plastering a good swat on the opponent’s arm or shoulder if a fly is spotted nearby. Revenge -- perhaps!?? Actually, the smell from the grain next door to the Center may be the lure that draws those pesky little rascals to come visiting.Hopefully the little pests will tire of trapeze hoop-de-loops soon and leave us alone.

OCLAC Hosts 43rd Annual Pet Show

The Olney Community Library & Arts Center hosted the 43rd annual Pet Show on June 7 as part of its summer programming for children and their families. It was a family event and plenty showed up to enter their beloved family pets in the contest. All pets won an award for their unique qualities. Jameson Patterson [L] entered his pet turtle in the pet show and won the award, “Most Amazing Shell.” His brother Jack Patterson [R] entered his pet snake and was awarded “Most Slithery.” A few other categories included Best Pet Trick, Sweetest Pet, Most Mysterious, Most Bouncy, Most Carnivorous and many more categories.

Olney Community Libray & Arts Center Pet Show Acknowledgments

On Tuesday June 7, the Olney Community Library hosted its 43rd Annual Pet Show as part of summer programming for children and their families. Thank you to the judges; Veronica Fobbs, Kelly Molina and Carla Inge, who registered participants and filled out certificates. Thank you to our library’s student aide: Cindy Rios DelGado who helped with a scavenger hunt inside the library. Thank you to Olney ISD maintenance/building and grounds for setting up and tearing down tables and chairs, a tent and traffic cones.

Lions Club hosts successful Fish Fry

In the minds of many, there’s nothing better than a good plate of fresh, hot catfish. That was the case June 9 as the Jacksboro Lions Club hosted its annual Fish Fry. The east side of the Jack County Courthouse resembled a to go restaurant with cookers, preparers and baggers getting the food out to hungry customers. Customers were allowed to eat-in among the shade trees nearby or take it to go which many decided to do. Plates consisted of beans, cole slaw, fish, hush puppies, biscuit and the normal accompaniments.

La Esmeralda adds taste of Mexico to Olney

The Olney Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member and purveyor of Mexican fare, La Esmeralda Restaurant, with a ribbon cutting on May 26. The restaurant is owned by Felipe and Esmeralda Soto. The Sotos already run a business here in Olney, the Durango Rustic Retreat. The Durango is a venue for many formal events such as weddings, engagement parties, Quinceañeras and reunions, with information on renting the venue available at

Wellness Ctr gets new equipment

The Olney Wellness Center has six new exercise machines to tempt members and would-be members to embark on a summer training regimen. The Center swapped out two treadmills, two elliptical trainers and a recumbent cycle for new models and added an Ascent Trainer, said program coordinator Missy Reed. Cardio enthusiasts...

Senior Cub Center Birthdays

Olney Senior Cub Center celebrated May birthdays with a lovely cake and a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday. May Birthdays included [L-R]: Jerri Ford, Ellen Hardin and Clifton Richardson. Photo by Will Sadler.
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Champions: Annual Food Truck event draws crowd to square

The downtown square was filled Saturday with eager patrons looking for their fill from over 35 food trucks available at the seventh annual Food Truck Championship of Texas. Trucks of all varieties faced off for the grand prize of $10,000 which was claimed by the food truck Sushi Dojo. The...

Hometown Pride Tour: Final preparations for Food Truck Championship

GRAHAM, Texas (KAUZ) - We’re excited to taste all of the dishes at Graham’s Food Truck Championship, and Priscilla Meza gave us a sneak peek into the final preparations being made before the big event happens Saturday. “Tonight will be fun, tomorrow will be work,” said Ray Devoult...
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Food Truck Championship of Texas rolls into Graham Saturday

Over 40 food trucks will line the downtown square Saturday, all vying for the $10,000 grand prize during the seventh annual Food Truck Championship of Texas. The championship invites food trucks to Graham to compete for a number of cash prizes and the opportunity to sell to the thousands of residents and visitors who attend the event each year.

Zeke's BBQ worth the drive to Windthorst

This column is part of the Times Record News Worth the Drive restaurant series in which we feature local eateries within an hour or so of Wichita Falls. Zeke's BBQ is in Windthorst, about 29 minutes south of Wichita Falls.  No matter how far south you decide to drive on U.S. Route 281,...

New Restaurant Alert: Catfish Po Boys and More Comes to Olney

With the closing of the last diner that served the traditional Friday night meal, Olney has experienced limited options for catfish during the past couple of years. So Becky and Ed Callison, residents of Graham, decided to open Olney’s newest restaurant, Catfish Po-Boys and More, located at 1012 West Main. The restaurant will be open Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.