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Celebrate the 4th of July in Graham, TX

On this week’s Talking Texoma, the 4th of July weekend is underway in Graham, TX, and Cathy Partridge from The Chamber is with Chris Showalter to talk about the activities that are coming up on Monday, July 4th. The day will begin with a Kiwanis pancake breakfast. It will...
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Olney in America event happening today

OLNEY (KFDX/KJTL) — If you want to celebrate the Fourth of July little early, you can head on over to Olney this evening!. Olney is having their Second Annual Olney in America event from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. tonight at the Olney Country Club!. There will be over...
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Newcastle truck traffic connected to local business

Truck traffic on State Highway 380 is stacking up around Newcastle lately, causing some drivers to wonder what’s going on. An investigation into the increased activity leads back to Olney’s Cemco Inc. Cemco’s portable concrete batch plants are providing the builders of a wind farm outside of Olney...

County judge candidate Joe Finfrock meets with voters

Joe Finfrock, pastor of Oak Street Baptist Church in Graham, met with supporters and curious voters at Hometown Coffee and Tea in Olney as he kicks off his write-in candidacy for Young County judge. Finfrock decided to run on March 25 after hearing a divine message that it was time...

Betty Kay Harrison O’Dell

Betty Kay Harrison O’Dell entered into the presence of our Lord on June 13, 2022 at age 88. Betty was born to Clyde and Ruth Harrison, on February 12, 1934 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. After graduating from high school and attending Scottsbluff Jr. College, she later attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln where she received a Bachelor of Music in Education Degree. After graduation, she taught orchestra in Idaho and later moved to California where she met her husband, Bob O’Dell. Betty was a caring and selfless wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, teacher and friend. She loved spending time with her family by creating delicious meals, taking them to activities, and traveling. She was a skilled violinist and loved teaching orchestra, private violin lessons from home, and was in the Wichita Falls Symphony for many years. She filled her home with love and classical music. However, her main passion was for Christ and ministry. She had a heart for helping orphans and she spent many years involved in this ministry.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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...
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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.

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.

Olney Country Club opens new pool

The Olney Country Club debuted its brandnew swimming pool May 20, three years after the original 1966 pool was shut down for repairs. The 88,000-gallon pool had to be dug out and fully replaced at about $175,000, said Olney Recreation Association President Landon Rowe. “We had some wonderful people and businesses donate to the cause of getting a new pool in,” Rowe said. “Without them, we wouldn’t have been able to do what we’re doing out there. We want them to know that we appreciate them.” The pool is open to Olney Country Club members and their guests. The cost to join the country club is a $250 initiation fee plus tax and $64.95 per month for a social membership that includes access to the pool, tennis courts and 19th Hole bar and club. Full membership is $92 per month after taxes and includes access to the nine-hole Texas Golf Association-rated golf course and the other amenities.

Food Truck Championship of Texas coming to Graham

GRAHAM, Texas (KAUZ) - The Food Truck Championship of Texas will be held in Graham on June 4th. The Food Truck Championship is a free, all-day battle of the best food trucks from all across Texas. Contestants will be competing for a grand prize of $10,000. There will be plenty...