Bennie Schlegel announced his candidacy for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, in Archer County, in the upcoming election. He and his wife Anjela have lived in Holliday for 14 ½ years. They have three sons, two of whom graduated from Holliday High School and one who currently attends. Bennie …

Services for Coach Hugh Marshall (Sonny) Sullivan, 80, of Belton will be at 11AM Thursday, December 3, 2015, at the First Baptist Church of Belton.  Officiating will be Andy Davis and John Witte.  Coach Sullivan died Sunday, November 29, 2015 at his home after a long and courageous fight aga…

Christmas festivities will be in full swing in Holliday, Texas, December 12. The parade will be at 10 AM, but you can also enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast to benefit Holliday Senior Citizens from 8 AM to noon. Tickets for this are available at City Hall or at the door of the Holliday I…

Ugly Christmas Sweater Run/ Walk and Health Fair in Holliday, Tx will be December 5th and will benefit Interfaith Ministries. It will begin and end at First United Methodist Church,304 S. Elm St.

BRECKENRIDGE – It may not have been an overpowering display at the net, but the scrappy play by the Archer City Lady Cats was certainly effective last Thursday. Madison Lucido, Bailey Rice, and Audry Lopez combined for 40 digs to extend volleys keeping the pressure on the Hico Lady Tigers. T…

Bring the kiddos this Saturday to the Archer Nursing Center dressed in their Halloween costumes to share the festivities with the residents and staff. There will be candy, games, a cakewalk and more. The fun starts at 3 pm and at 5 pm there will be a potluck dinner and finger foods. Please c…

The Alzheimer’s Association- North Central Texas Chapter is hosting monthly Caregiver Support Groups at various times and locations around Wichita Falls and surrounding counties. These support groups are FREE and open to caregivers, family members, and friends of individuals with Alzheimer’s…

Wichita Falls, Texas- the Wichita Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Sheppard Air Force Base Public Affairs Office would like the public to be aware that all future Community Tours are cancelled.

Tuesday, September 29th, Windthorst traveled to Vernon Northside to clean sweep the Lady Indians 25-3, 25-8, 25-8. Standouts for the Trojanettes include:

The Department of State Health Services will be conducting an immunization and flu clinic in Archer City at the DSHS Office – 511 S. Cedar – on Wednesday, October 14 from 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-4:30

I’m writing this on Sunday, September 27, 2015. It rained some yesterday and my ground was still moist when I left the house to go to work. This is a good indication of why people like me, your local county extension service, and most sources of good gardening information recommend fall planting.

Archer City’s American Legion Post 198 sponsored a CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International) Sanctioned Chili Cookoff on Saturday, September 19th.  Twenty-seven chilis were judged and the event drew about 150 people and raised approximately $1,000 for the American Legion.

WICHITA FALLS – Road repairs on I-44 start August 5, 2015,  on the southbound lanes of the Wichita Falls freeway.  Various lanes between Maurine Street and the Wichita River will be closed around the clock over the next 3 weeks.  A contractor will be working on the first phase of a $1.6 mill…

The Antelope Ex-Students Association Homecoming will be Sunday, July 26, 2015, at the Antelope Community Center. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. A catered meal will be served at 12:30 p.m. Lunch tickets will be $12.00 per plate. Reservations need to be received by July 20th. Tickets ca…

The Archer Public Library is in the process of digitizing the Cat’s Claw. The Archer City Independent School District and the Archer Public Library has helped in this endeavor by providing issues dating back to 1947.

Many new things are on the horizon for the Archer Service Center in the coming year.  As a result of many hours of writing grant proposals and “doing her homework”, Executive Director Misty Cameron and the patrons of the service center will enjoy the fruits of her labor.

Archer, Baylor, Clay, Jack, Knox, Montague, Wichita and Wilbarger Counties were declared eligible for Farm Service Agency (FSA) disaster emergency loans on June 9, 2015. Generally, that means farmers who have lost at least 30 percent of their production caused by ssevere storms, tornadoes, s…

The 36th annual Dairy Derby Fun Run/Health Walk  will be  held in conjunction with Windthorst’s 123rd  Birthday Celebration on June 7th, 2015.           

MESQUITE – The best of three series ended last Saturday as the Archer City Wildcats pounded the Dodd City Hornet pitching staff for 16 hits and 12 runs.  The final score in the third game of the series was 12-7 as the Wildcats moved to the Region II-2A quarterfinal against another team of Ho…

Doug Lindemann has resigned from his position on the Holliday ISD School Board, on which he served as president.  Lindemann is moving to Fort Smith, Arkansas, after accepting a new position with his employer.

The deadline is only a couple of weeks away to enter your photo in the  Photo Contest. Archer County News is proud to have Blue Stem Spa co-sponsoring the contest this year. Callie Ledyard, owner of Blue Stem Spa, will judge the entries along with the staff of the Archer County News.

The Windthorst Trojans will play close to home this Friday.  As the playoff bracket stacks up the Olney Cubs from District 10-2A will be the Trojans opponent in the first round.  The Trojans have tuned up for the playoffs with warmup games against the Graham Steers and the Brock Eagles.  The…

Windthorst and Holliday both have athletes who are bound for the state track meet. The UIL Track and Field Championship meet will be held at the University of Texas in Austin’s Mike Myers Stadium, May 14-16.

The Windthorst Trojanettes will begin playoff competition as the third representative from District 8-2A.  To secure that playoff spot they had to beat the Seymour Lady Panthers and they did exactly that with an 11-8 win last Friday in Windthorst.  Cy Schroeder was the winning pitcher with B…

Around 100 friends and family helped Mary Lee Crowley Hawkins celebrate her 98th birthday, Saturday, March 28th, 2015, at her home in Archer City. Mary Lee is a retired teacher and beloved member of the community. She has four children, Jim Bob and Bill Ed of Archer City, Judy Stewart of Thr…

London Steele led the Archer City Lady Cats golf team at the 9-2A District Golf Tournament at Weeks Park on Monday, April 6th, qualifying for regionals with a second place individual finish as well as a second place team finish, for her fourth trip to the Region II-2A tournament.

NEWARK, Del. - The International Literacy Association (ILA) announced today the appointment of Jan Lacina and Robin Griffith as new co-editors of The Reading Teacher (RT), the leading peer-reviewed journal for educators of literacy learners up to age 12. Their editorship will begin on June 1…

Mariah Hoffman was recognized by the faculty and staff of the University of North Texas in Denton by being named to the President’s List.  Mariah maintained a 4.0 grade point average while taking 15 hours during the 2014 Fall semester.  Mariah is a 2014 graduate of Holliday High School. She …

St. Boniface Christian Mothers are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4th at 10:00 at the Scotland City Park. All children 10 and under are invited.

The Royal Theater is going to be presenting the musical flair of the E-Flat Porch Band this spring. The group from McKinney, Texas, is named for the porch where the members first practiced together. Duane Brown and Rudy Littrell form the core of the band with their unique fusion of acoustic …

Davis Mays will one day have a whopper of a fish tale to share with his own kids and grandkids, and he won’t be exagerrating. He is now the new Jr Angler Record holder for the largest fish caught at Lake Arrowhead.

The Sheriff’s Office received 116 Calls for Service during the past 7 day period ending Sunday, March 1, 2015. On the day of this report there were 22 individuals incarcerated in the Archer County Jail consisting of 19 men and 3 women.

The Holliday City Council has now paid Finnell Bros general partnership for the city lot on which the new city hall addition sets.

Windthorst Federal Credit Union will be hosting their Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the St. Mary’s Parish Hall.  A barbeque meal prepared by Humpert Hollar will be served at 11:30 am followed by the meeting and election of three positions on the Board of Directors.  Drawing …

All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 as of January 1, 2015, are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2015 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.  The local competition will be held Sunday, January 25th, at 1:00 pm in the Windthorst ISD practice gym.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS– After successfully completing degree requirements at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, Austin Aulds from Heath, TX, received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

Darell and Jana Kennon of Vernon, Texas, are thrilled to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sally Kathleen Kennon to Brady Kyle Cowan, son of Craig and LaRee Cowan of Archer City, Texas. The wedding date is set for June 27, 2015, 5:30 PM, at the First Baptist Church of Vernon. Brad E…