By Johnny Griffin
Following several reports of a suspicious person harassing churches and citizens in Wallis, attempting to get money over the weekend, Wallis Police Department arrested a suspect identified as Tracy Hayden, a white female. Hayden was charged with Criminal Trespass and Harassment. She was also reported to have recently left the Sealy area and she had obtained several checks from local churches there.
By Johnny Griffin
On March 11, 2005, Tyson Dever survived a car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. On that day, Tyson lost his ability to walk and life as he knew it changed forever. What Tyson gained was a desire to inspire people to be determined in life and live life completely. Those are the words of introduction on Dever’s website and the words that guide his life and his exciting presentation to high school students and staff. He brought that message to students at Brazos High School on Thursday, Jan. 15.
The Brazos Cougars stayed in contention for post-season play with wins over Boling and Hitchcock in district action last week. Brazos, trailing 33-30 at the end of three quarters, outscored Boling 22-7 in the final quarter to pull away for a 52-40 win. Dillon Gonzales led Brazos with 18 points, Josh Janicek added 13 and Jeremy D’Rubio hit 12. Other scorers were Chris Demny 5, Cameron Clark 3 and Jemarcus Mayo 1.
The Brazos Cougarettes defeated Boling, 33-24, on Tuesday, Jan. 13, but lost to District 24-3A leaders Hitchcock, 25-48 on Friday night. Talicia Lang led scorers against Boling with 10 points. Tomia Lang put in 8, Amber Garbs had 5, Paige Hamm 3, Chelsea Garbs 3 and Amanda Huddleston hit 2.
The team consisting of Gabriel Janish (team captain), Emily Martin, Reid Janish and Walker Eskew traveled to Denver, Co. to represent Texas 4-H in the National Western Round-Up Livestock Quiz Bowl on Jan. 9. The Western National Livestock Quiz Bowl challenged the team members to be knowledgeable in management practices, diseases, reproduction, nutrition, carcass evaluation and marketing practices for beef, swine, goats, sheep, poultry, rabbits and dairy cattle.
Augustus (“Gus”) Wyatt Stephens was born Nov. 23, 2014 in Houston. He weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz. and measured 19 inches long. He is the son of Pamela (Clesi) and C.B. Stephens of Houston. Pamela Stephens is formally from Wallis. Gus’ maternal grandmother is Jeanne Carroll of Wallis. His paternal grandparents are Sherry and Bob Blanks of Norman, Okla. and Jim Stephens of Houston.