The organization’s goal is to help feed children during their two-week Christmas break from school. Many kids eat their major meal at school each day and may not have much at home during this break, organizer Christine Lenoir said.

Chisum named Hannah Hurst as the 2019 Homecoming Queen and William Norris as Homecoming King Friday night.

The 2019 Chisum High School Homecoming nominees are, from left, Hannah Hurst, Melody Edwards, Harmony Edwards and Alexis Brown. The queen will be crowned at 7 p.m. before the game. The Mustangs will play against Prairiland at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

The Chisum CHIPS foundation almost hit the group's goal of $25,000 at the annual fundraiser banquet, hitting just $1,000 shy of the mark, but it was still more than was raised last year. 

Fields of Faith, a student lead program offering young people the opportunity to pray, share with and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ, will hold a childhood cancer fundraiser event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Chisum ISD football field, 3250 S. Church St.

In Leddick’s second competition,  shaking the whole time, she didn’t believe judges when they told her she won. Competing against all males, she only realized she had made it to the final round when it was just her and one other contestant.

Chisum varsity cheerleading squad is hosting its Going Gold pep rally Friday and collecting donations at home game halftimes this month to meet a fundraising goal of $1,000 for the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.

With more students attending its school, Chisum ISD passed a $16 million budget, including staff raises and funds for district improvement projects, and set a $1.15 per $100 valuation tax rate for the 2019-20 fiscal year. 

The halls of Chisum Middle School echoed with children’s laughter and shouts Sunday afternoon. School wasn’t in session, though. They were there to support Cooper Bell, who in July was badly injured in an ATV accident.

Football season is another week closer, and each of our local teams completed the first week of scrimmages. More scrimmages will take place Thursday and Friday, and a full schedule of the scrimmage slate can be seen on today’s sports page.

The hashtag #Clearthelist began a few weeks ago on Twitter, and now even has a Facebook page for Lamar County teachers. The Lamar County Teachers: Clear The List page has posts for each school so teachers can post Amazon wish lists for their classrooms.

Public schools around Lamar County started back to school today, with teachers, students and parents converging in classrooms to figure out schedules, class times, pick-up times and what supplies were forgotten that morning as they adjusted to a new routine.

The Chisum FFA program sent eight chapter members to the camp at Sulphur Springs High School on July 25, and FFA Director Matt Preston said he was glad the students had a chance to attend.

The county’s athletes from Paris, North Lamar, Chisum and Prairiland will hear from Lamar County’s own renowned Coach Gene Stallings and receive motivational bracelets at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at First Christian Church, 780 20th St. NE.

Tommy Chalaire, Chisum ISD superintendent, is providing all Chisum ISD staff members with emergency training throughout the summer. Every employee at Chisum ISD will be certified in CPR. In addition to the CPR certification, they will be certified in the use of AED machines, staff will recei…

The Chisum ISD board will look at possibly extending its contract with project managers for the $26.94 million 2016 bond project at tonight’s meeting. The board meets at 5:45 p.m. at the Chisum ISD administration building. 

Paris Ford Lincoln would like to congratulate its 7 scholarship winners from area high schools. Scholarship presentations were made at Ford's Driving Dreams Scholarship presentation at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Tuesday. Each student, along with over 400 others, earned a schol…

With a joyous toss of red graduation caps, the Chisum Class of 2019 bid adieu to their high school career and set their eyes toward the future.