Rivercrest Lady Rebel Athletics will be collecting new, unopened containers of laundry detergent to be handed out at the “Spirit of Giving” event Dec. 8 to benefit Talco and Bogata.

The Rivercrest High School band came away from Pleasant Grove Invitational competition with first place division band and color guard honors, second place division percussion, first place band in Class A and outstanding colorguard in Class A.

BOGATA — Rivercrest ISD has passed its new $8 million budget, including raises for auxiliary staff and teachers courtesy of House Bill 3. Trustees also approved a tax rate of $1.28 per $100 valuation.

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.

BOGATA — Rivercrest ISD proposed a new tax rate of $1.28 per $100 valuation, new pay scales for professional and auxiliary staff, and a new $8 million budget Tuesday night, all of which will be the subject of a public hearing Aug. 26.

Riley Stephens has been selected as the Rivercrest Junior High School Student of the Week for the week of April 29. Riley was nominated by Rivercrest Junior High School staff member, Mrs. Jana Kays, for her positive attitude and helpful spirit.

BOGATA — The Rivercrest ISD Board of Trustees will consider a tax value limitation sought by the company behind a planned solar energy project in Red River County.