Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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Friday, June 16, 2017

30th Annual Cotton Festival

The 30th Annual Cotton Festival of 2017 is in the books. The festival kicked off Friday evening, June 2nd, with the competition cooks setting up, musical entertainment, exotic BBQ and best margarita judging and a cast of characters.

Michael Carubelli entertained the cooks and on-lookers Friday night.

"What blew my cover? Was it the hat? The feather? Seriously, what was it?"

" 'Seriously?' Are you kidding me, John?"
Here are the photos for Friday night > >  Cotton Festival Friday Night


The main events of the 2017 Cotton Festival began with the parade Saturday morning, June 3rd.
Firetrucks, hot rods, classic vehicles, tractors and more made their way past the crowds on Main St.

Grand Marshals lead the parade.
Followed by the Sheriff, 

and the Chief!
Link to the parade photos > >  Cotton Festival Parade


After the parade, there was volleyball competition, horse shoes, washer pitchin', vendor booths, face painting, a mechanical bull, fishing, a water slide, food and music.




Plus, 

Modern fashionistas know the importance of having your tongue match your hair color.
Activities images are here > >  Cotton Festival Photos At Large


Meanwhile the barbecue chefs worked and relaxed as they readied for the afternoon competition judging.





Rigs and cook photos here > >  Cotton Festival BBQ Competitors


Finally, with impending storms forcing the crowd in the Fire Station, it was time for the awards and prize money.

The Budweiser Girls handed out the awards.

Link to the award photos  > >  Cotton Festival Awards

A BIG "Thank You!" to the Buckholts Betterment Association who puts on the Cotton Festival, all the sponsors, the clubs and organizations, the parade participants, the vendors, the musicians and volunteers who made this special event such a success.












Monday, June 12, 2017

BUCKHOLTS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

Four of the finest young people in our community graduated from Buckholts High School, Saturday night, May 26, 2017.


Buckholts ISD Class of 2017, diplomas in hand, in a farewell appearance.

Janice Bridges delivered the Commencement speech.

Dakota James Hubnik

Katelyn Grace Hubnik, Valedictorian

Megan Samantha Lopez, Salutatorian

Sammuel Santiago Munoz
Congratulations, Seniors!

Graduation photos here  > >  Buckholts HS Graduation 2017 




Kindergarten Diplomas In Buckholts, May 25th

Draped in caps and gowns, the 2017 Kindergarten class received their promotions on May 25th.

Trying to snap a picture before they move!

CHEESE!
Kindergarten grad photos  > >  Kinder Promotion 2017



BISD 8th Grade Graduation, May 23rd

Junior High School graduated 9 eighth graders in Buckholts, May 23rd.

Ready for High School!

Graduation ceremony images > >  8th Grade Graduation

Mayfete 2017

May 18th, Buckholts High School Seniors were honored in a Mayfete assembly and stage production.

2017 Seniors Dakota Hubnik, Katy Hubnik, Megan Lopez and Sam Munoz
sat front row as they were honored by their fellow undergraduate students.
There was royal pageantry, complete with the King and Queen.


Dancing,


Psychedelic dancing,


And some Tuff love.



Link to the photos > > Mayfete 2017







Buckholts HS 2016-17 Athletic Awards

Emceed by Athletic Director Kyle Rinderknecht, the annual sports banquet was held May 17th!

Defense vs. Offense for the last piece of cake!

Award photos > >  2016-17 Sports Awards




Buckholts HS Jr-Sr Prom 2017

The 2017 Jr-Sr Prom was held the night of May 13th in the SPJST Lodge Hall.

The graduating Class of 2017

And . . . our future Seniors


Promenade photos > >  Prom 2017



Buckholts Frosh Class Presentation, 5-05-17

May 5th, the Freshmen class of Buckholts held an assembly to recap this school year,


present certificates of appreciation to teachers, school supporters and staff,


and wear cool sunglasses.


All the images here > >  Frosh Class Presentation 5-05-17








BISD Spring Track

Buckholts schools had an exciting Spring track season!


Megan Lopez and Jacob Hernandez at Thrall track meet.


Thrall track meet photos > >  Thrall HS Track Meet



Katy Hubnik and Abel Owens in shot put competition at Chilton HS track meet.



Chilton track meet photos > >  Chilton HS Track Meet 3-30-17


The District track meet for Junior High and High School was held in Gatesville. Students found various methods to relax between events.



District track meet images > >  JH & HS District Track Meet 04-05-17


AND, Buckholts High School had one runner, Jacob Hernandez, qualify for the short track hurdles at the Regional track meet in Huntsville.

Jacob Hernandez competing in the 110m hurdles at Hunstville Regional Track Meet.

A couple of images from Regionals > >  Regional Track Meet 04-28-17




Sunday, June 11, 2017

Back On/In The Ethersphere

Back to posting after the great CENTURYLINK fail.

Our area's only DSL internet provider, CenturyLink, began failing in May and totally crashed the first weekend in June, during our most commercial weekend - the Cotton Festival. There are approximately 85 CenturyLink internet connections in our area (basically the area covered by Buckholts School District). In May customers began seeing slow downs and frequent failures of service. According to a CenturyLink rep, the two internet servers for our area were "overloaded and beyond capacity". So, if CenturyLink was aware of the problem why did they wait until the system crashed to fix it? And, don't worry, CenturyLink will "credit" your next bill for the "inconvenience".

INCONVENIENCE? Tell that to the local businesses that lost no telling how much money during the Cotton Festival because they relied on CenturyLink to power their cash registers, fuel pumps, ATM machines, bank transactions, etc. Not to mention mobile vendors who, in the past, relied on the CenturyLink internet connection at the Community Center for sales at the Cotton Festival.

INCONVENIENCE? NO! Total FAILURE on the part of CenturyLink. Not to mention false advertising about their so-called reliability. Sure, we're small potatoes contributing only about $8500.00 a month in subscriber fees. Just a drop in the the CenturyLink revenue bucket. Tells us a lot about the current state of big business.

This photo represents recent CenturyLink service. The ball is us, stuck. There are no local NBA stars or major collegiate players who can jump up and free the ball, persons CenturyLink would not want to anger or embarrass. So, we have to go to extraordinary measures to free the ball, or get a NEW ball. (I'm working on finding us a NEW ball.)

 Oh well, enough ranting, for now. Got to catch up with the news and photos.

Buckholts City Council has an interesting agenda for their meeting this Monday at 5:00 PM:

a. Discuss/Review/Approve – Police procedures concerning ATV, 4 Wheeler use
b. Discuss/Review/Approve – Police procedures concerning stray animals.

Hmmmm.

Gotta catch up on local sports images. Here are the last home Buckholts High School games.

Boys Battle Bartlett, 03-03-17:


Game photos here > >  Boys Basketball 02-30-17

Between games, BISD Senior basketball players were recognized and the Varsity Girls presented Coach C with a basketball signed by team members.

Megan Lopez, Katy Hubnik and Sam Munoz played their last game as a Buckholts Badgers.
Photos here > >  Basketball Recognition 2017

And Varsity girls had their final home game against Bartlett.


Game images here > >  Girls Basketball 02-03-17

Track, graduations, Prom & Cotton Festival photos being processed for upload. (IF CenturyLink stays up and running.)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Vote & Buy

Remember to VOTE tomorrow for City Council and School Board, at the Community Center.

And, though you can't buy votes, you can buy a Badger Yearbook for this closing school year.

From the BISD year book staff:


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tom Maynard Speaks At Third BISD S-O-S Meeting

BISD Superintendent Nancy Sandlin convened the third Save Our School (S-O-S) meeting in the BISD Cafetorium on the evening of February 9th.

Mrs. Sandlin explaining the TEA Accountability Rating system to the crowd.
There was an air of anticipation filtering through the audience,



because Tom Maynard, of the State Board of Education, was the guest speaker.


Mr. Maynard spoke of the importance of rural schools and communities. Mr. Maynard and Mrs. Sandlin announced that TEA Commissioner Mike Morath, after careful review, was granting Buckholts ISD a short abatement period to get student grades up to State requirements, so that the community can show our school deserves to remain open.

Commissioner Morath's abatement for BISD is NOT a free pass and NOT a reprieve. The students must work hard and CONTINUE the hard work to make passing grades. BISD has the remainder of this year and the next school year to make and MAINTAIN passing marks, OR it's all over for the school district.

Buckholts kids are smart. But, they must be ambitious also. Administrators, teachers and staff are busting their butts to help our kids. Now, with the end of this school year upon us, parents and community, it's your turn !

Here is the link to the meeting photos -->>  3rd SOS Meeting