Monday, October 31, 2016

Truck or Treat

Hotdogs, cookies and candy at the Truck or Treat at the fire station in downtown Buckholts Halloween night.

Papa Smurf Visits Buckholts

Papa Smurf made an appearance in Buckholts for Halloween. The Badger Witch and Miss Pineapple were also spotted.

More Halloween dress up  > >  Halloween Dress Up

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Badger Varsity Football vs Calvert 10-28-16

The Buckholts varsity football team traveled to Calvert last Friday night in a face-off with the Trojans. The mercy rule was invoked right after half time, with the Trojans leading the Badgers.

It wasn't all bad news. The Badgers didn't go scoreless.

Jacob Hernandez scores the Badger's touch down of the game.
And the cheerleaders had matching pink shoe laces for Breat Cancer Awareness.

No trips to the hospital and everyone got to go home early, with some heading to Corpus Christi for the regional cross country meet.

Check out the photos  > >  Calvert Game Ends Early

The Great Pink Out Pep Rally

For breast cancer awareness, Buckholts schools went pink for last Friday's pep rally. All students were presented a slide show regarding breast cancer statistics and research efforts.

Then it was time to rev up the football team.

Some birthday girls were recognized,

biceps were compared,

and a send off for cross country runners leaving to compete in regional competition in Corpus Christi.

It also appeared some lucky elementary class was to end the school day with some Halloween treats.

Pink Out photo album  > >  The Great Pink Out

3 BISD Runners Compete in Regional Cross Country. 1 Advances to State Meet

Buckholts High School had three runners competing in the Regional cross country meet in Corpus Christi, Saturday, October 29th.

Megan Lopez, Julissa Cordona and Jeffrey Ruiz represented BISD.

Megan and Julissa start their race.

Jeffrey on the last leg of his race.

Jeffrey, with Coach Rinderknecht, at the finish line, moments before learning
Jeffrey qualified for the State meet!

Congratulations to the Buckholts regional cross country racers. Atta-boy's to Jeffrey Ruiz who will compete in the UIL 2016 State Cross Country Meet in Round Rock at the Old Settlers Park, Saturday, November 12.

Race photos  > >  Regional Cross Country

Jr Hi's Last Home Football Game for 2016

BISD Junior High School hosted the Calvert boys for the last Jr High home field game of the 2016 season. It seemed serene.

The captains greeted each other warmly,

the chain gang was chill,

and, an official calmly played scratch-offs.

Then, BOOM !

Get the game images  > >  Last Jr Hi Home Football Game 10-27-16

FLASH:  Olgesby Jr Hi game will be played Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6:00 PM (not Thursday as originally scheduled) in Olgesby.

Pick Up Volleyball Game

The Buckholts Lady Badgers had a last minute, non-district, pick-up volleyball game against Dime Box, before the Junior High football game Thursday, Oct. 27th.

Don't know why the sad faces. The Ladies WON !

Game photos  > >  Pick Up Volleyball Game

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Buckholts Schools Fall Festival 2016

There were frolics on the football field Wednesday (Oct. 26) as the public attended the annual BISD Fall Festival.

There were spiders;


a pirate;

and a GIANT Uncle Sam.

There was even a man with a frog on his shoulder and a bottle of vegetable oil under his arm. Hmm.

Some were shocked by what they saw.

To see all the shocking images, go here > >  Fall Festival 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Drug Dog finds NO Illicit Drugs on Campus! Fall Festival This Evening!

Yep! There was a drug dog checking the Buckholts' school campuses yesterday (10/25/16) and NO there were NO drugs found on the campus. Another case of rumors-gone-array.

Because of a rumor perpetuated by a small handful of students, the Superintendent and the Principal enlitsted Rogers Police Department to bring a drug dog to BISD to check for illegal drugs.
THANKS to Rogers' Police Department. Their drug dog officer was on his day off, but came to BISD as a favor. (Thanks to Police Chief Newsom and Sheriff Green for their influence and SPECIAL thanks to Rogers Police!)

REPEAT, no drugs indicated on BISD campuses.

Buckholts ISD, which includes ALL of our community, has a full  plate satisfying TEA to keep  the Buckholts schools open. The school board, administration and teachers are working overtime plus, to  make the local school system work and KEEP JOBS in Buckholts.

As a result of an ignorant rumor, BISD officials had to take time from education to  make sure all was on the up-and-up. Again, another disruption based on students rumors. AGAIN, your school administration reacted properly and in proportion.

If you, and your children, don't care enough to stop this nonsense, or if you parents don't care enough to support your community, your local school system and your own children, LEAVE Buckholts! Transfer your kids to Cameron or Temple or where-ever. Help them enroll in gangs. Deprive them of a future. Make them an inept ward of our Federal government unable to function without receiving Federal freebies.

Hands-on, I estimate 98% of Buckholts School kids want to do the right thing. They want to learn. They WANT to represent their school and community. Buckholts, HELP THEM!

The other 2%, do everything in your personal power to dissuade them and encourage them to move to Washington, D.O. (District of Oz, no more Columbia).

This rant is opinion based on years of  experience.

Orange and Black, do not lack. Otherwise, move on!


Fall Festival at BISD starting at 5:00 PM this evening. Come out, come on and support your community and school this evening! Let's have some fun !!!!! 

Bring in-date canned goods to the Lion's Club at the stadium for FREE tickets!

I'll be there, camera in tow!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Lady Badgers Close Out Volleyball 2016

Buckholts' Lady Badger varsity volleyball team ended their regular season hosting the Granger Lady Lions in Buckholts last Saturday.

For all the game photos > >  Final Volleyball Game 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Epic Grid Iron Action in Prairie Lea 10-21-16

The varsity Badgers football team traveled to Prairie Lea to take on the Indians in what was predicted as a walk-in-the-park for Prairie Lea. Well, our boys had a different notion. The game was a barn burner to the final buzzer.

Buckholts started with their running game, but after falling behind two touchdowns, Coach Rinderknecht switched the Badgers to their aerial assault. Buckholts began scoring and the two teams traded touchdowns at a brisk pace. The Badgers couldn't erase their early deficit, with Prairie Lea posting the win 102 - 81 ! (No typo, that was the final score.)

Had it not been for injuries side-lining some of our guys, the outcome might have been in Buckholts' favor. Yes, one of our players had to go to the ER. I can't name him here, but he is okay with a mild concussion.

Near the end of the game, I was on the home side of the field. Several Prairie Lea spectators spoke to me, complementing the Badgers:

     "D*@#, y'all's boys came to play!"
     "This ain't the washout it was supposed to be."
     "We had no idea Buckholts could play like that."

With a pass from Luke Trevino, Eric Salomon evades Indian defenders and runs long, setting up a touch down.

Jason Duran fights off a Prairie Lea defender and pulls in another Luke Trevino pass, in the end zone for the Badgers 3rd TD of the game

I don't jeer the officials and don't feel I'm in any position to critique them. Field officials are human and entitled as such. They are poorly paid. But, look at the next two photos and tell me Eric stepped out of bounds before the 15 yard stick. The official in the photos called him outside the line BEFORE the last lollipop. That was a crucial 4th down play for the Badgers and a bad call that stunned the coaches and the players. No excuses, no hard feelings, just an observation . . .

All the game images here > >  Barn Burner in Prairie Lea

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

BISD Jr High Volleyball 10-17-56

In the final game of the regular season, the Buckholts Jr High volleyball team took on Coupland Jr High in Badger Gymnasium, October 17th.

Match photos here > > BISD Jr Hi Volleyball 10-17-16

Something Different

The Buckholts Lady Badgers hosted Thrall in a varsity volleyball match last Saturday. For something a little different, I concentrated on the periphery and the tear down the Lady Badgers perform after every home game.

For example, practicing for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race,

praying for candy sales,

or just hot-dogging.

Monday, October 17, 2016

National School Bus Safety Week 2016

Buckholts ISD transportation personnel instructed grades K - 12 on safe school bus boarding, riding and exiting;

and, consequences of improper school bus etiquette.

After a visit by the Safety Chicken,

bus drivers were presented with awards signed by all the students.

National School Bus Safety Week October 17-21, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

5th Quarter at the Fire Station

Following the Badgers' Friday night win over Round Rock Concordia, the First Baptist Church sponsored a 5th quarter celebration at the Buckholts Volunteer Fire Department. Students, parents, fans, police and firemen attended for fun, food and games. The photos provide the story.

> >  BISD 5th Quarter 10-14-56

Badgers Win !

The Buckholts' Badgers varsity football team defeated the Round Rock Concordia Cardinals 34-25, at home, under the lights, Friday, 10-14-16.

Junior Kristopher Munoz in the end zone with a 19 yard pass from sophomore Eric Salomon in the 1st quarter, posting the Badgers second TD of  the game.
A three touchdown onslaught by the Cardinals in the 4th quarter wasn't enough, as the Badgers added two more TD's of their own.

Junior Abel Owens leaving the Cardinals' defense behind to score the Badgers last TD of the game in the final quarter.

Here are the base stats for the Badgers from AD/Coach Rinderknecht:

Buckholts 34          Round Rock Concordia 25

Concordia            6             0              0              19
Buckholts            14           8              0              12

Eric Salomon 10 yard TD run (Christian Kessler kicks PAT)
Kristopher Munoz 19 yard TD pass from Eric Salomon (kick failed)
Eric Salomon 10 yard TD run (Christian Kessler kicks PAT)
Kristopher Munoz 5 yard TD pass from Luke Trevino (kick failed)
Abel Owens 10 yard TD  run (PAT run failed)


Game photos here > >  Badgers Defeat Concordia

Friday, October 14, 2016

Junior High Football Action

The Buckholts Junior High Badgers hosted the Westphalia Bluejays on the turf Thursday, 10/13/16.

Before the game, Debbie Pina displayed the quilt being raffled by Amazing Grace Thrift Shop on November 6th. (2 raffle tickets for $5). I'm no expert, but this quilt look like exquisite art.

Meanwhile Coach Cook contemplated the start of the game, and

why Wayne Brady was officiating.

If the Junior Badgers hadn't  spotted Westphalia 33 points in the first quarter, it might have been a much tighter game.

Game photos here  > >  Junior Badger Football 10-13-16

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Buckholts City Council to Meet

Buckholts City Council will meet Thursday, 10/13/16 at 5:30 PM, coinciding with a Buckholts Junior High home game, while the Jr Hi girls play volleyball in Granger.

So, if you're not attending one of the two Jr High games, maybe stop by and see the council in action.

Here's a copy of the rather lengthy agenda.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Amazing Grace Thrift Shop

There's lots of amazing stuff in Amazing Grace Thrift Shop located in the old General Store of Buckholts.

Figurines, jewelry and "Air Guitar".

Amazing Grace has cook books.

Founded by Deborah Pina, as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, Amazing Grace put over $30,000 back into the community last year!

For information on store hours, volunteering, donating, etc. visit Amazing Grace on Facebook or go to the website, linked here: Amazing Grace Thrift Shop, Buckholts, Tx

It's worth a trip to the shop just to see some of the antique signs and oil cans (probably not for sale).

For more photos of treasures currently available at the shop, click the link below.