Champions

The Tioga Lady Bulldogs finished their improbable run to the state finals with an exciting, hard-fought victory over the Bronte Lady Longhorns to earn the title of Class 1A state champions. That title did not come easy, though. Tioga outlasted the Lady Longhorns in a five-set match that went back and forth before the Lady Bulldogs pulled out a 25-23, 18-25, 25-12, 20-25, 15-11 win. In the fifth and deciding set, the Lady Bulldogs trailed four different times before pulling off the thrilling, come-from-behind win. “They started to panic there just a little bit I think,” said Tioga coach Mindy Patton about the final game. “We were behind 4-1, and I called the timeout just to get them collected

A force for positive change

As cars passed by Aubrey Middle School last Saturday morning, runners could be spotted circling the middle school as they participated in Aubrey High School’s first Fall Harvest 5K, hosted by the Family, Career and Communities Leaders of America. FCCLA, established in 2015, is a student-led organization that focuses on promoting family fun through community activities. Ashley McIlravy, host of the event, has seen personal improvements and wants to help others reach their fitness goals. “I started running last year and since then I’ve lost 130 pounds,” McIlravy said. “I went from being sedentary to becoming an active runner. It’s really changed my life.” The goal of the FCCLA is to stimulate

State bound

The Tioga Lady Bulldogs were impressive in their first trip to the 1A state volleyball tournament with a straight-set victory over the Leverett’s Chapel Lady Lions at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland Wednesday afternoon. The Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to play Bronte in the state championship at 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The Post-Signal went to press before the match began. Tioga won the Class 1A Region 2 tournament over the weekend, beating Blum in the championship match Saturday at Central High School in San Angelo. The Lady Bulldogs beat Kopperl in the semifinals Friday. Tioga won the first game in Wednesday’s semifinals match, 25-18, then followed that up with a 25-15 win in the se

Future voters

Americans made their voices heard in electing a new president on Tuesday. Pilot Point Elementary School students made their voices count, too. But they cast their ballots in the school library, not in the local precincts. The school and Monaco Elementary School held mock elections in the run-up to Tuesday’s general election. At PPES, students, teachers and school staff could all casts ballots for the four main party candidates — Hillary Clinton (Democratic), Donald Trump (Republican), Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Jill Stein (Green Party) — or write in a candidate. First grade teacher Corey Haughton organized the mock vote and led her students to the library from her classroom late Monday m

Farewell

Dave Shuck ended his tenure as Providence Village mayor Tuesday night. Shuck told the Town Council that he was moving to Denton and that the meeting was his last as mayor. He said during a break in a meeting that he wanted to live in Denton so he could be closer to where his children go to school, among other reasons. “It’s time to hand the gavel over,” he said during the break. Shuck has been mayor since May 2014. The announcement came as no surprise for the council and others attending the meeting. During the meeting’s open forum, Providence Village resident Don Fisher thanked Shuck for his work for the town. “It’s been an honor to be your friend,” he said. Shuck didn’t formally resign his

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