A month to reflect and consider

Payge Luneau thinks it’s important to celebrate Black History Month every February because it’s a time to learn about the African-Americans who overcame discrimination in pursuit of civil rights. Luneau was among the students who participated in a lesson on black history in Chris Lowry’s government class at Pilot Point High School last Friday. Each student picked a prominent African-American and explained his or her contribution to American history. Luneau chose civil rights activist Rosa Parks because of the courage she showed by refusing to give up her city bus seat to a white passenger. “She knew she would get arrested for not getting up, but she did it anyway,” Luneau said. “And that sta

Aubrey advances

The Aubrey Lady Chaparrals pulled off an improbable, come-from-behind win Tuesday in their bi-district game against the Crandall Lady Pirates. The Lady Chaps will face Wilmer-Hutchins Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Plano West High School. A dismal first quarter offensively left the Lady Chaparrals behind 12-4 as the period expired. But the team rallied as the defense kept them in the game, eventually helping Aubrey (23-9) claim a 37-33 victory at Wylie High School. “I just told them that we were playing great defense and getting some great opportunities,” said Aubrey coach Ron Gathright. “I told them that if we kept playing great defense, the shots would start falling and we would be all right. That

We're here to help

Jennifer Bland is the mother of three kids and she understands how expensive clothes can be. Bland works with the Aubrey ISD’s McKinney Vento Program that provides clothing and additional services for children in need. The program focuses on children that lack adequate accommodations like running water or electricity. “We want to bring awareness to the community that this exists and there are families that need the help,” Bland said. “I don’t think the school is the first place a parent would think about when they’re in a tough spot, but there are plenty people ready to step in and assist in any way.” At the beginning of each year, students fill out a residency questionnaire that determines

Mission: win state

Danny David loves the sport of track because it separates the weak from the strong. Pilot Point’s newly hired head football coach and athletic director has an extensive vision for his football program. A big part of that is finding what players he can count on when it matters most. That’s where the 400-meter race comes into play. “Every offseason, we run the 400. Let’s say there are two runners out there and it’s the final lap and they’re both neck and neck. They turn the corner and hit the backstretch. Both of them are hurting. One guy tails off and the other guy keeps running through. What guy am I going to win with in the fourth quarter? I’m going to win with the guy that finished. I’m a

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