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06
Jun

Dublin linemen heading to state

Dublin’s Linemen will attend the State Lineman Challenge on June 23 at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene after qualifying with a second-place finish at the Arlington Big Man Brawl on Saturday. 

The linemen finished just four points behind Brock and won the tug of war competition. 

The lineman team is comprised of Jared Ricks, Stran Burrow, Stephen Locklear, Kolby Robertson, Mario Macias, Tyler Morrow, Tyler Bell, Blaize Leatherwood, Johnny Jurado, Bricen Ballenger and Michael Stanley. 

Several other Dublin football players attended the Brock 7-on-7 tournament Saturday, matching up with some big football programs. 

The Lions opened against Mineral Wells, falling 62-19, then they lost to Brock 45-14. In game three, they faced Graham, losing 40-0.
 

Wed
06
Jun

Summer team 'outstanding'

The Dublin summer league basketball team took its second consecutive victory in the State Qualifying Tournament in Bangs last week. 

The team is made up of:
-Angel Ramirez 
-Blake Porter 
-Cy Wing 
-Jakob Seals 
-Daniel Escobar 
-Brayden Fuentes 
-Jordan Mullin 
-Joe Leos 

It will attend the state tournament June 22 through 24 near Grapevine.

“All played outstanding and have shown tremendous improvement since the season ended a few months ago,” coach Will Parker said. 

Dublin went 3-1 in the tournament. It opened against Lampasas, winning 53-35, then fell to Breckenridge, 59-51, finally wrapping up with back-to-back wins against Hamilton, 61-20, and Bangs, 52-35. 

Summer league basketball is not affiliated with UIL. It is directed by high school coaches as a way to facilitate teams playing together in the offseason.

Wed
06
Jun

Weekend brings busy schedule

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With ties to National Dairy Month and the traditional June festivities, this weekend promises a lot of fun for Dublin residents and visitors.

It all begins Friday, June 8 with a Community Kickoff Party beside Dublin Bottling Works from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with live music by Dakota Drummond and a variety of free yard games for kids and families. Dublin’s own taco truck will be on hand for those looking for a fresh bite to eat. 

The Dublin Public Library will be continuing the fun after dark as they screen, “A Wrinkle in Time” a PG-rated family feature based on a beloved classic novel. Popcorn and drinks will be available for the cinematic outdoor experience.  

Wed
06
Jun

What's that in the sky?

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The dot in the sky shows a weather balloon over some powerlines over Dublin Wednesday morning (June 6). Many people in town speculated as to the reason it was floating over Dublin, some reporting it didn’t move very much over a long period of time. It is a NASA tracked weather balloon launched from Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas. To see where the balloon is now, go to csbf.nasa.gov/ and click on Palestine.

Wed
06
Jun

Granny's is back

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Granny Clark’s officially opened Wednesday morning (June 6) at 6 a.m. after closing at the end of June 2017 for renovations. After nearly a year, the business, now owned by Brenda Gilman, is ready to serve Dublin breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Wed
30
May

Five perform at state band competition

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Dublin’s last day of school was May 24, but for five students in the Dublin High School band, the school year wasn’t over until they made the three-hour bus trip to Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville to compete in the Texas State Solo and Ensemble contest Saturday.

The competition, an annual event bringing together students from all of Texas and all sizes of school, requires students to learn a fairly advanced piece of music and perform it for a private audience of a qualified judge. The judges often have experience as band directors, teachers or performing musicians, and they record comments and score the students based on technique, expressiveness and accuracy. 

Wed
30
May

Three arrested in Dublin searches

Three were arrested in Dublin for drug-related charges on May 24 when local agencies executed two search warrants.

One was executed at the home of Marco Esparza at 120 S. Norton Street and the other the home of Enrique Noyola at 230 W. Blackjack.

Marco Esparza was arrested and charged with numerous felony drug charges, along with pending federal firearms charges.  Alex Esparza was also arrested and charged with possession of marijuana charges at that home. 

Enrique Noyola was arrested on W. Blackjack on numerous felony drug charges along with evading charges.  

Recovered in the search warrants were illegal narcotics, firearms and more than $13,000 in cash.  

All subjects were taken to Erath County Jail, where bonds were set at $20,000 for Marco Esparza, $1,000 for Alex Esparza and $16,000 for Enrique Noyola.  

Wed
30
May

Lion Cub Academy earns 4 stars

Lion Cub Learning Academy was recently recognized a four-star childcare provider by Texas Rising Star.

TSR evaluates childcare agencies based on five categories: director and staff qualifications and training, caregiver to child interactions, curriculum, nutrition and indoor and outdoor activities and parent involvement and education.

TSR assessments are based upon the criteria for success determined by a panel of Texas Workforce Commission Board Staff, child care providers and child care contractors from across the state.

Lion Cub Learning Academy is a child care center integrated with Dublin ISD that welcomes all children from the ages of six months to five years. 

For more information, visit dublin.k12.tx.us/domain/659 or call 445-6333.

Wed
30
May

May 25 brings grads, grins

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More than $75,500 in scholarships were presented as 71 Dublin High School seniors received their diplomas on May 25.

The graduation ceremony began with an invocation by Blake Stephen followed by Adriana Ramirez leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Benediction was delivered by Hailey Blackwell, and Angel Escobar led the school song.

Hailey Ortega sang the National Anthem before Brianna Karasek and Brent Stephen took stage to respectively deliver the valedictory and salutatory addresses (Those speeches can be found in the May 31 edition.)

A record number of the DHS class of 2018 received recognition of an associate’s degree that night as they had taken enough hours from Ranger College to earn a degree by graduation. Ranger’s Jennifer Kent addressed these graduates during the ceremony.

There was no shortage of awards during the ceremony, which are listed in the May 31 edition.

Wed
23
May

Museum invites veterans for Memorial Day recognition

The Dublin Historical Society invites all military veterans and their families to the Historical Museum for special recognition and appreciation, celebrating Memorial Day on Monday afternoon.
Stories will be shared about Dublin and Dubliners. The Veteran’s Memorial Room will be highlighted. American flags, red poppies and even Dublin Bottling Works drinks will say, “Thank you ... each one of you.” 

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