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City looking to remove tires during Day of Champions

The rubber will meet the road – and the recycling center – on Oct. 16 when local volunteers turn out to work alongside the Ranger College students to clean up areas of the community. In all, more than 400 volunteers, including more than 300 from the college, will spend several hours cleaning up the City of Ranger as part of the annual Day of Champions beautification effort.

Gavin Marks

Gavin Marks

Gavin Marks, 2nd grader at Siebert Elementary took 1st in the Old Rip 5K Run on Saturday. Pictured with his Mother, Brittany Marks ( placing 2nd in her age division ) brother Tucker (placing 3rd in his age division). Father of Gavin, is Jason Marks. Congratulations Gavin!!!

Newcastle survives scare from Ranger

If the gave Ws for moral victories, the Ranger High School Bulldogs might have packeted one for a gutsy effort Friday against the Newcastle Bobcats. As it was, Newcastle survived a scare in front of a small crowd at O.C. Warden Stadium and escaped with a 68-22 decision. With the win, Newcastle ran its season record to 3-1. Ranger fell to 1-4 heading into Thursday’s cross-country showdown with Rising Star.

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Faculty/Staff of the Month: Heath Hodnett

Mr. Heath Hodnett is recognized as our Faculty/ Staff member of the Month for September. Mr. Hodnett grew up in Mesquite and graduated from Emory High School. He came to Ranger for college in 1985, met his wife here and married 35 years ago. Mr. Hodnett received an Associate’s Degree in applied science from Ranger College on a track scholarship, attended TSTC, Weatherford College, and University of Texas Permian Basin. He is currently finishing his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Arizona Global Campus. Mr. Hodnett worked for EBAA Iron for 18 years as a machinist, volunteer for the Ranger Fire Dept for 21 years, paid fireman for Ranger for 5.5 years and City of Colleyville for 12.5 years. He has lived in Eastland the past 10 years and this is his first year teaching. Mr. Hodnett’s enthusiasm for math is contagious. He has been a great asset to Ranger ISD! When not at school, Mr. Hodnett enjoys woodworking, cooking and gardening.


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