She is barely a blip in the polls, and the odds of her securing the Republican nomination for Texas governor are viewed as vanishingly small.
But Lisa Fritsch, a conservative activist, author and former radio show host, suddenly has bragging rights among second-tier candidates trying to make a respectable showing against the overwhelming primary favorite, Attorney General Greg Abbott.
The Cooper Bulldogs have high hopes, the Rockwall Yellowjackets have a ticket to the historic Cotton Bowl and the Sulphur Springs Wildcats face a tough test as 11 teams from the KETR listening area continue in high school football playoff action this weekend.
Cooper (11-0) will travel to Denton for a game against Henrietta (7-4) on Friday.
The only other undefeated team from KETR country is a six-man school: Ladonia Fannindel (11-0), which will face Aquilla (6-5) Friday in Trinidad.
Splash Kingdom is proposing to build a 10-acre water park as part of the Greenville Towne Center development along Interstate 30. The Greenville City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a formal agreement for the project.
Once again, A&M-Commerce used a second half scoring surge, spurred by 25 points from LaDon Carnegieand 24 from Devondrick Walker, to upend St. Edward's 96-87 at the Tarleton Texan Tip-off Classic in Stephenville. With the victory, the Lions improve to 5-0 on the season while surpassing 90 points for the third-straight game.
A&M-Commerce was the last team to get a shot at West Texas A&M and prevent the Lady Buffs from completing the 2013 LSC season undefeated but the Lions could not close out set one and dropped the next two to the Lady Buffs. A&M-Commerce finishes 2013 fourth in the LSC standings with their 9-7 record.
The Lions will face Tarleton State in the first round of the LSC Tournament in Canyon on Thursday.
In traditional form for an A&M-Commerce – Eastern New Mexico showdown, the Lions and Greyhounds engaged in an offensive shootout on the turf at Memorial Stadium. In the end, Eastern New Mexico's triple option ground attack got the better of A&M-Commerce's strength through the air as the Greyhounds outlast the Lions 42-35 in the regular season finale.
A&M-Commerce tried to play beat the buzzer but was just a little late with its last ditch effort to tie St. Edward's at one and force overtime. St. Edward's' postseason continues as they advance to play host, Fort Lewis College, on Sunday and put their unbeaten season on the line with the 1-0 win.
The proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir would flood 70,000 acres of bottom land, including hardwood forests that have been identified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as "high value" habitat. A report published last week by Austin-based Environment Texas opposes the project, which it says would harm Northeast Texas so as to supply water for Dallas - a city with comparatively poor water conservation practices.
Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says, starting in the fall of 2014, incoming high school students will choose one of several "endorsements," which are similar to college majors. The endorsements will give more flexibility to students in the courses they take.