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Sundancer finishes first, again

Houston Solar Team winner of 2016 Solar Car Challenge. By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Sundancer crossed the finish line Saturday one minute before the race deadline and was the only car in the race to travel all the miles in the 2016 Solar Car Challenge under the time allotted. Sundancer, the Houston […]

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A place called HHS

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Graduation is that cusp where every young person looks back one last time, grabs their diploma and strides to the future. Houston High School celebrated graduation ceremonies Thursday night with 100 diplomas handed out to Hilltopper seniors as a capacity crowd looked on from the stands and fence […]

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Houston Solar Car honored by Legislature

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Houston Solar Car Team was recently honored by the Mississippi Legislature for promoting the good name of Houston, Chickasaw County and the State of Mississippi. The Houston “Sundancer” Solar Race Car Team of the Houston Vocational Center in Houston, was recognized on Thursday, April 14, 2016, with […]

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Zack Poteete signs with Blue Mountain

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Good grades, good hustle and good skills have prompted Blue Mountain Hilltoppers to sign Houston’s Zack Poteete to an athletic scholarship. The speedy senior batted .304 this season, knocked in 25 runs, stole 15 bases and scored 14 times in 26 games this year. And with […]

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Pellet gun prompts Middle School lockdown

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Houston Police picked up two Houston Middle School students Thursday and have charged them with bringing a weapon to school. They were released to the custody of their parents. “It appears the two brought a pellet gun to school and it was spotted by another student,” said […]

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PROM NIGHT 2016!

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Drug dogs sweep Houston schools

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Drugs dogs swept Houston High School and found just what they wanted to – nothing. Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles said two dogs were sent into the high school and sniffed cars in the parking lot, but no drugs, weapons or alcohol were found and no […]

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Shining on Houston, school and state

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – They’re telling the story of solar car racing and carrying the name of Houston and the Houston School District across the state. The Houston Solar Car team traveled to Roosevelt State Park and the Boys Lions Leadership Conference this past weekend, were featured in Mississippi Magazine this […]

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Houston Toppers Cheer at UCA Nationals

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Houston High School Cheerleaders traveled to Orlando, Fla., to take top honors in the World School/Large Varsity category at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship in February. Shown are: Tyler Wright, Cara Jill Eldridge, Michaela Upshaw, Jenna Claire Spratlin, Zoe Craig, Katlyn Abrams, Jordan Ashley Harmon, Calee Cockell, Tori […]

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Moore, Springer earn DAR History honors

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The Chuquatonchee Chapter of the DAR has awarded two student its top honor for academics in American history and character at Houston High School. Sharia Moore and Alex Springer, 11th graders at Houston High, were presented their certificates and medals by Betty Atkinson, American History Chairman […]

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Rewarding hard work: PACE

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The gifts ranged from $100 and $50 bills to a free lunch and movie but the real reward was a smile and the satisfaction of a job well done. Houston High School and the PACE Foundation (Partners in Achieving Community Excellence) presented awards to more than […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: It’s the little things . . .

I’ve found as I get older that I am not wowed by great events and grand dreams that draw me so intensely. I’ve discovered it is the little things and smaller moments that catch my eye, intrigue me and make me think. Yes, I still have a couple of big ideas that I want to […]

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Playing to get better

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal     HOUSTON – If you want to beat the best you have to play the best. Ezra Blissard is doing just that, having recently competed in the Association of Tennis Professionals Futures event in Destin, Fla. Blissard, 17, of Houston High School was matched with Vinicio Hadlich, […]

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HCT looking for beauty and beast

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   Houston Community Theatre needs a beauty and a beast – and folks to run the lights and design the props, too. Auditions for the 2016 performance of Disney’s Beauty & The Beast will be held at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14 at the Houston High School Auditorium as […]

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