Lady Lions Beat Haskell 7-6

The Lady Lions won the District Championship today with a seventh inning victory over the Haskell Maidens. The Lady Lions scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for the win. The lead off batter hit a double followed by a single to deep center field to score the first run. The third batter hit a home run to score two more and tie the game. The final score came with two outs and a runner on third base when the final batter hit a walk-off to score the winning run.

Congratulations, Lady Lions! We’re proud of you all.

 

Bob Green To Be Honored With Historic Marker

This event has been rescheduled due to the ice storm.
It has been moved from Saturday, December 7th to
Monday, December 9th at Noon.

Bob Green is honored with a historical monument on the Shackelford County Courthouse SquareOn Monday, December 9, 2013, Bob Green will be honored by the dedication of a historic marker on the Courthouse lawn. The dedication ceremony will be at Noon on Monday. Immediately following the ceremony those who would like to are planning to gather at the Beehive for lunch.

Everyone is invited to attend this very special event honoring a man who truly embodied all it means to be an American hero and a great human being.

Bob Green was born and raised on the Green Ranch, northeast of Albany, Texas where his pioneer father first settled in 1881. With the exception of his military service in Okinawa during WWII, Green lived and worked on the Green Ranch all his life. Besides ranching and raising cattle, Green had a consuming interest in Native American lore, military history, history of the American West and local Shackelford County history. His passions extended to wildlife and ecology conservation, as well as music, including playing organ and accordion. Green co-narrated the Fort Griffin Fandangle and played its calliope for 27 years. He was an original Fort Griffin Fandangle cast member and was friends with Robert E. Nail, Jr.

Green wrote about dugouts, Indians, buffalo hunters, ranchers, and cattle drives. He wrote about his joy of seeing a wet snow or a hard rainfall on the dry cracked Western soil after a drought and how blessed he was to live in the great outdoors. Green believed in hard work and he taught his children — and later grandchildren — the value of working and caring and respecting nature. Green was known by thousands of people for his achievements in preserving the history of West Texas. He recalled the history of the West in his writing, and he loved to tell about the land and the people.

Green not only wrote about history, but he lived it on the ranch and in the brutal battles of the Pacific during the war. He wrote a book about his experiences in the war, and 40 years after the war, he traveled back to see Okinawa, where he had participated in the famous battle that cost thousands of lives. He was a 21-year-old platoon leader for a tank battalion that stormed the shores of Okinawa on Easter Sunday in 1945. He described the fighting that took place there as “savage.” Green earned numerous medals for his service in World War II.

Green often said that he wanted the young people to know about their rich heritage and to learn how to preserve it. His achievements brought him numerous awards including the Albany Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone Award in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the cultural and economic growth in the Albany area. Green also received the Charles Goodnight award, which recognized him for his preservation of ranching heritage.

 

KTAB4U To Feature Albany Merchants

This Friday, November 30, 2012 at 4:00pm, the KTAB4U show will feature our local merchants with a complete episode on shopping in Albany.

This is a great opportunity for folks in the rest of the Big Country to discover the one-of-a-kind stores that feature cool, sometimes locally made, merchandise you just won’t find anywhere else. The Downtown merchants have just completed their most successful ever “Black Friday” weekend of sales, helped in part by the drawing for “Santa script” after the parade on Saturday evening. Black Friday and Saturday shoppers had been collecting tickets from participating merchants, one ticket for every $10 spent. After the parade, a drawing was held to award the Santa script that can now be redeemed like cash in the participating stores.

The merchants of Albany are grateful to KTAB4U for spotlighting us at this time of the year. There are several new books by Albany authors available in the stores this holiday season along with lots of new items that are just waiting to be wrapped up and placed under someone’s Christmas tree.

In fact, if you haven’t been downtown to see what’s new in holiday decor, items to make your holiday entertaining more fun, and gifts for everyone on your list, you definitely should check things out right away.

So be sure to tune in to KTAB4U on Friday afternoon at 4:00pm and find out what you didn’t know about shopping in Albany!

Chuckwagon Cookoff Hosted By Friends Of Fort Griffin

You need to mark your calendar right now, if you haven’t already, and make absolutely sure you will be at the Chuckwagon Reunion and Celebrity Cookoff this weekend.

The Friends of Fort Griffin always plan a fabulous event for their annual fund raiser and Saturday night’s Gala at the T.E. Jackson Warehouse will be no exception. But this year the Gala will be preceded by a chuckwagon reunion and celebrity cookoff that will provide opportunities for fun, learning and great eatin’. So bring your sweetie, the all the kids and Granny and enjoy the good times.

Swimming Pool Hours Change for End of Summer 2012

The Albany swimming pool in Webb Park has shortened its hours for the “back to school” season.

The pool will be open ONLY on Saturday and Sunday, August 25th and 26th and September 1st and 2nd, 2012. After September 2nd, the pool will close for the season.

Thank you to everyone who has come to swim this summer. You made the new pool a great success. We trust you had a wonderful time and we look forward to seeing you again next spring when the pool reopens.

See you next year!