• At the district track meet, held in Caldwell, Richards girls team placed seventh and the boys placed fourth. Sophomore Sonja Espinosa placed first in varsity shot put and second in varsity discus, and will advance to Regionals in both events. Junior Michael Roberts placed seventh in the varsity meter dash. Sophomore Chad Allman placed first in the varsity hurdles, and second in varsity pole jump and will advance to Regionals. In long jump, he placed eighth. Junior Miles Conner will be going to Regionals, as he placed third in varsity pole vault. Miles placed fifth in varsity long jump and second in varsity jump, advancing to Regionals, and fourth in varsity shot put. Travelle Lewis placed fourth in varsity 800-meter run and third in the varsity 3200-meter run, which puts him in Regionals for this event. He also advances in varsity high jump with a third place tie. He also placed tenth in varsity long jump. Jake McClellan placed first in varsity pole vault and is Regional Bound. In both the 4x100 Meter and 4x 400 varsity relays, the Richards Team of Chad Allman, Miles Conner, Jake McClellan and Michael Roberts took fourth. Coach Michael Ray is pleased with the team’s efforts and is looking forward to Regionals being held in Kingsville.
• Saturday, May 11, help raise money for scholarships at The Richards Masonic Lodge 1116’s fifth annual Motorcycle and Car Show. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Carlos’ Yankee Tavern and Grill.
There will be 21 awards. They will have lots of fun, food, auctions and raffles. For more information, call Jan at 936-672-6586 or Russel at 936-672-6586 after 5 p.m.
• Richards Independent School District has lots of talent. Three of their students are very gifted with art, and shared the stage with First Lady Barbara Bush. Trophies were awarded to: third grader Noah Bay for his painting “The Hungry Owl,“ honorable mention; fifth grader Klara Russell, painting of air dry clay puppy called “The Puppy That Plays;“ and junior Raquel Randall won first place and a $100 gift certificate.
• Every year, Richards third grade teacher, Linda Bay, hatches chicks with her students in the classroom. When the chicks hatch, the students watch the process and learn about caring for poultry.
• For Memorial Day, the Richards Civic Club will again be putting out flags on veterans’ graves in the Richards area. This consists of six cemeteries. If you would like to make a donation, contact Sandra Tucker at 661-8911.
• Saturday, April 27, the Richards Civic Club will have their annual Richards clean up day. Meet at the Richards Civic building, at 8 a.m. Bring gloves, rakes, shovels, chainsaws or any kind of yard equipment.
A free lunch will be served. Come out and help make Richards a cleaner place.
• This week has been an emotional one for our country. The bombings in Boston, school shooting near Dallas, an explosion in West, and bomb threat at Navasota ISD. We live in uncertain times in an uncertain world. Sometimes when things seem really bad, you look around and see that it brings out the good - heroes, people reaching out in all kind of ways. God is good. I am proud to be an American.
• Pray for: our country, victims of the bombings and explosion, Bob Bosse, Travis Pool, Roy Henderson, Ali Garcia, Chantel Derrett, Florence Lara, Zelma Hougue, Cecilia Rotenberry, Francis Knauf, Willie Claude Foster and Joe Briars.