By Brittany Becknel
Coach Dean Edwards is the new face for boys’ basketball and tennis this year at Stamford High School. He grew up in Santo and after graduation, went on to college at Tarleton State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is married to Jennifer, who will be teaching Chemistry and Physics this year. They have two children; Trace who is in eighth grade, and Kyndall who is in third.
Coach Edwards has previously coached for three years at Santo, two years at Perrin, 12 years at Huckabay and 1 year at Sudan. He has taught Physical Education and been an athletic director. Coach Edwards is starting Stamford for his 19 year of teaching. As a coach for Stamford High School, he will be teaching Health, helping with DAEP and coaching as the head basketball and tennis coach and assistant football coach.
The coach and his family picked Stamford because he himself had grown up in a town about the size of Stamford and he loves the small school setting. He and his wife want their children to be a part of a small school setting, and they think Stamford is the perfect spot. They also loved Stamford because it was closer to family. Coach Edwards believes that Stamford has a very strong tradition, and he would like to continue on with that tradition this year.
He wants all of his students and players to do what they are supposed to and get what needs to be done, done. Coach Edwards says he has a strong will to win at everything he is involved in and no matter what coaching position he has, he will be happy.
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AUG 21 - Oliver Meet the Teacher - Thurs. Aug. 21st, 4:30 to 5:30. You may come meet your child's teacher and bring their school supplies at that time.
AUG 23 - Anson Opera House presents Dancin' in Anson with Don Davis & Exit 277 Saturday, August 23 at 7:00 pm $5 cover. Come dance and have fun!
AUG 24 - The True Story Tour is coming to Stamford High School Auditorium, 507 S Orient St, August 24. Starts at 5:30, doors open at 5:00 $5 admission. Special guests are Victorious! and Bryann Trejo. Also featuring Spec, V. Rose, Je'Kbob and 5ive. For more info, contact Paul Wright at 325-370-6378.
AUG 31 - 5th Sunday Sagerton Community Worship Service will be held August 31 at the Methodist Church in Sagerton at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited.
SEPT 2-3 - Stamford Adult Education Program will begin classes for 2015 school year on Tuesday, September 2 and Wednesday, September 3. Enrollment and orientation is at 10:00 am and 5:00 pm at 301 S. Wetherbee Street, Stamford. For any additional information, please contact Gwen Baker @ 325-370-3549. Everyone is welcome!
SEPT 8 - Everyone is invited to the 4-H Fun Fest Kick off hosted by the Hamlin 4-H, Jones County 4-H, Stamford 4-H Club Officers on September 8, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Lawrence Hall Activity Center in Anson, 801 23rd St. There will be games, ice breakers, hamburgers and hotdogs for all to enjoy. Current 4-H members will receive their awards for the completion of 2013-14 4-H year. If you are nine or in the 3rd grade up to 18, come join find out more, family members are invited also. For more information, contact Debbie Hailey, CEA-FCS or Steve Estes, CEA-Ag./Nr at the Jones County Extension Office at (325)823-2432.
SEPT 13 - Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest at Downtown Dog Daze, Saturday, September 13, Register 9am, Judging at 12:00pm, On the Square Downtown Stamford. Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce. Call for details 325-773-2411.
SEPT 13 - Downtown Dog Daze, Saturday, September 13, Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, Vendor Booths, Set up by 10:00am, ($20.00 charge for a space) 10:00am, On the Square Downtown, Stamford Texas, Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce. Call for details 325-773-2411.
SEPT 18-20 - The 2014 Jones County Fair is right around the corner, September 18-20th. If you would like to receive a fair catalog with information on categories and rules for entries or if you have any questions or concerns, please email Debbie Hailey, CEA-FCS at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (325)823-2432.
SEPT 27 - 4-H Benefit Dove Hunt - Saturday, September 27 at 3:00pm in Ericksdahl Community near Stamford. $100 per person includes steak dinner to be served afterwards. All proceeds to benefit Jones County 4-H. For more information, contact John Ekdahl at 325-669-9009.
Oliver Elementary is looking for all 3, 4 and 5 year olds - If you have a child turning 3, 4 or 5 by September 1st and you haven't registered for the 2014-15 school year please contact Greg London at 325-280-1893 or Sandy Templeton at 325-665-2088 to pick up a registration packet.
Get your Texas Vehicle Tags renewed at The Stamford American, 102 S Swenson. Hours are MON-FRI 9:00-5:00.
Denise Dennis is still collecting aluminum cans for the Rehab Center. She would appreciate any and all help in this effort. For more information, call 773-2560.