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Archive for: April 2015

Williamson, Woods face off

Bobby Williamson Vernon Woods

In Tuesday’s municipal elections there is only one race on the ballot: the race for the Ward Two city council seat.

The seat is now held by Bobby Williamson who won the position from his again opponent, Vernon Woods during a recall election around 18 months ago.

In that race, Williamson defeated Woods, who had been recalled by constituents in his ward, and another opponent, Don Rubely.

Williamson owns two Piedmont businesses, Piedmont Glass and Butterfly-Gypsy in Old Town Piedmont.

He’s active in the Piedmont Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Chamber board, and on the Chamber’s Business Planning and Economic Development Committees. Read more →

Shannon Denise Robinson-Mabe

Shannon Denise Robinson-Mabe
Shannon Denise (Robinson) Mabe, the daughter of Piedmont City Councilman Donnie and Janis Robinson, passed away March 31, 2015, in Ft. Worth.

Shannon was born Oct. 19, 1972, in Oklahoma City. She moved to Texas in 1996 to pursue a career in teaching. It was there she met Chris, and they married on March 13, 1999.

Shannon was born to be a teacher. In 18 years in the classroom, Shannon did more than just teach her students. She loved them, encouraged them and prayed for their well being and success.

Shannon fought cancer until her body could no longer give what her heart and spirit desired. It is beyond difficult to know that Shannon’s time with us here is over, but we know she was never ours to keep.

She loved us well. Will & Hannah have always been and will always be her pride and joy. Read more →

Piedmont Elementary third, fourth graders get real Pals

Piedmont Elementary PALS

High School student council members
mentor, tutor elementary students

A program at the elementary school matching up high school student council members as tutors and mentors with Piedmont Elementary third and fourth graders is in its second year this school year and appears to be paying big dividends.

This is the second year for the program, known as the P. A. L. program P.A.L. stands for Piedmont’s Awesome Leaders.

The program is collaboration between Piedmont Elementary and Piedmont High School where every Tuesday, 24 Student Council members from Alissa Antwine and Kathy Davis’ class come to Piedmont Elementary to mentor and tutor third and fourth grade students.

Mrs. Antwine and Mrs. Davis train and prepare their high school students to work with elementary age children. Read more →

Logan’s OT goal lifts Piedmont past Altus

Blake Colston

Piedmont soccer had to do something it had never done in its history to overcome Altus Thursday night at Wildcat Field.

Kanton Logan put home the game-winning goal at the 5:02 mark of overtime off a well-placed pass from Dax Hampton to give Piedmont a 4-3 win over Altus, spoiling a gutty comeback from the Bulldogs, and giving Piedmont its first overtime win in the program’s five-year history.

“That whole game it was tough going through their defense,” Logan said. “When we finally got in behind them, it was just one of those deals where it kind of opened up. It was great.”

Blake Colston/Gazette
Piedmont’s Thomas Spencer works his way around an Altus defender Thursday night in Piedmont.

The Wildcats improved to 5-2 overall with the win, and more importantly took another step forward as a program.

“We’ve been in four overtime games and this was our first one to win,” Piedmont head coach Zac Selph said. “I told them, it’s another first for the program and if we keep having firsts every year it’s going to be a good thing.”

The game-winner was Logan’s first of his career and came off a precision pass from Hampton. Read more →

Constituent voting for Williamson

Letter to the Editor:

In the fall of 2012 and the spring of 2013 my ward was in trouble.  We needed help to protect the health and safety of our families, friends and neighbors. An industrial wind complex was trying to move into our area.  We needed someone to listen to our concerns and make the health and safety of our ward and city a top priority. 

We found that in Bobby Williamson.

He campaigned tirelessly to get elected.  We knew he heard our concerns.  Once he was elected our City Councilman for ward 2 he studied the issue that was first and foremost on our minds–protecting the families in his ward.

He listened to, learned from and most of all respected his fellow councilmen, mayor, city manager and staff and because of this they were able to work together to find a resolution that would benefit the community to the best of their abilities. He has remained positive, accessible and helpful during his current term in office.

Yes, Piedmont needs better roads, we would like to have parks and a good, solid tax base but what we really need is to re-elect the city councilman who listens to our concerns, treats everyone with respect and works endlessly to make Piedmont the best city for it’s citizens to live in.

That is why Bobby Williamson is getting my vote on April 7th.

-Tony Waltrip,
Resident Ward 2

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