Kountze

A 53-year-old Kountze man has pleaded guilty in connection with his role in theft of government property, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales on Thursday, April 17.

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Almost a year after a group of Kountze High School students sparked a national debate when they made high school run-through banners with Bible verses for Friday night football games, Judge Steven Thomas’ 356th District Court in Hardin County officially ruled last week that the girls can have their religious banners.

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Almost a year after a group of Kountze High School students sparked a national debate when they made high school run-through banners with Bible verses for Friday night football games, Judge Steven Thomas’ 356th District Court in Hardin County officially ruled the girls can have their religious banners. 

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KISD superintendent Kevin Weldon (center)

The board of trustees for the Kountze Independent School District is expected to accept the resignation of KISD superintendent Kevin Weldon on Friday, Dec. 21. According to information from the district, Weldon is leaving to accept a position at another school district.

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Smiling brightly and excited about their win in Judge Steven Thomas’ 356th District Court in Kountze, cheerleaders from Kountze High School exited the courtroom Thursday, Oct. 18, ready to display their run-through banners containing Bible verses at Friday football games.

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Waiting for the judge to begin proceedings that would decide the fate of their spirit banners, a group of Kountze cheerleaders and their parents gathered in the courtroom and prayed.

Huddled in their red shirts, the Christians spoke to God.

“Yes, God,” they repeated. “Yes, God. Amen.”

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