Thursday, March 6 2014 11:51 PM EST2014-03-07 04:51:36 GMT
The Grapeland Sandies boys' basketball team's quest for a state championship fell short in a 65-64 loss to Muenster Thursday morning.Grapeland lost in the Class A Division 1 state semi-final in Austin.MuensterMore >>
The Grapeland Sandies boys' basketball team's quest for a state championship fell short in a 65-64 loss to Muenster Thursday morning.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 12:03 AM EST2014-03-06 05:03:08 GMT
Picked to win the Southland Conference, the Ladyjacks now find themselves scrambling to clinch the championship title. The Ladyjacks don't have the perfect conference record like the men, but after theMore >>
The Ladyjacks finds themselves in a position to have a share of the Southland Conference title, after battling through adversity with their team. More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 12:12 AM EST2014-03-05 05:12:04 GMT
The Grapeland boys basketball team has made it where every team in the state dreams to go, but only few have been, the state tournament. The Sandies are currently on a 24 game winning streak and sayMore >>
The Grapeland boys basketball team left Tuesday for the state tournament.More >>
Monday, March 3 2014 11:04 PM EST2014-03-04 04:04:22 GMT
The SFA men's basketball team is coming off a weekend of play where they have clinched their second consecutive Southland Conference Title. Last year they went undefeated, and this year they look toMore >>
The SFA men's basketball team has won their second consecutive SLC Title in a row, but says they are not satisfied yet. More >>
Saturday, March 1 2014 6:13 PM EST2014-03-01 23:13:40 GMT
Class A Division I Region III LaPoynor 75, San Augustine 72 OT Grapeland 83, Tenaha 49 Grapeland is set to play Oakwood in the regional final Saturday, March 1, at Tyler Junior College. The game willMore >>
Regional Semifinal boys high school basketball scoresMore >>
If Virginia Clifford Anders was just a folk singer inspiring those around her with her original music that would be enough. But few people can boast the resume of giving that she has selflessly achieved over the years.
"People like her never ask for anything back," Anders' friend Rosalyn Butt said.
Anders has devoted her life to expanding the lives of those around her.
"I live my life helping others because it helps me," Anders said, "And it allows me to continue to grow, not just maintain, but to grow as a human being."
She organizes the coffee social hour every week at the All Saints Episcopalian Church. She records audio books for the blind. For years, she has cared for people diagnosed with HIV and when one of her patients died, Virginia adopted her daughter and raised her as her own.
"Her father died when she was 3, her mother died when she was 13," Anders said, "And as a matter of fact, I wrote a song for her called, I'm still here, which is a rocking song. She really likes it."
And what makes Virginia's story so unique is that she shouldn't even be here.
Because of a severe bone disease, doctors didn't think she would live past 30. But after six leg surgeries and screws inserted in both knees she's still here.
"She has quite the influence on everybody that she comes in contact with," Butt said.
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