PRICE AT 50: Teaching icon at TVCC celebrates half-century in classroom

Dr. Price will receive his plaque for 50 years of service teaching biology at the annual TVCC Christmas luncheon Thursday.

Dr. Vernon Price

Press release

Dr. Vernon Price.

It’s very possible the name might be one of the most recognizable to students at Henderson County Junior College/Trinity Valley Community College student over the past 50 years.

In addition to learning from the biology teacher in the classroom, many students would likely also say they were positively impacted by his book “What Every Student Should Know About Studying, but Didn’t Know To Ask!”

Dr. Price will receive his plaque for 50 years of service at the annual TVCC Christmas luncheon Thursday.

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Lady Cards rally to beat Angelina, 55-49

By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

Talk about a comeback!

Early in the fourth quarter, the second-ranked Lady Cards found themselves on the short end of a 13-point deficit. Fast forward to the seven-minute mark and the comeback was on.

The Lady Cards, ignited by defense, caught fire and rallied to score a 55-49 road win against No. 19 Angelina Wednesday night. The Lady Cards outscored Angelina 25-10 in the fourth quarter.

The Lady Cards took their first lead of the game on a pair of Jasmine Smith free throws at the 1:44 mark, going up 49-47. The comeback was highlighted on the offensive end by back-to-back Tra’dayja Smith three-pointers. Curtessia Dean also had a big three-pointer as the Lady Cards took control.

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Cardinal football combine scheduled Dec. 8

Are you a high school football player looking for a chance to play at the next level?

Here’s a chance to catch the attention of the coaching staff at Trinity Valley Community College.

The annual Cardinal Football Combine, designed to give seniors an opportunity to be a part of the recruiting process, is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 8.

The combine is scheduled to begin at noon with the registration process at the Cardinal field house. The event will then move to Bruce Field at 1:30 p.m. for drills and testing.

The cost of the combine is $25, due at the time of registration.

For more information, contact the football staff at 903-670-2628.

Donation to bring clock tower to TVCC campus

Photo: rendering of the Ethel May and Frank Johns Tower on the Athens campus, prepared by Verdin.

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A 47-foot clock tower will stand tall in the Bob McDonald Plaza at Trinity Valley Community College in 2019, thanks to financial support from a generous donor.

“My wife and I have enjoyed supporting scholarships and programs at Trinity Valley Community College for many years,” said donor Frank Johns. “My loving wife, Ethel, passed away in May this year, and donating the funds to build this beautiful clock tower is a tangible way that I’m able to honor her memory. My hope is that the clock tower becomes an icon on the TVCC campus for many years.”

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Lady Cards stay perfect with win over Odessa

Coach Gerald Ewing talks to his team during a timeout Tuesday night. (Michael V. Hannigan photo)

By Michael V. Hannigan/HCN

The No. 4 TVCC Lady Cardinals outlasted a talented Odessa College squad Tuesday night, 70-64, hitting 12-of-14 free throws in the final four minutes and holding Odessa scoreless in the final two.

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