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District 7-5A Preview & Predictions

Aug 29, 2012 • by Tim Polzer •
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The addition of DeSoto to former 5-5A's tough lineup creates one of the state's monster districts. More

Livestream: DISD Kimball and Lincoln Clash Saturday

Dec 17, 2011 •
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The Avery Winter Heat Showcase at Grand Prairie's Turner Gymnasium features top area basketball teams. More

VYPE DFW Football Previews: District 5-5A

Aug 23, 2011 •
Can Duncanville knock Cedar Hill off its 5-5A throne? More

VYPE DFW Top 100 Class of 2012 Recruits: 26-50

Jul 22, 2011 •
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Our updated and expanded list of the area's top 2012 football recruits More

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Grand Prairie Homecoming Queen Shares Her Crown

Sep 16, 2014 • NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Two friends at a North Texas high school vowed to make up for their classmates' cruel prank by awarding the Grand Prairie High School homecoming crown to one of their best friends. Lillian Skinner, 17, is described by friends as "just an amazing girl ... More

High School Senior Targeted in Cruel Prank…but Then Her Friends Surprised Her

Sep 18, 2014 • TheBlaze.com
After learning about what was being said, KXAS-TV reported that Skinner's friends Naomi Martinez and Anahi Alvarez, who were nominated for homecoming queen at Grand Prairie High School in Grand Prairie, Texas, came up with a plan of their own. More

Friends Give Special HS Student A Homecoming Surprise

Sep 16, 2014 • CBS Local
GRAND PRAIRIE (CBS 11 NEWS) - Around Grand Prairie High School Lillian Skinner makes a point to say hello to everyone. Her laugh is infectious and her smile lights up a room. Every day Skinner says she tries to spread a little happiness. “She's that ... More

Texas Homecoming Queen Gives Her Crown to Friend Who Was Pranked

Sep 19, 2014 • People Magazine
Lillian Skinner was thrilled when she was told she'd been nominated for homecoming queen at Grand Prairie High School in North Texas. But the news turned out to be a cruel joke made by some unnamed girls at her school. Thankfully two young ladies who ... More

For 67 years, Benton Ford has been redefining the life of a superfan

Sep 3, 2014 • Dallas Morning News
Those memories include one relating to something that is incorrect in the Grand Prairie High School Alumni Association newsletter. Under “Most Loyal Gophers,” the newsletter mentions that the 1941 graduate has only missed two games, which came in 2008 ... More

Herb Booth: 1989 Gopher football team plans reunion

Aug 23, 2014 • Dallas Morning News
Randy and Robin Heisig are getting together the last Grand Prairie High School football team to make the playoffs for a reunion when the 2014 Gophers open against the Haltom High School Buffaloes at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Warrior-Gopher Bowl. More

Al Roker, Jay Leno team up for USO comedy tour to bring laughs to the troops

Sep 19, 2014 • Today.com
When Texas teens Anahi Alvarez and Naomi Martinez were nominated for homecoming queen at Grand Prairie High School, they both knew they had no chance of winning. In a touching show of friendship, the two seniors made a secret pact to give up the ... More

Mariachi elective changes student's life

Sep 12, 2014 • Dallas Morning News
DeLeon said she got her start in music in fourth grade under Felipe Diaz, who is the mariachi director at South Grand Prairie High School now. “He kept after me and inspired my love of ... Thursday is North Texas Giving Day. Grand Prairie's Children ... More

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