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New to Town: Liz meets a skunk

COLUMBUS - Margot the wonder car has been treating me quite well. The two of us have been gallivanting around Columbus and other regions. Gone are the days of worrying about where I'm going to break down, or if I'm going to break down. The radio works, unlike the last car, which means I have been sp

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-19 13:00:00

New director says library poised for 'really exciting things'

COLUMBUS - Experience, enthusiasm and an emphasis on customer service landed Laura Whitehead a job as the city's next library director. The Columbus Public Library Board voted this month to offer the position to the 48-year-old northeast Nebraska native and current branch manager at a library in Wac

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-19 14:08:00

Optimist Club honors local students

COLUMBUS - Local high school seniors who shine in and out of the classroom were recognized for their accomplishments. The honor highlighted their academic achievements, as well as extracurricular work and volunteer efforts in the community. The Columbus Optimist Club acknowledged two students each f

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-18 03:30:00

Dworaks recognized for long history of giving

COLUMBUS - Don and Judy Dworak live their lives by a simple lesson. "We were taught to share if you can share," Don said. The couple have been doing just that in numerous ways, impacting both the community and state. For their contributions, the Dworaks were selected as the 2017 Distinguished Philan

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-18 02:45:00

Flowers: Keeping furry guests safe at Thanksgiving

'Tis the season for all to celebrate with family and friends, even our four-legged friends. But with all the festivities what is and isn't safe for our furry friends? It's not only the food that you need to be careful with, but many other aspects you might never have thought of. Thanksgiving is a gr

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-18 14:00:00

Harms brings new light to art

COLUMBUS - Chadric Harms has spent a lifetime gathering memories and ideas to create a very unique form of art. The Central Community College-Columbus art instructor has been dabbling in an art form called Van Dyke brown printing since his graduate school days at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-18 04:30:00

City golf superintendent sets course for retirement

Larry Hergott is retiring today after a 38-year career as a golf course superintendent, including nearly 30 years with the city of Columbus.Tyler Ellyson, The Columbus Telegram COLUMBUS - Larry Hergott didn't know a whole lot about golf when he was hired by Hilltop Country Club in 1979. About a week


Used furniture store new to downtown

COLUMBUS - When Mary Engel answers a customer call on her cellphone, it's either for clipping or flipping. The clipping isn't anything new. She's been a nail technician for nearly two decades and her business, Nails by Mary, has been in downtown Columbus for the past 11 years. That's where she got i

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-11-17 21:43:00

Mauldine Lamar (Stuessel) Schubert

Mauldine Lamar (Stuessel) Schubert, 81, of Sealy, Texas, passed away Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at her home. She was born Nov. 4, 1935, in Cat Spring, Texas, the daughter of Theodore Ted and Annie (Bender) Stuessel. Mauldine grew up and attended schools in the Cat Spring area, graduating from Sealy Hig


Ladybirds basketball off to 2-0 start

The El Campo Ladybirds basketball is off to the races with a 2-0 start. The Ladybirds opened the season with a road win over Industrial and then a big home win over Bellville this past Tuesday. "All and all, I'm very happy with the 2-0 start. I hope we can keep going and push forward," Head Coach Ga

EL CAMPO LEADER-NEWS - 2017-11-18 11:00:00

Real estate in brief: Auto Financial Group inks sublease deal on San Felipe

Auto Financial Group has subleased 6,598 square feet at 5555 San Felipe from Marathon Oil Corp. Griff Bandy and John Simons of NAI Partners represented the tenant. Axiom Medical Consulting has subleased 26,189 square feet of office space at 8401 New Trails from Hunt Guillot & Associates. Scott Covin


Tax overhaul faces tough Senate battle

WASHINGTON - A tax overhaul passed by the U.S. House could face thorny problems in the Senate. The Senate is expected to take up the tax bill when it returns from the Thanksgiving holiday. The House passed the bill last Thursday on a 227-205 party-line vote. It would be the biggest revamping of the

BRENHAM BANNER-PRESS - 2017-11-18 18:00:00

Five elected to EDF board

Five directors have been elected to the Brenham Economic Development Foundation board. Three current directors were re-elected to serve another term: Tee Dippel of Brenham National Bank, Mike Hopkins Jr. of Mike Hopkins Distributing Company and Barney Loesch of Thrivent Financial. Two newcomers to t

BRENHAM BANNER-PRESS - 2017-11-18 17:57:00

Jobless rate drops to 3.4%

Washington County's jobless rate in October fell to its lowest level in almost 10 years. Unemployment here fell to 3.4 percent, lowest since February 2008, records from the Texas Workforce Commission show. The county's October labor force totaled 14,420, with unemployment at 487. The September workf

BRENHAM BANNER-PRESS - 2017-11-18 16:33:00

Life sentence given for murder

A Tomball man who pleaded guilty to a Washington County murder has been sentenced to life in prison. Nicholas Porter, 21, was sentenced by District Judge Reva Towslee Corbett in court here Friday. Porter on Sept. 28 pled guilty to the April 10, 2017 murder of Ernest Trevino. He requested a presenten

BRENHAM BANNER-PRESS - 2017-11-18 16:30:00

Coffee powers publisher to excel

Coffee cups have littered the office the past couple weeks. It's a common sight, really, at any newsroom across the country. Inky wretches like ourselves tend to consume a lot of coffee. But the past fortnight has seen an uptick in caffeine consumption, especially from the publisher's office. That's

BRENHAM BANNER-PRESS - 2017-11-18 08:11:00

Care of Holiday and Gift Plants

As the holiday season approaches, you may be a person that likes to decorate your home with holiday plants or even give gift plants to friends and neighbors. When you see the plants at the store, they are in great shape, but you find it tough to keep them looking great over time. Today, I am going t

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-11-19 18:30:00

Weekend Bible Reflections with Jon

"Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, 'You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.' As he sat on the Mount of O

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-11-19 16:00:00

Johnny Vardeman: Stories stir memories of fabled ranger Arthur Woody

Duncan Dobie's book about U.S. Forest Ranger Arthur Woody has stirred memories of the man from people who knew him or had friends who knew him. Dobie's book, "Arthur Woody and the Legend of the Barefoot Ranger," tells numerous stories about the famous conservationist who did so much for preserving t

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-11-19 08:00:00

New Echota United Methodist Church honors veterans

Sunday, Nov. 12 was another day for New Echota United Methodist Church to honor the veterans at the church and to honor those all over this country. Maj. Darrel Geving invited Maj. Andrew Parker to speak to the congregation. Maj. Parker is the Chaplain for the 781st Troop Command of the Georgia Army

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-11-18 19:00:00