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Elgin recognized statewide for growth plans

ELGIN, TEXAS - The Central Texas town, Elgin, made up of just under 10,000 people, is getting statewide recognition for their efforts to grow their local economy. Gregg Brown is the co-owner of ATX Homemade Jerky and Artisan Market in Elgin. "People really want to support local small businesses,"

KVUE - 2017-11-24 00:36:21

Meyer Family honored for efforts

Masonic Lodge #328, of Elgin honored the Meyer family as recipients of the Community Builder Award for 2017. The award recognizes community dedication, service and contribution by families who are not members of the Lodge, but exhibit and share the same values of its members. During an after-dinner


Tamales: a holiday staple and tradition

According to some accounts, there are 2.1 million tamales sold every year for the holiday season. I do my part to contribute to that total. Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, I consider myself something of a connoisseur, some might say a tamale snob, when it comes to choosing the best ta


Junior varsity steps up to fill holes

When one player was called up to fill a hole on the varsity, another junior varsity player stepped up to fill the gap during the JV's 5-5 season. "It's difficult when you take a key player. We took a young man who was playing quarterback for them and had a lot of dynamic plays and he moved over to v


Holiday festivities set to usher in season

Elgin is kicking off the holiday season with several festive events between now and the end of the year, starting this Saturday with Shop Small Saturday. Join in the Where's Priscilla Scavenger Hunt and find images of the locally famous mascot hidden in downtown stores and enter drawings to win Down


City solicits public input on trash options

A new trash pickup contract is on the horizon, but the city wants public feedback before new service dawns in Elgin. On Nov. 14, Elgin City Council voted to recommend a 7-year contract renewal with Republic Services for curbside collection of household trash, recyclables and bulk trash. The contract


Lights of Tejas returns for holiday cheer this weekend

Lights of Tejas will take place over 20 magical nights, beginning Friday, Nov. 24 through Dec. 29, at Tejas Camp and Retreat Center in Giddings. With more than one million lights, Lights of Tejas features a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities, Christmas crafts, several dining options, an i


Another 'routine' doctor's visit

Any cop will tell you there is no such thing as a "routine traffic stop." I have ridden along with Brenham PD cops at night, and I assure you that is true. I will further iterate that we continue to owe our lives to these 24-hour guardians of the law. I tell anyone who will listen that when you're r


Sherman creates TIRZ area for Schulman's development

Sherman recently took the first step toward the creation of a new Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone around the land to be used for a planned Schulman's Movie Bowl Grille entertainment center and retail development. The Sherman City Council voted unanimously to initiate the formation of TIRZ No. 7 and

HERALD DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-23 06:01:00

Hundreds of homes and apartments may be coming to Sherman

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) Crews could soon break ground on hundreds of new homes and apartments in Sherman. "We're growing a lot, the city is, and we're growing faster than we have in other recent years." And FM 1417 has seen a lot of that growth. That's why the Planning and Zoning Committee approved a n


Sherman spending $1.25M on street equipment

After seeing the money Sherman has saved with its in-house utility crew, the city is hoping to create similar savings with the purchase of more than $1.25 million in new equipment for the Street Department. The Sherman City Council recently approved the purchase of two new dump trucks for $228,138,

HERALD DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-23 06:01:00

Texoma shoppers enjoy Black Friday deals

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) -- It's one of the busiest shopping days of the year: Black Friday. Shoppers were outside stores in Sherman as early as two this morning. Many of them looking to find the perfect gift for themselves and others. "They have a special on a Taurus 9 millimeter and it's like $289 and

KXII.COM - 2017-11-24 20:20:00

Southmayd woman hit, killed by truck on Thanksgiving

SOUTHMAYD, Tex. (KXII) -- The woman hit by a truck on Highway 56 in Southmayd Thanksgiving night has died. Police said 31-year-old Nikki Crisp got into an argument with another person in a vehicle, so Crisp got out of the car and started walking on the highway. A truck traveling east on Highway 56

KXII.COM - 2017-11-24 21:50:00

Southmayd woman struck, killed by pickup

A Southmayd woman was killed Thursday night after she attempted to walk across a roadway and was struck by a passing vehicle. Southmayd Police Chief Chad McKee said at approximately 8:30 p.m., Nikki Crisp, 31, exited a vehicle which was parked near the 21000 block of State Highway 56 and began to cr

HERALD DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-24 14:15:42

Woman hit by truck in Southmayd

SOUTHMAYD, Tex. (KXII) -- A woman is in the hospital after being hit by a truck on Highway 56 in Southmayd. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night. Authorities said when they arrived, they found her wrapped around a guardrail. She was flown to a hospital, but her condition is unknown as of ri

KXII.COM - 2017-11-24 06:18:00

Grayson County Shelter serves hundreds of Thanksgiving meals

DENISON, Tex. (KXII) - The Grayson County Shelter hosted a free Thanksgiving meal for anyone in the community to enjoy Thursday. The idea started from a Van Alstyne couple who had been volunteering at the shelter for about a year. They said they wanted to serve the community for Thanksgiving, so t

KXII.COM - 2017-11-24 00:43:00

Manhunt continues for Denison child murder suspect

DENISON, Texas -- Antonio "Chapo" Prado is still on the run. The 17-year-old from Sherman is wanted in connection with Sunday night's drive-by shooting in a residential Denison neighborhood that left a five-year-old boy dead and his 11-year-old brother seriously wounded. "As of right now there's an

KTEN.COM - 2017-11-23 02:02:00

Controlled burn gets out of hand in Milburn, spreads to house

MILBURN, Okla. -- Three people escaped without injury Thursday afternoon after their home caught fire in this Johnston County community 7 miles east of Tishomingo. According to initial reports, the homeowners had started a controlled burn on the property in the 100 block of South Main Street that sp

KTEN.COM - 2017-11-24 03:06:00

Boom! Luxury converted nuclear missile silo lists on Airbnb

(Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). In this Nov. 2, 2017 photo, Mathew Fulkerson and his wife Leigh Ann pose at their Subterra Airbnb located in a former underground missile silo base near Eskridge, Kan. The Subterra Castle Airbnb opened f... (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via

KTEN.COM - 2017-11-24 19:03:00

The Latest: Regional leaders await Mnangagwa's swearing-in

(AP Photo/Ben Curtis). A band holds a picture of Mnangagwa and sings as they await his arrival at the presidential inauguration ceremony of Emmerson Mnangagwa in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Mnangagwa is being sworn in as Zimbabw... (AP Photo/Ben Curtis). A member of the milit

KTEN.COM - 2017-11-24 11:02:00