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Whistle Stop Christmas lights up Monday in ceremony

The long-anticipated Whistle Stop Christmas returns to Hulen Park on Monday. The event kicks off Monday with the annual lighting ceremony. Texas Tradition Chorus will begin performing at 6:30 p.m., followed by the tree lighting at 7 p.m. Also enjoy children's train rides, vendors and a visit by Sant

CLEBURNE TIMES-REVIEW - 2017-11-17 13:15:00

FISH Thanksgiving boxes to be distributed

Hundreds of needy families will get to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner this year, thanks to the efforts of the "Turkey Trotters" through Hunt County Shared Ministries/FISH. The distribution of Thanksgiving boxes in Greenville is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Saturday at Christ Community Church, 5500 Sayle

GREENVILLE HERALD-BANNER - 2017-11-17 11:45:00

Chamber honors members, looks to 2018 at banquet

The Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet Saturday, highlighting a few area businessmen and women while also raising funds for 2018. In the run up the annual banquet, the chamber generated plenty of fervor with plans to give away a truck, a $1,000 door prize, raffling dozens of it


Without an Exemption, the GOP Tax Bill Could Cost Arlington Millions for the Rangers' New Ballpark

When the U.S. House version of the GOP's sweeping tax reform package makes it to the chamber's floor - something that could come as early as today - legislators will take up a key provision that could end up costing the city of Arlington between $100 million and $200 million. At issue are are the bo

DALLAS OBSERVER - 2017-11-16 10:00:00

Young County man found guilty of sexual abuse of child

A Young County jury found John Michael McBride, 48, guilty of sexual assault of a child and sentenced him to 15 years in state prison after a three-day trial that ended Nov. 9. The trial was held in the 90th Judicial District Court with Judge Stephen E. Bristow presiding. McBride was represented at


State sales tax rebates remain uneven

The city of Graham's sales tax rebate dropped 1.27 percent this month, compared with the same month last year. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $774.9 million in local sales tax allocations for November, 5 percent more tha


All are welcome to eat, volunteer at 30th annual free Thanksgiving dinner

Graham's Bethel Baptist Church is preparing already to host its 30th annual free community Thanksgiving dinner. The church, at 209 Tennessee St., will serve dinner from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov. 23. The annual dinner began to feed those having financial difficulties, but ov


Turnout low in last Tuesday's state election

Seven constitutional amendments were on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 7 and an estimated 757 registered voters (6.5 percent) out of 11,652 in the county voted on election day and during early voting in Young County. Filing for next year's primary elections begins Saturday, Nov. 11 with the information re


Elgin Man Faces Child Porn Charges

The charges allege that he solicited sexually explicit videos from two underage victims and sent them a video of him performing a sex act. ELGIN, IL - An Elgin man is being facing child pornography charges, according to a press release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office. He's alleged to

PATCH - 2017-11-17 21:42:05

Community briefs: News from the Elgin area

The Elgin Area Chamber will honor six volunteers nominated by local non-profits at its annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon. Honorees are Tom Brockner, nominated by Kiwanis Club of Elgin; Terry Dunning, nominated by Elgin Noon Rotary Club; Karen Fox, nominated by Gail Borden Public Library; Sylvi

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-18 08:00:00

Elgin man faces drug charge

A 32-year-old Elgin man faces felony drug charges following a months-long investigation, Elgin police said Friday. Marcos Martinez-Corcuera, 32, of the 600 block of Cleveland St., Elgin, has been charged with a class X felony count of unlawful delivery of methamphetamine following an investigation

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-17 23:50:05

Elgin residents, weigh in on budget talks

Elgin officials have begun annual budget talks and face cutting expenses plus finding new sources of revenue, not an easy task. City Manager Rick Kozal recently told the city council, "Elgin stands today as a community at a crossroads. Annual wage and benefit increases, coupled with state mandates

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-17 14:13:29

Elgin Woman Accused Of Shaking Baby Sued

ELGIN, IL - An Elgin woman who is being accused of shaking and injuring a 5-month-old baby in 2016 is being sued for damages, according to a report from the Daily Herald. Patricia Perez, 30, of the 900 block of Lavoie Avenue, shook the baby who was found not breathing by police, according to the law

PATCH - 2017-11-16 21:45:46

Elgin visitors bureau pleads for funding

The Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau officials made a plea for funding during an Elgin City Council budget session Wednesday, arguing the city would suffer without their efforts to draw people to local hotels and businesses. Elgin has been funding the Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bure

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-16 23:04:37

Trial concludes for former Elgin library trustee accused of obstruction

A verdict is expected Dec. 6 on a misdemeanor obstructing justice charge against Randolph "Randy" Hopp, the former Gail Borden Public Library trustee. The two-day bench trial in front of Kane County Judge Keith Johnson began last week and ended Wednesday. Hopp, 66, was charged in August 2016 after

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-16 22:05:53

Woman struck by Metra train near Elgin; witnesses say she tripped on tracks

A Milwaukee District West train struck a woman near the Elgin station Thursday morning, delaying inbound trains on the Metra line, officials said. Train 2210, scheduled to arrive in Chicago about 7:35 a.m., hit the person shortly before 6:30 a.m., Metra said in an alert. Witnesses told authorities t

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-16 16:11:00

Second District 22 Pizzeria location planned for Jeffersonville

JEFFERSONVILLE - Less than three months after opening in New Albany, Matt McMahan is ready to bring his pizza and beer delivery concept to Jeffersonville. District 22 Pizzeria started the liquor license process last week to open on the first floor of Jeffersonville's Big Four Burgers + Beer buildin

NEWS AND TRIBUNE.COM - 2017-11-17 15:29:00

New Albany riverfront, Culbertson Mansion to see improvements

NEW ALBANY - New Albany's riverfront along with one of its most historic structures will see improvements thanks to a $825,000 capital development bond approved unanimously by the City Council on Thursday night. The city, in partnership with Culbertson Mansion, applied for and was awarded the $825,0

NEWS AND TRIBUNE.COM - 2017-11-17 19:48:00

Eight indicted for $3.5 million in gas station credit card fraud in Louisville

LOUISVILLE - Eight people have been arrested in connection with credit card skimming fraud investigations spanning multiple states including Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. At a news conference Friday in Louisville, representatives from the United States Attorney Western District of Kentucky's office, K

NEWS AND TRIBUNE.COM - 2017-11-17 18:09:00

CORRECTION: Exit 0 building sale unrelated to Bachman buy

Jesus Cares at Exit 0, a faith-based outreach ministry, has used a garage at Spring Street and Federal Avenue in Jeffersonville for the past three years, according to Paul Stensrud, director of the group. STAFF PHOTO BY JOSH HICKS JEFFERSONVILLE - Homeless ministry Jesus Cares at Exit 0 must relocat

NEWS AND TRIBUNE.COM - 2017-11-17 00:42:00