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Man crashes car into several people near bar in Montrose

Four people were hit by a car after leaving a bar in Montrose early Thursday morning. Eyewitness News reporter Courtney Fischer is live at the scene with more on what police say may have led to this dangerous incident. Police say one person that was hit was even dragged by the car on Grant Street an

ABC13 HOUSTON - 2018-03-22 09:39:32

Service saluted at El Campo VFD supper

"You got to help where you can, when you can. No doubt," Augie Limas of El Campo said Monday shortly after receiving a Styrofoam plate and a hearty thank you at the El Campo Civic Center. Like most of the roughly 2,500 folks attending the El Campo Volunteer Fire Department Appreciation Supper, he sp

EL CAMPO LEADER-NEWS - 2018-03-22 12:00:00

Teen nearly killed after saving 2 small children from horrific crash in Texas

A Texas teenager is being hailed a hero after a horrific crash. Timmy Ennis, 19, suffered severe injuries. He's currently being treated at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Medical Center. Eyewitnesses told KTRK-TV Ennis was in the backseat of his best friend's car. Ennis, his best friend, his best f

6ABC.COM - 2018-03-20 19:18:21

Officials: 'Shop Local!' works

The road to prosperity may be paved one small purchase at a time in El Campo. That's based on sales tax rebates, one of the common economic indicators for the area. Subscription Required An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this art

EL CAMPO LEADER-NEWS - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

Police: Son beat father to death with baseball bat in front of mother

A late night argument turned deadly after police say a son beat his father to death with a baseball bat. HOUSTON - A late night argument turned deadly after police say a son beat his father to death with a baseball bat. According to the Houston Police Department, it happened in southwest Houston i

KHOU - 2018-03-20 12:09:00

Where to Eat? Local's Top Guide to Restaurants in Bay City, TX

Look no further than Bay City, TX to find some of the world's best restaurants. Whether you're looking for a romantic place for two, or a larger family-friendly establishment, Bay City, TX offers a variety of restaurants to fit your needs. Sometimes hunger strikes unexpectedly and finding a good res

CHAPMANHERALD.COM - 2018-03-20 19:43:00

Roughneck Relays brings some talent to track and field

About 12 varsity teams, along with some subvarsity squads, will take part in the annual Roughneck Relays at Griggs Field in West Columbia. Boys teams joining the host Roughnecks will be teams from East Bernard, Boling, Brazosport, El Campo, Needville, Santa Fe and Sweeny. First-year Roughneck track

BRAZORIA FACTS - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Drug take back program returns

Got drugs? If so, the El Campo police would like any unused or expired pharmaceuticals brought to the police lobby in the West Loop Public Safety Building. The National Drug Take Back Program in cooperation with the DEA has returned for a month, allowing anyone with unwanted medications to drop them

EL CAMPO LEADER-NEWS - 2018-03-21 13:45:00

Oysters, fish ECVFD way of saying thanks

One of the biggest thank yous in town is going to be handed out one oyster and fried fish piece at a time Monday during the El Campo Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Appreciation Supper. Donations will gladly be accepted at the El Campo Civic Center then, but the event itself is not a fundraiser.


El Campo fire still covering murder facts

Her killer got away with it. For 22 years, no one has been held responsible for the killing of a 91-year-old El Campo woman left in a burning home. Subscription Required An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entir


Two hurt as another vehicle strikes pole

One man was thrown from a vehicle and other trapped inside last Saturday when a vehicle struck a steel power pole at the intersection of South Wharton and Blue Creek Road. Both were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston via life flight helicopter. Subscription Required An online ser


Bulletin Board - Leader News: News

The El Campo Museum of Natural History will host Twilight Tuesdays the first Tuesday of each month as the facility stays open until 7:30 p.m. On April 3 participants will paint a bunny on a miniature canvas and turn it into a pencil holder. For information about Twilight Tuesdays or other programs a


Salute to game warden's service sacrifice in stone

In a place like El Campo where memories run long, a fallen peace officer's has literally been set in stone. Game Warden Justin Hurst's encounter with a poacher the night of March 17, 2007 ended with a chase and a hail of bullets around the Lissie Cemetery. Subscription Required An online service


Aprons sought for museum exhibit

Calling all aprons. Cheri McGuirk, executive director of the El Campo Museum of Natural History, 2350 N. Mechanic, would like to borrow fancy or plain, tattered or brand new aprons for an exhibit in April and May. Subscription Required An online service is needed to view this article in its entir


Sam Houston's Zen Practice - The Bay City Tribune: Opinion

Well read as he was, Sam Houston would not have understood the 21st meaning of words like "meditation" or phrases such as "being in the present moment." But just as surely as Guatama Buddha sat with his legs crossed under the Bodhi Tree for seven days straight, the man who served as the first presid


Former city councilman, school trustee dies

A former El Campo city councilman and school board trustee, Bill Kyle died Friday at the age of 69. At times the Mayor Pro Tem, Kyle served from May 1993 to May 2003 on council before term limits required he step down from his at-large post. During his time on the council, a pool project was conside


1 dead, 1 injured in deputy-involved shooting in Spring

SPRING, Texas - One person was killed and another person was flown to a hospital Friday in a shooting involving a Harris County deputy. Investigators said the deputy was investing a disturbance in the 17900 block of Seven Pines in Spring when the deputy fired a weapon. It is unclear what led to th


Boys and Girls Club to host 8th Great Steak Cook-off

Grab your forks and loosen your belt this Saturday for, quite possibly, one of the best cook-offs around. The Boys and Girls Club of Bay City and Matagorda County is holding their eighth annual Great Steak Cook-off this Saturday, March 24 at the Bay City Civic Center at 201 Seventh St. from 4 to 9 p


Ladybirds run-rule Lady Tigers in 5 innings

El Campo shortstop Darian Dutcher's third hit of the game was her biggest. In the top of the fifth inning with a single, double and an RBI already under her belt, Dutcher blasted a two-run homer over the left field wall putting the Ladybirds up 14-1 in a road game with the Wharton Lady Tigers Thursd


Evans Park hosting city Downtown Dinner again

Food trucks return to Evans Park next Tuesday for a community feed known simply as the Downtown Dinner. Featuring live music, games and other activities, the 5 to 8 p.m. event is sponsored by the City of El Campo. Eleven food trucks will be on site with everything from local favorites like Georgia M