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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
Carmine News: Ledbetter Lane of Lights opens Friday
Round Top-Carmine varsity girls basketball team hosts Thrall Nov. 28 at 5 p.m. JV and varsity boys play at Shiner St. Paul the same day also at 5 p.m. Girls will participate in the Brazos tournament, while the boys will be in the RT-C tournament Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Jr. High boys and girls play at Prairi
Round Top News: Chamber hosting first-ever lighted Christmas parade
The first Saturday of December is always a special day in Round Top. It is when the whole town comes together to celebrate the start of the Christmas Season and this year it is on Saturday, Dec. 2. Events of the day include Christmas music by the Round Top Brass Band, the DYD club providing Christma
Trail of Lights Returns Next Week at Monument Hill
The first Christmas Trail of Lights of the season starts Saturday, December 2 at Monument Hill State Park in La Grange. The lighted trail begins with a brand new feature, a "snowflake tunnel," then winds through brightly sparkling displays in the Park to the historic Kreische House built in 1855. Th
Fighter Pilot Dick Peck Takes Honor Flight to Washington D.C.
For over a year, local veteran John D. Marburger had been "bugging" Dick Peck, a highly decorated Vietnam War fighter pilot, to apply for one of the "Honor Flights" for veterans to Washington D.C. Peck finally said "yes" and returned from the experience on Veterans Day. "The trip was really fabulous
FEMA Briefs Governor, Vice President on Hurricane Recovery Efforts
AUSTIN - Gov. Greg Abbott and Vice President Mike Pence on Nov. 15 received a briefing on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Joint Field Office in the capital city. Pence, in town for the Republican Governors Association conference, joined Abbott, FEMA Admin
Fans flock to stores for game gear, more
Red and blue are the official colors of West Wharton County this week as the area's two high schools prepare for round two of football playoffs. For some stores, the excitement over the El Campo Ricebirds' Friday game against Kilgore and the Louise Hornets' match up with the Burton Panthers has mean
Animal control standards, practices
COLORADO COUNTY - Most populated areas, whether rural, suburban or urban, share the burden of animal overpopulation. Eagle Lake, for instance, is overpopulated with cats, and it contends with effective animal control like most rural and suburban areas throughout the county. Presently, Michael Beyett
The Wax Works in Newport is a fascinating creep show
Maybe it's just me, but there's something extremely unnerving about life-size figures that look human - really human - but aren't. In that regard, there are few places in the Pacific Northwest as unnerving as The Wax Works. The long-standing attraction has been a mainstay on Newport's Historic Bayf
Siletz calls spike as deputies respond
SILETZ - One year in, the Siletz Area Enhanced Law Enforcement District has made more than an eight-fold difference in call numbers for a town that was once without a police presence. Before Nov. 1, 2016, the city of Siletz went two years with only a citizen group protecting the greater community f
THE GOMBERG REPORT: Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving has always been my favorite annual celebration. It is a time to pause and reflect and appreciate all the things we have to be truly grateful for. In the past few days, I have worked a community dinner where 250 Thanksgiving meals were served at the Newport Senior Cen
'Good luck, big girl!'
SEASIDE - The Seaside Aquarium recovered a 50-pound olive ridley sea turtle came ashore Wednesday near Benson Beach. Tiffany Boothe of Seaside Aquarium reported that U.S. Fish and Wildlife transfered her to the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport Wednesday night for rehabilitation. Olive ridleys washin
Jon Hendricks, Genre-Pushing Jazz Vocalist, Dead At 96
Jazz singers, Dave Lambert (left), Annie Ross and Jon Hendricks with Canon L. John Collins on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral in London in 1959. Jon Hendricks died on November 22 at the age of 96. Jon Hendricks, the singer and songwriter who Time Magazine called the "James Joyce of jive," died toda
Once a student, later a teacher, now a Coast Guard lifeboat school chief
Fresh out of basic training, Ryan O'Meara's first assignment in the Coast Guard in 1997 was as a replacement on a 44-foot lifeboat crew in La Push, Washington, where three of the four crew members died during an attempted rescue of a sailboat crew in distress. "I was younger," O'Meara, now 43, said.
Tribe celebrates 40 years of restoration
LINCOLN CITY - The annual Restoration Pow-Wow enlivened the convention hall at Chinook Winds Casino and Resort, bringing together all peoples in celebration of 40 years since the reinstatement of the Siletz as a federally recognized tribe. As drumming began people chanted, yipped and trilled. Filin
Toledo school district to discuss McCleary decision
The Toledo School Board will hold a special meeting Dec. 5 to discuss the implications of the state Supreme Court's McCleary decision and the Legislature's plan to comply with its mandate to fully fund basic education. Community members are invited to attend and learn about how changes will affect
Man sentenced for robbery, firearm offenses
RALEIGH - Two men who were charged in a series of armed robberies that took place in Vance County from October to December 2015 were sentenced in federal court Wednesday. Tyler Jones, 21, of Henderson, received seven years in prison followed by three years of supervised release. His co-defendant, Di
Donations from Henderson students help NC Harvey victims through 'darkest time'
Henderson, N.C. - A North Carolina family who lost their home to Hurricane Harvey is that learning the saying "you get what you give" is true. Rod Gray and his family, who moved to Texas earlier this year, saw their home flood during Hurricane Harvey, but that didn't stop them from helping others af
Henderson neighbors 'shocked' by Charlie Rose sexual harassment claims
Henderson, N.C. - The news that CBS News and PBS were cutting ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, had neighbors in Henderson, N.C., questioning how well they knew him. People in the small North Carolina
'Open arms and open hearts'
As in years past, the staff and volunteers of Area Christians Together In Service, or ACTS, provided 200 free Thanksgiving meals to those in the Henderson area who otherwise may not have been fortunate enough to have one. Serving up turkey, stuffing, string bean, corn, rolls, cranberry sauce, devile