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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


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

FAYETTECOUNTYRECORD.COM - 2017-11-22 18:58:10

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

FAYETTECOUNTYRECORD.COM - 2017-11-22 18:54:34

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


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


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


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


Update: Suspect who shot and killed trooper located, shots fired

The suspect who shot and killed a trooper in Fairfield has been located in Waller County, the Waller County Sheriff's Office said. Shots have been fired in the area of Liendo Parkway and Wyatt Chapel. The Navarro County Sheriff's Department said the TxDPS trooper was shot and killed in Freestone Cou

CORSICANA DAILY SUN - 2017-11-23 12:30:00

Police looking for suspect in officer shooting

KLTV Officials say a suspect who fatally shot a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper has ties to the East Texas area. The incident occurred about 4 p.m. south of Fairfield on Interstate 45 in Freestone County. The Office of Emergency Management for Navarro County said the suspect was identified

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-11-24 01:16:00

Corsicana Cleaners revs up its Coat Drive

What?: Push to collect coats for residents in need to be donated to Family Service Association. When?:Now - Beginning of January. Where?: Drop off at 215 N. Main Cost?:Drop-off is free. The Corsicana Cleaners' annual Coat Drive returns in full swing, collecting coats and other warm clothing for chil

CLEBURNE TIMES-REVIEW - 2017-11-23 13:00:00

Letters from the Mayor: December Festivities of Corsicana

Dear Citizens: I don't remember a time in Corsicana when there were so many ways to enjoy the holidays. Choose a couple from this list and see old friends and neighbors, and meet some of the newcomers who have moved to this wonderful city. I hope you and your family will venture out to the activitie


Angels of Corsicana Troop Support: For those who serve to have some holiday joy

When you head out to hit the Black Friday sales after the big Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, keep in mind there are those serving our country all over the world who need the little things we take for granted on a daily basis. The Angels of Corsicana Troop Support have been sending boxes to our troop


Leading the children, Serving the community - Burrell's motto: If not me, then who?

Daily Sun photo/Deanna Kirk Elmeree Burrell, volunteer extraordinaire and coordinator of the MLK Day program, march and oratory contest for many years, performs some chanting with the crowd at the 2017 MLK Day oratory contest. Daily Sun photo/Deanna Kirk At the first NAACP Black Living History Museu

ATHENS DAILY REVIEW - 2017-11-24 13:00:00

Featured Teacher:Larry Hailey

Featured Teacher: Larry Hailey Larry Hailey is this week's Copy Center Featured Teacher. He is an Academic Interventionist who specializes in English as a Second Language at Collins Intermediate School. Hailey serves the district with passion, purpose, and grit. --------------- Have a teacher you wo

CORSICANA DAILY SUN - 2017-11-24 17:48:00

Lynda Housley State Farm accepting Toys for Tots donations

Lynda Housley State Farm at 1000 W. Second Ave. in Corsicana, is accepting Toys for Tots donations. The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the communit

ATHENS DAILY REVIEW - 2017-11-22 23:00:00

Thanksgiving parade ready to roll

There's nothing like a good parade to kick off the holiday season. The only Thanksgiving Day parade in Arizona will step off at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 23, at El Lago and Saguaro boulevards. The parade will travel along Saguaro to Palisades and then up to La Montana, where it finishes at Par


Lights party kicks off East Valley holiday season

Mesa and other East Valley businesses are helping to kick off one of the region's biggest holiday attractions. They'll be heading to Ahwatukee on Nov. 25, for the "Ahwatukee's Biggest Outdoor Festival" - the Festival of Lights Kick-Off Party. The Festival of Lights Kick-Off, always held the Saturday

EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 12:05:00

Officer injured trying to detain suspect in Phoenix

PHOENIX - An officer was injured Friday morning while trying to detain a suspect, according to police. The incident began in Mesa when officers responded to a commercial robbery call. A vehicle was seen speeding away from the area, police say. According to officials, the air unit found the vehicle a

12NEWS.COM - 2017-11-24 17:02:00

Mesa Fire Department allowing private businesses to sponsor trucks

MESA, AZ - The Mesa Fire and Medical Department will allow private businesses to sponsor health and safety messages on its fire trucks. "We're going to be very particular about who we work with," said Deputy Chief Forrest Smith. ABC15 got a first look at how the messaging will appear. Each truck w

ABC 15 NEWS - 2017-11-24 13:21:03