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ABILENE, Texas — Texas A&M Forest Service, in cooperation with Abilene Fire Department, is hosting a celebration in honor of Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday and his wildfire prevention message. The event will be held Friday, Aug. 9, from 11a.m. to 2p.m. at Nelson Park Festival Gardens, 2070 …

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There will be a free Community Education Program on Wednesday, August 7 from noon to 1pm about Hip Replacement Options and Arthritis Treatment Options with guest speaker John Masterson, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon.

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Brownwood, Texas – Backpacks, pencils and notebooks are filling up the aisles in stores all over Texas, reminding us that a new school year is just around the corner. The beginning of the school year can be an exciting time for most children, but it can also lead to more reports of child abu…

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Starting this Friday, August 9 through midnight Sunday, August 11, you can buy most clothing, shoes, school supplies and backpacks (sold for less than $100 and you can buy up to 10) tax-free from a store in Texas or from an online or catalog seller doing business in Texas.

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The Blanket Volunteer Fire Department Annual Hamburger Supper will be Tuesday, August 6th from 5 to 7 pm at the Blanket ISD Cafeteria.

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WACO, Texas (July 8, 2019) – The Heartland Conference named Oklahoma Christian softball standout Madison Hagood, Comanche, Texas as its Woman of the Year for 2018-19 on Monday, the first time an OC student-athlete has received that prestigious honor.

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One of the bloodiest feuds in East Texas history, the Regulator-Moderator War left Harrison and Shelby counties divided. Continue reading to learn more about the conflict and its resolution.

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Kasey Middleton, CHS golfer, is competing in the American Junior Golf Association’s Under Armour Jordan Spieth Tournament on the Trinity Forest Golf Course.

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Shelby Slawson, 42-year-old attorney and Erath County small business owner, has announced her candidacy for State Representative for Texas House District 59.

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“Having just wished my husband a Happy Father’s Day (my own father and FIL are no longer with us), my attention is turned to the children in the child welfare system who are not in the care of their fathers,” stated Joanne McCraw, Recruiter/Trainer for CASA in the Heart of Texas. Many of the…

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Members of the Bosque River Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas recently attended the organization’s 128th annual convention which was held in Austin. From left to right: Carol Dismuke, Gwen Swink, Melinda Swink, Judith D’Amico.The chapter received the coveted Six Star Award for co…

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While on duty working traffic enforcement in Brown County, a Trooper noticed motor vehicle tracks in the ditch at the intersection of FM 45 and US 377.

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While on duty working traffic enforcement in Brown County, a Trooper noticed motor vehicle tracks in the ditch at the intersection of FM 45 and US 377.

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The Comanche County Sheriff’s Office and the Hamilton Police Department in a combined investigation with the assistance of Stephenville PD, effected the arrest of Jonathan Joseph Shockley, 56 of Gustine, for Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1 less than 1 gram, Unlawful Possession of Fir…

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The 75th Anniversary of D-Day is Thursday, June 6 as we remember this momentous event in 1944 and the men who gave their lives at this history-changing battle that liberated France from Nazi occupation and led to the demise of Adolph Hitler during World War II.

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The May Community Center is sponsoring the annual city-wide garage sales days in May, Texas on Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. A big sale will be held in the May Community Center with goods donated by many families with funds being used for the upkeep …

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AUSTIN – Texas offers a Free Fishing Day on the first Saturday in June every year to help kick off National Fishing and Boating Week. On this day anglers can fish on any public waterbody in the state without a fishing license.

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(Austin) The 86th Legislative session concluded Monday, with lawmakers delivering on a promise made by state leadership back in January: sweeping school finance and property tax reform. “In my inaugural address I said that this will be the session we enact historical school finance reform by…

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Daughters of the Republic of Texas The Bosque River Chapter of DRT met on May 14 for the installation of officers for the 2019-2021 term. The officers are: President Judith D’Amico, Vice President Gloria Lietz, Secretary Sheridyn Morgan, Treasurer Celia Shackelford, Registrar Toni Morgan, Hi…

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The car accident occurred early Wednesday morning at 5:15 a.m. on Hwy 377 east of Proctor, Texas.

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The Bosque River Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will meet on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 to install officers for the 2019/2021 term. They will meet at R and R Barbecue, 110 Morgan Mill Road in Stephenville at 2:00 where they will enjoy lunch in the private room.

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AUSTIN – As spring weather draws more motorcyclists onto roadways the risk of fatalities increases. Last year 417 motorcyclists died on Texas roadways, an average of more than one fatality a day. It’s a number the Texas Department of Transportation is working to reduce by asking motorists to…

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AUSTIN – The ability to manage land in difficult times, through extended dry periods, floods, wildfires and economic downturns, is the hallmark of a good land steward. In spite of the challenges, many owners of rural land continue to safeguard the wildlife, fields, forests and waters of Texa…

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Granbury Theatre Company will continue its 2019 Broadway on the Brazos season with the musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on April 26-May 27, 2019, at the historic Granbury Opera House in Downtown Granbury.

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Judith Blanton Wilkerson, co-publisher of the Pleasanton Express, passed away peacefully at her home in Austin, surrounded by her grandchildren and children. Judy was born in Temple, on April 5, 1930, to Katherine and Melvin “Buddy” Blanton. As Judy departed from this earth, her children san…

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Stephenville is holding its first Moo-La Fest to salute Erath County’s rich dairy heritage (and the big statute on the courthouse square on Thursday, May 30, through Saturday, June 1 (the first day of National Dairy Month).

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(April 9, 2019) Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Nicole Darr, from Cisco, Texas, stands bridge wing watch during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96). Bainbridge is underway as part of Abraham Lincoln Carrier Str…

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AUSTIN — In spite of a decrease in work zone crashes in Texas last year, 161 people still lost their lives and another 684 were seriously injured, with the vast majority of those killed—84 percent—being motorists and/or their passengers. As National Work Zone Awareness Week gets underway tod…

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The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

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BROWNWOOD – The Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Brownwood District will begin a thermoplastic striping project throughout the nine counties of the district on April 10th. This will include work in Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Lampasas, McCulloch, Mills, San Saba and Eastl…

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Dr. Daniel Stewart, Chairman BRMC Board of Trustees and Beryl Ramsey, President Division II Operations is pleased to announce that Jace Jones has accepted the position of permanent CEO at Brownwood Regional Medical Center, effective April 8, 2019. Jace comes to us with more than eight years …