Tax Office Closing Early Friday

The El Campo and Wharton branches of the Wharton County Tax Office will close at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19. Staff will be undergoing training, according to Tax Assessor-Collector Patrick Kubala. Both offices will re-open for regular hours Monday, Jan. 22.

Forms Available For February Edition

The El Campo Leader-News will feature Sweethearts for Beta Sigma Phi sororities, Catholic Daughters, El Campo VFD and Auxiliary and the Pilot Club in a February issue. The form is available at our office or can be emailed by calling 543-3363. Forms and a color 4x6 or larger photo must be in our office by Monday, Feb. 5.


Rice Conference Consumers Program To Be Held

There will be a Rice Conference Consumers Program Wednesday, Jan. 17 at the El Campo Civic Center. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.


100 Club To Host Annual Membership Meeting

The 100 Club of Wharton County, Inc. will host its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18, at the El Campo Civic Center. The social hour will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the business meeting. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Susie Priesmeyer at 332-1915.

ECMH Hosts Lab Screening

ECMH will have a cholesterol/triglyceride & glucose screening Thursday, Jan. 18. Prices are $5, $10 or $15 depending on which test you take. It is recommended that you do not eat or drink for 12 hours before testing. Register in the ECMH front lobby on Thursday, Jan. 18 or call 578-5185 to make an appointment.


ECHS Class Holds Barbecue Fundraiser

There will be a barbecue fundraiser at 1101 N. Mechanic for McCoy Cash, El Campo High School Class of 1979, Saturday, Jan. 20 from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


New Life Assembly Selling Enchiladas

New Life Assembly of God will have an enchilada plate sale Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 11 a.m. - ? Plates are $10 and can be delivered with three or more plates. Tickets are available.! Contact Dora at 541-7118 or Juana at 956-999-6495.


Sign Up For Scholarship Basketball Tournament

The 1st annual scholarship basketball tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Willie Bell Park in memory of DeAndre Bluntson “Pooda Wooda”. The entry fee for a team of seven, ages eighteen and up, is $100 and due by Feb. 1. The entry fee for ages 12-14 and 15-17 is $50 per team and also due by February 1. Contact Christie Edison at 332-1054.


Manna Meals Offers Food, Fellowship

Manna Meals is offered at no cost every Monday and Thursday from 5 - 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Meals are prepared then served by local congregations at 500 Foerster (between Fourth and Fifth Streets in El Campo). For more information on this dine-in for all program, please call 505-9362 or

TOPS Meeting On Weekly Basis

TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Pounds Off Sensibly) will have a weekly chapter meeting from 9 - 10 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Northside Education Center, Room 105. Meetings focus on nutrition, exercise, motivation and wellness education.

Little League Registration Taken Now

El Campo Little League is now registering athletes for Youth Baseball until Jan. 18. For information, please visit

CASA Seeks Volunteers

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is looking for volunteers ready to assist children in the El Campo area. Contact Judy Peter for more information at 578-1600 or visit

Pilgrim Rest Distributes Commodities

Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church Labor of Love distributes commodities at 7 a.m. the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 541-7493.

Free Services Offered

The Mainstream Connection, a 501 c3 organization offers help with pantry assistance, counseling, immigration cases, waivers, translations, evaluations, reference letters, extreme and unusual hardship letters, residency applications/renewals, citizenship applications, notary services and DACA applications/renewals. Call 832-831-1688.


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