Notify El Campo PD of Parades


A drive-by parade is a great way to show support or offer congratulations with social distancing guidelines in place. However, the El Campo Police Department requests those wanting to hold a parade call 543-5311 and ask to speak to the chief. The ECPD will work with residents to ensure their parade conducted safely, reviewing traffic flow in the area and other issues. 


Help Us Update Church Gatherings


As El Campo and the state slowly return to normal gatherings, church leaders are asked to contact the El Campo Leader-News and notify if you are back on regular schedule or have modified worship times. This information will be listed in the Saturday Church Page. Email with information.


Manna Meals Take Out Only


Manna Meals is take out only Monday and Thursday from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Meals are prepared and served by local congregations at 500 Foerster (between Fourth and Fifth streets in El Campo). For information, call 505-9362 or email:




Fried Chicken Plate

Knights of Columbus No. 2490 will be selling fried chicken to-go plates only Sunday, May 17 at the Columbus Hall in El Campo until sold out. For more information call 541-3775.




End Of The Year Parade

There will be an end of the year parade held at Hutchins on Wednesday, May 20 from 4 - 6 p.m. in front of the gym off of Roberts St. Come by and pick up your report cards, group pictures, yearbooks and awards.




Garden Club Plant Sale

The Wharton Garden Club plant sale will be held Saturday, June 6 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Wharton County Library, 1920 N. Fulton, in Wharton. Shop outside but also follow COVID-19 safety guidelines.




Annual Community Barbecue Canceled

The Annual Speaks Homecoming Barbecue scheduled for Sunday, May 17 has been canceled due to the current situation with COVID-19. It is set to be rescheduled for the fall date and time TBA. For more information call 361-798-5420.


Plaza Theatre Halts Productions

The Plaza Theatre in Wharton will be closing the office until further notice. All productions, auditions, and scheduled activities at the Plaza have been temporarily suspended. Phone calls and emails will still continued to be answered.


Art Show Canceled

The 63rd Annual Art Show which was scheduled for June 5 - 7 has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Meetings will be canceled as well until further notice. For more information call Mae Borak at 543-4581.




Newspaper Lobby Closed, Still Serving Public

Access to the El Campo Leader-News office is now limited to protect the public and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lobby area is closed, but there is a drop slot to the left of the door where customers may leave payments. For inquires, call 543-3363 and staff can assist you. For classified advertising, email -, for retail advertising - or Other needs can be sent to:


Precinct 4 Road Closed 

CR 426 at CR 409 remains closed with an anticipated opening at the end of June. Motorists can use CR 424 as an alternate route. The closure will allow the county to replace three bridges.


COVID-19 Help Available

Lone Star Legal Aid is providing information for benefits that may be needed to help during the Covid-19 pandemic. To apply for free legal help call 1-800-733-8394 or apply online at


Pilgrim Rest Distributes

Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church Labor of Love distributes commodities at 7 a.m. the first Thursday of each month. The church is located at 810 Palacios in El Campo. For information, call 541-7493.


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




Bulletin Board Listings


Bulletin Board is a community service to promote one-time events for nonprofit organizations. The Leader-News requests only one representative submit items with contact information. Items will be edited. Event submissions will run no more than four editions immediately prior to the event as space permits. Garage sale fund-raisers and raffles do not qualify. All items submitted must arrive no later than 3 p.m. Mondays for the Wednesday edition and 3 p.m. Thursdays for the Saturday edition. Digital submissions must be text that can be edited and pasted (no pdfs or fliers). Email: No voice mail submissions.

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