Residents To Notify 

El Campo PD of Parade

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. 


Manna Meals Take Out Only

Manna Meals, now by take out only, 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, call 505-9362 or email


Take A Trip Down Memory Lane

Cleaning out your closets? Maybe you’ve come across some old photos of El Campo or the surrounding area. If so, we’d like to share your photos and any information you may have about them in a future publication of the El Campo Leader-News. Please email photos and information to: or call 543-3363.


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




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 a 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.




Elks Lodge Meal Canceled

The BBQ Chicken meal scheduled for Friday, May 15 at the Elks Lodge has been canceled due to COVID-19. For more information call 541-9443.


Resale Shop Closed

The Second Time Around Resale Shop is closed until further notice. No donations will be accepted. The public will be notified when it will reopen. If anyone knows where donations are being accepted locally, please notify the newspaper at 543-3363 or


Art Show Canceled

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




Newspaper Lobby Closed

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:



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