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A lesson we learned as country raised kids is easily remembered. If you see one ant, you will always find more. These social insects may swarm you, or you may have to sit and wait patiently, but there will always be more.

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Thomas and Michelle Foster of Palacios, formerly of Louise, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Leigh Foster, to Colson Heath Dreibrodt, son of David and Linda Dreibrodt of Zorn.

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Myles Svatek of Boy Scout Troop 368 was honored with an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony recently at First United Methodist Church, El Campo.

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Long before the term ‘bucket list’ became popular, Marion “Irene” Allgayer and her late husband Robert “Bob” were already checking off their list of places to go and things to do.

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Texas A&M senior Carson Rose traveled to Waterloo, Iowa this week to see his restored antique tractor on display at the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum. He loaded it into a semi-trailer to be transported last week, at his cost, to the facility where it will be exhibited for the next…

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The James Simmons Jr. Juneteenth Festival returns to downtown Wharton today after having been canceled last year due to devasation to the area by Hurricane Harvey the prior year.

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The El Campo Art Association held its 61st annual art show June 8-9 at the El Campo Civic Center. This year’s show was dedicated to all of the association’s members. Out of a total of 311 entries by 68 artists in art, photography and crafts, the following are the overall winners.

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Northside’s EarlyAct FirstKnight Club (EAFC) collected 58.6 pounds of canned beverage tops as a project for the 2018-19 school year. According to sponsor Deanna Herrmann, that number was almost doubled when members of the Elks Lodge of El Campo contributed an additional 51.8 pounds, making t…

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Juneteenth festivities to be held in Wharton Saturday, June 15 will honor citizens throughout Wharton County, including Gregory Anderson of El Campo and the El Campo Ladybirds basketball team who had an exceptional 2018-19 season.

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Festively decorated for the Fiesta at the Fair theme, six young ladies competed in the final pageant of the day on Saturday with Makensie Till of Nada, daughter of Kevin and Tammy Till, being crowned Queen.

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Saturday afternoon, 10 young ladies in the sixth through eighth grade made their way on stage for the Wharton County Youth Fair Jr. Miss pageant and after the final tabulation, Camille Burn was crowned Jr. Miss. She is the daughter of Taylor and Brooke Burns of Wharton and a seventh grader a…

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Nine girls in the third to fifth grade competed for the title of Wharton County Youth Fair Princess Saturday afternoon, following the Little Mr. and Miss contest.

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They’ve made a name for themselves in El Campo and the surrounding area, but all that’s about to change for Pinchers Boil’n Pot owners Craig and Debbie Radley as their farm-to-table restaurant is being featured on the TV series The Texas Bucket List as one of the top crawfish places to eat i…

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Beta Theta Omega sorority sisters are busy making plans for their annual Easter Eggstravaganza. The event is set for 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13 in Evans Park,

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All dressed up for the Eggstravaganza last year, this little one is occupied with colored plastic Easter eggs as she sits on the grass amid a decorative Easter backdrop. This year, Beta Theta Omega is adding even more backdrops for photo opportunities with youngsters and perhaps even family …

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Annually, each school in the Diocese of Victoria nominates one outstanding volunteer for the Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton Award. The annual awards dinner and ceremony held Thursday evening in Shiner gave St. Philip Catholic School the opportunity to honor Colleen Rasmussen of El Campo as this …

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Puck (Manna Trevino, left front) and Oberon (Cole Skinner, right front) try to sort out the mayhem caused in Hollywood when their magic reeks havoc on the set of the 1935 motion picture, A Middsummers Night Dream. (Also pictured in back, left to right are Ryan Garcia, Noah Van Ness, Riley Re…

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Butterflies, trees, sunsets, hearts, flowers and more now fill a once blank white canvas, a project that’s a vision of the El Campo Art Association.

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Traveling the world over, 28 young men and women began their journey last September, traveling from Denmark to Germany for their first performances. The group, the National Danish Performance Team, features elite athletes presenting tumbling, rhythmic gymnastics and funky team dance routines…

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St. Philip Catholic School introduced Janie Naiser Rioux as the distinguished graduate for the 2018-2019 academic school year. Rioux, who attended St. Philip for eight years, graduated from the school in 1960.

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If you’ve ever marveled at how a mixture of cream, eggs, sugar and salt can be transformed into a cold tasty treat, then be sure to attend the Science on Saturday event at the El Campo High School Gym to learn how and why. This is just one of the many demonstrations being presented by local …

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Emily Glaze, at the keyboard, begins the online sign-up process to enter the Creative Arts Department at the Wharton County Youth Fair. The last day to submit all necessary paperwork and fees in the fair office is Friday, Feb. 1. While it is not mandatory to do registration online, organizer…

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Deadline to enter items in the Wharton County Youth Fair’s Creative Arts Department is fast approaching.

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The Surratt sisters, Kaitlyn and Karleigh (l-r), who are Louise High varsity cheerleaders, pause for a photo opportunity as they get ready to perform a pom pom dance routine with a group of other UCA cheerleaders in London’s New Year’s Day parade. To qualify, they tried out for All-American …

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While on Christmas break school, Louise High students Kaitlyn and Karleigh Surratt spent their time abroad. Invited by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), the LHS varsity cheerleading sisters flew out of Houston the day after Christmas to join other cheerleaders from across the nation …

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Barbara Helen Isaacson Andrews has had three loves in her life ... music, math and most importantly, her husband “J.L.”

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What started as a dream of bringing Christmas to her little town for one day has lasted a decade for one Garwood resident with the effort evolving into an organization that helps keep the community going.

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El Campo High School senior Aubree Matthews and sophomore Riley Respondek had the rare opportunity of participating in a four-week study of art this summer. Exhibiting their art at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo earlier this year, they were nominated by their teacher Megan McDonald a…

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Lawrence Joseph Kotulek, 86, of El Campo, passed away Sept. 14, 2018. He was born Sept. 27, 1931 in Glen Flora to Joe and Marie Dornak Kotulek. Lawrence was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of American Legion Post 251.

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For years, Ann Schaer considered writing a book about her spiritual journey, so about a year ago she took a leap of faith and decided to do something about it.

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The El Campo Heritage Center is more than just a gathering place for those 50 and older. It’s a place to renew friendships and strengthen the mind, body and soul through special programs.

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El Campo FFA quickly became intrigued with Mr. D.D. Hill after reading his birthday article previously in the El Campo Leader-News. The officers came together and thought it would be really awesome to visit such an iconic figure to the community and El Campo FFA. After getting in touch with …

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The El Campo High School class of 1993 is hosting a reunion at The 409 Club, 107 N. Mechanic, in El Campo Saturday, Sept. 22 from 4 - 10:30 p.m.

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