As social distancing becomes the new “normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic, funeral homes are being innovative and abiding by the rules of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention while trying to provide the family with a sense of peace and closure when a loved one has died.
As residents continue practicing social distancing during the Coronavirus pandemic, they are finding resourceful ways to do their shopping while not even stepping into a store.
El Campo ISD will be granting students access to literacy materials this summer through the work of El Campo High School Senior Ryan Williamson, a Ford Leadership Scholar who is taking on a project to remodel a trailer into a traveling library.
Just like El Campo residents Brenda Tomanek and her mother Sylvia Nielsen, who sewed surgical face masks last week, others in the area are stepping up to help local health care providers.
What does one do when everyone has been asked to practice social distancing? Well Sylvia Nielsen, a retired seamstress with a 34 year career in the clothing manufacturing industry with Isaacson/Carrico; and her daughter Brenda Tomanek, an educator in El Campo ISD for 30 years, decided to do …
El Campo High School graduate Alana Meek has been living in Spain for the past 12 years and was scheduled to move back home with her husband Luis Serrano and their 22-month-old son Samuel this month. But, for now, they are on lock-down because of the Coronavirus. She reached out to the El Ca…
Chartered with 101 original charter members on March 4, 1945, Court Our Lady Queen of Peace No. 1374 currently has 475 members. Gathering at the El Campo Civic Center on Sunday, March 1, they remembered founding members as well as celebrated their 75th anniversary.
Looking back on close to four decades as an employee with the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in El Campo, Ervin Fucik says his career there has been great in many ways.
St. Robert Bellarmine parish hosted their first Annual Mardi Gras celebration Sunday afternoon, which is known as “Fat Tuesday,” or the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday which takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday.
Annually, St. Philip Catholic School nominates a distinguished to be honored at the Diocesan level and this year, the Distinguished Alumni for 2020 is Marie Rod.
Marie Rod was named ‘Distinguished Alumni’ for 2020 at St. Philip Catholic School.
Louise High Senior Kourtney Vitera will be graduating this spring with different goals than most of her classmates.
Giving birth to a child, whether it be her own biological child, or someone else’s, is a God-given gift Louise resident Keri Jones does not take for granted.
Coming together to help families in need with food-filled gift baskets has been the mission of the El Campo Lions Club this time of year for the past 20 plus years. Together, the small group of 36 members collected enough funds throughout the year to be able to provide baskets of food to 53 …
While “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” is resounding in many homes in El Campo, “Auld Lang Syne” is soon to be the song of choice. As Father Time gets ready to bring in the New Year, the El Campo Branch Library wants to once again wish all their patrons a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Setting out on foot each evening, parishioners of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church began their nine-day celebration in anticipation of the birth of Jesus with a traditional Las Posadas, which translates to “lodging” or “shelter.” The first day of their journey began Monday, Dec. 16 and …
Claudia and Richard Raun were selected as the December Yard of the Month, an honor from the El Campo Garden Club. The front walkway, lined with flower beds, is filled with colorful fall and winter favorites.
Colorful fall blooms line the beds along the front sidewalk leading to the front porch of Richard and Claudia Raun’s home. The couple, who do a portion of the maintenance, were selected as the El Campo Garden Club’s December Yard of the Month. Making the selection were Garden Club members Na…
Pursuing a degree in marine transportation has allowed college junior Paige Halamicek the opportunity to have a career out on the water, her favorite place to be.
With more than 4,800 miles between them, the bond between a local family and a Norwegian foreign exchange student has remained strong all these years.
Comfortable behind the lens of a camera, El Campo High senior Brisenia Flores loves capturing images of her hometown as well as those abroad. Most recently, one of her photos, which was taken while in Africa on the National Geographic Student Exhibition last summer, was selected photo of the…
Members of Comfort Wood Chapter, NSDAR began their Nov. 14 meeting in the Historic Plaza Theatre in downtown Wharton. Hostesses were Sarah Wilkins and Sarah Hudgins, whose home was the setting for the business meeting and refreshments.
Based on an actual historical event, Midway, now in theaters, steps back in time to when conflict escalated into war between the United States and Japan. The Battle of Midway, a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II, took place six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl …
Five decades ago, under the direction of Patricia Clark, the first group of young ladies stepped out onto the field to perform for Ricebird football fans during a halftime show. Now, former Derby Dolls and the current squad will step onto the field together Friday evening for their “50 Years…
Vegetables and jellies have been canned, homemade noddles are bagged and the menu has been finalized for a traditional Czech meal at the 8th Annual Dozinky Harvest Festival. The event is taking place tomorrow, Oct. 13, noon - 5 p.m. at the Taiton Community Center. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m.
Danevang begins commemorating its 125th year with festivities on Saturday, Oct. 19 starting at 10 a.m.
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The congregation of St. Robert Bellarmine Church invites the public to join in the public Rosary campaign at the church gazebo on Saturday, Oct. 12.
When God closes one door, He opens another.
A rather large crowd gathered at the Wharton County Branch Library’s main library in Wharton Tuesday morning, Sept. 24 to celebrate the county library’s 80th anniversary.
Patricia Zetka of El Campo was one of two Houston Hospice nurses to receive the Good Samaritan Foundation Excellence in Nursing Award at a luncheon ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria Hotel. Yolanda Johnson was the other recipient.
Growing up in River Valley near Glen Flora, El Campo High graduate Randy Hines probably never imagined he would be in the business of making and selling kolaches, but today he and wife Lucy own the Kolache Shoppe with two locations in Houston.
For the past 23 years, Frank and Patsy Bubela have made 412 Ash their home and during that time, they received Yard of Month honors from the El Campo Garden Club in 2003. Before the couple married, this house was home to Patsy making this her 53rd year in the home. Now, the Garden Club has c…
Being able to represent the state of Texas and agriculture are equally important to El Campo teen Kasey Burns who applied for and was named the 2020 Texas Teen Miss United States Agriculture.
If health care information was available free of charge, wouldn’t you take advantage of it? Well you can by attending the Wharton County Health Fair Thursday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the El Campo Civic Center.
El Campo High Varsity Cheerleaders participated in the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) sponsored cheer camp at the University of Texas in Austin July 21-24.
Stephen and Debbie Lutringer of Louise announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Marie Lutringer, to Ethan Kyle Zezula, son of Tim and Yvonne Zezula of Hockley.
Irma Rocha of El Campo Memorial Hospital is the recipient of the Texas Healthcare Trustees’ 2019 Ollie Jo Bozeman Excellence in Administrative Professionalism Award.
Ronnie and Pat Mamerow of El Campo announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Mamerow, to Jake Lauritsen, son of Robert and Jennifer Kollaja of El Campo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
“Each rain just marks the beginning of the next drought”.
From the role of housewife and mother, Rita Watson added another feather to her hat, so to speak, when she transitioned into becoming a full time caretaker of children 41 years ago.
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.
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.
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…
St. Robert Bellarmine parishioners honored Father Philip Brune on his fifth anniversary of ordination which was May 24.