After a tie vote on Monday, the El Campo City Council declined to remove an exclusivity provision in their new contract with Texas Disposal Systems.
A vehicle-train collision Friday killed a 43-year-old woman on CR 214 just north of Hungerford. Her son, who was driving, survived along with one other passenger.
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The Ricebirds’ marching band will count on student leaders and young up and comers as they head into their first competition of the year in October.
El Campo ISD will stick to face-to-face learning and strongly recommending students wear masks despite rising COVID-19 cases due to the Delta Variant.
Glass exploded and fire rolled from the windows of a trailer home on El Campo’s east side Tuesday morning as neighbors armed with water hoses tried to keep the flames at bay.
The hunt for a hit-and-run driver Wednesday led to one El Campo police officer being bitten by a pit bull and another injured in a scuffle.
The county farmers’ market returns to Wharton Sept. 25.
The 14th annual Louise/Hillje Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival and barbecue cook-off will go on as planned next week at The Mill.
During the Great Depression men were desperate for jobs. There was no welfare, no unemployment benefits, no food banks or other government-sponsored “help” departments.
New trash cans are arriving in El Campo, two weeks before Texas Disposal Services takes over collection duties. Meanwhile on Monday, city council will finalize the garbage contract, deciding whether all residents’ bills will rise 20 cents more per month to allow for a competitive roll-off co…
When five El Campo friends embarked on a 2001 trip of a lifetime, never did they anticipate the chaos that ensued Sept. 11, outside the Manhattan apartment they had rented for a few days.
The El Campo Chamber of Commerce is canceling the 12th annual Prairie Days Festival scheduled for Oct. 2.
Wharton County Judge Philip Spenrath will get a $7,500 grant supplement in addition to a pay raise next year, based on the proposed budget county commissioners will vote upon Monday.
An extra day’s rest for America’s workforce may bring yet another mini surge in COVID-19 virus numbers, officials said.
Shots fired at highway store
The El Campo Cycle Center may have started in the small town of Ganado, but after 50 years, it has turned into a staple of the El Campo community.
Louise ISD has hired a social and emotional counselor for the new school year as students return to face-to-face learning.
While most folks were enjoying their post-barbecue food comas yesterday, Joseph DeLeon and Chris Englund were standing in a sewer lift station making sure S#*! really did flow down hill.
Louise ISD school board raised salaries across the district by up to 8 percent as part of its budget for 2021 in a unanimous vote during last week’s meeting.
Public hearings are under way for state redistricting efforts, although all comments must be made online.
Louise ISD trustees voted to hire a full-time Wharton County Sheriff’s deputy to patrol the district starting this fall.
El Campo and the rest of Wharton County missed a screaming nightmare last weekend with the 150 mph winds of Hurricane Ida targeting Louisiana rather than Texas shores.
The Wharton County Library will host a 9/11 memorial featuring a poster exhibit and special program to commemorate the sacrifice of first responders and the 3,000 people who died that day.
Law enforcers and El Campo High School students are uniting in a plea this weekend – bring us your wet wipes, cleaning supplies and baby food – there’s a whole lot of folk in Louisiana who need it.
former El Campo ISD food services chief will spend one year behind prison bars after he pleaded guilty to filming little boys using the restroom at Northside Elementary two years ago.
El Campo ISD wants to know how many students will ride if a pilot program expands bus routes.
Retail, industrial and residential projects are under development in El Campo right now with permit requests funneling through a city planner who actually quit a month ago.
Wharton County commissioners were unanimous last week in creating a “building consultant” post and offering it to former maintenance supervisor Paul Shannon.
Eight state constitutional amendments will be the only issues before Wharton County voters this November, one is the nursing home visitation cause championed by District 18 State Senator Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham.
With DNA testing under way, the Wharton County Sheriff’s Department can do little but wait and hope it will lead to the identity of an unknown CR 225 murder victim – or perhaps her killer’s.
El Campo ISD moves towards a new budget cycle with a surplus school board officials learned last week.
El Campo trustees voted 5-0 Tuesday to strongly recommend students and staff wear masks instead of requiring them.
Louisiana is in the bull’s eye of the quickly-developing Hurricane Ida making its way to an anticipated Sunday night landfall.
Boosters along with standard COVID-19 vaccinations will be available Monday during a state-run shot clinic at the El Campo Volunteer Training Field.
The flames rolling through a North Liberty Street house Thursday morning killed one man, believed to be the home’s elderly resident.
As the clock ticks down on President Biden’s self-imposed Aug. 31 deadline to withdraw from Afghanistan, Wharton County veterans are left wondering what’s next.
El Campo ISD band director expects students to continue their success after the school earned recognition last year.
Beware of delivery drivers not bringing pizza – or anything at all.
Wharton County’s vaccination rates continue to lag behind the state average as U.S. regulators give full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.