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With new El Campo Pride placards distributed,  the El Campo Leader-News challenges the community to show their support.  Decorate your home or business window using at least one placard to create an El Campo Pride display. Email a photo to news@leader-news.com or drop off a picture at the of…

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Louise ISD administrators closed the district’s high school Wednesday after seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases, and will be temporarily reinstating remote learning for that campus until case numbers go down.

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Almost 100 El Campo ISD staff members received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine last week, made eligible by their age and pre-existing conditions.

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No challengers have announced intentions to seek El Campo City Council posts more than one week into the May election filing period.

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A dead man found on U.S. 59 early Tuesday morning has El Campo police looking for witnesses to what they believe was likely a hit-and-run.

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The search to replace El Campo ISD’s retiring athletic director and varsity head football coach may come to an end Tuesday night during the district’s monthly school board meeting.

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Administrators’ choice for the new El Campo ISD athletics director will be considered by the school board at Tuesday’s upcoming meeting along with multiple annual evaluations of the district.

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Putting aside politics for the sake of wholesome humor, several El Campo organizations hopped on the “Bernie sits” Internet trend this week, photoshopping a mitten-clad Bernie Sanders into various photos of El Campo scenery.

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El Campo schools have about 10 percent more economically disadvantaged students than the state average, and local administrators say that number may be even higher due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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A helicopter for from Ace High Helos flies back and forth over a field, occasionally crossing Business 59, Northeast of El Campo last week spraying fertilizer. The company, based out of Skidmore, is considering opening up an office or business location in El Campo, company leaders say,  in t…

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Very cautiously optimistic was the highest note the Wharton County Office of Emergency Management could hit Tuesday as areawide COVID-19 hospitalizations dipped slightly.

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Rice recipes and growing tips are traditional takeaways for attendees of the annual Western Rice Belt conferences, but, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, farmers can receive education virtually this year while cooking fans will be left to their own devices.

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El Campo joined the nation Monday honoring the life and efforts of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., but actions rather than reactions were more the norm 38 years ago when news of his assassination reached the city.

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Well respected, honored and appreciated for his civil rights activism, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. rightfully earned his place as one of the most influential figures in American and world history.

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El Campo got good economic news late last week via a record state sales tax rebate check, proof holiday shopping kept the city from a downturn.

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El Campo and Louise schools are fighting an increase in COVID-19 cases one week into 2021, but have not seen as many cases of other illnesses that usually plague students this time of year.

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About 100 individuals applied for the open El Campo ISD athletics director position since it opened at the end of December, and district leaders hope to cut down the trove of applicants to around five before interviews begin next week.

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New positive Wharton County COVID-19 cases continue to outnumber recoveries, but hope, officials say, comes with area vaccine immunizations under way.

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An El Campo woman placed in the top 10 for an annual American Farm Bureau Federation competition Wednesday and was the only Texan to do so this year.

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Health care workers across the state have been among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine with funeral home employees among the essential workers qualifying in the early stages of distribution.

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Program funds left unspent when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March of 2020 were the only abnormalities found in El Campo ISD’s financial management review, according to district auditors.

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Louise ISD Superintendent’s key focus in the coming months will be to continue prioritizing student safety and academic growth while bolstering communication after completing his annual evaluation with the school board Monday night.

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The pending $30 million West Loop apartment and townhome project is now on hold with developer TriArc Asset 5 withdrawing its request.

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With nothing more than rumors to indicate STAAR testing will be canceled this spring, local teachers are preparing students for the upcoming exams in spite of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Another 107 positive Wharton County screenings brings the active COVID-19 case count to 301.

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U.S. Congressmen Michael Cloud (R-Victoria) and Filemon Vela Jr. (D-Brownsville) were among many lawmakers nationwide to speak out on the events witnessed at the nation’s capital last week.

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El Campo ISD trustees will review an annual report covering students’ academic performance, campus incidents, financial compliance and more during the 2019-2020 school year Thursday night.

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With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing Texans to carefully navigate family events, those living in isolation faced a holiday season unlike any other 

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The Texas Education Agency has made no indication that the annual statewide STAAR exams will be canceled this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, instead forging ahead with plans to make the tests available fully online by 2022.

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A new apartment complex is coming to El Campo, according to developers, but Monday it will be up to city council and its Planning & Zoning Commission to decide what kind.

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The Central Texas Food Bank of Austin recently received an 11,000 pound donation of Texas rice, which will be used to feed those in need, on behalf of the Western Rice Belt Production Conference committee in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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The final vote on a proposed utility roundup program for El Campo’s fight against blight goes before council Monday.

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