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Canceling the May trustee election, honoring student state winners and considering possible facility renovations tops the El Campo ISD school board agenda at Tuesday’s meeting.

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With more than 50 businesses opening or expanding in the last three years, the growth of the city’s economy can’t be denied, City Development Corporation of El Campo Executive Director Carolyn Gibson said.

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AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Camilo Rodriguez to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list. 

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Dawn Allison, 62, of El Campo is the District Attorney incumbent, serving the 329th Judicial District in Wharton County. A Republican, she faces one challenger in the March primary. Allison was elected to office in 2016. She has more than 20 years of experience as a criminal attorney and spe…

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Steven Goetsch, 66, of El Campo is the incumbent Precinct 3 Wharton County Commissioner seeking re-election in the Republican primary. He has worked as commissioner since 2012 and he was self-employed

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Cindy Hernandez, 49, of Wharton is one of three Republicans vying for the position of Wharton County Tax Assessor-Collector. The current Chief Deputy for Wharton County’s tax office, Hernandez has 27 years of experience in her current occupation. She is a member of the Wharton Economic Devel…

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The Rotary Club of El Campo is hoping the community will step up and support its March 5 fundraiser, a seafood dinner with raffles and auctions.

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A convenience store owner’s vision of a Palacios Street hotel was nixed with a 7-0 city council vote last session.

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Early voting for the Republican and Democratic primaries kicked off Tuesday morning with about half of participating El Campo voters expected to cast their ballots before election day on March 3.

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Baking, cooking and speaking, El Campo High School students competed at the annual Family Career and Community Leaders of America regional competition in Galveston last weekend, landing top spots and taking home thousands in scholarships.

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A Louise volunteer firefighter’s widow and his two children are now suing the man driving the pickup that struck her husband on FM 647 last October causing fatal injuries.

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The new year didn’t offer a blank slate for local agriculture producers as the agriculture market, previously weighed down by the U.S. trade war with China, now faces the coronavirus outbreak and other market factors.

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Robert Macek Jr., 51, of Wharton is the challenger hoping to win the Republican Party nomination this March.

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Abolaji Tijani Ayobami, 49, of Richmond is one of three Republican candidates hoping to claim the Texas State Representative nomination for District 85 in March.

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El Campo Memorial Hospital CEO Nathan Tudor, has been awarded the Texas Hospital Association’ 2020 Pioneer Award.

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Six candidates running for El Campo at-large positions – and possibly the mayor’s seat –  makes the 2020 race one of the most hotly-contested races in decades.

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The first tenant for El Campo’s rail-supported warehouse project will be Vitro Chemicals with construction set to start before April.

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Last year’s poor weather conditions delayed El Campo area planting, but producers expect no hiccups for 2020’s early planting season, which begins at this week.

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• Alexis Destini Sherrod, 24, of 707 Jefferson in Wharton for tampering with evidence. She was placed on four years deferred probation for the April 22, 2019 crime. The judge also ordered Sherrod to perform 120 hours community service and pay a $500 fine.

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A new alarm system, the 2020-2021 school calendar and campus improvement plans will be key discussions for the Louise ISD school board Monday.

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Pet owners in the Louise area are on alert with the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office receiving one report of a poisoned dog death and concerns over others.

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Wharton ISD was granted $400,000 from the Texas Division of Emergency Management to fund a community safety dome, which provides shelter during a hurricane or other crisis. El Campo ISD also applied for safety dome funding, but officials have not yet received an answer.

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Be sure to look closely at your mail before tossing it out, because households nationwide are set to receive 2020 Census questionnaires beginning next month.

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Pencils, pens and paper are typical supplies in a student’s kit, but beginning in the fall, El Campo ISD students will add portable computers to their backpacks. In the upcoming school year, each student will be issued a Chromebook, portable computers made by Google, to use in class and at home.

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Texas farmers are one step closer to growing hemp after the United States Department of Agriculture approved the Texas Hemp Plan on Jan. 27.

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Eula Mae Crowell (left) and Patricia Lindley (right) pick out some treats at a Valentine’s Day-themed celebration hosted by Louise’s branch of the Wharton County Public Library Tuesday. Crowell, Lindley and dozens of other attendees visited, socialized and snacked on cookies, cakes and other…

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Police still don’t know why the paths of an Olive Street murder suspect and his victim crossed last week and they are hoping more citizens will come forward.

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About 120 voters gathered to hear the 2020 Republican candidates for Wharton County discuss local political issues at Mikeska’s BBQ Thursday night.

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American Electric Power Texas Foundation officials presented an oversized $150,000 check to representatives from the El Campo Medical Foundation at a ceremony held at El Campo Memorial Hospital Monday.

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An annual report from the Texas Education Agency on El Campo ISD shows improvement in STAAR scores and the special education program during the 2018 - 2019 school year as the district inches closer to state averages.

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An El Campo man accused of buying alcohol for an El Campo teen killed in a fiery crash surrendered to Fort Bend County law enforcement, one day after evading arrest.

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No cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Texas after multiple rumored infections throughout the state have tested negative. Local and state experts agree that the Texas public is not currently at risk.

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