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Concerns over the debated success of El Campo’s battle against blight prompted council questions last session and a staff report coming Monday.

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Backpacks, polo shirts and more will be distributed to El Campo students in need today at the annual “Back to School Bash.” The event, held drive-through style due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, will also feature a prayer booth, gospel music and free food.

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All over El Campo, signs of various shapes and sizes have popped up at businesses, making the same request of customers – please pay with exact change.

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An El Campo man is in custody, and the mother of his children wanted by police, eight months after their daughter’s face was posted by the National Center for Missing And Exploited Children.

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Many disability accommodations, including wheelchair ramps, accessible restrooms and sign language interpreters became available in workplaces due to the passage of the American with Disabilities Act in 1990. Last month marked the 30 year anniversary since this legislation was passed, and to…

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During an era earmarked by safety recommendations to stay home and social distance, the Texas tourism industry has suffered. The COVID-19 pandemic’s effects have stretched to El Campo’s Chamber of Commerce, putting the organization’s usual events on pause.

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As the new school year fast approaches, El Campo ISD school board trustees discussed final details for the year, including the district’s preliminary tax rate and teacher raises at a meeting last week.

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An El Campo woman became a part of a global mystery last week after she, and many other people around the world, received a package of unlabeled seeds shipped from China.

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The national economy was put through turmoil due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with many workers getting laid off and some companies being forced to shut down. Despite hardship from the pandemic, El Campo business Gene’s Wrecker, Tire and Truck Repair is trucking on, and company leade…

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The 100 Club’s annual event honoring law enforcement officers will be held this month, officials say, although the format may be significantly different than in years past.

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Plan now to vote early on the November General Election ballot, officials say, adding lines will be long, machines limited and the ballot extended.

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Wharton County and the state of Texas haven’t agreed on just how many local residents have died as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Louise schools budgeted tightly this year, district leaders say, and as students and teachers prepare to go back to school in exactly two weeks, the school board approved Louise ISD’s preliminary tax rate and budget Monday night.

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El Campo ISD trustees opted to delay the upcoming school year by one week, pushing the start date back to Aug. 19.

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Former El Campo Police Chief James Elliott died Friday after a battle with liver cancer.

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The COVID-19 death count in Wharton County remained at one for weeks, but on Sunday, new data from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services revealed the current number of deaths is 17. The sudden jump in the death count, which remained stagnant since June 2, is likely due to a delay…

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Louise school principals released the district’s COVID-19 protocols for the upcoming school year this week. Temperature checks, a mask requirement for students over age 10 and social distancing are among the district’s tactics for preventing coronavirus outbreaks in the fall.

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El Campo is projecting a $1.9 million loss on property values as budget talks get under way with sales tax revenue holding steady in the next fiscal year.

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El Campo schools do not require students to wear uniforms, but parents feared the district’s dress code could cause extra financial stress in the upcoming school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After receiving community requests, El Campo ISD trustees are expected to approve the new rules…

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What the upcoming fall semester will look like has been the big question for school leaders, students, parents and government officials alike as the coronavirus pandemic continues. El Campo ISD leaders are expected to finalize a plan for the upcoming semester this week, which will allow spec…

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A little more than two weeks after a COVID-19 outbreak was confirmed at El Campo nursing home Garden Villa, the Texas Department of Health and Human services released the number of confirmed employee and resident cases.

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The rhythmic clapping of a dozen tennis shoes hitting the concrete in time could only mean El Campo High School’s band has begun marching practice for the upcoming school year.

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Continuing a six year mission to help El Campo students in need, one local woman aims to provide families with dress-code-appropriate clothing for the upcoming school year.

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The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Wharton County is now 14, according to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. The sudden jump in the death count, which stood at one for the county since June 2, is likely due to a delay in reporting from the state, and is not cause for panic.

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Wharton County’s weather forecast went from dripping to drenching Thursday as Tropical Storm Hanna formed in the Gulf, less than 48 hours from an anticipated landfall near Corpus Christi today.

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Finalizing a plan to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks during the upcoming school year will be among the top agenda items at the El Campo ISD school board’s regular meeting Tuesday.

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Developers of the rail-supported warehouse park in the works on the city’s east side will come before council Monday, sharing an update on delays and projections for the future.

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A funeral dirge will play tomorrow for the woman whose smile lit up hundreds of El Campo weddings while she tapped the keys of First Baptist Church’s pipe organ.

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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has brought more confirmed positive cases, more recoveries and more COVID-19 testing to Wharton County.

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The option to have groceries contactlessly delivered to your car became available at El Campo’s H-E-B Thursday. The free service, dubbed curbside pickup, drew more than 50 people on the first day.

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El Campo H-E-B employee Jacob Mclain picks out avocados Wednesday on behalf of a customer in preparation for the grocery store’s new curbside pick up service. Local businesses began offering new contactless pick up and delivery services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and H-E-B joined the list…

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The effort to hold a city at-large representative council election officially restarts Monday, more than two months after winners should have been sworn into office.

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El Campo ISD schools may not re-open Aug. 12 despite an earlier announcement and months of calendar discussions.

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