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El Campo ISD trustees will consider adding a student holiday to the 2020-2021 calendar at their Tuesday meeting as the district plans for an influx of students wanting to switch from online education to in-person schooling.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Troopers this week rescued their 500th child statewide during traffic stops since the implementation of specialized training that began in 2009.

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The Louise ISD school board will discuss whether remote learning is an effective option for students at its upcoming Monday meeting.

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Eager for a small taste of normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, El Campo and Louise students spent the week celebrating homecoming and honoring as many traditions as possible.

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Wharton County residents are getting better. That’s a fact, officials say, but add that hundreds are not recovering from COVID-19 in just a few days, nor are several dying in the same time period.

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El Campo Police Chief Terry Stanphill presented his resignation to city council Monday night, one accepted “reluctantly.”

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As the National Anthem echoed across the stadium at the first two football games of the El Campo Ricebirds’ 2020 season, fans noticed the team was missing from the sideline, but the absences were not planned, campus officials say.

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For a third time, local farmers nominated El Campo High School’s biotechnology program for a national grant supporting rural schools with strong STEM programs, which will be awarded next week.

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The dusty little bottle of unused vitamins sitting in your cupboard may have been there so long it feels like another member of the family, but besides being a health hazard, it could be dangerous. To provide locals a safe way to dispose of over-the-counter and prescription medicines, the El…

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With a hurricane in the Gulf making a Louisiana landfall today, four named storms in the Atlantic and two other disturbed weather areas under watch this week, Wharton County remains under a burn ban.

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“We are not messing with food trucks,” El Campo Mayor Randy Collins declared during Monday’s Council session.

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Blight fight planning returns to city council Monday with staff saying it needs “some teeth” in the battle.

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Nineteen years later and almost 2,000 miles away, the 9/11 attacks weigh heavy on the hearts and minds of many locals as they recall the events of that day.

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With an election just around the corner and the coronavirus pandemic still raging, the next few months are a critical time for our country, U.S. Congressman Michael Cloud says.

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About half of Louise High School’s varsity football players sat out of part or all of Friday night’s game as punishment for a fight that broke out last week among players during the Louise and Bloomington ISD game.

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The main priority of El Campo ISD leaders will be to improve student academic achievement this year, and how they are to do that will be determined in the upcoming weeks.

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A single shot fired on Alvin Street Monday afternoon killed one, and police say an El Campo man has confessed to the crime.

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Tempers boiled over at the Louise versus Bloomington high school varsity football game Friday night, forcing law enforcement to break up a physical altercation among multiple players with only eight seconds left in the game.

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Taken just moments after gas tanks on CR 452 exploded Tuesday morning, the image above shows not only the rolling flames before emergency crews arrived, but also the displaced tank. Initial reports indicated a lightning strike is believed to be to blame for the fire not far from the FM 960 i…

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The brief showers which rolled across El Campo and Wharton County over the Labor Day weekend weren’t enough to wash the burn ban away.

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Social Security is not trying to track you down via a phone call. If you get a call from someone claiming to be from that federal office, especially if your caller ID says it’s an El Campo number, it’s likely a scam.

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Giving up your gifts would be a difficult choice for many kids, and even adults, but that’s exactly what a local Pre-K student decided to do, donating to the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office instead of receiving birthday presents.

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The coronavirus has impacted industries of all kinds during the last few months, but in an era devoted to social distancing, event hosting is an especially tough business to be in, locals say.

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A vaccine to prevent COVID-19 has not yet been released to the public, but in the meantime, El Campo city employees stopped by City Hall Thursday to get other regular immunizations.

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El Campo police are still hunting for the creator of a threatening social media post targeting the middle school, which was shared numerous times online Tuesday.

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After sustaining multiple injuries in a car accident Monday, Louise ISD School Board President Linda Alderson underwent surgery and is recovering in a Houston hospital.

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If you’re planning on enjoying a cold beer this holiday weekend, Sheldon Holub wishes he could pour it.

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The El Campo Leader-News is heading up a collection of needed items for elderly residents living in two affordable housing facilities in El Campo. Since visits from family members have declined and activities like bingo games have ceased at these facilities, there is less interaction with ot…

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El Campo police have captured the two men they believed fired 10 to 12 shots through the walls of a Tallow Lane home last Saturday narrowly missing an infant and two adults inside.

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About one month after several Louise pets died due to what law enforcement believes are intentional poisonings, the culprit has ceased their attacks, but the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for answers.

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