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The hunt for a man who allegedly robbed and threatened to set off a bomb in East Bernard’s Amegy Bank Tuesday continues with the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office teaming with the FBI.

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Patience, dedication and a moisturizing conditioner are all important elements when it comes to raising animals for Wharton County Youth Fair shows, according to local students competing in events next week.

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After offering only online courses in the summer of 2020, El Campo ISD’s traditional in-person summer school will be returning in June for students needing to make up course credit, practice social skills, increase their test scores and more.

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The first ballots in El Campo’s heavily-contested district election and one school board post can be cast Monday with officials hoping turnout will be better than typical for these races.

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Summer preparations are under way at Louise ISD with only one month left in the current school year, and the school board will look to the 2021-2022 year Monday night with teacher hiring and student dress code discussions.

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Two of the three first-place winners from this year’s Wharton County Youth Fair BBQ Cook-Off held last Saturday placed two years ago, the last time this event was held at the fairgrounds.

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Accused of sexually assaulting a child and then fleeing the country to avoid prosecution, formal charges were handed down against an El Campo man two months after he was tracked down.

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El Campo’s economy continues to show its strength, performing well despite overall state losses.

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Wharton County’s planting season has largely come to an end, with rice and cotton among the last seeds to see soil, and farmers have high hopes for the harvest in a few months.

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Another night of magical memories came and went Saturday, as Louise High School students danced the night away for their 2021 prom.

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• Victor Andrew Torres II, 33, of 607 W. Seventh in Freeport for possession of a controlled substance. He was placed on two years probation for the Sept. 5, 2020 crime. The judge also ordered Torres to pay a $250 fine, perform 200 hours community service and attend a Drug Offenders Education…

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Cases of COVID-19 infection in Texas nursing home residents have declined by more than 88 percent since vaccines became available in December, according to state data.

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Truett Socha, only seven months old, celebrates his first Easter Sunday with a basket full of eggs and a new pair of bunny ears. Over the weekend,  many families held egg hunts,  ate lots of sugary treats and attended church services for Easter, and the weather remained warm. Some decided to…

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Texas ranchers appealed to the state government in early March for more options to fight feral hog populations, as the pests continue to cause destruction statewide and locally.

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Free tax filing help is currently available to anyone in El Campo, with a qualifying return, thanks to two volunteers from the AARP Foundation.

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With trophies on the line, El Campo boys and girls spent two months sanding, painting and blinging their “cars” for the annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby held recently at the Post 251 American Legion Hall.

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Dozens of dancers in floor-length dresses and tuxedos twirling around a faintly lit dance floor sounds like a scene out of a fairytale, but it will be real life this weekend for Louise High School students.

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With less than half of the spring semester remaining, El Campo ISD trustees discussed facility renovations and planned for the new school year in their monthly March meeting.

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Jesus paid the ultimate price for the sinners of the world. Jesus, portrayed here by Rogelio Sergio Paniagua of Bay City, is flogged by Roman Soldiers during the “Live Stations of the Cross,” a reenactment of His suffering and dying on the cross held on Good Friday, April 2 at St. Robert Bel…

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A wanted man led law enforcers on a high-speed chase through two counties that ended with a rollover crash Thursday morning, claiming the life of his female passenger.

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The state’s teacher retirement system and other pensions have major problems, Wharton County State Rep. Phil Stephenson says, adding he’s now developed a model of how his solution should be put into place.

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COVID-19 infection rates in Wharton County continue to drop while ongoing vaccination efforts help provide residents protection.

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El Campo ISD’s Life Skills students jumped, sprinted and hula hooped in the name of fun Wednesday, competing in the Ricebird Mini Olympics for the first time since 2019.

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St. Philip Catholic School students logged 2,285 hours of reading time last month for the annual Read-a-Thon fundraiser, drawing in thousands of dollars in donations aimed at lowering tuition.

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Wharton County’s Veterans Memorial on the courthouse grounds gained another stone last week, a long-delayed salute to a soldier who gave his life while saving his squad 70 years ago.

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 Governor Greg Abbott asked Texans Friday to “Stand with law enforcement” in response to the death of Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Chad Walker, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop near Mexia last weekend.

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El Campo’s economic strength continues to show a 31 percent jump in the state March sales tax rebate.

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New worlds of imagination and learning were opened for almost 500 El Campo ISD students who received free kids’ books over the weekend, thanks to an event coordinated by the El Campo Rotary, Disney and other local volunteers.

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To take action or leave it alone – that was the question up for debate at the school board’s monthly meeting last week regarding how to handle El Campo ISD students’ dress code violations until May.

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