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The dates, locations and details for El Campo and Louise high school graduation ceremonies were up in the air in recent weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but district officials ultimately settled on outdoor ceremonies this week.

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An Edna man faces life in prison and the possibility of the death penalty, five months after the police say he killed one and severely injured another on Olivia Street.

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Over $1.1 million total in scholarships, ranging from $75 to $425,000 each, were awarded to this year’s El Campo High School graduating class.

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Black Lives Matter Organizer speaks about why they decided to demonstrate Monday evening. Also in the video is a short clip of the protest that lasted from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Look for more in the attached story. 

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Parked vehicles in the city are supplying gangs with a steady supply of weapons and items quickly converted to cash, officials say.

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Seamstresses at a 72-year-old El Campo clothing company switched from stitching ruffled nightgowns to protective masks during the coronavirus pandemic. Transitioning to mask production was easy for experienced employees, and the move helped keep the business running during the outbreak, comp…

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• At least three days of non-perishable food and water per person.

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An amendment in the district’s tax abatement agreement for Hecate Energy Ramsey’s solar farm project was approved by the Louise ISD school board in a 5-0 vote last week. Chris Faas was absent, and Jay Heard abstained from the vote and from signing a conflict of interest disclosure.

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An East Bernard family’s illness along with one unknown infection boosted Wharton County’s positive COVID-19 cases to 50 over the Memorial Day weekend.

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Many students began summer break last week, wrapping up a year vastly different from any other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. El Campo ISD and Louise ISD officials shifted focus to summer education, and Governor Greg Abbott gave the go-ahead for districts to hold in-person summer education be…

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Boy Scouts from El Campo’s Troop 368 were among the volunteers placing flags on veterans’ graves at area cemeteries Friday and Saturday in observance of Memorial Day.  Pictured above, Nicholas Benavidez of El Campo adds another flag at Garden of Memories Cemetery.  Benavidez is the son of No…

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Producers may be entitled to a slice of $19 billion in federal aid after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Coronavirus Food Assistance Program opened Tuesday.

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Other cities’ efforts to create an August election date for postponed May municipal balloting raises concerns even if the governor approves it, City Attorney Ronny Collins told Council during session.

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With 21 rifle shots and a bugle’s wail, the El Campo American Legion Post 251 members offered a salute to the nation’s war dead Thursday.

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The coronavirus pandemic has upended many aspects of traditional education during the last few months, making it difficult for school officials to plan graduation ceremonies. El Campo High School seniors decided not to let the pandemic completely dictate their ceremony and petitioned for an …

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COVID-19 has claimed the life of a former El Campo resident. Keith Wade, a special advisor to the Mayor of Houston, died Thursday at the age of 65 in Houston, after a long fight with the Coronavirus.

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At a parade Thursday evening, (l-r) Emorie Dornak, Coyt Clark, Tracy Oldag and  Wanda Dornak drove by to congratulate St. Philip Catholic School’s graduating eighth grade class of 2020. The event started with a firetruck leading the parade.  About two dozen families in their cars followed, w…

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El Campo EMS crews are preparing for if, or when, their job goes from caring for the injured to facing danger themselves.

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With the end of the school year only a few days away, the El Campo ISD school board discussed high school graduation and the calendar for the upcoming school year and welcomed a new board member at Tuesday’s meeting.

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The 13-year educational journey will come to an end in less than a week for the El Campo High School class of 2020 as they prepare to move on to the next segment of their lives. The coronavirus pandemic interrupted the spring semester, but did not affect senior class rank.

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The Louise ISD school board tackled end-of-the-year topics at Monday night’s meeting, from whether to pass students who haven’t completed assignments during the district closure to ending the coronavirus-era feeding program.

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County officials forecasted heavy rainfall and flash flooding over the weekend, but the storms turned out to be more mild in many areas and beneficial for local crops.

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After two months of state-mandated closures, gyms were allowed to re-open Monday as the state continues to lift limitations and restrictions due to the world-wide COVID-19 outbreak.

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Saturday’s coverage of COVID numbers in Wharton County contained a mathematical error. The number of COVID-19 cases in the county actually represent one-one thousandth of a percent of the population.

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Unemployment has been a hallmark of the coronavirus pandemic, and school officials across the nation warn of upcoming funding cuts and teacher layoffs. So far, El Campo and Louise ISDs have avoided layoffs during the districts’ closures and the school boards opted to continue to pay hourly workers.

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A packed agenda is set for Monday’s monthly Louise ISD board meeting which will center around COVID-19 adjustments for the next district calendar, assignments for students with incomplete classwork and whether to continue the pandemic feeding program during summer break. The meeting will be …

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There’s not much glory in patching a spewing waterline six feet below street level, but the pandemic didn’t eliminate the need to get the job done.

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The Wharton County Sheriff’s Office has been under the assumption they’ve been missing gas. It took the WCSO some time, but they settled on what happened in the case of the disappearing gas.

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