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An El Campo middle school student was arrested on Thursday morning for allegedly bringing a gun and loaded ammo clip to school.

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West Wharton County is one of three proposed locations for a $3 billion clean energy refinery that will create 400-plus high-paying jobs, but it’s going to take incentives to seal the deal.

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Santa Claus is coming to town and will join more than 40 participants in the 34th annual El Campo Country Christmas parade Thursday.

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El Campo residents were out bright and early on Black Friday to take advantage of holiday deals.

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Hiring an engineering firm for utility relocations Monday marked the first progress on a North Wharton Street expansion project since February.

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Wharton County has been allocated slightly more than $8 million in federal American Rescue Plan funding that commissioners have earmarked for infrastructure, but it’s contingent on U.S. House approval.

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More lenient brush limits at the collection station, a free 21-bag per month lawn waste/bulk pickup and a helping hand for seniors/disabled households should help solve public concerns, officials said.

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El Campo ISD school Trustees met Tuesday to discuss future construction projects, HVAC systems and software updates. The trustees unanimously voted to approve all action items on the agenda.

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Tears, confessions and a jail conduct update marked the sentencing phase of a Wharton man who pleaded guilty to one count of attempted capital murder last week. 

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A rotting pile of brush wasn’t exactly the Thanksgiving decoration July Calais had in mind, but it’s one she fears will welcome guests this holiday season.

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El Campo residents kept their end of the bargain this week, and the Ricebird football team responded Thursday night with a victory in round 2 of the Texas high school playoffs.

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Wharton County Treasurer Donna Thornton announced Monday she will not seek re-election.

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Known as a giving teacher, 82-year-old Dottie Mae Collins died Wednesday, three years after being honored as El Campo’s 2018 Citizen of the Year.

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A judge will decide the fate of an 18-year-old Wharton man who pleaded guilty Friday to trying to kill an El Campo police officer in June.

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The Wharton County Commissioners Court approved new redistricting maps for the first time in 20 years after a public hearing this week.

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A plea for help came from El Campo senior citizens Monday night as they stood before city council saying not everyone can easily deal with brush and trash. A program already exists to help with some concerns, city officials say.

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El Campo ISD is offering area veterans or active duty personnel free admission to the Bi-District playoff game against Yates Thursday night. All veterans are also welcome to participate in the district veterans parade that morning.

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Wharton County children ages 5-11 and those nationwide are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine after emergency use was authorized by the Food and Drug Administration this week.

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Two new pieces of road equipment will help El Campo’s Public Works Department pave the way to municipal improvements, officials say.

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Louise residents heard from school administrators this week and were largely supportive of possible changes to the district during a public meeting about future facility planning.

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The Wharton County Courthouse, a state historical site, needs work on exterior doors and windows, as well as down spouts, washing and painting. Bids will be considered by commissioners during Monday’s session.

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Operation Lone Star, the governor’s program to combat illegal immigration, should provide almost $300,000 in police department funding.

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The cause of a one-vehicle rollover crash on U.S. 59 north of Hungerford Sunday that killed three El Campo women remains a mystery.

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