Continued economic growth in El Campo comes directly from people buying into the “Shop Local!” movement, officials say,
Heavy rain is expected to continue today, as Tropical Storm Imelda continues to make its way north over land.
A charred Chevrolet truck in the 200 block of East Church bore witness to the latest arson attack in El Campo.
The city’s junk vehicle ordinance is now being enforced, a recently updated law which has actually been on the books for decades.
The Wharton County Health Fair returns to the El Campo Civic Center Thursday. The event offers chances to turn in unused medications, have your sugar levels checked, learn about area programs and even do a little shopping.
Major Ben Evans
Major Ben Evans
Standing up for mom could mean time behind prison bars for an El Campo duo who tried to set fire to two homes.
A proposed 16-acre West Loop development will include sites for modular housing along with retail stores if it gets the blessing of Planning & Zoning Commissioners Wednesday.
Fleeing after robbing a Wharton bank at gunpoint Thursday, one suspect died in a crash ending an East Texas high-speed chase just hours later.
Two days of substantial rain this week washed away outdoor burning restrictions in Wharton County Friday – but just barely.
More than $10,000 in cash and an assortment of painkillers were seized last week during a drug raid in the 1300 block of Thrift.
A man mowing his Lincoln Street yard last Saturday may have uncovered a key piece of evidence in a recent drive-by shooting.
To commemorate 9/11 on the El Campo Middle School campus, Principal Gary Figirova invited El Campo police to the campus, played patriotic music and had the US Flag on display.
Lifesaving devices are being installed throughout El Campo with the state and federal government picking up most of the tab.
There’s no reason to suspect the next mass shooting will occur near here, but law enforcement plans for keeping people safe must include that possibility, officials say.
The proposed rail supported warehouse project will be open for public opinion next month, a step in the voluntary annexation project, El Campo City Council decided Monday night.
El Campo Public Works crews are trying to keep seasonal swatting at a minimum through preemptive strikes on the area’s mosquito population.
When the Wharton Tigers raced onto their new field for the first time Friday night, they had a bunch of Ricebirds to thank for it.
Twelve food trucks featuring everything from juicy burgers and seafood to pie and wine will be lined up on Monseratte Street Tuesday as the city-sponsored Downtown Dinner returns to Evans Park.
A highway extension plan in Fort Bend County that will assist Wharton County residents heads eastward.
Twenty one bullets were fired into a home in the 500 block of South Washington in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday, missing a man and a woman sleeping inside.
A ruptured gas line on Hwy. 71 South near U.S. 59 Wednesday prompted evacuations as underground pressure buckled the roadway.
An El Campo man will spend 55 years behind prison bars for stabbing his wife, according to the sentence handed down in the 23rd District Court Tuesday.
The public will get a chance to weigh in on the proposed 2019-2020 budget Monday night and city council will be asked to call for citizen hearings on the pending annexation of the rail-supported warehouse project under development.
Councilman John Hancock, right, has repeatedly expressed concerns about the proposed rail park development, saying he wants to see proof of the companies’ financial strength. Meanwhile efforts to establish infrastructure on the as-of-yet unpurchased land continue. City Attorney Ronny Collins…
Runaway flames are putting Wharton County’s firefighters in danger despite a ban on outdoor burning.
The El Campo ISD board of trustees approved its total tax rate and 2019-2020 general operating budget Tuesday with the district in the black.
Thieves made their way through El Campo this last week, targeting beer, food and lots of makeup – but, hey, at least some of them look good.
Authorities want to seize cash found in the hands of an alleged drug trafficker while making sure he goes to jail for at least five years.
As the east coast struggles to withstand Hurricane Dorian’s wind and rain, Wharton County’s soils bake under near 100 degree temperatures.
In a time when businesses can shutter within six months of opening, an El Campo company will celebrate 40 years in operation later this month.
Brent, left, and Kurt Pratka have worked for Mark’s Machine since they were children, now holding management positions in the company that has expanded its lines to include everything from the Tough Country bumpers shown above to cutting boards from its sawmill.
Mark Pratka examines a maximum performance valve (MPV) he designed in the machine shop. The valve features a radius disk plate to allow the passage of more gas with less restriction in flow while also reducing horsepower and temperature requirements.
If you think your government is watching you, you’re right. But that’s okay, they’re watching themselves too.
The $73.2 million federal levee project to help protect Wharton from Colorado River flooding will require right-of-way acquisition and some relocations.
The El Campo Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture is hosting a “State of the City and County 2019” Luncheon partnering with the City of El Campo, El Campo Independent School District, El Campo Memorial Hospital, City Development Corporation and Wharton County Judge at The 409 Club on Friday…
The El Campo ISD board of trustees and administration continue to look into providing busing for all students possibly by the spring semester.
The only chance of rain Wharton County will see this Labor Day weekend comes today, but there should be plenty of hot to swelter under all three days.
A former El Campo school cafeteria worker’s arrest Sunday on allegations of sexually assaulting children came as the result of a months-long investigation into underage porn.
Gathered ‘round the tables, they count spots and wonder why they just don’t see that many folks. Sure would be nice, they said, if a few would come to visit.
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