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The El Campo ISD board of trustees found themselves much in the same boat as other districts at Tuesday’s budget workshop — with little direction from the state after the passage of the school finance bill (HB3) in June.

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Pearl the prairie dog delighted in her grape snack from her cage at the El Campo Museum of Natural History earlier this week oblivious to the fact she will be the main attraction at the next El Campo Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture blender Thursday, July 25.

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With browning piles of brush still found on El Campo streets, the city’s garbage collectors will return to council Monday with a plan.

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The pending rail-supported warehouse project on the city’s east side returns to council with financing plans now moving forward.

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Review of a preliminary budget, teacher pay raises, bringing back busing and renaming Northside Elementary will all be brought up at the next El Campo ISD school board meeting Tuesday.

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A former Louise High School coach will spend the next 15 years behind prison bars, punishment for videotaping teen girls in a campus restroom and posting the images to the Internet.

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Outer space got a little bit closer this summer for a soon-to-be El Campo High School senior with dreams of being an aerospace engineer.

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Due to a recent Texas Attorney General opinion regarding transfer student transportation, Louise ISD has the option to seek an agreement with El Campo ISD to continue to pick up/drop off students at Legacy Park.

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El Campo will have, not only a seat, but the top leadership role in an association dedicated to ensuring smaller communities have a voice in government.

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Area residents are being asked to hold on to their tattered flags for just a while longer, and never, ever simply throw one away.

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In his first year as a U.S. Congressman representing District 27, Michael Cloud, (R-Victoria) has tackled hurricane recovery and infrastructure development in the region and taken on leadership roles in regard to border security.

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El Campo ISD board of trustees will hold a workshop meeting Tuesday, July 16 to begin budget discussions for the 2019-2020 school year.

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The majority of the board newly appointed to review whether the City of El Campo needs to change the way it governs is made up of former city council members.

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Student, staff and faculty dress codes will be discussed further and the student code of conduct will be up for a vote at the next Louise ISD trustees meeting Monday.

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When it comes to hay production, excessive rainfall can be a double-edged sword. Rain makes the grasses grow, but it can also delay cutting.

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After a successful year of providing sustenance on the weekends to Pre-K students, the Shall Not Hunger feeding program will return to Myatt Elementary this coming school year.

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Home to several businesses, the MLK Boulevard site where an El Campo Middle School once stood may soon be divided into multiple properties.

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Local volunteers are needed to help man concession stands as hundreds of visiting families are expected in El Campo this week for the Texas East Softball tournament to be held at Legacy Fields.

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Wharton County Commissioners Court was able to close on a property Tuesday that it had been leasing for Precinct 4 operations a year after the county barn caught fire in Pierce.

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The El Campo High School Derby Doll sponsor thought a great way to celebrate the drill team’s 50th anniversary this fall is with new uniforms.

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Planting delays earlier in the year and continuous moisture in the area have producers and elevator operators playing a guessing game on when the grain and corn harvest will officially begin.

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The roughly $100,000 bill on skate park obstacles at Friendship Park has been paid in full with organizers now looking for ways to improve it.

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The first step changing the way the city does business comes before the El Campo council Monday along with a request to help honor a fallen law enforcement officer.

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The 2019 summer programs at El Campo Museum of Natural History, 2350 N. Mechanic, are under way, and there’s still time to attend Animal or Explorer Camp among others that all end by either mid to late July.

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Youth are learning how to prepare meals and snacks and about food safety this summer thanks to Heroes For Health, a free program offered by the Wharton County Extension Office.

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More volunteers are needed for the new Everyday Heroes non-military ceremonial honor guard forming with drills expected to start soon.

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