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Filling the El Campo Civic Center with smiling faces and warm embraces, about 300 members of the 100 Club of Wharton County gathered Thursday night for the 40th annual membership meeting.

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Economic indicators show El Campo’s economy off to a slow start in 2020, but officials aren’t worried – next month will bring a rebate reflecting sales tax paid by holiday shoppers.

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The county and state law enforcers are trying to keep more than $40,000 in suspected drug cash seized during drug busts on U.S. 59 in Wharton County.

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Jurors called for Jan. 21 for Judge Ben Hardin’s 23rd District Court for 9:30 a.m. need not appear, the case has been settled.

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El Campo’s voters will decide in May whether they want more of a voice in who will serve as mayor, thanks to a now-verified petition.

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Some Texas school districts changed their GPA ranking policies for Texas’ top-10-percent law, El Campo ISD will continue to use the same system, officials say.

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After taking December off, the El Campo ISD school board will reconvene Tuesday night for their monthly meeting to discuss the district’s 2020 technology plan, a new school calendar, Texas Association of School Boards updates and more.

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Two El Campo High School seniors died in auto wrecks last weekend, one after the vehicle she was riding in slammed into a culvert outside of Garwood, the second in a fiery crash in Beasley.

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Former El Campo City Councilwoman Anisa Longoria Vasquez was appointed to fill the District 1 post vacated by Jeff Allgayer Monday night in a unanimous vote.

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El Campo City Council approved the impending sale of $3.125 million in bonds and the creation of a Public Improvement District, financing measures for the pending rail-supported warehouse development.

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At the 40th Annual Membership Meeting, 100 Club of Wharton County members will mingle, feast on freshly grilled steaks cooked by law enforcement and elect 2020 directors and club officers.

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Just seven months after being re-elected, District 1 El Campo City Councilman David Allgayer is stepping down.

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The “Say Something Anonymous Reporting System,” providing an online tip submission form, phone hot line and app in efforts to prevent youth violence, will be launched by El Campo ISD by early February, officials say.

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Protecting students from school shooters means sheltering young children from the world’s horrors while ensuring they are prepared for an emergency. This fragile balance will fall upon the shoulders of Louise ISD officials as they tackle school safety training this semester.

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A gas station along U.S. 59 in El Campo has been targeted by would-be credit card thieves again.

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A $4.5 million hotel project goes before council Monday and a much smaller motel plan before Planning & Zoning commissioners Wednesday.

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January will be a busy month for ag producers as they prepare for the annual Upper Gulf Coast Grain Handlers Conference, Western Rice Belt Production Conference and Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain and Cotton Conference, which will be held on Jan. 14, 15 and 23, respectively.

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Common heartburn medications possibly containing high levels of a probable carcinogen were voluntarily recalled by three pharmaceutical manufacturers, as announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Wednesday.

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Several new Forever Stamp designs will premiere in 2020 from the United States Postal Service, which should be a big hit among regular El Campo Post Office patrons, officials say.

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After enjoying two weeks of snowless winter vacation, El Campo ISD, Louise ISD and St. Philip students flocked back to school on Jan. 7 to begin the 2020 spring semester.

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The Wharton County District Attorney’s office starts the year with three pending murder trials, one set to start in April.

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A pair of shining mylar balloons peacefully hovering in an open field was a surprising sight for Alabama farmer Joshua Will. Even more out-of-the-ordinary, the balloons were covered in small hand-writing.

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A Lake Charles, La. woman was struck and killed while walking on U.S. 59 near the Wharton Regional Airport on Christmas Eve, but Wharton officers haven’t been able to determine why or who’s responsible.

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While ordinary citizens take a few days to relax and enjoy the holidays, law enforcement and first responders work to keep communities safe. For New Year’s Eve, El Campo and Wharton County’s law enforcers experienced an overall peaceful night, responding to mainly fireworks-related calls.

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More than 200 pounds of marijuana were seized last week, found in a northbound pickup pulled over for having blacked out windows.

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A man in a White Settlement church fired a gun at parishioners before he was killed by an armed security officer Sunday, prompting concern not only at the West Freeway Church of Christ, but throughout the state and nation.

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The top New Year’s resolutions for 2020 are expected to be similar to previous years’, with exercising more and eating healthier foods being the top goals, followed by saving money, learning a new hobby, making new friends and finding love. Developing a new social circle and exciting love li…

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Efforts to replace El Campo Memorial Hospital continue with no plans to utilize local tax dollars for construction.

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El Campo Middle School students donned ties and slacks, then baseball caps and flip flops for two events encouraging students to go beyond the everyday dress code.

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