Bright lights, allowing the public to see inside the now open Vape N’ More smoke shop at the El Campo’s busiest intersection, are allowed under its special use permit but the scrolling signs initially seen will have to stop, according to staff.
After more than 30 years at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church, the after-school program ASAP has to move, as their previous home’s age now makes it an inadequate facility.
In communities as old as Wharton County, family legacies grow from the misty past slowly becoming history – the Petersen family of Danevang is one of those stories.
Residents interested in helping keep their neighborhoods safe are being asked to step forward, get a little training and be willing to pay more attention to what’s happening around them.
A cool breeze and sunshine along the banks of the Colorado River Saturday morning set the stage for the Ponies and Petals polo match hosted at AF Polo Fields and put on by the Wharton County Junior College Foundation.
Seven decades ago, they donned caps and gowns to march across the stage collecting diplomas and to always remember El Campo High and its classmates, similar to the request this year’s graduates heard.
Louise trustees continued campus renovations, accepting a bid to rewire their ag facilities Monday. A new set of computers were approved at the same session and a new representative on the Central Appraisal Board named.
Financial help from the USDA might be coming for rice farmers, however high costs could still limit the overall benefits.
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A driver asleep at the wheel and two drug possession cases by Wharton County Sheriff’s deputies marked just part of the Memorial Day weekend crackdown aimed at keeping revelers safe.
The $5.5 billion Southern Rock Energy refinery that originally considered land just outside of El Campo will now building in Cushing, Okla., which anticipates more than 420 full-time jobs to be created.
The state of Texas might stand near the top of the of list for lead piping nationwide, but the City of El Campo is keeping an eye on the city’s water system and taking active steps to keep lead out of local drinking water.
Wharton County’s state house representative joined the chorus of elected officials that voted to impeach Texas’ highest law enforcer, with both carrying Wharton County in their respective elections.
After the better part of a decade, representatives of TriArc Real Estate, the City of El Campo, the City Development Cooperation as well as other groups met to break ground for the Creekside Ranch Apartment development Wednesday.
An alert store clerk and a Wharton County Sheriff’s deputy foiled a Florida man’s apparent attempt to steal a semi-truck load of diesel fuel in Hungerford over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
With the regular legislative session ending without promised tax relief, a special session got under way Monday. Some proposals appear to be off the table now and county tax bills might need to change depending on when and what Governor Greg Abbott signs.
A lot of water in El Campo is going somewhere, and the City of El Campo hopes an upcoming four-year study will tell them where.
Wharton County almost added a third municipal utility district to its maps although it was news to the local government.
Shop and prepare now for the hurricane season that starts tomorrow, officials say, adding advance planning may help tremendously should a major storm threaten.
Among the headstones and inside an air-conditioned hall, El Campo residents gathered Monday to honor the nation’s military fallen on the day designated to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Louise trustees looked to add new teachers to their roster, a new building to their campus and new copiers to the district in their Monday night session.
El Campo graduating seniors collected dollars last Tuesday to help pay for scholarships. The rest of this list can be found in the previous, May 27 2023 edition of the El Campo Leader-News. Awards and their donors are:
An auto wreck near Hungerford last week meant far worse news than a damaged vehicle for one El Campo man.
To the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance,” nearly 300 El Campo High School seniors crossed the stage and collected their diplomas Thursday night.
Property tax relief might be coming to Texans sooner rather than later in the form of another increase on the Homeowner’s Exemption.
All are invited to attend one or both of the Memorial Day observances in El Campo Monday, honoring the fallen who gave their lives in service, often on the fields of battle.
El Campo High School students collected scholarships Tuesday to help pay for college, awards and their donors are:
A $587,139 check from the state comptroller’s office raised hopes that El Campo’s economy may be heating up with the weather.
They’re first responders, but don’t carry a gun, don’t fight fires or work with the wounded. Instead the city’s public works crews make sure the streets are drivable and the water flows no matter what the conditions.
A 30-plus year law enforcement veteran who has spent a lifetime calling El Campo home received council’s enthusiastic support Monday as the city’s next police chief.
Louise parents, family and friends gathered to honor another round of Louise High School graduates out into the world as they collected their diplomas Friday.
Come Thursday night, El Campo’s about-to-be graduates will cross the stage in their caps and gowns to the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance” played by the Ricebird Band to commemorate the last page of their public education.
With just one day to graduation, El Campo ISD’s 29 honor graduates are a single summer from starting their college careers and the El Campo High School Principal Paul Fleener introduced the two top scorers at El Campo’s most recent school board meeting.
By WILLIAM HEDSTROM
Walking among the tombstones Sunday evening the teens paused at intervals and bowed down, not to pray, but to place a flag.
Louise graduates from the Class of 2022-23 collected thousands of dollars to help pay for college expenses. Recipients and their donors are:.
A new market rate apartment project on the West Loop may not have received city council’s blessing Tuesday, but the construction challenges have stopped.
El Campo’s next police chief could be named Monday night and be on the job as early as June.
Louise ISD honored their student’s academic and extracurricular achievements earned throughout the year.
Wharton County business owners interested in retrofitting properties might receive some help from the county court if commissioners approve a proposed PACE resolution Monday.
After having disappeared for months, El Campo ISD’s proposed FEMA dome project might be making a comeback, potentially stalling planned construction at the Meadow Lane Resource Center.
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