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TxDOT Announces Plans to Replace Bridge at the Trinity River

Two major road construction projects will soon get underway in the Lufkin District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The Texas Transportation Commissioners on Thursday approved more than $931 million in new construction projects statewide, with more than $100 million approved for the Lufkin District. Upgrades will continue on...
LUFKIN, TX
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Leon Health Clinic Earns Rural Health Clinic Accreditation from The Compliance Team Accreditation Organization

Leon Health Clinic of Buffalo, Texas has undergone its initial tri-annual Medicare survey, on May 04, 2022, by The Compliance Team, Inc. Accreditation Organization to determine if the facility was in compliance with the Medicare Conditions for Participation and the Exemplary Provider® RHC quality standards for participation in the Medicare/Medicaid programs.
BUFFALO, TX
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Growing up with the game

Playing youth baseball on the diamonds of Madisonville is a time Dustin Dean now looks back on as one of his fondest childhood memories. Dean played alongside brother Darren and was coached by father Tony at the time. “I remember my dad telling me that was one of the best...
LIBERTY HILL, TX
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Madison County judge passes after battle with leukemia

MADISONVILLE, Texas (KBTX) - Madison County Judge A.J. “Tony” Leago passed away after a hard fought battle with leukemia, Madisonville Mayor Bill Parten confirmed. Leago had served as county judge since 2019 and was running for reelection in 2022. Before becoming county judge, he owned a business in the Houston area. He was also the former mayor of Midway.
MADISON COUNTY, TX
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Youth Sports

Playing youth baseball on the diamonds of Madisonville is a time Dustin Dean now looks back on as one of his fondest childhood memories.
MADISONVILLE, TX

Queens lawmaker hosts mass shooting survival training after massacres in Buffalo, Texas

Following mass shootings at a supermarket in Buffalo and at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas where 19 children and two teachers were slaughtered while heavily armed police waited for instructions in a hallway outside the classrooms, state Senator James Sanders is bringing back his series of active shooter defense training to educate and inform the southeast Queens community.
QUEENS, NY
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Donie Native Among Spring 2022 Graduates Honored by SHSU

The following area students received degrees during the 2022 Spring semester at Sam Houston State University. Joseph Morgan of Donie, Texas received his BA – Bachelor of Arts in History. Congratulations, on a job well done.
DONIE, TX
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Buffalo Days Button Winning Numbers

In case you missed them, the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce has released the winning numbers for cash prizes for the Buffalo Days button drawing. Winning button holders should contact the Buffalo Chamber to claim your prize.
BUFFALO, MN
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EATHEL LUCILLE MCBRIDE

Services were held 3 P.M., Saturday, June 18, for Eathel Lucille McBride, 69, of Midway. Burial followed immediately at Allphin Cemetery in Midway. Mrs. McBride passed away at her home on June 13, 2022. Eathel Lucille Weaver was born in Houston, Texas, March 26, 1953, to Wilbur W. and Barbara...
MADISONVILLE, TX
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Juneteenth: America's second Independence Day

On June 19, 1865, more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Union Gen. Gordon Granger announced in Galveston that all enslaved people in Texas were now free. The day would become commemorated as Juneteenth, but for the now-free African Americans, the future was uncertain. CBS News' Mark Whitaker takes a personal journey to Jewett, Texas, where his great-grandfather became a free man, and meets with relatives for whom Juneteenth has taken on a special meaning.
GALVESTON, TX

Texas second-grader dies after hiding between washer and dryer during game: report

An 8-year-old Texas boy has died after getting stuck in between a washing machine and dryer during a game of hide and seek, reports say. The incident involving Wrangler Hendrix of Jewett happened Friday while he was visiting a relative’s home in Coolidge, Georgia, with his grandparents and playing the game, Thomas County Sheriff's Office Captain Tim Watkins told People.com.
COOLIDGE, GA

Eight-year-old boy dies after getting ‘wedged between a washer and dryer’ while playing hide and seek

An eight-year-old boy from Texas died after being trapped between a washing machine and dryer while playing hide and seek at his relative’s home in Georgia, police said.Wrangler Hendrix was discovered “wedged between a washer and dryer” by his family on Friday while playing with his cousins in Coolidge, Georgia, said Captain Tim Watkins, from the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office.Wrangler is believed to have died from positional asphyxiation, the law enforcement official told People magazine.An official autopsy is expected to be performed on Wednesday.Deputies responded to a call at the home at around 6.15pm on Friday, around 5-10 minutes after...
COOLIDGE, GA
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Membership Drive at Leon County’s Funtier Days for Friends of Fort Boggy

The Friends of Fort Boggy State Park will begin its annual Membership Drive during the Leon County 4th of July Funtier Days event on the Centerville town square on July 4th. Members of the Friends Group will be hosting a booth and will have membership applications on hand as well as T-shirts for sale. Please keep in mind that all items purchased from the Friends Group are tax free.
LEON COUNTY, TX
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Treat of the Day: Madisonville PD rescues kitten

MADISONVILLE, Texas (KBTX) - One lucky kitten was rescued by Madisonville police officers after crawling into the engine compartment of a traveler’s vehicle at Bucee’s. During a couples stop from Dallas to Galveston, they saw the kitten being attacked by a flock of birds. When they tried rescuing it, the kitten ran and hid in the hood of their car.
MADISONVILLE, TX
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