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Texas Rangers investigating Cherokee County commissioner

4 days ago

Despite being under investigation by the Texas Rangers, Cherokee County Commissioner Byron Underwood (Precinct 4) will keep his seat on the Commissioners Court. Underwood has faced scrutiny since a personal item was noticed on his expense report submitted during a recent Commissioners Court meeting.

Whitehouse holds first public hearing on tax rate, OKs three resolutions

4 days ago

The City of Whitehouse held a special council meeting Monday, Aug. 14, to discuss five action items and hold a budget workshop. The first item of action was the first public hearing on the proposed 2017-2018 property tax rate of $0.675207 per $100 of valuation. No citizen attended, and the council unanimously approved the proposed rate. The next public hearing will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21.

Smith County releases first draft of six-year road, bridge plan

4 days ago

The Smith County Commissioners Court received its first presentation on the proposed, six-year Smith County Road and Bridge Capital Improvement Project on Tuesday, August 8. County Engineer Frank Davis rolled out the first working draft of the plan, a 52-page document listing potential road projects costing between $100 million and $120 million. The plan lists projects for more than 1,167 miles of the county’s 1,182 miles of roadway.

Arp ISD receives donated water bottles from Ozarka

4 days ago

The Arp Independent School District has received a generous donation from the Ozarka Nestle Waters plant in Hawkins. Students and staff returning to school Thursday, Aug. 17, will be provided with free water bottles.

    • John Stanton: His legacy lives on

      Wednesday, August 2

      In July, nearly 200 former Stanton School students, friends and family gathered to celebrate the 13th All School Reunion. While the doors were closed in 1969 with the integration mandate, the memories of this school, the educators and its namesake live on.  John Stanton, the son of the late Josephus and Fannie, was born March 18, 1878 in Crockett. Later he moved to Bullard, settling in the New Hope Community.