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Since school started on Aug. 17, Kaufman Independent School District has recorded two positive tests for COVID-19 for one staff member and one student. When positive tests occur, campus parents are informed via Remind 101 and through letters that go home, under guidelines established by the …

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The Center in Kaufman, Serenity Corner in Terrell and the Kaufman County Homeless Coalition are coming together to host a free meal and backpack giveaway in Terrell and Kaufman, as part of their “Homeless and Housing Insecure Fair.” The first event will be held in Terrell on Sept. 11, follow…

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How many times a day do you hear the term COVID-19? For most of us, it has become routine; don’t forget your mask, remember to wash your hands and stay six feet apart. But for our hidden citizens, our most vulnerable elderly neighbors, the loneliness and isolation are having the most profoun…

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High water bills in some areas of Kaufman and nearby communities have left many residents with questions about how their services are being billed. Claims of sudden increases in bills have come from water customers in the City of Kaufman, College Mound Special Utility District, and others. 

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The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in an arson and attempted murder case that they said ultimately lead to the death of 78-year-old Peggy Wright. 

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Shelley Don Featherston was born on Jan. 29, 1946 to Odis Featherston and Fayrene Weaver Featherston and was carried home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Aug. 15, 2020.Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 55 years, Sandra Dyer Featherston, his daughter Lisa Michelle Hughes an…

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ARLINGTON – Texas Health Resources, in collaboration with the Blue Zones Project Fort Worth, is helping provide North Texas businesses with tools to safely reopen their doors and remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Texas Health is offering business operators free guides and materials t…

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Roy Gene Gardner was born in Kaufman on July 28, 1945 to Wilson and Olga Gardner.

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Steve Carter of Carter Builders is the winner of the chainsaw from the Kaufman Chamber Golf Tournament Raffle. Kaufman Lumber sponsored the prize for the tourney, which was held on July 27.

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The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife law enforcement reports.

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Christopher Lee Nunnally of Forney passed away on Aug. 10, 2020. Chris was born Oct. 16, 1987 in Kaufman to David and Jo Ann Nunnally and was preceded in death by his baby sister, Lisa Nunnally.

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Billy Dock Hatcher, 70, of Gun Barrel City went to be with the Lord on Aug. 10, 2020.

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Wesman Todd Shaw, 46, of Kaufman, Texas passed away on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 in Kaufman. Todd was born in Dallas, Texas, on Feb. 20, 1974, to W.T. and Patricia A. Shaw. He graduated from Kaufman High School in 1992 and went to Tyler Jr. College where he gained his associates degree. He later …

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Samuel Lee Coppedge, 77, of Tyler, passed away Aug. 1, 2020, in Tyler. He was born Oct. 22, 1942 in Kaufman County to Virgil Marvin and Maggie Cathrine Vance Coppedge.

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STAR Transit will hold two public meetings regarding service changes in Terrell, Kaufman and Balch Springs. STAR Transit will provide information regarding revisions, additions, the STARNow App and fares. Anyone wishing to make comments are invited to attend and express their views.

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The Kaufman Independent School District (KISD) announced the delay of the start of school from Aug. 10 to Aug. 17, in a facebook post made on Saturday. The district cited changes in the guidelines set by the Texas Education Agency as the reason for the delay.

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On July 24, 2020, Robert Aaron Thompson, known to everyone as Bob, passed away in Denison, Texas at the age of 72. Bob was born on May 8, 1948 in Prescott, Arkansas to Robert and Lola Thompson. He was raised in Irving, Texas where he graduated from Irving High School. He attended Tyler Junio…

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A man was allegedly shot by his brother during an argument early Tuesday morning in Windmill Farms. The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 1:20 a.m. when the caller reported his brother shot him in the hand. The suspect was identified as Shawn Garland, 21, of Forney. …

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Eric Oden Austin passed from this life into eternal life Tuesday July, 21st 2020 at 11:54 p.m. with his family surrounding him.

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Ben A. Helmcamp, a product of the Great Depression, a hardworking man who lived a simple life, passed away on July 20, 2020 in Hamilton, Texas.

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Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic bringing abrupt changes, the Kaufman Independent School District has announced plans to begin the 2020-2021 school year, stating that they will offer two learning options for students.The district detailed the “At-School” and “At Home” programs which the…

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There are 1,239 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kaufman County, according to an update shared by the county on July 20. 133 of these cases are believed to be currently active, with 1,106 believed to be recovered. Four fatalities due to COVID-19 have been reported in the county.  Cases by area…

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The Kaufman County Sheriff's Office is searching for five armed men who were caught on camera burglarizing a fireworks stand near Interstate I-20 in Forney at 12:30 a.m on July 4. In a video shared by the sheriff’s office, each of the five men can be seen entering the stand armed with handgu…

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Linda Lee Lewis Dykes was born in Dallas, Texas to Wilbur Lee Lewis and Corine Inez Ford Lewis. At the age of 78, after a brief, but brutal battle with cancer, she surrendered into the arms of her Lord and Savior on July 18, 2020 at 10:14 pm. She was surrounded by her family in the home she …

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Daytime highs are forecast to stay in the 90s this week in North Texas, with afternoon thunderstorms arriving as soon as Monday. Today’s high is forecast to be 96, with a low tonight of 75. Tuesday has a 40% chance of thunderstorms after 1 p.m., with a high of 92 and low of 75.

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If you’re like me, you are probably following the COVID-19 pandemic closely. And you are probably very concerned for the health of your family, friends and loved ones. I am writing to you to let you know that Texas Health Resources, the largest provider of healthcare in North Texas, has been…

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Ivan Vesuma of Texas Pro Signs installs the new sign last week for Detour, a new burger and ice cream restaurant opening at 214 E. Mulberry St. at the old Sonic site. Ice cream flavors include cookies and cream, orange creamsicle, strawberry, Snickers and strawberry Oreo. An opening date has…

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I enjoyed photographing some local baseball last week. I’ve been a baseball mom for 17 years, serving as a team mom and assistant coach during the T-ball years, and helping with fundraising and team logistics as my younger son started playing club ball. His first year of high school baseball…

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The Kaufman Police Department is searching for Jerry Lee Norvell Jr, who is suspected of Aggravated Robbery. Norvell is a white male, whose last known address was in Seagoville, Texas. Anyone with information on Norvell’s location is urged to call the Kaufman Police Department at 469-376-450…

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Hey everyone! I hope this post finds you and your family COVID free and enjoying the crisp and cool Texas summer. 

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There are 974 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kaufman County, according to an update shared by the county on July 15. 108 of these cases are believed to be currently active, with 866 believed to be recovered. Four fatalities due to COVID-19 have been reported in the county.  Cases by area are…

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Shelton Gibbs IV handily took the Republican nomination on July 14 for the 422nd judicial district in Kaufman, but it wasn’t an easy win, he said on Wednesday morning.

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With the first round of results in the primary runoff reported in Kaufman County on Tuesday evening, Shelton Gibbs IV is leading Republican rival Chad Johnson with 2,605 votes, compared to Johnson’s 1,874.

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Republican voters in Kaufman County will choose today between two runoff candidates for 422nd district judge, Chad Johnson and Shelton Gibbs, while Democrats will elect their candidate for the U.S. Senate.

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The Kaufman County District Clerk’s Office will be closed effective 3 p.m. July 13, and will re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 27, according to a press release issued by Kaufman County this evening. The closure comes after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The press release states “A…

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Many Americans have been focused on their own finances over the past several months. But don't neglect helping those closest to you with their finances as well, especially aging parents. Here are some questions to ask your parents to help them sort through their financial picture.

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