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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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Vera Darlene Jasper, 73, of Kaufman, Texas passed away peacefully on July 10, 2020 at home. Vera was born on Oct. 28, 1946 in Dallas.

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A crash on on U.S. Highway 80 near CR 212 on Wednesday, July 1 killed a Forney woman, according to the Forney Police Department.

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There are 798 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kaufman County, according to information released by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on July 7. One hundred fifty-six of these cases are believed to be currently active. Four fatalities due to COVID-19 have been reported in th…

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The City of Kaufman hosted its annual July 4th fireworks show at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday. Though the event, hosted at the Kaufman Sports Complex, was not open to the public, the fireworks could be seen for miles. The show lasted approximately 15 minutes.  

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Eva Lee Baldwin, 86, of Scurry, Texas, went to be with the Lord on July 2, 2020.

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Numerous new laws provide economic relief to individuals and businesses hardest hit by this year’s pandemic. This much-needed financial assistance, however, comes with a few strings attached.

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Patricia Ann Howard Thormahlen went to be with her Lord on June 26, 2020 in Athens, Texaas. She was born on March 15, 1936 in Kirkland, TX to George and Lena Howard. She cherished being raised by Christian parents that farmed, carried mail by horse and buggy for “Uncle Sam”, punched cows, an…

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A former Kaufman County Republican Chair and Terrell resident died at a Dallas hospital from COVID-19 complications.

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There have been 518 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kaufman County, according to information released by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on June 29. Of those, 213 are believed to be currently active. Four fatalities due to COVID-19 have been reported in the county.

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Robert R. Coy Jr. turned himself into the Kaufman Police department on Thursday, June 25, for his connection in the shooting that occurred on Edgar Street and First North Street in Kaufman on Saturday, June 20. Coy has been charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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You’ve probably noticed a bit of a shift in the COVID-19 reporting in Texas the last week or so. We’ve had a significant uptick in the number of new cases, as well as a dramatic increase in a more concerning number: COVID-positive hospitalized patients.

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On Thursday, County Judge Hal Richards announced three additional courthouse employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The previous week two employees working in facilities had confirmed positive tests; bringing the total to five known COVID-19 cases.

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Four Kaufman County courthouse employees have tested positive for COVID-19. These employees have been quarantined and are at home, the county announced on Monday.

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Jimmy Carroll Lane, 77, passed away at his home in Caddo Mills, Texas on June 19,

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Guinn Ferrell Godwin, 96, of Kaufman, Texas, went to be with the Lord on June 21, 2020.

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Protests are underway at the Kaufman County Courthouse, with participants making their voices heard regarding a Confederate Soldier statue which sits in front of the building. 

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Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative released a statement informing the public that an employee has contracted COVID-19, on Friday, June 19. The full statement from TVEC is below. 

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A protest asking for removal of a Confederate Soldier statue that is located in front of Kaufman County Courthouse has been cancelled, according to a facebook post made by "Kaufman County Democrats," who initially organized the event.

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When COVID-19 forced the Kaufman Independent School District to utilize at home schooling, their lunch system had to adapt as well. The Herald covered how KISD deployed busses full of meals, providing food delivery for students all over the Kaufman area. Now, with summer break in effect, mea…

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I was heading out of work earlier this month when I saw a group of five young people standing in front of the courthouse holding signs.

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Kaufman County is reporting 66 currently active cases of COVID-19, the highest number the county has indicated since beginning its daily reports. While the number of active cases had trended downwards from May 17 to June 2, that trend has now reversed, showing a rapid increase the last two weeks.

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Kaufman County has implemented a “Safe Business” designation program. Any business in Kaufman County agreeing to follow the prescribed safe practices will receive a “Safe Business” decal from Kaufman County to display in the window of their business letting customers know that safe practices…

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