Hey everyone! I hope this post finds you and your family COVID free and enjoying the crisp and cool Texas summer.
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…
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.
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.
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.
The Gastonia-Scurry Special Utility District has closed its office until Aug. 3 after two employees have tested positive for COVID-19.
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…
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.
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.
For only the second time in the past 20 years, I wasn’t running around all day on Independence Day, getting photographs and quotes for the paper.
Empty the Shelters (ETS) events will take place July 10-12. At the Humane Society of Ceder Creek Lake and the Athens Animal Rescue Center.
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.
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…
Shelton Gibbs IV and Chad Johnson are the two Republican candidates running for judge for 422nd District Court election on July 14.
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.
Jimmy Eugene Beavers, 77, of Kemp passed away July 5, 2020.
Eva Lee Baldwin, 86, of Scurry, Texas, went to be with the Lord on July 2, 2020.
The Kaufman County Appraisal District office will be closed until Monday, July 13 due to a positive COVID-19 test.
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.
I’m getting used to wearing a mask.
In conjunction with The Center, the North Texas Food Bank is bringing a mobile food pantry to Kaufman High School.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order today which will require all Texans to wear a face covering in counties that have 20 or more cases of COVID-19, with some exceptions. This order, GA-29, goes into effect at 12:01 p.m. on July 3. Also going into effect at the same time is a…
The City of Kaufman will host its annual Red, White and Boom fireworks show on Saturday, July 4, but residents are asked to watch from their homes.
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…
A former Kaufman County Republican Chair and Terrell resident died at a Dallas hospital from COVID-19 complications.
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.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
At an emergency meeting on Monday afternoon, the Kaufman County judge and commissioners court ordered all county businesses that are open to the public to develop a health and safety policy. The policy must require all customers and employees to stay six feet apart or wear face coverings.
Letter to the editor:
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.
Letter to the editor:
Two additional Kaufman County employees who work in the courthouse have tested positive for COVID 19, according to another statement from County Judge Hal Richards.
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.
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.
To the editor:
Well, that was one busy weekend.
Shots rang out at a child's birthday party in Kaufman on the corner of East Hickory Street and Edgar Street, at approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. Several vehicles were hit by gunfire, and a 10-year-old child was injured by broken glass as a result.
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.
Protests erupted at the Kaufman County Courthouse this Saturday, June 22, when opposing views clashed over requests to remove a Confederate Soldier statue which sits in front of the building.
Jimmy Carroll Lane, 77, passed away at his home in Caddo Mills, Texas on June 19,
Guinn Ferrell Godwin, 96, of Kaufman, Texas, went to be with the Lord on June 21, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A statue depicting a Confederate soldier in front of the Kaufman County Courthouse has become the subject of controversy, sparking an organization of protests being held this Saturday. Some protestors are advocating for the removal of the statue, which sits at the entrance to the courthouse,…
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.
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…