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Incredible strides have been made in race relations since the era of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose legacy we will honor on Monday.

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One way to head off fraud during tax season is to get your free annual credit report now. Credit reports often have errors in them; this quick checkup can be the first indication that some form of identity theft has taken place on your account.

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Ellis Odell Meadors, age 86, of Kaufman, Texas passed away on Dec. 27, 2019. Ellis was born on July 26, 1933, in New Baden, Texas to George Levi Meadors and Martha (Mattie) Day Meadors. Ellis was one of nine siblings born to this union.

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JoAnn Monk Robertson, 78, of Kaufman passed away on Jan. 11, 2020 in Carrollton. JoAnn was born on Feb. 27, 1941 to Jesse Monk and Adelle Gross in Terrell.

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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the area Friday afternoon and evening. Severe thunderstorms will be capable of producing large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes this afternoon into the late evening. Anywhere from Gainesville to Mineral Wells to Comanche and eastw…

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John C. Berendzen was born Jan. 5, 1930 and died Jan. 8, 2020, just a few days after his 80th birthday.

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Erin McWhirter Russell died Dec. 26, 2019, as a result of complications from acute asthma and hypertension. She was 70 years old. She was born in Lubbock, Texas, on Sept. 28, 1949, to Allene Stephens McWhirter and Glen McWhirter. She lived in Fort Worth until the age of nine, when her parent…

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Services for LaFrances Colleen Sloan will be held at Texas at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2020 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home at 1226 S. Elm St. in Kemp, with interment following at Kemp Cemetery.

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The newest film in the Star Wars saga premiered in theaters everywhere on Dec. 20. Rise of Skywalker is a fun, fast-paced, and beautifully shot film. The CGI work and special effects are second to none, and as has become standard with Star Wars, the musical accompaniment is perfect. In their…

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Three Kaufman men and one 14-year-old were arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of aggravated robbery of the Double J Quick Stop in Scurry.

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Santa Claus is visiting Accurate Air during the company’s canned food and toy drives. On Tuesday, he met with Kati Hale, left, Pam Singleton, and Johnna and Lester Hale. He will visit with children from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Accurate Air, 1406 S. Washington St., to hear their Chri…

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Just one week removed from capping off their district championship season with a 52-28 win over Athens, the Crandall Pirates returned to Bruce Field as the number one seed in 4A District 9 to take on the fourth seed of District 10, the Kilgore Bulldogs. Although Kilgore finished the night wi…

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Kaufman County voters have approved $154 million in county bond funding for roads and county facilities.

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From the moment Lover’s lead single “ME!” featuring the nails-on-chalkboard grating voice of Brendon Urie operating as a depressing foil to Taylor Swift’s infectiously endearing charm, I’ve been skeptical of her latest project. To pull such a 180 from the polarizing yet bold reputation seeme…

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Graveside services for Shirley Ann Donehoo, 78, of Balch Springs, are scheduled for 11 am Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton.

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Mary Rodriquez, 90, of Kaufman, TX passed away on October 2, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. 

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Debra Lynn Abohosh was born on May 18, 1951 and passed away on October 4, 2019.

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Keith Royce Fortner, age 82, passed away peacefully on September 23, 2019 at Kemp Care Center in Kemp, Texas. He was born February 10, 1937, in Brown County Texas, to Loy and Odessa Fortner. He was a 1955 graduate of Levelland High School. In 1960, he graduated from Texas Tech University wit…

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Emma Lou Couch passed away very early Tuesday morning, September 17, 2019 at the age of 94. She was born in Kaufman County to Farris Lyman Copeland and Myrtle Louella Oxford on March 27, 1925. In the 1930s, the Copeland family moved to Ola after purchasing a small country grocery store. Emma…

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Jerry Glynn Halbert, 85, of Kaufman, TX passed away on September 18, 2019 in Forney, TX. Jerry was born on June 6, 1934 to Henry and Francis Halbert in Athens, TX. He owned a construction company, Steelform Rental, for 30 years in Seagoville, TX. Jerry married the love of his life, JoAnn Par…

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Last month, the U.S. Justice Department revealed a 2016 Fentanyl bust that resulted in 35 arrests from a joint operation between officers from Texas, North Carolina and Virginia and the seizure of 30 kilograms of Fentanyl, enough to kill 14 million people.

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From the moment Lover’s lead single “ME!” featuring the nails-on-chalkboard grating voice of Brendon Urie operating as a depressing foil to Taylor Swift’s infectiously endearing charm, I’ve been skeptical of her latest project. To pull such a 180 from the polarizing yet bold reputation seeme…

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Kaufman County residents are invited to take part in a community forum on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. The forum will be on Thursday, May 16 at the Kaufman County Library at 3790 S. Houston St. from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The forum provides an opportunity for residents of all ages to…

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Kaufman County Master Gardeners have a special guest coming to present a special program on roses Saturday, Jan 12.

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With the Christmas and New Year’s holidays falling on Tuesday this year, the Kaufman Herald will observe early deadlines for the editions to be published on Dec. 27 and Jan. 3.

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