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St. Ann Catholic Church has welcomed visitors to its fall festival for 84 years. This year’s event featured lots of food, folk dancing, basketball competitions, games and live entertainment.

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Three Kaufman County teachers are among the first recipients of RelyOn Credit Union’s first annual Classroom Scholarship.

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Supporters of the Kaufman County Poor Farm hope this Saturday’s vintage garden market provides people with the opportunity to learn about the county’s heritage and see the potential for the site as a living history museum.

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Kaufman High School Homecoming Queen candidate Payton Grylls is escorted by her friend Josh Williams during the introduction of royalty at halftime.

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Chief Legalman Ryan Pickens from Kaufman received his anchors during a Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony at Naval Air Facility Atsugi’s Cinema 77. A total of 35 CPOs from NAF Atsugi and tenant commands received their anchors and combination covers during the ceremony.

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Yoana Martinez is the 2019 Homecoming Queen at Kaufman High School, escorted here by members of her family. For more coverage, look to Page 12A.

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Todd York, who spent eight years as a coach at Kaufman ISD, Thomas Borders (KHS Class of 1959), Randy Shaw (KHS Class of 1985), and James Henderson (KHS Class of 1995) will be inducted into the Kaufman Sports Hall of Fame for their various achievements and contributions to the Kaufman ISD sp…

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With a ribbon cutting and gift of flowers for the teachers whose names adorn the school, Noble-Reed Elementary officially opened in Crandall on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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Kaufman High School has announced its homecoming court for the 2019-2020 school year. Homecoming princess (back row) are freshmen Carmyn Cox and Litzy Mendoza, juniors Ilene Santa Cruz and Saydee Gutierrez, and sophomore Paige Garmon and Gisselle Lara. Senior homecoming queen nominees are Ad…

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Stella Anne Archer was a Mad Hatter on Saturday while volunteering at the Kaufman Chamber of Commerce annual auction. This year’s theme was ‘Alice in Chamberland.’

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Dozens of community leaders of Kaufman County gathered to hear from Adam Peacocke, the co-chair of Rebuilding our Community in Sonoma County, as a part of the county’s community preparedness event on Sept. 6. Adam shared personal and practical lessons that his community learned in responding…

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The Kaufman Chamber of Commerce will host its annual auction starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the county fairgrounds. Auction items can be viewed this week at American National Bank and RelyOn Credit Union. Tammy Green of Kaufman Lumber, Sharna Ellis with the City of Kaufman, Rheanne Archer…

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Last week, several high school seniors from Mission Prep, a local private Christian school, partnered with the North Texas Food Bank and The Center to serve residents of Bluffview Senior Village in Crandall.

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Kaufman ISD is very proud of its archery teams, students and Kaufman community members who played a significant role in making a $1,465 donation to St. Jude in honor of Cade Pearson’s memory. 

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With the completion of the newly renovated downtown square, the continuation of street projects and new commerce and facilities on the way, Kaufman City Manager Mike Slye and Assistant City Manager Mike Holder continue to have their eyes on the horizon.

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The basis of Kaufman’s local credit union was chartered in 1952 in Texarkana, Texas, to serve the employees and families of the East Texas Motor Freight System. Over the years, RelyOn Credit Union  has had various changes in its name, but has always had the same mission—to improve the financ…

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The burgeoning Georgetown community, which will be located off of State Highway 34 just after the turn to Kings Fort Parkway, will soon have new homes available for sale.

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While residential owner-occupied home sales will always be a large part of their business, Elsie Halbert Real Estate has expanded their operations in both commercial sales and unique farm and ranch sales. 

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It’s the beginning of another new school year at Crandall ISD, a district with over 100 years of providing academics to children. For two particular former CISD teachers, this may be the best new school year to date.

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Earlier this Summer, Jake E’s Riding Round Up in Kaufman was awarded a $75,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission which will allow them to serve 25 veterans throughout the year through their six-week program.

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It’s the beginning of another new school year at Crandall ISD, a district with over 100 years of providing academics to children. For two particular former CISD teachers, this may be the best new school year to date.

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Hundreds of children and families came to Shannon Park on Thursday, Aug. 22 for family events sponsored by Kaufman Parks and Recreation. Demonstrating that a pile of sand and buckets are good fun, Zachary Roseman (left) and Landon Bowman start construction on a sand castle.

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It was a time of fun, learning and recognition as Kaufman ISD sent a delegation of FFA members to the State FFA convention in Fort Worth from July 15 through July 19.

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Former Kaufman County Judge Dennis Jones has recently put the final period on a project that he has been working on for 30 years: Blurred Justice, a courtroom-based fictional drama.

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As the recently formed Susan G. Komen Greater Center and East Texas (CETX) prepares to release its request for applications for its next round of grants, the results from the current grant year are becoming evident. And many of these new benefits are available to Kaufman County residents.

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This is Aster, seen here at the Center, where she is with her sisters Azalea and Dahlia. Aster is a 4 month old female. She was raised in foster care and is now ready for adoption. In foster care she played with other kittens and a large dog. Aster and her sisters are very dog friendly.

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The Center hosted its 15th annual backpack event at the Calvary Baptist Church in Kaufman last Friday. Volunteers from the Kemp high School Stingerette Drill Team and Texas Health Resources in Kaufman helped the Center staff sort and give out  backpacks to students. The Center will distribut…

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The Kaufman ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) hosted a Back to School Health Fair on Aug. 5 at Norman Jr. High with a goal of promoting health and fitness to ensure all students are ready for the upcoming school year.

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The Kaufman ISD Board of Trustees has approved a compensation package for teachers and other professionals that includes raises of $3,900 to $4,000 depending upon experience.  

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Kaufman teachers Kim Dabbs and Jennifer Baker, the ISD’s primary and secondary teachers of the year for 2018, attended the Region 10 Teacher of the Year Ceremony on Aug. 1.

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About 1,200 students received backpacks and school supplies last month at the Kaufman County Fairgrounds, and another school-supply giveaway will take place tomorrow, organized by the Kaufman Christian Help Center.

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Mae O’Donnell, Sloan Diviney, Hunter Jordan and Graham Diviney braved the summer heat last Tuesday to sell lemonade on the Kaufman square with the goal of raising funds for the Mercy Project, a non-profit working to eliminate child slavery in Africa.

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