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Early voting opened Tuesday, Oct. 13. Kaufman County Annex Building serves as one of the early voting sites. Lines were out the building throughout the day as county residents waited to cast their vote for the upcoming presidential and state elections. Most voters who arrived early commente…

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Kemp ISD has recorded 12 positive COVID-19 cases, including 6 students and 6 staff members in recent weeks. In response, the district has decided to shut down operation Thursday, October 15 through Sunday, October 18 for deep cleaning and sanitization of all buildings and offices. 

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In the face of all 2020 has unwelcomely presented us with - from uncertainty, to division and separation - most community members can agree that community is in great need of encouragement and unity. National Night Out provided many with that. 

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Karen Kay Acevedo, 52, of Kaufman, TX passed away on October 6, 2020. Karen was born on May 20, 1968, in Dallas, TX and her parents were Henry "Pete" and Lynda Hammock. She grew up in Kaufman and graduated from Kaufman High School in 1986. Karen worked as a social worker for the state in Hea…

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The groundbreaking for Phase 2 of Georgetown at Kings Fort was held Friday, Oct. 2. Scheduled to open in the fall of 2022, Phase 2 will feature a 14.9 acre city park with walking trails, along with more homes next to the growing business park. Jim Meara and George Schuler have been the devel…

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Kaufman's municipal property tax rate will drop more than two cents for the 2020-2021 tax year, the third decrease in a row. The Kaufman City Council unanimously approved the rate after a public hearing last month. The 2021 tax rate is 82 cents per $100 valuation, down from almost 85 cents t…

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The Captain James Burleson Chapter of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 and the Craig Austin Rowley Chapter of the General Society War of 1812 co-hosted a grave marking memorial ceremony for Private Levi Riggs Snow on Sept. 26 in Kaufman. Private Snow served in the North C…

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Congratulations to the first 2021 graduate of Gary Campbell High School, Joshua Bull. Joshua graduated as an At-Home learner and earned two full credits in 6 weeks to make this possible. He plans on taking a gap year and working before going to college. Presenting his with his diploma is Pri…

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Helping Angels is a non-profit organization who has been helping people in financial crisis make ends meet since 2007. The group's goal is to help veterans, elderly, single parents and families with urgent needs, but also try to educate them and connect those with the proper resources they n…

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The Kaufman City Council has approved a two-cent property tax reduction, from 84 cents to 82 cents per $1 of assessed valuation for city property owners, for its fiscal year 2021 budget.

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Kaufman held its homecoming ceremony at halftime during its game against Alvarado on Sept. 18., during which freshman, sophomore, and junior homecoming princesses, along with senior homecoming queen nominees, were escorted onto the football field by their parents one by one, where they await…

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You’ve probably seen them on Facebook – even Twitter or Instagram. Memes, photos or posts about a random “holiday” you’ve never mentioned before: National Dog Day, anyone? Siblings Day?

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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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The 31st annual Kaufman Civic Auction will be held by the Kaufman Chamber of Commerce this year from Sept. 16 through Sept. 30, though this year's auction will be held digitally due to social distancing guidelines caused by COVID-19.  

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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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Lone Star CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) swore in four new CASA advocates, and two “Helping Hearts” on Aug. 7. The new advocates are Kim McGriff, Kimberly Moreno, Mark DeMay, and Whitney Ferguson. Kelsi Null and Tom Robbins were also sworn in, as “Helping Hearts.” The new members w…

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

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Michael Roy Sanders Jr., who allegedly shot and killed 37-year-old Chad Jobe on Aug. 1, was arrested by the Terrell Criminal Investigation Division and the Texas Rangers on Aug. 8, according to a press release issued by the Terrell Police Department. Terrell Police say that Sanders was taken…

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NASHVILLE –  Addiction Campuses, a provider of substance use disorder treatment and recovery services, announced the company will begin operating under the new name of Vertava Health. This change reflects the transformation of the company, as well as its vision for the future, growing both i…

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A vehicle engulfed in flames near the intersection of U.S. Highway 34 and U.S.Highway 243 in Kaufman, Texas was captured on video at approximately 2 p.m. on August 6, 2020 by facebook user Jorge Santoyo. In the video, flames can be seen erupting from the vehicle, which appears to be a black,…

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With $1 billion in grants awarded since its founding, including approximately $10 million in Texas, the Lions Clubs International Foundation provides relief and support for projects in the U.S. and worldwide.

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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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Enel Green Power has started construction of the Lily solar storage project near Scurry, its first hybrid project in North America that integrates a renewable energy plant with utility-scale battery storage. 

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