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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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Convicted killer Eric Williams, who murdered former Kaufman County prosecutor Mark Hasse and former D A Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia in 2013, is seeking a new trial.

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During last week’s meeting of the Kaufman County commissioners court, County Judge Hal Richards detailed two separate bond measures that will likely be decided by voters in a November election.

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In a rare display of dissonance amongst the members of the Kaufman County Commissioners Court, the commissioners were split over how to move forward regarding management of the county’s road and bridge budget and associated projects.

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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 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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During last week’s meeting of the Kaufman County Commissioners Court, the commissioners approved the new certified tax roll for Kaufman County, which reveals an increase of $1 billion from 2018 in taxable value.

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After considering various alternative options to the county’s current health insurance plan over the course of the last several weeks, the Kaufman County Commissioners Court ordained to keep the current plan for the next fiscal year at the cost of an additional $53,000 to the county.

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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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A new pastor at First Christian Church in Kaufman has arrived, but up until now, he has been a minister of a different denomination than the Disciples of Christ Church.

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In response to continued efforts by Texas Represenative Keith Bell to reinvigorate Terrell State Hospital, the Health and Human Services Commission has approved funding for a 20-bed unit addition that will focus specifically on the needs of Veterans.

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During this week’s meeting of the Kaufman City Council, the council members unanimously voted to authorize City Manager Mike Slye to negotiate a contract with Recyclops for recycling services to the city.

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There were a number of horses involved in the Fourth of July parade in Kaufman during the Red, White and Boom event earlier this month. But as far as Emma Kersey-Doherty is concerned, one of them was truly something special.

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The Kaufman Downtown Merchants Group hosted a classic car show Saturday on the square, featuring more than 45 gleaming rides. Donations from the show benefitted Melanie Perez, a local resident with germ cell cancer. Benefit T-shirts for Perez are on sale at the Charter Room. 

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Following the passage of House Bill 1325, which legalizes the farming of industrial hemp in Texas, the Kaufman County District Attorney’s Office has released a statement clarifying that it will still be prosecuting cases regarding the possession of marijuana.

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During last week’s commissioners court meeting, the commissioners agreed to fund a proposal from the Kaufman County Master Gardeners to complete the county’s Garden Learning Center and extending landscaping to the north side of the JP courthouse.

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Following a presentation from Nathan Pickle from Enterprise Management, the Kaufman County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to approve an arrangement between the county and Enterprise to manage the county’s fleet of law enforcement vehicles.

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A quorum of the Kaufman County Commissioners Court approved a $141,000 proposal from precinct 1 commissioner Mike Hunt designed to significantly improve the facility at the county show grounds which hosts the Kaufman County Junior Livestock Show each Spring.

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On July 12, The Treehouse, an Addiction Campus located in Scurry, will be hosting a golf scramble fundraiser at the Rusted Rail Golf Club in Crandall with proceeds going toward the purchase of Narcan kits, life-saving drugs that can be used to revive individuals who have overdosed on opioids. 

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Kaufman Lions Club outgoing president Hector Torres, left, passes the gavel to incoming  president Jody Deller at last Thursdays officer installation meeting and dinner. Deller will preside over the club for the next 12-months.

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The Kaufman Police Department is still investigating a fatal crash that took place last Thursday on eastbound Highway 175 before the State Highway 34 bypass. One person was killed as a result of their injuries and multiple others were transported by air ambulance to the local hospital.

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Kemp woman Merlin Kay Long Whittington has pled guilty to manslaughter with a deadly weapon in the 2018 shooting death of her husband, Hubert Whittington. 

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esident, is fresh off the heels of his second trip to a national competition. He did not come back alone; accompanying him was his second gold medal in a row as the champion of the mens heavyweight division of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Freestyle Judo National competition.

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The Trinity Valley Community College Foundation has received a gift of $250,000 from Mr. Arlton White, to establish the Nancy White, MD Nursing General Scholarship Fund for TVCC students. The scholarship honors his late wife of 55 years, Dr. Nancy White.

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With the support of the STAR Transit Board of Directors, Tommy Henricks has been named Executive Director effective September 1.  In his new role, Henricks will manage daily operations, including financial oversight and other initiatives aimed at growing and maintaining the agency’s service …

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The Kaufman First Assembly of God Church has installed a new sign that Pastor Jerry Groom hopes will be useful not only for the congregation, but also for the the wider community of Kaufman. Groom says that the sign is free and accessible to the community and that he wants it to be represent…

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