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During last week’s commissioners court, precinct 4 commissioner Ken Cates and assistant DA Rebecca Lundberg introduced a number of drafts for various policy changes that would affect all of Kaufman County.

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Last Thursday, the Kaufman County Library was visited by "The Creature Teacher" who showed off animals from around the world to dozens of Kaufman County children animals included Joey the kangaroo, a rainbow-panther chameleon and ring-tailed lemur from Madagascar.

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Southwest Chevrolet in Kaufman received an honor from the national Chevrolet company last week. Abba Abdu and Bob Taylor (left) presented the Mark of Excellence award to Southwest Chevrolet General Manager Justin Rogers and Dealer Operator Stephen Gilchrist.

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What does “Caring for America” mean to you? To the Kaufman County Republican Women, this looks like serving and showing appreciation throughout the community. Since January, KCRW members have had the privilege of volunteering for Kaufman County’s Meals on Wheels program by delivering hot mea…

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Rep. Lance Gooden, the U.S. House Rep. for the fifth District of Texas which includes Kaufman, has introduced a new bill designed to defund sanctuary cities and implement mandatory minimum sentences for illegal immigrants caught re-entering the country.

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This Spring has been a rainy one so far for Kaufman County and while Northeast Texas certainly got another soaking last week, of greater concern was the EF-2 tornado that touched down in the southern part of the county last Wednesday afternoon affecting residents in both Kemp and Mabank.

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While last month's Sheriff's Report from Kaufman County Sheriff Bryan Beavers to the Kaufman County Commissioners Court highlighted the rise in family violence cases in the county, this month's report highlighted the rise of just about everything else.

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Kaufman County leaders, citizens and patriots came together for a celebration of American veterans and to remember those who did not return on Memorial Day morning at the Kaufman County Veterans Park.

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The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of Nikusubila N A Makwangala, a 46-year-old Dallas resident, after he was shot and killed by a woman he was attempting to burglarize last Thursday morning.

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In a unanimous vote in last week’s commissioners court meeting, the commissioners elected to increase the county’s deductible from the Texas Association of Counties (TAC) Risk Pool Management Property insurance from $1,000 to $10,000.

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With work on the Kaufman square largely complete, the Kaufman County Commissioners Court addressed what Kaufman City Manager Mike Slye has highlighted as a significant issue facing the city: downtown parking.

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Property appraisals across Kaufman County have soared, leading to a litany of disgruntled residents and business owners, and one angry former mayor, and a lawsuit against the county appraisal district.

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Following a rift between the Crandall City Council and the former president of the Crandall Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Robert Repka, the face of the Crandall EDC looks a lot different than it did a week ago.

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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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Social isolation in seniors — caused by transportation challenges, the loss of a spouse, or geographic barriers to other family members — can affect their physical and mental health. With that in mind, Kaufman County organizations created The Connections Project to combat isolation through h…

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Over the last week, North Texas residents have found themselves caught in the middle of a corporate struggle between the largest private health insurance company in the state and a group of emergency room physicians that could result in higher emergency room bills.

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During last week’s meeting of the Kaufman County Commissioners Court, Kaufman County Sheriff Bryan Beavers highlighted the growing number of family violence incident reports being filed during his monthly report to the commissioners.

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Kaufman County Sheriff Bryan Beavers presented Ethan Hanley the Sheriff’s Association of Texas Academic Scholarship earlier this month.

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U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Regional Administrator Justin Crossie visited Film Alley in Terrell, which was funded by an SBA-guaranteed loan, last week.

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From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, the Terrell Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration (EDA) will host their 17th drug take back event in eight years, giving Terrell residents a chance to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused or unwanted prescripti…

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After 47 years of ministry, including 13 years as the minister of Grace Christian Church in Kaufman, Dr. Philip Chacko is hanging up his stole. A native of South India--you can still hear an accent when he preaches--Philip has ministered across Texas during his lengthy career, but first had …

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The Kaufman ISD School Board has posted a cancellation notice of the election that was scheduled for May 4 to decide three seats on the board.

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After discussing the issue at length during a workshop meeting two weeks ago, Kaufman County commissioners unanimously voted to shorten the county’s retiree rehire policy from six months to 90 days.

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The seemingly incessant construction on the Kaufman square over the last year has become commonplace for residents and businesses owners. But as the project nears its end, road crews have begun work on the most disruptive part of the process.

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With one weekend, 13 projects and two 30-yard dumpsters in the books, Marcy Ratcliff and the Kaufman NEAT program are celebrating yet another successful outing.

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Although the Texas County and District Retirement System only requires that retirees be unemployed for one calendar month before returning to work, Kaufman County currently requires that retires be out of work for a full six calendar months. However, this requirement may soon be reduced than…

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“Well, we didn’t have nothin’. The banks wouldn’t loan…[my dad] no money. He already had borrowed money to make that crop and they wouldn’t loan him no more money.” 

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The Kaufman fishing team took on cold temperatures in the Texas High School Bass Association event at lake Tawakoni last month. Of the 272 teams that competed, 220 returned with no fish.

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During last week’s meeting of the County Commissioners Court, the commissioners heard the extension office’s quarterly report, approved entering into an interlocal agreement between Kaufman County and Guadalupe County for the sale of three enduro plat cabinets, approved the donation of $5,00…

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Pre-schoolers from Promiseland, First Baptist Church in Kaufman delivered over 1,000 books to the Kaufman County Library for the Friends of the Library’s 22nd Annual Books and Bargains Sale. The sale will take place next weekend on April 12 and 13. All Promiseland classes participated and ea…

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Kaufman High School senior Cody Jones was awarded an $8,000 scholarship from the Fort Worth Calf Scramble Committee for his work with his 2018 scramble heifer. This was Cody’s third year to catch in the Fort Worth calf scramble and his third year to receive a scholarship from the program. In…

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Kaufman resident Ed Cullers was honored by the American Brahman Breeders Association in a ceremony on February 28 at their annual International Brahman Show for his decades of involvement with the program.

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Kaufman will begin the next phase in construction on the city square around the county courthouse tentatively on April 10.

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April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and no institution in Kaufman County is as dedicated to raising awareness and helping children affected by abuse than the Kaufman County Children’s Advocacy Center.

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Kaufman County Commissioners approved a resolution drafted and presented by County Judge Hal Richards voicing their opposition for the tax cap proposed in the current Texas legislative session during last week’s meeting of the commissioners court.

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Class of 2016 Kaufman High School graduate William Chelette carries his gear to get weighed before boarding for a three-week exercise in Latvia with the Marine reserves on February 23. Chelette is a Lance Cpl. and field artillery radar operator with Headquarters Battery, 14th Marine Regiment…

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Kaufman County was all over the Dallas news cycle last week regarding a controversial billboard erected on the outskirts of Kemp.

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