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During last week’s commissioners court meeting, the commissioners voted to extend the already effective county-wide burn ban for an additional 45 days following the recommendation of Fire Marshal Randy Richards.

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Members and friends of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3905 near Kaufman gathered in front of the post building last week to protest its closure.

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Curbside recycling is coming to Kaufman. At Monday night’s city council meeting, councilors approved a contract with Recylops to offer twice-monthly curbside recycling pickup to trash customers who want to pay extra for the service.

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After introducing the two county bond packages that will be on the ballot in November earlier this year, Kaufman County has released concrete details about where all of the money will be going if the proposals are passed.

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Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative has seven candidates running for three board seats this fall, and the mail-in ballots are due on Tuesday, Oct. 8. 

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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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The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an apparent act of vandalism that damaged the Post Oak Bend Community Center’s sign. Anyone who knows anything about this is asked to contact the city of Post Oak Bend at (214) 686-8887 or the sheriff’s office.

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Pathways Youth and Family Services, a Richardson-based foster care agency, is  expanding its direct coverage to Kaufman County beginning with an orientation for residents who wish to learn more about foster care on Thursday, Sept. 12.

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As a family physician, Dr. Ben Brashear’s thoughts are usually occupied by providing quality medical care to the citizens of Kaufman, developing a rapport with his clients, and enjoying his happy life with his own family. But lately, he’s also been thinking quite a bit about his role in shap…

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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 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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The Kaufman County Commissioners Court has approved the budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 which begins on Oct. 1 and its corresponding tax rates.

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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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After discussing potential bond measures for the last several weeks, the Kaufman County Commissioners Court unanimously voted to put two separate bond measures on the ballot in the upcoming election on Nov. 5.

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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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