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At the Kaufman City Council meeting held on Jan. 23, council members discussed the upcoming general election to be held on May 6 later this year. This election will decide who serves as Kaufman Mayor and three Council members, each serving a two-year term. The deadline to submit for the ball…

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It takes 11 days to respond to county stray dog calls, Fire Marshal Paul Ayres told county commissioners Tuesday.

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With the weather staying chilly this January, Bee-Happy Adult Day Program whipped up the ultimate way to keep warm – their first annual Hot Cocoa 5K.

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Parking at the Justice Center may ease as construction on the annex next to the building is completed.

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Early in the morning of Jan. 10, a Kaufman County resident was driving in Kemp when his car went underneath a semi-truck, crushing the roof. Kemp, Mabank and Kaufman fire departments responded to the accident.

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First Presbyterian Church of Kaufman has become a community icon after standing erect for 170 years. Nearly 200 years of history would leave any building weathered. With the help of community member Bob Lloyd, the church is well on its way to seeing better days.

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Sherlyn Perdomo, sophomore flute, and Gerardo Rocha, sophomore trombone, will perform with the Texas All-State 4A Symphonic Band in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Henry B. González Convention Center as part of the 2023 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Clinic/Convention.

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With Kaufman County’s recent boom in population, the Kaufman Economic Development Council (KEDC) is working tirelessly to keep up with the needs of the city. In their January meeting, the KEDC discussed new businesses and revenue plans for the city.

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The public is invited to an Open Forum for the three Trinity Valley Community College Presidential finalists as they visit campus for their final interviews. Each candidate will spend a day visiting with college leadership, touring campus and interviewing with the Board of Trustees. Campus v…

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This month, the KISD school board celebrates Casey Townsend’s official swear-in to the board after his election at the last school board meeting. Mayor Jeff Jordan swore him in preceding the closed session on Jan. 9. His introduction was just in time for National School Board Recognition Month.

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There is no question when it comes to Kaufman FFA being active in Kaufman County. In addition to their many successes over the past year, Kaufman FFA Alumni prepares to host their annual dinner and auction, supporting the current chapter of Kaufman FFA students.

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After offices relocated to the Kaufman County Justice Center in December, the county has been eager to learn the fate of the historic courthouse in downtown Kaufman. On Jan. 9, the county commissioners held a workshop meeting to start discussing building renovations. Though plans are not yet…

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Kaufman County has officially changed its 2023 slogan to “We’re Growing Places” after becoming the fastest growing county in the nation according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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There are too few parking places at the new Justice Center and leaving the parking lot can take as long as 20 minutes late in the afternoon.

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Small communities like Kaufman are fueled on farm to market roads and small business. When Stacey Flowers decided to open My Love’s Diner off the downtown square, she was destined for success through a great location, a staff that cares about its customers, and quality cooking.

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While spring cleaning can be a convenient excuse to expel old appliances, sometimes those unwanted items don’t fit into a spring schedule. Kaufman County has dates for every month of the year where residents can clean-up their space at free collection events. All collection events will last …

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After the November elections and the opening of the new Kaufman County Justice Center, residents have been eager to welcome Kaufman County elected officials into their new terms. On Jan. 1, officials were sworn in at the ceremonial courtroom.

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Insurance is a product for the ‘what ifs’ in life. A good insurance policy reduces the financial impact of an adverse event. Some insurance coverage is deemed so important, it’s mandated by law. Consider these optional coverages to trade uncertainty for financial protection.

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Each year, Americans across the nation gather to honor those that have served and those still serving in the military through a celebration of wreath adornment. On Dec 17., Kaufman County Veteran’s Memorial Park hosted their third annual celebration of Wreath’s Across America.

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Since 1969, Mary Kay Cosmetics has been awarding their highest achievers with a "trophy on wheels," as Mary Kay Ash, the company founder, called them. While most people associate Mary Kay with pink Cadillacs, local Mary Kay Independent Sales Director Joni Lambert has earned the use of her fi…

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An ornament designed and painted by a Terrell High School student hangs in the House of Representatives chamber in the State Capitol this Christmas. Evelyn Aviles hand-painted the ornament as a tribute to her school by including the Terrell High School mascot, a tiger, with a bow and the wor…

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Serving in politics, whether national or on a county level, is not a job for the faint of heart. On Dec. 28, County Judge Hal Richards and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ken Cates celebrated the end of their terms at a farewell reception in the ceremonial courtroom in the new Kaufman County Justice…

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Kaufman County has made massive efforts this year to provide outreach for families and children during this holiday season. With no stone left unturned, North Texas’ Hazel Health partnered with the Kaufman County Children’s Shelter (KCCS) to bring the children a merry Christmas.

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The most special Christmas’ as a child is waking up to your most wanted gifts under the tree. This year Reach Child Placing Agency hosted their 6th annual Gift of Hope event where children from Kaufman County got to choose their own gifts for Christmas.

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All offices and courts currently located inside the Historic Courthouse on the downtown square in Kaufman at 100 W Mulberry Street moved to the new Kaufman County Justice Center at 1902 US Highway 175 in Kaufman on Dec. 19.

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When discussing action plans in November, the board of trustees read a letter of resignation from Casey Becker. In his letter, Becker outlined that he will need to resign due to health conditions. The board unanimously voted to accept the motion and voted to discuss options for potentially f…

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Year after year, first responders put their lives on the line to ensure the safety of communities nationwide. It’s important to give back to these members who work thanklessly year-round. As a gesture of appreciation, Kaufman County hosted yet another successful first responders Christmas lu…

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On Dec. 10, the city of Crandall hosted Hometown Christmas, their 17th annual Christmas festival and parade. Festivities started at 9 a.m. and lasted until 3 p.m. on Main St.

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Toy drives are only made possible throughout the Christmas season by willing and gracious community members. This year, the Kaufman County Angel Tree had quite a successful season with numerous donations from the community.

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Starting their journey in 2008, the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) for Kaufman County has overcome several battles throughout their 14 years serving the community. Not only have they served the community in ways that would emotionally drain any regular individual, but they struggled to fin…

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