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Jody Gutierrez, a teacher at O.P. Norman Jr. High School in Kaufman, and her students decided to adopted a few troops for Christmas this year. They made Christmas cards in class and donated items to send to the soldiers. “I just love doing something for the soldiers since they are away from …

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After much consideration, Kaufman County Commissioners Court (KCCC) will take no action regarding the monument standing in from of the Kaufman County Courthouse.

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AUSTIN—Although holiday celebrations look a little different this year, Texas StateParks and the Texas Historical Commission State Historic Sites are hosting more than50 events across the state to help bring in some holiday cheer. This year, 32 Texas State Parks and six State Historic Sites …

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A Kaufman resident is collecting warm clothing, snacks and hygiene products to distribute to homeless residents in Dallas for Christmas.Daryl Demoin is heading up the effort and said even a $5 or $10 donation can help. “We have had a real struggle this year,” he wrote in a message to the Her…

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The Kaufman County Clerk’s office kicked off the Kaufman Downtown Merchants’ annual “Peanut Butter and Jolly” food drive by donating 100 jars of peanut butter. Pam Grant, owner of Especially for You Tea Room and Gift Shop, was thrilled with the donation.

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The Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus, along with Council 11721 of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Kaufman, donated a new sonogram machine to the Life Talk Pregnancy Center in Plano. The donation was made on Nov. 4. 

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KHS Robotics competed in November with the Robotics Dallas B.E.S.T hub in hopes to move on to state competition where they will then compete for the UIL State championship.

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Crandall Police Department held a recent news conference to introduce its newly deployed FACT Duty weapon-mounted camera. Crandall Police Department is one of the first in the state to possess this highly advanced equipment.

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The Children’s Advocacy Center for Kaufman County (CACKC) is preparing to transitioninto a new facility in the spring. The organization recently held a ground breaking ceremony to celebrate and bless the building.

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Crandall High School and Kaufman High School earned top scores at UIL band competition on Nov. 17 at Mesquite Memorial Stadium. Kaufman now advances to UIL 4A area competition on Dec. 8 in Princeton. Crandall also will move on to UIL 5A area competition on Dec. 7 in Mesquite.

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Kaufman City Hall will be closing its doors effective Nov. 30, according to City Manager Mike Slye. This decision is in response to the COVID-19 spike in Kaufman County and the state of Texas.

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The Kaufman County Commissioners Court recently decided to increase their meeting frequency and will now meet weekly.

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Nash Elementary School competed in a fundraiser to support the FernNorville Children's Shelter in Kaufman. Students from 30 classes worked to gather pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters for the shelter, raising $1,445.33.

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Crandall Police responded to a 911 call around 9:30 a.m. Friday reporting a reckless driver traveling east on U.S. Highway 175. The driver has been identified as Jacob Brian Williams, according to a Crandall Police Department press release.

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Of the 56,68 votes cast in Kaufman County in the 2020 election, 45,372 were made during early voting. Another 3,264 votes were cast by mail, and 8,053 voters came to the pollson Nov. 3.

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Leadership Kaufman County aims to develop county residents into community leaders. The annual course helps graduates maximize their skills and passion to serve their communities.

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The Kaufman High School Leo Club is in the midst of a 100-day campaign titled "Hope Handoff." The campaign is aiming to bring communities together and recognize efforts of those who have worked hard during this difficult year. The campaign is set to run through the final 100 days of the year.

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Thanks to victories over state-ranked teams from Lindale High School and Anna High School, the Kaufman tennis team will now advance to the regional finals and is 21-2 overall for the season.

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The Linebarger Law Firm supported the Fern Norville Kaufman County Children’s Shelter by donating $1,000 for school and cleaning supplies. The donation will help defray the added operational costs associated with COVID-19 prevention and protection.“The Norville Children’s Shelter fills a val…

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With many races decided this year during the Republican primary in March, there were only three local races with contested results in this week’s election.Results from Tuesday’s local elections will be online at www.kaufmanherald.com and in the Nov. 12 print edition.

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Kaufman County is the recipient of $1.6 million in Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) from the Criminal Justice Division of the Texas Public Safety Office and the office of Gov. Greg Abbott. Kaufman County has designated this funding for hazard pay for essential personnel. The…

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The Forney Police Department is asking the public for information about two men who are suspected of robbing a Dollar General store at 410 W. Broad St.Two Black males with handguns entered thestore at about 10:15 p.m. on Oct. 24, taking cash from the register.

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The Kaufman Pharmacy was broken into and damaged on Sunday night, Nov. 1, and the offenders stole an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs.

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Of the 56,68 votes cast in Kaufman County in the 2020 election, 45,372 were made during early voting. Another 3,264 votes were cast by mail, and 8,053 voters came to the polls on Nov. 3.

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No, it wasn't another epidemic, just Measles the Longhorn who appeared in town Saturday for some socially distant family activities. Corn dogs, popsicles and other treats were featured at the Kaufman Sports Complex, in hopes that the parade and Scarecrow Festival can return in 2021.

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The Texas Department of State Health Services Kaufman (DSHS) field office serves Kaufman, Hunt and Rockwall counties. One of the main services the office provides to county residents is low-cost vaccinations to children and adults.

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Mayor Rick Carmona, Terrell, settled his debt to Mayor Jeff Jordan, Kaufman, by sporting a Kaufman football jersey to the Oct. 26 Kaufman City Council meeting. 

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Congratulations to Gary Campbell High School’s latest graduate, Jose Montoya. Jose worked hard to earn all of the credits needed to graduate while being a course completion leader each week. He plans to attend trade school. Presenting Jose with his diploma is Cindy Fowler, Gary Campbell High…

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The Kaufman Chamber of Commerce was forced to move its annual Civic Auction online this year due to COVID-19 social gathering constraints. The Chamber managed to have the annual fundraiser, but did see a significant decrease in bidding.

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