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On Friday morning, the Dallas Police Department, Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office and Texas DPS apprehend a armed car jacking suspect after the suspect surrendered on West Highway 175 just west of FM 1390. 

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Morgan Jackson from Kaufman captured Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Percentage Female with RRF Rita 215G in the Simmental Show at the 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on Feb. 2. The 2020 show is hosting exhibitors from across the North and South America competing for awards and $33,4…

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Baylee Hardy of Kaufman, a member of Scurry-Rosser FFA, caught a calf during the 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to $16,000 in scholarship awards. Baylee Hardy’s parents are Steven Hardy and S…

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FORT WORTH – Red Northline KF Promise, owned by Maddie Jenkins of Crandall, captured Reserve Junior Heifer Calf Champion in the Regional Red Angus Show at the 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on Feb. 2. The 2020 Show is hosting exhibitors from across the North and South America competi…

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Kaufman played host to the Texas Arena League Polo this past weekend on Feb. 7-9 at Legends Horse Ranch. Saturday and Sunday were filled with competitive matches between amateur, college, and professional polo teams. If you’ve never experienced polo in person, it’s quite the sight to behold.…

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ExxonMobil’s Education Alliance Program has awarded $1.8 million in grants this year to schools to help enhance math and science education across the United States. This is the 13th consecutive year for the program. Borders & Long Oil began working with the Kaufman schools last fall to f…

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Tyler Buchanon, Caleb Hines and Breanna Beckendorf, members of Future Farmers of America of Kaufman, each caught a calf during the 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble. Jayce Gore of Combine, a member of Crandall FFA, also caught a calf.

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Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home is the January business of the month for the City of Kaufman. Shawn Parker said he is proud his family founded the funeral home, noting it was one of the first businesses to build in South Kaufman 22 years ago. The business appreciates the leadership of the City …

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Nearly one in five adults in the U.S. lives with some form of mental illness. Few people realize that 64% of youth with major depression never receive treatment. Every day in the U.S., 123 people (including 22 military veterans) die by suicide.

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Rhitt Jackson was sworn in as the newly appointed Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 during the Commissioner’s Court meeting on Jan. 28. Judge Hal Richards, right, administers the oath of office to Jackson as Kaufman County commissioners observe.

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Students at Monday Elementary School are commemorating the 100th day of the school this year on Feb. 4, by dressing as 100-year-olds!

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There are three candidates vying for the Republican nomination for the 422nd District Court in Kaufman. With no Democratic candidates in the primary, the candidate who wins this race will replace Judge B. Michael Chitty, who is retiring this year.

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Breanna Beckendorf of Kaufman, a member of Kaufman Future Farmers of America, caught a calf during the 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to $16,000 in scholarship awards. Breanna’s parents are B…

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In a public hearing Monday on the 2018-2019 annual academic report, Assistant Superintendent Joe Nicks said Kaufman schools are performing well, and the goal is to get to Grade A.

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The paving and street improvements on South Houston Street is almost finished. Sidewalks are still under construction on the east side of the street, and striping and crosswalks need to be completed.

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Teachers and staff hope a new vending machine that dispenses a free book to students will foster a love for literacy at Phillips Elementary School in Kaufman.

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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the area Friday afternoon and evening. Severe thunderstorms will be capable of producing large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes this afternoon into the late evening. Anywhere from Gainesville to Mineral Wells to Comanche and eastw…

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As a youngster growing up in very rural Red River County in the northeastern corner of the state, shooting a ‘mess’ of quail for supper was often as easy as walking the brushy fence rows on our little farm and jump shooting the birds as they flush. Back in the late fifties, sixties and well …

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After the death of his son, Rex Covington of Fort Worth said he had a vivid dream where he was handing a check for $90,000 to the American Diabetes Association. It was so vivid that friends and family said he needed to raise the funds to do it. Five months later, he took off on his Harley-Da…

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The Kaufman Lions won three games at their home tournament in December, with Jaedyn Hill shown here on defense during the Lions’ 62-61 win over Wylie East. The Lions also defeated Turner High School 54-42, and Crandall 49-46. The sole loss at the Dec. 27-28 tournament was to Sachse in a clos…

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Mike Holder, assistant city manager; and Anne Glasscock, CEO of the Kaufman Chamber of Commerce, present the Business of the Month Award to Melanie Mazur, publisher of the Kaufman Herald, on December At right is Kaufman Mayor Jeff Jordan. The award was presented during the Dec. 16 city counc…

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The initial "Stop the Bleed" trainings for Kaufman ISD took place between Dec. 6-18 at several campuses across the district. The first group of trainees will help spread the knowledge they received in the early training sessions as they help lead additional training sessions across the distr…

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Helen Edwards Early Education program is the happy recipient of a recent book donation from the local chapter of the Texas Retired Teacher Association. Melanie Bowers, left, the principal at the school, received the books from Karen Gergen, center, a retired teacher and librarian at KISD. Pa…

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An observant citizen notified Kaufman police last week about the missing Kaufman Christmas ornament on a county road off FM 987. It had been used for target practice. City officials hope it can be repaired for next year. Kaufman police are investigating the theft of the ornament, which was o…

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The Kaufman High School robotics teams made the trip to Frisco to compete in the BEST robotics/UIL state championship and brought home hardware in two categories.

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Families from all over Kaufman County came to celebrate Christmas this Saturday on the Square in downtown Kaufman. From noon to 9 p.m. the City of Kaufman had scheduled events and vendors lined around the square for everyone to enjoy. The Kaufman High School drumline performed on the Northea…

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The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake is asking for donations for the winter. The shelter accepted 650 dogs in 2019. The shelter needs the following donations:

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The contract that the City of Kaufman has with Hazardous Household Waste Solutions is ending in December. The last pickup for these items will be Dec. 18. Customers need to schedule hazardous waste pickups at http://hhwsolutions.com/kaufman/.

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