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Shelton Gibbs IV handily took the Republican nomination on July 14 for the 422nd judicial district in Kaufman, but it wasn’t an easy win, he said on Wednesday morning.

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With the first round of results in the primary runoff reported in Kaufman County on Tuesday evening, Shelton Gibbs IV is leading Republican rival Chad Johnson with 2,605 votes, compared to Johnson’s 1,874.

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A Monument Citizens' Commission was approved to be formed during the Kaufman County Commissioners’ Court meeting on July 14. The commission will recommend the fate of the Confederate soldier statue in front of the Kaufman County Courthouse, which has recently sparked protests. County Judge H…

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Republican voters in Kaufman County will choose today between two runoff candidates for 422nd district judge, Chad Johnson and Shelton Gibbs, while Democrats will elect their candidate for the U.S. Senate.

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The Kaufman County District Clerk’s Office will be closed effective 3 p.m. July 13, and will re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 27, according to a press release issued by Kaufman County this evening. The closure comes after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The press release states “A…

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Investigators confirmed the finding of human remains on the roadway of State Highway 34, near Ellis County, on Friday, July 10.

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A Scurry man, who is a registered sex offender, was arrested in Missouri and extradited to Kaufman County last week for allegedly soliciting a minor online. The suspect, 49-year-old Gregory Lee Battson, is charged with online solicitation of a minor for sexual conduct and inducing or authori…

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A crash on on U.S. Highway 80 near CR 212 on Wednesday, July 1 killed a Forney woman, according to the Forney Police Department.

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A Kaufman Confederate history group is planning a protest at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11 in front of the Kaufman County Courthouse. Group organizers want to keep the statue of the Confederate soldier in front of the courthouse.

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There are 798 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kaufman County, according to information released by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on July 7. One hundred fifty-six of these cases are believed to be currently active. Four fatalities due to COVID-19 have been reported in th…

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The City of Kaufman hosted its annual July 4th fireworks show at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday. Though the event, hosted at the Kaufman Sports Complex, was not open to the public, the fireworks could be seen for miles. The show lasted approximately 15 minutes.  

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Although there is no parade downtown this year, the growers of the Kaufman Fresh Market will have their goods available from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday across the street from the Mercantile on Grove.

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The Kaufman Lions Club held its annual installation dinner on Thursday, June 25 at the Landmark Church of Christ, maintaining six feet of distance between each table. 

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A former Kaufman County Republican Chair and Terrell resident died at a Dallas hospital from COVID-19 complications.

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There have been 518 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kaufman County, according to information released by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on June 29. Of those, 213 are believed to be currently active. Four fatalities due to COVID-19 have been reported in the county.

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Robert R. Coy Jr. turned himself into the Kaufman Police department on Thursday, June 25, for his connection in the shooting that occurred on Edgar Street and First North Street in Kaufman on Saturday, June 20. Coy has been charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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You’ve probably noticed a bit of a shift in the COVID-19 reporting in Texas the last week or so. We’ve had a significant uptick in the number of new cases, as well as a dramatic increase in a more concerning number: COVID-positive hospitalized patients.

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On Thursday, County Judge Hal Richards announced three additional courthouse employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The previous week two employees working in facilities had confirmed positive tests; bringing the total to five known COVID-19 cases.

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Four Kaufman County courthouse employees have tested positive for COVID-19. These employees have been quarantined and are at home, the county announced on Monday.

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Protests are underway at the Kaufman County Courthouse, with participants making their voices heard regarding a Confederate Soldier statue which sits in front of the building. 

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Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative released a statement informing the public that an employee has contracted COVID-19, on Friday, June 19. The full statement from TVEC is below. 

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A protest asking for removal of a Confederate Soldier statue that is located in front of Kaufman County Courthouse has been cancelled, according to a facebook post made by "Kaufman County Democrats," who initially organized the event.

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When COVID-19 forced the Kaufman Independent School District to utilize at home schooling, their lunch system had to adapt as well. The Herald covered how KISD deployed busses full of meals, providing food delivery for students all over the Kaufman area. Now, with summer break in effect, mea…

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Kaufman County is reporting 66 currently active cases of COVID-19, the highest number the county has indicated since beginning its daily reports. While the number of active cases had trended downwards from May 17 to June 2, that trend has now reversed, showing a rapid increase the last two weeks.

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Kaufman County has implemented a “Safe Business” designation program. Any business in Kaufman County agreeing to follow the prescribed safe practices will receive a “Safe Business” decal from Kaufman County to display in the window of their business letting customers know that safe practices…

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STAR Transit is seeking public feedback for its Transit Service Development Plan.  Staff partnered with Alliance Transportation Group to perform a comprehensive evaluation of services and to develop recommendations for potential system enhancements. A major component of this plan is the publ…

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AUSTIN— In the latest change driven by the current public health situation, the Texas Outdoor Annual Hunting, Fishing and Boating Regulations will be going all-digital for the upcoming hunting and fishing license season, starting when licenses go on sale on Aug. 15.  Due to the economic impa…

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The Kaufman group of Narcotics Anonymous has resumed its meetings. NA meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays at 400 E. Mulberry in the rear building behind First Presbyterian Church.

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The Terrell tax office is closed Friday due to possible employee exposure to COVID-19, County Judge Hal Richards announced Thursday night. Tax offices in Forney, Kaufman and Kemp are open.

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An Agave Americana, also known as a century plant, is blooming at a resident's home in Kaufman. The plant gets its nickname from its slow life cycle, which takes up to 30 years to complete. After a varying period of time, usually somewhere between 10 to 30 years, the large agave plant will s…

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What started out as five young men holding signs and talking with residents in downtown Kaufman grew to a march of about 20 people down Washington Street and back on June 3 night.

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Kaufman High School performed its much awaited graduation ceremony for the senior class of 2020 on Saturday, June 6. Similar to Scurry-Rosser and Crandall, Kaufman held its ceremony at the Kaufman Lions Stadium in order to allow appropriate social distancing due to the risk of the coronaviru…

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Mesquite Police report that a 63-year-male, Raymond Haydel, killed his two teenage daughters Monday in his home in the 1300 block of Bradford Place. While police have not identified the victims, they said he is their father. Friends on social media say they are Natasha and Alexa Haydel.

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There are 294 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kaufman County, according to a report released by the county on June 9. 247 of the 294 cases are presumed to have recovered, leaving 47 active cases. There has been one fatality in Kaufman County, occuring in the Forney/ Mesquite area. 

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With two state championships under their belts, members of the Crandall High School class of 2020 pledged to continue their winning ways as they graduated on Friday night.

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