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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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Three Kaufman men and one 14-year-old were arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of aggravated robbery of the Double J Quick Stop in Scurry.

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Santa Claus is visiting Accurate Air during the company’s canned food and toy drives. On Tuesday, he met with Kati Hale, left, Pam Singleton, and Johnna and Lester Hale. He will visit with children from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Accurate Air, 1406 S. Washington St., to hear their Chri…

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When the Crandall Pirates took the field in Tyler Rose stadium on Friday afternoon to compete against the Carthage Bulldogs, it was the first time the team had advanced to the third round of the playoffs since well before any of the players had been alive.

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Dean Fannin (right), manager of the Kaufman Brookshire’s, accepted the Business of the Month award from assistant city manager Mike Holder, mayor pro tem Patty Patterson and chamber of commerce CEO Anne Glasscock at the city council meeting on Nov. 25.

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The Trinity Valley Elecric Company Charitable Foundation awarded a grant of $5,000 to The Center on Nov. 19. Days later, The Center held its annual Thanksgiving distribution on Nov. 22, during which 312 households received meal boxes.

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Bissell Pet Foundation (BPF) is aiming to bring holiday hope to homeless pets across America with its Empty the Shelters - Holiday Hope event this month. On Dec. 13 and 14, BPF will support more than 120 shelters by offering reduced-fee pet adoptions.

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It was a quiet Monday morning in Kaufman County on Nov. 4 as residents began to prepare for the upcoming holiday season. For most, this time of year brings to mind thoughts of family, friends and appreciation for life’s greatest blessings. But for others, this time of year is a time of heart…

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It’s just after 10 a.m. on a chilly, rainy Wednesday morning at the Treehouse Addiction Campus in Scurry. A concert featuring current and returning members of the rehabilitation center’s music program, including one who drove in all the way from Ohio, has been hastily moved inside the facili…

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Kaufman County voters have approved $154 million in county bond funding for roads and county facilities.

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On election day, Kaufman County voters can vote yes or no on Proposition A, the $104 million in road tax bonds, and Proposition B, a $50 million bond to renovate the county courthouse and construct or improve a justice center, sheriff’s substations, constable and justice of the peace offices…

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Hundreds of area residents who have been impacted in some way by Alzheimer’s and dementia gathered in Waxahachie on Oct. 19 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event hosted by the Dallas branch of the national Alzheimer’s Association.

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When local couple Bryan and Debbie Ray started the Kaufman branch of Camp Gladiator last August, their goal was to spread their enthusiasm of physical fitness to their Kaufman neighbors. But as they prepare to host the Miles for Meals 5K on the morning of the Scarecrow Festival, they’re emba…

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Last week, the Treehouse addiction treatment facility in Scurry donated 200 Naxalone kits, life-saving drugs capable of resuscitating opioid overdose victims, to Kaufman County police departments.

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