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New leader outlines vision for Texas Health Kaufman

After serving for seven years as chief nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Denise Claussen,  is taking on the other roles and duti… Read more

Kaufman County extends burn ban

During last week’s commissioners court meeting, the commissioners voted to extend the already effective county-wide burn ban for an additio… Read more

Sunday school teacher credits faith, training in landing damaged jetliner

Although it is a situation no pilot wants to be in, there is a sense that on April 17, 2018, Capt. Tammie Jo Shults was the right person fl… Read more


Crandall Pirates celebrate homecoming with come-from-behind victory over Mabank

Friday night was a big one for the Crandall Pirates. It was the team’s first game on their own turf since August, their district opener aga… Read more

County teams wrap difficult first half of regular season

Following a bye week for Kaufman and Crandall and a 38-28 loss to Edgewood for Scurry-Rosser, high school football teams across the county … Read more

Kaufman celebrates homecoming

After a pre-game Homecoming performance by the Kaufman High School Marching Lions, the Lion football team went in search of its first win o… Read more


Help older adults stand up against scams

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently reported in financial exploitation cases that older adults lost an average of $34,200. Un… Read more

Americans need to get busy working

Years ago, a wise old king called his wise men together and gave them a commission.  “I want you to compile for me the ‘wisdom of the ages’… Read more

Me vs. the State Fair of Texas

In a weekend of eating chili at the American Legion, snow cones and enchiladas at St. Ann’s Fall Festival, and learning about gardening at … Read more


Donehoo, Shirley Ann

Graveside services for Shirley Ann Donehoo, 78, of Balch Springs, are scheduled for 11 am Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Haven of Memories M… Read more

Rodriguez, Mary

Mary Rodriquez, 90, of Kaufman, TX passed away on October 2, 2019 at home surrounded by her family.  Read more

Abohosh, Debra Lynn

Debra Lynn Abohosh was born on May 18, 1951 and passed away on October 4, 2019. Read more

Arts & Entertainment

Author Jiles understands small towns

Author Paulette Jiles grew up in a small town, lives in a small town and understands the nature of volunteers who tackle so many tasks in t… Read more

Annual festival scared up the crowds

Kaufman’s annual Scarecrow Festival pulled in the crowd Saturday with nearly ideal Texas fall weather. Read more

Scarecrow Festival returns after ‘15 rainout

After a one-year hiatus, the Kaufman Scarecrow Festival returns for a two-day event Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22. Read more


Weather Today

Sunshine. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the upper 40s.


72° 48°

Sunshine. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the upper 40s.

Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:SE at 5 mph
Chance of Rain:0%
UV Index:6 High
Sunrise:07:30:17 AM
Sunset:06:50:24 PM

This Week's Forecast

Sunshine. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the upper 40s.Thu
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Sunshine. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s.Fri
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Sunshine. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 50s.Sat
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Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 60s.Sun
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Morning showers. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the upper 40s.Mon
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Abundant sunshine. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 50s.Tue
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Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the upper 50s.Wed
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