The Texas Workforce Commission released June employment figures that showed Texas employers added nearly 56,000 jobs in June, while the unemployment rate dropped to 6.5%.
I am a huge fan of music! I listen to a variety of genres from reggae to country. If you asked me what my favorite song was, I wouldn’t have an answer. Occasionally I’ll have a few favorites that are on my top ten list.
Now is the time to begin tax planning for your 2021 return. Here are some ideas:
The Texas Legislature convened in special session last Thursday and GOP legislators introduced a fresh set of voting bills after Democrats blocked an earlier attempt during the regular session by walking out in May, preventing a quorum.
One of my favorite life lessons I’ve taken with me along my journey in life is "reason, season, lifetime."
It’s time to get those fall tomatoes in the ground.
Listen… Can you hear it? The constant chatter of a team, the crack of the bat when ball meets wood, and the pop of the glove when ball meets leather. Ah, yes it is baseball.
I have just returned from my trip to St. John U.S. Virgin Islands. This particular Caribbean island holds a special spot in my heart. My family and I lived there for nine months in 2015. Spending that time on island and going to school there helped shape me in to the person I am today.
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House Democrats filed a petition with the Texas Supreme Court on Friday, seeking to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott’s veto of funding for the legislative branch.
Knowing your net worth and understanding how it is changing over time is one of the most important financial concepts that everyone needs to understand. This number is used by banks, mortgage companies, insurance companies and you! Your net worth impacts your credit score, which in turn impa…
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas urged Texans to cut back on power usage last week when an unusually large number of power plants shut down for unexpected repairs as temperatures soared. ERCOT officials announced Friday that Texans could resume normal levels of electricity use, howe…
Our 2021-2022 edition of our Neighbors and Newcomers Guide is is now available, and we would love to have our readers take a look, and visit the local advertisers who make it possible!
The U.S. Census Bureau has released is sub-county population estimates from April 2010 to July 2020. That includes population estimates for the 1,200 incorporatedplaces in Texas.
Can you imagine sitting in a room of talented musicians, all competing for the top spot in the biggest band most of them have ever played in?
Gov. Greg Abbott vowed last week at a border security summit to build a barrier to slow the flow of migrants through the state’s southern border.
Understanding how our tax system works can be tricky for anyone. Whether you're an adult who never paid much attention to the taxes being withheld from your paycheck or a kid who just got his or her first job, understanding the basics can help refine and define questions you may have.
As a kid, I remember when the school year came to a close, my mom would take us to a bookstore to pick out books for summer reading.
The Texas Legislature sent a $248 billion two-year state budget to Gov. Greg Abbott after the House approved the measure last Thursday.
Do you know what your kids are doing online?
This week’s edition of The Kaufman Herald is my first serving as The Herald reporter. Last week, I was mentored by Taylor Dunn in my transition week. Taylor remained patient with me as I began to navigate around all the new and different programs; I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher. …
Guide Chris Carey with Striper Express eased the throttle back on the Falcon Super King guide boat and we gently glided up to the windward side of an island, where there was just enough light to cast our big topwater plugs. A gentle breeze caused surface ripples on the water and the sky was …
This edition of the Kaufman Herald, May 27, will be the last I am a part of. Beginning June 1, I am assuming the role of student pastor at FBC Kaufman in a full-time role. To say I’m excited and thankful for this opportunity would be a dramatic understatement. I’m thankful to God and excited…
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The number of traffic accidents decreased in 2020, but the number of Texans killed while not wearing a seat belt increased by 16%, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
Trail cameras have come a long way since the first one I used several decades ago. A company out of Louisiana sent me a camera that actually recorded photos on 35-millimeter film. A string was set across a game trail and when the animal came by and put tension on the string, the camera’s shu…
If you’re a Rangers fan like me, you’ve likely been frustrated with the inability to watch games. Last October, major streaming services like YouTube TV, Hulu TV, Sling and others, dropped what was then known as Fox Sports Southwest — now Bally Sports Southwest. Since then, Ranger games have…
What you want are strong, robust, hardy plants to replace those killed by the February freeze. No more shrubs that give up at the drop of temperatures on a winter night.
It is a near certainty that Texans will be allowed to carry handguns without a license in the near future as House Bill 1927 passed both chambers and heads to a conference committee to hash out amendments added in the Senate version.
Texas stands to gain two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives after results of the 2020 census released last week show the state had the largest numerical gain of any state since the 2010 census
Your firm survived 2020. Now you may be asking yourself when will the economy return to pre-pandemic levels? Will it be this fall? A year from now? Longer?
I just want to take a few minutes to congratulate Ellie Galan as she is preparing to run the 800-meter race on Thursday at the UIL UIL State Track and Field Meet at the University of Texas.
A bid to expand health coverage for low-income Texans failed in the Texas House last week, 80-68.
Transparency bills are moving forward in the Texas Legislature with bipartisan support to promote open government and correct public information access problems that arose amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Have you considered cross-training your employees to ensure more than one person knows all key functions? Cross-training can be a win-win situation for you and your employees. Large companies often use it to prepare managers for future promotions. But in small companies, it can be the differ…
Early voting began Monday for May 1 elections in county, city and school district elections.
April marks the turning point on every school year. If we were running a mile, we are now on the last lap. Our enrollment now stands at 3,974 students.
Setting on a hillside in Palo Pinto County last week on the Dale River Ranch, I overlooked a little valley that led down to a creek that joined the Brazos River a half mile or so to the north. My goal was to use my trusty old box call to entice a gobbler out of the heavy cover. On my way dri…
The garden center is packed with table after table of wonderful plants. The impulse to buy them all, or at least as many as will fit in the car, is strong.
Editor’s note: This is a copy of a letter sent to Rep. Jeff Leach and members of the Texas House State Affairs Committee in response to House Bill 2578, which would publish all public notices on a website administered by the state.
Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order last week banning state agencies, cities or counties from creating a “vaccine passport” requirement.
The City of Kaufman held a public meeting on the evening of April 6 at Shannon Park, encouraging citizens to give input on potential park improvements.
One day this past week my wife saw me out behind the house at my little cabin, working around the cooking fire pit. “What you up to?" she called out from the house.
There aren’t many things I find myself counting down the days for each year. But Opening Day of Major League Baseball is one of them.
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As guide Chris Moody eased the throttle back on his big guide boat last week, I could make out the mouth of a wide feeder creek entering Richland Chambers Reservoir. Once inside the creek, we were in a totally different world; a world I expect few people experience. No other fishermen had ve…
I’m always on the outlook for anything new to make my outdoor lifestyle more fun and enjoyable and through this column, I have the opportunity to pass along these tidbits of information. Such is the case this week. Have you even heard or “peameal bacon?” I’m betting many of you have not. A g…
As a small business owner, you may face the issue of whether to classify workers as employees or as independent contractors.
Arthur D’Andrea, the chair and sole remaining member of the Public Utility Commission, resigned late last week at the request of Gov. Gregg Abbott. D’Andrea pledged to remain on the PUC until Abbott names a replacement. In the announcement Abbott said in part, “Texans deserve to have trust a…
A lot of lawns look pretty dismal right now. The only green creeping through may be dandelions and henbit.
With state lawmakers immersed in the COVID-19 pandemic response and Texas’ electricity failures, the public’s access to information must be at the forefront of the Legislature’s actions. Information allows citizens to watch over their government, to speak out and to ask questions.