In Mathew 13, the disciples asked Jesus why He spoke in parables when he preached to the crowds. Jesus simply responded, “Because they do not see, they do not hear, and they will not understand.”
If you look back on the books of your childhood that stand out in your memory, they are probably ones that you selected as an independent reader. YOU chose them off the shelves and checked them out all on your own.
After four weeks of hearing from every agency in the State, the Senate Finance Committee has finished the first step towards finalizing the state's budget. We will now move into work groups to work out the details.
Lewis and Sherry Paulk moved to a Weatherford ranch to start their passion of breeding cutting horses, but they didn’t expect to get what they’re now calling a miracle in January when their mare had a filly 62 days early.
Recognition for the many contributions the late Lloyd Huffman made to the community was given to his wife, Sandra Huffman, by the Corsicana-Navarro County Chamber of Commerce at its annual awards luncheon.
Castle Water Inc., owner of the Horseshoe Bend water system, has been referred to the Office of the Attorney General by TCEQ after the company failed to come into compliance.
WILLIS – The shovels hitting the dirt this morning marked a new chapter for reliable, affordable energy across Southeast Texas. Entergy executives, elected officials and community leaders gathered to celebrate a groundbreaking marking the ceremonial start of construction on the Montgomery County Power Station.
Dan Gilroy’s “Nightcrawler” was one of the most viscerally entertaining films of 2014, so the news that he was reteaming with Jake Gyllenhaal for another bloody, weird thriller was always going to be welcome. When that film, “Velvet Buzzsaw,” finally arrived this month, it proved to be more than just a comforting revival of Gilroy and Gyllenhaal’s wickedly fun director/star chemistry. It proved to be one of the best new films of the year so far.
GORDON – When trying to figure out where to house a Sacred Cross EMS ambulance and personnel in the southern portion of Palo Pinto County, Justin and Mindy Scrivner knew where it should be – in Gordon.
A group of Parker County and Weatherford representatives recently visited the “down under” and came back hopeful of the economic and educational opportunities ahead.
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in capturing Miguel Angel Osorio-Munoz, a fugitive who is wanted for the murder of John Holt in Gonzales County in 2000. An increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before the next featured Texas Rangers cold case is announced. (A $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest is routinely offered on all cases on the Texas Rangers’ Unsolved Homicides website.)
Over the past year residents of Aledo and Annetta have expressed concerns about deliveries through the Aledo Post Office, but Wednesday afternoon a spokesperson with the U.S. Postal Service said steps have been implemented to improve service.
The search for the finest foods and beverages in the Lone Star State continues with the Sixth Annual H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best contest. The call for entries is now open, submissions will be accepted Wednesday, February 27th through Friday, April 5th. Participants will compete for a combined $70,000 in cash prizes and the opportunity to feature their product on H-E-B shelves across the state.
CHEROKEE COUNTY – A Cherokee County deputy is free on a $50,000 bond following his arrest Tuesday by the Texas Rangers in connection with a charge of indecency with a child.
“Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are? [Matthew 6:26]
CASA of Trinity Valley invites East Texans to help celebrate a new milestone for the nonprofit: 25 years of advocating for abused and neglected children.
Willow Park’s Assistant City Manager of Planning and Development Bernie Parker presented an update on the new public safety building, saying the projected completion is July.
Officers with the Huntsville Police Department have apprehended a man accused of sexually assaulting, kidnapping and robbing a female at gunpoint over a week ago.
The Willow Park City Council met in regular session Tuesday night and unanimously approved a resolution to file an application for financial assistance with the Texas Water Development Board in the amount of $13,770,000.
Poolville High School freshman and Future Farmers of America member Steleigh Stegall caught a calf during Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo’s Calf Scramble at the end of January.
A state politician that serves Walker County is pursuing regulation that will require a public vote for any municipal annexation, involving populations over 200 people.
Walker County students will be able to take the law into their own hands in April as county officials plan to host the inaugural mock commissioners court.
The Sam Houston State University Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre presents the first act of the spring season in a compelling onstage production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’, “Our Lady of 121st Street.” The show, running Feb. 20-23 in the Erica Starr Theatre, is a funny, raw and moving performance, set in modern-day Harlem.
The New Waverly City Council approved a resolution Tuesday evening, authorizing the acceptance of a Texas Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $350,000.
Fifth grader Gabrielle Chen approached her first regional spelling bee with confident recitations at this year’s Zone 8 Spelling Bee Tuesday evening at Huntsville High School, as she secured first place during the two-hour competition.
Peaster ISD board of trustees approved an order to call a bond election on May 4 for $16 million during their meeting on Monday evening in the Peaster ISD Administration Building.
The Parker County commissioners met in regular session Monday morning and heard a presentation from a hydrologist as well as a suggestion to drill monitoring wells on land being newly developed.
Parker County Precinct 3 Commissioner Larry Walden discovered more than $13,000 worth of damage on Greenwood Road that was done by a paving company, and the commissioners are continuing to stop as many of these scams as they can.
Although both men are already well known around campus, the Texas State University System recently recognized two Sam Houston State employees for going above and beyond their job descriptions. Bill Jasper, professor of mathematics education, and Mac Woodward, director of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, recently received the 2018 TSUS Regents’ Awards.
- Decorated veteran “Bear” Bryant dies at 75
- Ivins honored to officiate a sacred bond of love
- Police arrest Palestine teacher for inappropriate relationship with student
- Volunteer firefighter runs for Elkhart mayor
- City considers cash rewards for turning in code violators
- Local police traffic stops way up
- Morris wants back on tow rotation
- Local leaders oppose emergency; state, federal reps back Trump
- Harris takes aim at high-speed rail project
- Police Department wants bigger digs