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Weatherford voters are going to have the opportunity to pick two new trustees to serve on Weatherford ISD’s school board come election day. 

The high energy, 1980’s dance show “Footloose” is kickin’ its way to Sam Houston State University’s Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre April 24-27. 

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Nicole Kidman is one of the most gifted and versatile actresses of her generation, capable of both elegant movie star work and transformative, emotionally brutal capital A acting, sometimes at the same time. Some of Kidman’s best work has been done in films which call for her to hide her natural beauty and glamor under loads of make-up, something she did when she won her Best Actress Oscar for “The Hours,” but that doesn’t mean Kidman is doing her best work because she covers herself up physically. The transformation is something much deeper than her skin, and “Destroyer” – possibly Kidman’s most challenging film to date – is proof of that.

The Senate's tradition of a "Blocker Bill," one that requires a larger than majority vote to consider legislation, is respected by many veteran senators.

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As the end of the year rolls around and prom draws nearer, the age-old question comes back to haunt the senior class once again: How will enough money be raised for prom to be successful? 

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The supposed date of famed poet and playwright William Shakespeare’s birth is coming up next week, and locals are invited to celebrate one of his most well-known comedies: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

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Saturday will mark 20 years since the Columbine High School shooting and local law enforcement discussed how things have changed since the massacre. 

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EDITOR'S NOTE: During the month of April, the Jacksonville Progress will highlight different aspects of the local crisis center as a nod to 30 years of helping individuals who are victims of domestic violence.

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Gas prices continue to tick up across the state with the current statewide average of $2.58 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is four cents more than this day last week and is six cents more per gallon compared to this day last year. 

Walker County home sales increased 9.7 percent in March while home prices rose, according to the Walker County housing market report released Wednesday by the Tall Pines Association of Realtors.

 AUSTIN – Two fugitives from the Texas 10 Most Wanted list have been captured. The fugitives — Clifford Milton, 24, (pictured left), and Rodrigo Flores, 34, (pictured right) who is affiliated with the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang — were both captured on March 29. Milton was arrested in Texas City (Galveston County), and Flores was arrested in Puerto Rico. Both arrests came as the results of Crime Stoppers tips, and rewards of up to $7,500 will be paid.

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The Willow Park Citizens Group organization held a “Hangout” Tuesday morning and afternoon where WP City Manager Bryan Grimes broke down the city’s finances.

The city of Huntsville is looking to expand its footprint by nearly 32 percent into Walker County via seven annexation proposals that would account for more than 7,000 acres of land.

Vehicular burglaries continue to run rampant through Huntsville, with seven additional vehicles targeted Tuesday. 

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From afar, the yellow clumps of blossoms appearing on Johnson County roadsides this spring might seem pleasing to the eye.

But a closer look reveals the invasive weed species — commonly called bastard cabbage — is taking over large sections of wildflowers, including bluebonnets.

CHEROKEE COUNTY - Although expecting to be “horrified by the damage” of an EF-3 tornado that ripped through Caddo Mounds State Historic Site and the surrounding area Saturday, one state official said the compassion and hope demonstrated by people far surpassed that.

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Harold Pullins often reminisces about the decades he’s owned his 27 acres a few miles north of Huntsville — hunting with his son, spending holidays there with his family and watching cows and horses graze in his near five acre pasture. 

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Huntsville has authorized a lawsuit against three contractors in a bid to recoup repair costs for structural issues at the hub for the city’s trash. 

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The Aledo ISD board of trustees approved the hiring of the new Walsh Elementary School principal and the director of assessment and accountability during Monday’s regular meeting.

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Millsap ISD board of trustees discussed ways to improve athletic programs during the regular meeting on Monday evening in the Millsap Administration Board Room/Media Center.

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On the path to earning a degree, Sam Houston State University students spend approximately $1300 a year on textbooks, and these prices have increased more than three times the rate of inflation for decades, leaving many Bearkats without the funds to access required materials.

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The Texas Senate broke a logjam Monday that had paralyzed a piece of priority legislation for weeks — blunting a controversial provision in its property tax reform package and then advancing the bill, without having to deploy a procedural “nuclear option” to move it.

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MAGNOLIA – The Bearkats hold a share of the lead after the first day of play at the Southland Conference Women’s Golf Championship at High Meadow Ranch.

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The Bearkats locked up a Southland Conference Tournament berth with a sweep of Abilene Christian over the weekend, and one of the key pieces of the effort was recognized by the league on Monday.

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Levi Dakota York, 17, and Dalton Wayne Tate, 18, were arrested in Mineral Wells in connection with more than a dozen vehicle burglary cases in the Aledo area over the weekend, according to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.

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Structural issues at the city of Huntsville’s transfer station could be nearing a repair. 

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A Kinesiology Sport Management project at Sam Houston State University will become a reality with students hosting the first annual College of Health Sciences Spirit Color Run on April 26. The event is open to the community.

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Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate-45 and the Hwy. 19 southbound direct connecter are scheduled to close next week. 

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With great sadness the family of Kem K. Bishop, age 59 of Montalba, announces his passing on Friday, April 12, 2019. Kem was born April 29, 1959 in Houston, Tx. The "Amazing Kem" worked 23 years for Palestine Regional Medical Center. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Sgt. Robert "Bobby" Lloyd Maddux, USMC, went home on April 6, 2019. He was born in Bryan, Texas on September 6, 1958. He was a life member of D.A.V., VFW and American Legion. He was proud to serve his country as a United States Marine. He served from 1980 to 1989. He is survived by his wife,…