History, family fun and community collide Friday and Saturday as the Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum hosts “Remember the Alamo: A Texas Independence Day Celebration.”

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Sharon Cobb on Tuesday afternoon heaped praise on the members of the Rio Vista Volunteer Fire Department and the Rio Vista Police Department.

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Effective next Wednesday, March 10, Gov. Greg Abbott said he is ending the statewide mask mandate.

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The freezing temperatures, including a windchill reaching -14 degrees at least one day of winter storm Uri, are etched into the minds of area fire departments, who battled the storm and all that came with it last month.

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Southwestern Adventist University President Ken Shaw has announced that he has accepted an offer to serve as the 27th president of Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. His transition will take place at the end of this academic year. 

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“Nearly two months since becoming law, the SBA still has not made the application for the $15 billion SVOG program available for the thousands of music venues, theatres and museums that are struggling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic,” Williams said. 

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“No, sir,” was the response of Parker County Emergency Management Coordinator Sean Hughes when asked if there was a plan in place — including a warming center — before the winter storm hit the area.

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Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler died Saturday, at the age 82, surrounded by family and his wife, Gail Fowler, according to a release from the sheriff’s department over the weekend.

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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Monday called for the resignations of Public Utility Commission Chair DeAnn Walker and Electric Reliability Council of Texas CEO Bill Magness, criticizing them for a lack of preparation ahead of the deadly winter storm that led to massive power outages across the state for multiple days.

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Lauren Brooke Bohme, 18, of Royse City was taken into custody in Colorado in mid-January by the United States Marshal’s Service on a warrant on a charge of murder involving the death of Ismael Rincon, 15, of Greenville.

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Bottled water distribution continued in Mineral Wells Tuesday afternoon as the city makes repairs to increase its tank levels and water pressure.

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Robin Mayhew of Cleburne and thousands of other Johnson County residents spent the past five or six days without power wondering if they’d been left behind.

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Texas will get nearly 600,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for next week, allowing the state to distribute the vaccine to the largest number of counties so far. The deliveries will help catch up storm-delayed first and second shots for eligible Texans.

 

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday provided an update on the state's response to winter weather and power outages. As part of his update, the governor declared a new emergency item for this legislative session. Abbott is asking the Legislature to mandate the winterization of Texas' power system and for the Legislature to ensure the necessary funding for winterization.

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