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The upward trend in gas prices continued this past week, with the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel at $2.38 in Texas. That price is nine cents more than this day last week and is three cents more per gallon compared to this day last year. 

Six local high school students will have an opportunity to fulfill a dream this weekend at the Walker County Fairgrounds.

The Texas Ramp Project is dedicated to building wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people who can’t afford to purchase one, and most recently assembled its local captains as well as volunteers to help an 80-year-old Aledo resident.

The Weatherford Police Department is gearing up for its free Junior Police Academy kicking off this summer and is now accepting applications for the six-day training course.

A bill to stop forced annexation in Texas, authored by state Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, passed in a House of Representatives committee and is headed for a full House vote.

For many years, the Texas Prison Rodeo was an annual celebration event for inmates in the Texas Prison System. Launched in 1931 and held every Sunday in October at the Huntsville "Walls" Unit, it soon became part of Texas lore.

The Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District has ordered a show cause hearing Monday night for the owner of Castle Water Inc., Butch Hardie, to appear and present why enforcement action should not be pursued after continued district rule violations.

Mineral Wells has a new city manager, someone who city council members believe possesses the skills and experience to do in Mineral Wells what has transpired under his leadership in his current Panhandle city.

HOUSTON - A total of 47 people are now in custody following the return of a 43-count indictment alleging drug-trafficking and related crimes in the Houston and Galveston areas. The case will be prosecuted in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas. 

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The Texas House Public Education Committee unanimously signed off on a comprehensive $9 billion school finance and property tax reform bill Tuesday — but only after removing a controversial educator merit pay provision that had angered teachers unions.

Sam Houston State University art students will have their work critiqued by a noted artist during an exhibition during a show at the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery from March 25 through April 12. 

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Amidst opposition from multiple county officials, members of the Huntsville City Council voted Tuesday to add restrictions on parking in Downtown Huntsville. 

Aledo ISD’s Director of Student Services and Safety Scott Kessel addressed the board of trustees Monday night about proposed changes to the grade point average and class ranking calculation system the district currently uses.

COLLEGE STATION – Prices for most cull cows recently hit their lowest point since 2009, even as Texas’ beef cattle numbers continue to increase slowly, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday March 22 and ending 5 a.m. on Monday March 25 the outside lane of Interstate-45 northbound will be closed near the Montgomery and Walker county line to the south side of FM 1375 over pass, weather permitting.

Calling the methods "bizarre," the Palo Pinto County Hospital District recently terminated its CEO search contract with JohnGSelf+Partners Inc. and is suing the Dallas-based firm for recovery of its initial payment.

Lamar Elementary School pre-kindergarten teacher Kathy Rogers was recently selected as the 2018-2019 Tarleton State University Effective Schools Project Instructional Leader of the Year.

Azaleas are often seen as a staple of old East Texas gardens. Many newer gardens don’t consider azaleas in their foundation plantings. Hopefully after reading this, homeowners will reconsider the azalea as one of the building blocks for their yard.

Sam Houston State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship offers a unique opportunity to hear from an esteemed entrepreneur and philanthropist whose career success includes 18 years experience managing retail businesses from $100 million to $2 billion in revenue. Aaron Walters, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer for Altar’d State will serve as a guest speaker, sharing his story with the Huntsville community on March 28.

After winning the San Angelo Rodeo, tie-down roper Michael Otero, 37, of Weatherford, went on to win the Rodeo Houston tie-down roping title with a time of 8.5 seconds, walking away with $54,250.

Two separate car wrecks — one occurring Friday and one Saturday — resulted in the death of two people, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum, in association with SHSU College of Health Sciences, is celebrating the 200th birthday of Margaret Lea Houston, beloved wife of General Sam Houston. The event is slated for Thursday, April 11 from noon – 6:00 p.m. on the museum grounds. 

I’ve often heard folks use the expression “I love you to death.” Always thought it was a funny saying.

The ripples of the recent “Traditional” vote in the United Methodist Church will soon be felt by every denomination in Mineral Wells. It will embolden each side of the question about the role and rites of LGBT members and clergy within the Church. It will divide family members, friends, and ecclesiastical partners within our community. It will unite others in new ways.

The Bearkats got back on track, and one of their most prolific players ever made school history — all in one weekend.

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It has been years since my dad caught a break on his health, until Tuesday of this week.

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