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With Election Day just around the corner, Texas voters have been taking advantage of the early voting period in record numbers. Though the Lone Star State has historically lagged behind in voter participation, Texas is currently leading the nation in voter turnout with nearly 6 million cast …

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The Lone Star State has 325 registered sex offenders per 100,000 people. When analyzing sex crimes for major cities in Texas, Houston had 600 reported per 100,000 people, according to the FBI's semiannual Uniform Crime Report. The 2019 database shows there are 30 registered Sex Offenders in …

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San Augustine County Canine Army assisted Pineland Police Department on Oct. 15, with a narcotics search of a vehicle. Army indicated on and yielded the recovery of 7.2 grams of methamphetamines, 2 grams of marijuana and 1.9 grams of dilaudid. Great job Army!

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Thanks to Texas Parks and Wildlife for the grant providing a new pumper/tanker to the residents of the City of Hemphill. According to Hemphill Fire Chief Glen Chance, the Hemphill fire Department sold an older truck to help pay their portion of the cost. "This will be a huge asset to the ent…

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Mr. Widner is my go-to local grown okra and tomato guy. This week at the Sabine County Farmers Market is had a nifty gadget on display. A jar opener. And what a handy-dan gadget. The Sabine County Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Come out and see all the great h…

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Hopefully, our phone lines are up and working correctly. We had major issues with a couple of our lines where they would keep ringing but when we attempted to answer the line would go dead. People would call back on another number and ask if we were working because no one was answering the p…

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Please celebrate all our men and women in the armed forces, past and present. With the upcoming Veterans Day approaching there is a need to replace flags that are put up for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veterans Day. 

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From social media Friends of Red Hill Lake. The support Facebook Page has tried to keep the public updated on what is needed at our local State Park. 

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Tax bills will go out on October1, 2020. Sabine County Commissioners approved the .39/$100 valuation tax rate. This is the same rate as last year. 

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According to the discussion the 2021 budget contained a 3% cost of living raise, a cost of living raise isn't based on merit. The raise is based on the economic cost to live factor. Councilman Joe Lane stated the city is simply acknowledging it cost more to live. 

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​I didn’t get through with my first cup of coffee this morning when one of our constables got into a pursuit just North of Miller’s Store. The pursuit went south on Hwy. 96 then turned down FM 2800.  

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 8, 2020) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class David Cannon, from Jasper, Texas, signals as an F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27, prepares to launch from the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed ai…

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The City of Pineland is pleased to announce that the Transfer Station (trash disposal) located on Yellowpine Highway will be open beginning Saturday,  September 12, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Regular schedule will be as folllows:  Saturdays 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wednesdays 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Fairmount Volunteer Fire Department was the site this group of volunteers set up to feed the community during the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Much of the East Texas community was without power or services for more than six days. Thank everyone who came out and supported us.

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Six Mile Volunteer Fire Department flags and poles were destroyed by Hurricane Laura. Six Mile Fire Chief Lonnie Johnston said he had enough material to put new poles together. "We had a little help putting the rope on the poles from a bucket truck, who happened to be stopping by for water,"…