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This past weekend, our Emergency Corp. went over to assist Newton County. We are very fortunate to have this group of volunteers who will step up to assist whenever they are called.  No matter the hour, day or night, in hot weather and cold, they are always willing to show up and help out. I…

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The excitement was in the air at Six Mile Fire and Rescue as firefighters became acquainted with all the bells and jingles on their new tanker. In a rural community where fire hydrants and water sources can be a huge issue for fire departments, this will allow 2,000 more gallons of water. "T…

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The history of East Texas is rich with stories of Texans fighting for our states independence. In July of 1832, an order was given requiring Texans to surrender their weapons to the Mexican army. In response, a band of settlers in Nacogdoches attacked the town's Mexican garrison. To some his…

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Sabine County Commissioners met in regular session on July 27. The court approved general business including minutes from previous meetings, financials and departmental reports.

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 State Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) released a video today encouraging Texans to participate in the ongoing United States Census. The Census, which is required by Article I, Section II of the United States Constitution has taken place once per decade for over 200 years.

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Protecting kids as school begins is a question all parents are asking. Will they be required to wear a mask, and what if a teacher or student test positive for COVID-19? Do they know how to wear their mask properly? Is your mask actually protecting you? Family Practitioner Dr. Natalia shows …

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Hemphill City Council met in a lengthy executive session to discuss personnel issues during the Tuesday, July 21, meeting. Upon reconvening Council agreed unanimously to name City Secretary Kelli Beall interim City Manager.

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Police officers are being ripped by certain elements of our society. The law enforcement profession is no different than any other profession (there is good ones and a few bad ones) however if you have one bad apple you don’t throw out the whole bushel. 

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Unfortunately a scam is currently running in which Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative Members are receiving calls from our local number: 936-229-4000 with the caller ID reading Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative.  Scammers have developed means in which they may use our number to deceive …