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Texas will hold its 2020 runoff elections July 14 to finalize which Democratic and Republican primary candidates will be on the ballot for the November general election. In more than 30 races in the March 3 primary, no candidate exceeded 50% of the vote, bringing about runoff races between t…

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Sales tax allocations for the city rose for June, but decreased almost one percent for the year to date total. The net payment for this period $41,803.93, this time last year the net payment was $34,347.88 for comparison. A 21.70% increase over last year. The year to date payment is $220,617…

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This upcoming month we will celebrate two important holidays. The first being the Fourth of July to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The second is National Pecan Pie Day on July 12. Pecan pie also happens to be the State Pie of Texas. So while you shoot off firewo…

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Trump 2020 Boat parade Saturday July 4th 🇺🇸 Lake Sam Rayburn! We will assemble in front of Hidden Beach and pull out at noon proceed towards the dam run alongside the dam towards public boat ramp then turn towards Rattlesnake island where we can split up and go your own way. This is open to …

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The TxDot project along Timberland Highway or Highway 83 west begins at the square and proceeds west in front of West Sabine High School, ending at Highway 96. Motorist should use caution. The state project has provided for sidewalks along TXDOT easements in several East Texas cities includi…

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The Sabine County Hospital District Board of Directors will meet in regular session on Monday, May 18, at 5:30 p.m. Agenda items include reports from both Sabine County Hospital Administrator, and Sabine County EMS Administrator. Discussion and possible action to appoint a board member to th…

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A public access recreational area has been in the works for several years, beginning with a group of residents who raised both money and awareness to meet the goal. Sabine County Judge Daryl Melton notified members of the Great East Texas Outdoor Fest, that the project has moved a step close…

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City officials in Pineland agreed city hall, along with the library and city park would remain closed until the May 4 meeting. The state emergency declaration will end, and we will have more direction on how to address the issue moving forward, Councilman Tracy "T.A." Lane commented.

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San Augustine Commissioners Court will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14 at the San Augustine County Courthouse on Columbia Street. The Public is welcome to attend.

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Spring has sprung and I hope it will last a while before the really HOT summer sets in. Everything has started to green up and a few things are blooming.  People are getting their boats ready for time on the lakes and some are planning trips for the Easter holidays.  The Coronavirus has arri…

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Don’t forget that Friday is Valentine’s Day; a small gift or gesture can sure make a man’s quality of life better.  Remember, behind every good man are several good women.

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This core group of faithful Democrats from Sabine, San Augustine and Shelby counties met recently to share ideas and strategies for the upcoming primary race on March 3.  This motivated group will work together to ensure the Democratic brand is recognized throughout Sabine, San Augustine and…