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Judge Melton urges everyone to use common sense. "To slow down the transmission of the virus, wearing of mask in public, social distancing, sanitizing and washing hands, along with avoiding crowds are all recommended. We have faith that you, as an individual, will make proper decisions for y…

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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 joins in mourning the passing of Waller County Sheriff R Glenn Smith. "He served as my Chief Deputy right here at Sabine County Sheriff's Office from 2001-2003," Sabine County Sheriff Tom Maddox said. "Glenn was born and raised right here in Sabine County. "His family owned Sab…

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I want to start this column by encouraging you to join me in praying for our fellow Texans who were recently affected by Hurricane Hanna. The first of the season, Hurricane Hanna caused widespread flooding and power outages throughout South Texas, leaving thousands of South Texas residents a…