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Winter storms blanket area
Naples man arrested in connection to rape charges in Kansas
Area residents use snow to make unforgettable memories
Hughes Springs powerlifters perform well at Elysian Fields
Grand Opening held at Compliance Central
Catalytic converters stolen from Naples business


Area residents use snow to make unforgettable memories

A week after historic snowfall in the Steel Country area, people are still talking about the things they did have a little fun amid the frigid temperatures.

Winter Storm 2021

People weathered the winter storm last week in a variety of ways. Below are some of our favorite reader submissions of the winter weather.

In times like these, every penny counts. This is especially true for taxpayers on a fixed income. Many of these are seniors and retirees who can file their taxes for free.

Deductions reduce the amount of taxable income when filing a federal income tax return. In other words, they can reduce the amount of tax someone owes.

The application deadline for an optimal scholarship of Honors Northeast for the 2021-2022 school year is March 1.






The Daingerfield Lady Tigers and Tigers traveled to New Diana Feb. 4 to take on the New Diana Eagles and Ore City Rebels in the New Diana Invitational.

The Daingerfield Tiger and Lady Tiger Tennis teams are off to a fast start, with varsity defeating Avinger, 7-4, Feb. 5. The teams then took on multiple opponents Feb.

The Daingerfield Tigers and Pewitt Brahmas traveled to Gilmer Feb. 11 for the Gilmer Invitational. The Tigers finished fourth overall, while the Brahmas finished sixth in the competition.

The Pewitt Lady Brahma and Brahma Powerlifters traveled to Winona Feb. 6 for the Pineywoods Winona Meet.

Hughes Springs powerlifters perform well at Elysian Fields

The Hughes Springs Mustang and Lady Mustang Powerlifting teams traveled to Elysian Fields Feb. 11. The girls team placed fourth, while the boys team placed first overall.

Northeast Texas Community College Baseball kicked off the season with a road series at Arkansas Rich Mountain on Thursday, winning game one of the series 9-6 before dropping game to Rich Mountain.


Fe-BRRRR-uary, 2021

In case you live nowhere in Texas, or have been on another planet for the last week, IT WAS COLD! And for the record, I don’t do cold!

Millions of Texans dealing with water supply issues

Warmer temperatures over the weekend and continuing this week melted most of the snow from the state’s roadways and roofs.

Beets in your garden

Everybody thinks tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers and Okra for their garden, but a refreshing change might include beets.

The Scratching Post

Well, I made it through my first Texas winter, and my first snowstorm. I have to say that I didn’t really see much difference between that and a normal day, with two exceptions.

Are serious?

So, I am guessing that you all have heard the interesting story of the lady who was left looking for an alternative after she ran out of hairspray.

Snow, ice, single-digit temps blanket the state

Texans from Lubbock to Longview shivered under single-digit temperatures as their week began, with snow and ice creating dangerous road conditions throughout the state. Gov.





JAN. 23, 30

Baseball and Softball Signups

NTCC Shelby Program receives $30,000 gift

The Northeast Texas Community College Foundation recently received a check for $30,000 from Barry Smith of Pennsylvania.

Chapman named to SFA’s President’s List

Jessica Chapman of Hughes Springs was named to the Stephen F. Austin State University President’s List for the Fall 2020 semester.

• Nathan David Shultice, of Omaha, was arrested Jan. 3 by Morris County deputies for tampering with or fabricating evidence with intent and possession of marijuana (less than two ounces).


JAN 23, 30

Baseball and Softball Signups



Cindy Ruth Yocum was born in Lone Star on April 13, 1973. She went to be home with her Lord and Savior, Feb. 19, after battling colon cancer for several months.


William Wright was born March 29, 1971 to Frankie and Linda Wright. He died Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.


Susan Elizabeth Parrish Compton, who loved to be called “Nina” by her grandchildren, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, Feb. 6 at age 85.

Gary Pollan was born to Joe and Belle Pollan on Feb. 16, 1941 in Daingerfield and passed to his heavenly home on Monday, Feb. 1, in Daingerfield.

Deborah Russell 66 of Daingerfield was born on May 11, 1954 in Hunt County to William and Frances Bourke. She died on Thursday, Jan. 28 in Longview.


Services for Imogene “Jean” Shirley were held Jan. 23 at Veal Switch Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

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