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William Kason Stringfellow Valedictorian
Hughes Springs’ monthly Car Cruise Night returned May 15. BEE PHOTO / TONI WALKER
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In times of uncertainty, new diseases such as Coronavirus take a toll on many areas, including unemployment and medical fields.

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Daingerfield High School held commencement ceremonies for the graduating class of 2020 May 22.

Since May 18, Morris County has been informed of six more positive cases of COVID-19, according to County Judge Doug Reeder.

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Though ceremonies will look a bit different this year due to COVID-19, graduations will still take place throughout the Steel Country area.

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The Northeast Texas Community College Continuing Education Department will offer its 2020 Kids Discovery College this summer in a virtual format July 6-16.

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The State of Texas is now in phase two of the reopening process. On May 18, childcare centers, massage and self-care centers, and youth clubs were allowed to reopen.




The East Texas Junior Golf Tour is in its fifth year providing summer golf tournaments for East Texas area youth.

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Hughes Springs senior Hannah McKinney has signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall.

Denzel Mims catches a pass during the NFL Combine. Mims was drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft in the second round by the New York Jets. COURTESY PHOTO

Daingerfield has added another to the ranks of former players to head into the National Football League.

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The Daingerfield Tigers fell behind early and could not muster a comeback in a spring break loss to Hughes Springs March 10.

March 10

The Daingerfield Tennis team took the court against Avinger and Harleton. Results against each are as follows.

The Pewitt Brahmas couldn’t keep up with Redwater March 10, falling 8-1 in the matchup.


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I’m not sure when scientists learned that plants can talk, but it definitely opened up a new world to them.

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High school graduations are upon us. The time that everyone student looks forward to for 13 years has finally arrived for the Class of 2020.

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Teaches Kids About: Plants

Difficulty Level: Easy

Messiness Level: Low

Materials Needed

Celery stalks (can also use white flowers or pale-colored cabbage)

While there may not be as many gatherings with family and friends this Memorial Day, many observances of the holiday this year will likely continue to involve outdoor grilling.


Saying “thank you” is a fundamental act that many of us were taught from a very early age. Most of us have also worked at engraining that response into our own children, as well.


Keeping cool when temperatures reach record highs isn’t just about comfort.

Mother’s Day Parade

May 15

Community Members took part in a Mother’s Day Parade honoring the residents at Windsor Palce Nursing Center in Daingerfield.


Skewered Shrimp with Roasted Corn and Baby Red Potatoes

Serves 4


• 1lb large shell-on shrimp

• 2 ears corn, not husked

• 1lb baby red potatoes

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Each spring from 2008 to 2019, NTCC’s McGraw Hill Poster contest drew friends of the college and top NTCC students to engage in hundreds of scholarly conversations in the foyer of the Whatley Cente


In the spring time, families gather to have picnic lunches, camp out in local parks (or the back yard), and get out into fields of flowers for family photos. Unfortunately, mosquitoes gather, too.

This is a great time to make healthy home-cooked meals. Here are a few tips provided by Marci Wright, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at UT Health Tyler.


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Gail Nelson Alexander

Services for Gail Nelson Alexander, 84 of Daingerfield, were held May 16 at First Baptist Church with Bro. Danny Broughton and Bro. Randy Seybert officiating.

Brandon Hastey, 28, was born May 1, 1991 in San Antonio and raised in Hughes Springs. He passed away April 27 in Pocatello, Idaho.

Juanita Meadows

Private graveside services for Juanita Meadows, 81, were held Sunday, May 3 at Clark Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

Services for Elmer Wayne Adcock, 78 of Hughes Springs, were held May 15 at Reeder-Davis Chapel.

Services for Darrell Wayne Collard, 48 of Daingerfield, were held May 15 at Veal Switch Baptist Church with Bro. Michael Roberts and Bro. Shelby Crump officiating.

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