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Mystery seeds arrive in Texas

Texas residents are now among those across the nation receiving mysterious seeds delivered by mail in tiny bags marked as jewelry. U.S.

At any given time, the Texas Department of Transportation has as many as 3,000 active work zones on the 80,000 miles of roadway it maintains across the state.

Four NTCC students named Leaders of Promise

Four students at Northeast Texas Community College were among the 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named as 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars and will each receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Cass County attorney indicted for smuggling methamphetamine into the Cass County Jail

A 49-year-old Cass County, Texas, man has been indicted for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox announced July 30.

• DeLandre Javan Scott, of Longview, was arrested July 13 by Daingerfield police for driving while intoxicated.

The Morris County Collaborative Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), launched a new effort to improve broadband (high-speed internet) access across the county




Blue Sox win East Texas World Series

COVID-19 may have delayed the start of their baseball season, but Dainger field’s Blue Sox 8U team still came out on top, winning the East Texas World Series in undefeated fashion.

Daingerfield Varsity Cheer holds cheer camp, covid style

The Daingerfield High School Varsity Cheer Squad held cheer camp July 20-22. Squad members donned masks and socially distanced during the camp as they prepared for the upcoming cheer season.

Everyone is looking for a bit of normalcy amid all the changes and regulations brought by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Chism to take talents to Southeastern Conference

Former Daingerfield football standout Torrian “Keke” Chism will be playing his final season of eligibility at The University of Missouri.

DCTF offering 2020 commemorative Tiger cover

Daingerfield Tiger football fans will once again be able to purchase a commemorative special edition copy of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine.

Junior tour travels to Daingerfield

The East Texas Junior Golf Tour took a trip to Daingerfield Country Club on a gorgeous Thursday afternoon. This tournament marked the halfway point of the youth golfers’ tour season.


This and That for August

To get rid of fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2’ with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. Fruit flies are drawn to the cup and Adios!

With the Texas economy slowly awakening from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales t

Let’s cut the negativity

I dropped my son off at the school before 5:30 a.m. this morning for his first day of two-a-day practice.

COVID-19 surge in nursing homes worries editor

Thank you for all the well wishes after my first “Capital Highlights” column last week. I also appreciate the emails suggesting topics of high interest.

The Scratching Post

Here’s to another week in the office.

So, today has been, um, I think the word is interesting.



Cass County Genealogical Society Meeting


Three Pewitt students attend virtual Boys, Girls State

Three Pewitt students participated in the American Legion Boys State and Girls State program this year.

Pineywoods Iris society gives NTCC Agriculture scholarship

The Pineywoods Iris Society recently gave $500 to the Northeast Texas Community College Foundation to provide a scholarship for an NTCC Agriculture student.

• Jeremy Lamont Byrd, of Naples, was arrested July 5 by Naples police for failure to maintain financial responsibility and no driver’s license (when unlicensed).

McDaniel appointed to the Region 8 ESC Board of Directors

Mr. Marc McDaniel grew up in Daingerfield, Texas where he graduated from the Daingerfield - Lone Star Independent School District in 1969 and earned a football scholarship to Rice University.

Honors Northeast, the honors program of Northeast Texas Community College announces a call for poems and images that can accent or enliven our sense of the surroundings, people, the culture,

CASA of Titus, Camp and Morris Counties gains new volunteer

CASA of Titus, Camp, and Morris Counties is pleased to welcome Brenda Goth. Brenda took an oath before the Honorable Judge Saucier in Titus County Court on July 15, 2020. Mrs.



Services for Jimmy D. Walker, 86 of Daingerfield, were held Aug. 4 at the Daingerfield Church of Christ with Bro. Mark Young and Bro. Randy Seybert officiating. Burial was in the Clark Cemetery.


Curtis D. Barham, 67 of Hughes Springs, peacefully passed away at home on July 23. Mr. Barham was born January 27, 1953 in Dallas to Curtis J.


Augustus Randolph “Randy” Presley, Jr., 90, died on July 31. Randy was born in Mount Pleasant on March 6, 1930. He attended public schools in Mount Pleasant, graduating from high school in 1947.


Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbe Jean Wilson Humphrey, 84 of Daingerfield, formerly of Kilgore, were held July 21 at Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Kilgore.

Services for Nancy Louise Johnson, 78 of Mount Pleasant, were held July 28 at Reeder-Davis Chapel.


Dolly Jean Hughes Fyffe, 88, of Longview Texas passed away July 11. She was born on March 26, 1932 to Albert and Emma Lou Hughes in Marshall, TX.

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