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Hughes Springs Board renews superintendent contract, questions Appraisal District
Pewitt CISD receives all-clear after threat called in to high school
Texas proposes to transition STAAR Test to online by 2022
Hometown Hero
Snack Shack opens in Hughes Springs
Newly elected officials sworn in


Savannah Wright of Hughes Springs was one of 39 students named to the College of Pharmacy dean’s list for fall 2020.

Two-vehicle collision in Hughes Springs slows traffic

Emergency Crews work a two-car accident at the intersection of FM 2612 and FM 161 in Hughes Springs Jan. 15.

The Morris County Collaborative (MCC) is working to gather data regarding internet service throughout the county.

Though it isn’t quite springtime yet, nothing creates a need for a clean home like a pandemic.

The Whatley Center at Northeast Texas Community college announced this week that it will postpone its spring 2021 reopening to march.

Federal student aid programs can help pay college costs




Daingerfield High School and Hughes Springs High School each took lifters to the Maud Invitational Powerlifting Meet Jan. 14.

The Agriculture and Continuing Education departments will host a series of Backyard Farm Life classes this spring.

Courtney Nicole Edwards, of Hughes Springs, recently graduated from Midwestern State University with a Master of Education.

“Life on the Farm” Spring Break camp for kids planned

The NTCC Agriculture and Continuing Education Departments are pleased to announce an upcoming Spring Break “Life on the Farm” Camp with NTCC Ag Director Rene McCracken.

Daingerfield lifters fair well in first meet

The 2021 high school powerlifting season is underway, and Daingerfield’s lifters participated in their first meet Jan. 7.


Building up your garden soil

The need for garden soil testing has often been discussed, but there are several reasons for continuing to discuss it.

The War on Drugs

New year, new plan for your finances

The new year is underway and many of us have a money-related resolution. If you are in debt, you’re not alone. Total American household debt is only rising.

Supporting small, local business

Last week, the Bee featured a story on a new local restaurant in Hughes Springs called The Snack Shack.

Observers welcome quiet opening to Legislature

The Texas Legislature opened quietly, which delighted everyone after the violence inside the U.S. Capitol the previous week.

The Scratching Post

This is a little bit different this week. I want to take a little time to say thank you to my humans, and to ask all of you who read this column to do something.


• 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).


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Baseball and Softball Signups

TYLER, TX – January 8, 2021–Today BBB announces a call for nominations for the 2021 BBB Awards for Excellence, which honor businesses and charities who demonstrate superior ethics, reliability and

Morris County retirees honored

Morris County honored their two retiring elected officials at a small reception Jan. 1. Dennis Allen retired after almost 12 years as Precinct 1 Commissioner and was honored at the reception.



The Adult Education Department at Northeast Texas Community College is accepting new and returning students for its GED (General Educational Development) and ESL (English as a Second Language) prog



Michael James Hopkins, 66 of Hughes Springs, passed away Jan. 9. Mr. Hopkins was born March 13, 1954 in Hughes Springs to Francis Sylvester and Joan Hopkins.



Services for Sue Cox, age 78 of Omaha, were held Jan. 16 at the Daingerfield Church of Christ. Burial followed in the Daingerfield Cemetery.

Services for Richard Kelly McClure, 79 of Daingerfield, will be held at a later date.


The local community lost a huge source of laughter the morning of Jan. 13, when Charlesetta (Charlie) Bruce, 64, suddenly passed away.


Charles F. Campbell, 91 of Avinger, passed away on Jan. 10. He was the son of Leaman and Fonnie Campbell of Jefferson.


Graveside services for James A. Howell, 88 of Hughes Springs, were held Jan. 1 at Snow Hill Cemetery with Bro. Michael Roberts officiating.

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