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Fri
26
Jun

Cass County awaits instruction from Texas AG before proceeding with same-sex marriage

Cass County awaits instruction from Texas AG before proceeding with same-sex marriage

By Robin Aaron

raaron@casscountynow.com

According to County Clerk Jamie A. O’Rand, her office will await revisions to documents and information on recording vital statistics before issuing same sex marriage license  in Cass County.

In light of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold gay marriage in all 50 states, O'Rand said that her office would await further instructions from the state's Attorney General's Office.  U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today (June 26, 2015) that marriage equality should be upheld in all U.S. states.

Fri
26
Jun

Offices closed Friday

Offices of the Atlanta Citizens Journal and The Cass County Sun will be closed Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day

Wed
03
Jun

Where's My Water?

BREAKING NEWS

Linden to shut off water June 11

By Bobby Horn Jr.

Sun Editor

LINDEN—On June 11, Linden residents can expect an interruption their water service, beginning at 8 a.m.

According to the City of Linden, public works will turn off the city’s water supply. Interruptions are expected from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. The city says the water is being turned off so they may make required repairs to the elevated water tower in downtown Linden.

Wed
03
Jun

Walking the Red Carpet

Education Foundation honors Atlanta High’s top students

 

By Lee Ellen Benjamin

Journal Staff

Wed
03
Jun

Best in state: AHS Journalism team earns 1st State UIL Championship

By Robin Aaron
 
They don’t jump hurdles or run sprints, but what the Atlanta High School Journalism team has accomplished is significant nonetheless. They are the new 4A UIL State Champions. 
The group of four have brought home a state championship to Atlanta for the first time in their category. And the team as a whole garnered 32 points, more than twice what their second place opponents earned, 15, at the UIL state championship meet.
The win is also a meaningful send off for one of Atlanta ISD’s educators. Susan Greig will be retiring after this year. The team for 2015 was her seventh in nine years to coach all the way to the state level, but are her first state champs. 
Mon
01
Jun

Cass County added to list of disaster areas

By Robin Aaron
raaron@casscountynow.com

Cass County has been declared a disaster area officially due to high rains and flooding damage to county roads. The Texas Governor’s office has declared 40 Texas counties as disaster areas as of May 27.
County Judge Becky Wilbanks submitted a letter to the state May 18 outlining Cass County’s problems and asking for assistance.
“As a result of excessive rain, wind and flooding that has occurred from January 1, 2015 to the present, Cass County is currently facing tremendous physical and economic losses,” Wilbanks wrote. “A large number of roads have been flooded, culverts washed away and roadbeds destroyed. Additionally, many trees have been downed due to high winds.

Sat
09
May

Local teen gives final gift of life as organ donor

Community grieves loss of young volunteer
 
By Robin Aaron
Managing Editor 
 
The death of local teen Ty Ball has rocked the area. The young man who’s life reportedly touched students all over the area will be memorialized this Saturday. 
Ty Awtrey Ball, 16, of Queen City, died of injuries sustained while horseback riding with his brother Sunday night.
Ball sustained severe injuries to his head with internal bleeding. He was transported to a Shreveport hospital and survived through the night as family and friends kept a vigil by his side and at the medical facility. 
Wed
22
Apr

AISD’s Harrist says education bill is unfair

By Bobby Horn Jr.
Journal Staff
 
If state legislators have their way, the formula by which teachers get paid will move from base salary-plus experience to a formula based on how well their students perform on standardized tests.
On April 7, the Texas Senate passed SB 893 by a 27-4 vote. Among those voting for the bill were Atlanta’s State Senator Kevin Eltife, a Republican. 
The Senate bill requires Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams to create a teacher development framework (TDF) that must include the “teacher’s implementation of discipline management procedures; academic performance of students; teaching standards that show expected teacher knowledge, understanding, skill and practice to ensure student educational growth in academics; classroom observations; and data related to the teacher’s efforts to improve professional performance.”
Wed
08
Apr

Borseth addresses road conditions in Pct. 2

 By Angela Guillory

aguillory@casscountynow.com

Fri
03
Apr

U.S. Congressman visits Guard-Line Inc.

 Photo by Robin Aaron

U.S. Congressman John Lee Ratcliffe looks on as Kenneth Fedrick, an employee at Guard-Line, Inc., works cutting equipment on the production floor of the Guard-Line factory located at the Atlanta Industrial Park. Ratcliffe, Congressman for Texas’s 4th congressional district, visited with a number of local officials from Cass County, including Linden and Atlanta. Also pictured are brothers, and Guard-Line owners, Lee and Dennis Stanley.

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