The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas’ Marion & Cass County and the Marion-Cass Soil and Water Conservation District cordially invite the public to attend their FY 202


‘A person’s a person, no matter how small’

We were discussing communion crackers the other day (life of a pastor). We have been using the soft crackers that taste a lot like styrofoam that melts in your mouth.

The Atlanta Independent School District will join 1,025 school districts throughout Texas to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month, Superintendent Sidney Harrist announced Tuesday, Ja

Editor’s Note: We were asked recently to have prayer requests in the Journal and Sun.

The war over Marvin Nichols

Tensions ran high as East Texans and Dallas-Fort Worth area policymakers spoke on Tuesday in Sulphur Springs about the proposed Marvin Nichols reservoir, which could occupy as much as 65,000 acres



Columns & Opinions


The spoken word can be forgotten the moment it is uttered, but the printed word lives for generations. A century ago, people relied on the printed words of the newspaper to inform them.

Let there be light... again

The lights are back up on the 1934 Water Tower! We now have a restored tower and a great lighting set up that will help us celebrate here in Linden. We are excited and we hope you are too.

Sometimes the most important people can be those without titles or names well-known to the public or known to many outside their own community.

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott last week convened the quarterly meeting of his Domestic Terrorism Task Force at the state Capitol.


An argument over spending tax dollars, an attempt to silence political opponents, and charges of a “kangaroo court.” This is not a current story but a faint echo of a notorious event in Texas Histo


Queen City powerlifters compete in FCA Liftoff at Texas High

Queen City powerlifters competed in the FCA Liftoff at Texas High Jan. 18, which was the program’s first meet of the year.

The University Interscholastic League released UPDATED conference and division cutoff numbers and preliminary enrollment figures for the 2020-2022 reclassification and realignment recently updating

Another packed meeting for the Lions Club on Thursday, Jan. 16.

This year, Texas A&M Extension Service and 4-H Club is host to quite a lot of fun and educational events. On Saturday, Jan.


Law enforcement appreciation

M.C. Welding donated this beautiful piece of wall art to Sheriff Larry Rowe and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office during Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Jan. 9. M.C.


The CHRISTUS St. Michael Foundation is hosting a drawing for a Toyota RAV4 from Robbins Toyota! Tickets will be sold for $25 each or five (5) for $100. The drawing will be held at the CHRISTUS St.

CHRISTUS St. Michael Health & Fitness Center will host a free Community Health Fair on Wednesday, January 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The event will be held at the CHRISTUS St.

Fitness with Heart and Soul

The New Year brings many resolutions. For those who resolve to get fit, there is a new and exciting option in Queen City.

Deliciously, delightfully healthy

In the New Year, many resolve to live a healthier lifestyle. Be that incorporating exercise into their daily routine or just eating healthier meals.



Glen Collins, age 74, of Atlanta, Texas, died Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at his residence.

Byron Albert Vaughn of Tuttle, Oklahoma was born to Thomas Arthur and Bernice Jean (Gooch) Vaughn, Jr.

Billie McKay Cochran Vaughn, “Kay”, 80, of Lindsay, Oklahoma passed away on December 27, 2019 at her ranch with her family by her side.


Eddie Milam age 88, of Atlanta, Texas, went to be with the Lord Thursday, January 16, 2020 in a local adult care facility.


Charlie Boyce Whitecotton left us peacefully on Wednesday, the 15th of January, 2020, at the age of 87.


Charles Ronald Ainsworth, born April 14, 1947, in Bogalusa La., passed from this life, January 1, 2020, at his Queen City home. He was 72 years old.

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