Children donate 42 bikes to Toys for Tots

First United Methodist Day School 2019 Character-In-Action Program appointed all “Day School” children as “CIA agents” with a “mission” to perform simple chores for money and/or take donations.

CHRISTUS -  Atlanta  recognized for excellence

The American College of Cardiology has recognized CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital - Atlanta once again for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain.

Who’s a mean one? Not this one!

Phoenix Wasson, daughter of Ryan & Emily Wasson of Atlanta, doesn’t seem to think this Grinch is a mean one! The Grinch visited CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital - Atlanta recently.

Waste Management will not collect trash on Christmas Day – Wednesday, 12/25/2019. Instead those customers normally collected on Wednesdays route will be serviced Thursday, the day after Christmas.

2019 Atlanta Christmas Parade

A number of Disney themed floats kept coming and coming for the Atlanta Christmas Parade.

Christmas celebration on the square

Tis the season for Christmas festivities! And Linden certainly knows how to light it up for the holidays. Celebrations kicked off with chicken pot stew thanks to Linden Lions Club.

Columns & Opinions

International people to people


More than likely you have never heard of the organization, People to People International. I hadn’t until that day when the phone rang and they were calling me!


Charles Culberson was part of an influential Texas political family. He would lead a notable career in his own right, serving two terms as governor and three terms in the U. S. Senate.

Linden will have

Linden was the buzz last Thursday night. The Christmas Tree lighting has become the “event” of the season.

Governor proclaims results in constitutional amendment election

Before voter-approved amendments to the Texas Constitution are set in stone, it is the governor’s duty to publicly proclaim the results of the election.

Linden will have first lit parade

Christmas is right around the corner, and this Thursday night 5 Dec we will have the first lit Christmas Parade at 6 pm.


Local Basketball

McLeod Boys

Queen City ISD’s Santa Slam event a heartwarming success

Normally, when fans throw things onto the court at a basketball game, it’s a bad thing, but that wasn’t the case at Eugene Sloan Memorial Gym last Tuesday night.

Tigers litter 11-2A Division I All-District list

The 11-2A DI All-District football list was released last week and Linden-Kildare players earned honors.

Several Atlanta Rabbits earn 7-3A, DI superlative honors

The District 7-3A Division I All-District honors were recently released and several Rabbits received recognition.

L-K at Waskom

Basketball has gotten off to a quick start at Linden-Kildare. The Tigers opened up the season traveling to Waskom to take on those Wildcats Nov. 22.

UIL announces classification cutoff numbers for next two years

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced the cutoff numbers for classifications for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic and athletic years last week.


Stamper–Lopez to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Stamper of Atlanta, Texas announces the engagement of their daughter Allison Lea Stamper to Emmanuel Lopez, son of Orlando and Jenny Lopez of Fort Hood, Texas.

Cass County ESD #2 hosts banquet for firefighters, cadets

Cass County ESD #2 hosted its annual Christmas banquet last Friday night. During the event Fire Chief Chuck Weerts promoted both David Jackson and Kendall Collier to lieutenant status.

Thanksgiving Blessings

Allan and LaRue Pavia, daughter Nikki Whatley, with her daughters Ada and Cora Whatley

Maisyn Cornett taste testing the pumpkin pie to make sure it’s ready to go in the oven!

Mayor presents declaration to DECA students

In celebration of DECA Month, Travis Ransom presents the Atlanta High School Club with a declaration.

Author visits Morris Upchurch Middle School

Shanna Spence, center, is an author from Longview who visited Morris Upchurch Middle School recently to discuss her published book The Encouragment Letters.

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Editorials Note: “After houseboat hits bridge, veteran’s story draws outpouring of help.” This story was written in Illinois where a former resident now lives and runs a house boat as a service



James (Jim) Roy Solley, Sr., age 79, of Wills Point, Texas went to be with his wife Carol and the Lord, on November 28, 2019.


Rachel Dianne Johnston Magee, was born March 1, 1971 in Houston, Texas. She went to be with God on December 7, 2019.


Nelda R. Sibert, 83, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019.


De’Lois Riley Sirmans age 83, of Frankston, Texas formerly of Atlanta, Texas, went to be with the Lord Friday, December 6, 2019 in an Athens, Texas adult care facility.


Vernon E. Wagner, age 89 of Atlanta, Texas died Monday morning December 2, 2019 in a local hospital. He was born February 5, 1930 in West Texas. Mr. Wagner served 20 years in the U.S.


Margie Ileen Counts “Ileen” entered into rest Saturday, November 30, 2019. She was born August 14, 1923, to Grover and Letha West in Dougherty, Oklahoma.

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