Linden: The 2019 year in review

We have so much to be proud of from this last year in downtown Linden! We used to think of ourselves as a town in decline.

The Blantons of Spring Bank, formerly Factory Bluff

The Blantons were French Huguenots. They fled to England before 1600. Coat of arms records show Blantons in Lancashire, England between 1571 - 1588.

African Children’s Choir performs

Africa. It is the second-largest continent and the second most populated continent. It is also considered by some as the place where humans first walked. It is a wondrous, vast, beautiful land.

Law enforcement appreciation

Thank you for... Your selfless service Your bravery Your protection Your courage Your sacrifice

Renovations are in the works for QC stadium

Imagine if you will the excitement students, staff, and members of the Queen City ISD community must have felt in the fall of 1974 when the first touchdown was made on the newly built and opened Sm

Tractor trailer crashes through guardrail into pond

January 9, at approximately 10:20 a.m., Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers were called to a one-vehicle crash on US Hwy 59, approximately 0.1 mile east of CR 1159, in Cass County.



Columns & Opinions

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

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.


My father, William Foster Orr, was born on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1882, in Texarkana, Arkansas. He had an interesting young life running off to join the circus before he settled in Texas.


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

Abbott, Patrick react after shooting incident at church

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released statements following a deadly shooting on Dec.

Reflections and a crystal ball

Suzanne’s CORNER


McLeod Basketball

Versus Maud

Bizarre appeals to this fisherman as he travels

Everyone that knows me very well knows that even when I try to be normal I just ain’t.

Atlanta Iron begins year off by lifting at Sulphur Springs

Atlanta Iron started out the year by competing in the Sulphur Springs Invitational Jan. 11.

The meet featured 300-plus lifters from 29 different schools.

Atlanta archery teams compete in the Queen City Tournament

Atlanta High School and Atlanta Middle School archery teams competed in Queen City Tournament. 

Five Band of Champions’ members earn All-State honors

Five students from the Queen City Band of Champions competed at the Area Tryouts Jan. 11. Four of those competing made the All-State Band.

Area Basketball

The Atlanta Rabbits hosted rival Queen City last week and the Rabbs prevailed, 85-27.



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.

Center steps up with entertainment

For the mature adult set, finding something to entertain one’s self can be a bit of a challenge these days.



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.


Barbara Ann Patch, 85, a longtime resident of Mc-Leod passed away January 5, 2020. Barbara was born August 25, 1934 in Shreveport to Jake and Alice Walton.


Tommie Wilson Wall, age 85, of Atlanta, Texas passed away January 7, 2020. Tommie was born September 14, 1934. He was the son of the late James Wiley Wall and Lora B. Fleet Wall.

Elizabeth Ann “Fuddy” Allen, age 90, of Atlanta, Texas, formerly of Dallas, went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 12, 2020 in a Texarkana, Texas hospital.

Larry Gene Rhyne, 84, went to be with the Lord, January 2, 2020, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.


Rebecca Ann (Riley) Velekei, born December 28, 1945, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, in Texarkana TX. She was 74 years old.

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