COVID-19 Update

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Monday, Jan. 11, reports the following:

A winter storm dumped up to four inches of heavy, wet snow across Louisiana and East Texas, leaving 57,800 SWEPCO customers without power as of 9 a.m. Monday.

A brief look at the early development

In the early 1800’s people began moving into the area that we now call Cass County. It was once known as: Paschal Co. 1824-36; Red River Co. 1836-46; Cass Co. 1846-61; Davis Co. 1861 -71; Cass Co.


A Little Bit of Faith

Faith, faith, faith, a little bit of faith, you don’t need a whole lot, just use what you’ve got.

He told me to tell you that...

John Donne told us, “No man is an island, entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.



Columns & Opinions

	City Administrator UPDATE

Linden is looking forward to some fun events this winter. Jan 3oth from 11am - 1pm we will have a downtown block party with games, vendors and music!


In the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, the nation soon asked questions about the presidency.

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It’s always a rare pleasure to see snow in northeast Texas.

New House speaker lays out challenges

The 87th session of the Texas Legislature opened Tuesday with COVID-19 encompassing every aspect of what the lawmakers do, according to new House Speaker Dade Phelan.




For 29 seasons as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Tom Landry was the image of professionalism and sportsmanship.


Bynum lifts Tigers to win over Cardinals on sideline trey

L-K 68, Maud 65

The Linden-Kildare Tigers faced a familiar foe Jan. 8, in the Maud Cardinals.

No. 6 McLeod 53, James Bowie 34

The Longhorns followed up a big win over Rivercrest with a, 53-34, thumping of James Bowie on Jan. 8.

Local volleyball players help propel club team to third place

Four Lady Rabbit volleyball players played together in the MLK Tournament as part of the North Texas Region, USA Volleyball circuit Jan. 9-10 in the DFW area.

Action shots of Atlanta basketball versus Hooks

ABOVE - Atlanta’s Daimion Collins gets into the paint against Hooks. BELOW - Kym Sheppard goes in for a layup off the glass. Photos by KIM SHEPPARD

Sports Year in Review 2020

Last year was one we’d like to forget for obvious reasons.

COVID-19 changed the landscape in which we lived our lives and has changed the dynamic of every life on this planet.


McLeod 92, Clarksville 51

McLeod blasted Clarksville, 92-51, Jan. 2, with Casey Smith pouring in 21, Silas Murdock 18, Keldyn Schubert 17, Nos Gryder 13 and Nathan Parker nine.


The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is announcing an upcoming Transportation Alternatives (TA) call for projects for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure!

Christmas rifle won at raffle

Robert Lawson, owner of Hooked Barbershop in Atlanta, was recently gifted a rifle won in a VFW raffle by his uncle.

J.K. Hileman Christmas

Fourth grade students at J.K. Hileman Elementary presented “A Very Different Christmas” last week under the direction of music teacher, Mrs. Hackleman.

Polar Express Day

First grade classes at J.K. Hileman Elementary searched all over campus for the first gift of Christmas and finally found it hiding in plain sight back in their classrooms.

Hughes Springs Reverse Parade

Hughes Springs’ Annual Christmas Parade was cancelled, so several determined business people decided to get together and plan a Reverse Parade where all along First Street was decorated and traffic


Morris E. Hamilton

Morris E. Hamilton was born on November 8, 1919 in the Center Grove community just north of Linden, Texas. He passed away on December 19, 2020 at a long-term care facility in Linden.

Wanda Lee “Susie” Thomas Lummus

Wanda “Susie” Lummus, 79, of Texarkana, Texas, passed from this life to the next on January 10, 2021.


Jackie Louise Icenhower, age 57, of Texarkana, Texas, died Monday, December 21, 2020, in a local hospital.


Nora Belle Arrington, age 82, of Atlanta, Texas, went to be with the Lord Friday, January 1, 2021 in a local adult care facility. Nora was born July 16,


Robert Joyce Buzbee, age 86, of Atlanta, Texas, went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 03, 2021, at his residence surrounded by family.


Freddie Earl “Bo” Hall, age 81, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, December 24, 2020, in an adult care facility.

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