McLeod MVP’s

McLeod Elementary MVPs for the month of February are John Thomas (Pre-K),London Patrick (Kinder),Nicole Irwin (Kinder),Nathaniel Tems (First), Levi Moore (Second), Alexis Hernandez (Third) and Blak

Atlanta PD issued three press releases of individuals who are wanted for different crimes: Jack Kory Laird, Bobby Joel Caraway Jr., and Courtney Damon Blair.

Lemuel Meridy and Mary Ann Duck McKinney

Lemuel Meridy McKinney was born 25 August 1848 to Daniel and Dorothy Adeline Ferris McKinney probably in Titus County, Texas, in the area that is now Franklin County.

City Manager Lee Elliott recently updated the Journal-Sun with what the community can expect for 2023.

Due to the possibility of winter weather conditions this week, TxDOT crews in Bowie, Cass, Camp, Marion, Morris, Titus and Upshur Counties began pretreating many roads and bridges with brine today.



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Houston had long been an important city for Texas. Businessmen like Jesse H. Jones helped make it an international center for commerce.

Congressman Nathaniel Moran’s officially opened his Texarkana Office with a grand opening on Wednesday, January 18, on the Texarkana College Campus.

Lawmakers push $15K teacher raises

A group of House Democrats is proposing a $15,000 raise for the state’s teachers and a 25% raise for other state employees by using some of the state’s record budget surplus. State Rep.

Winter, taco soup and friends


Success in business is often a combination of timing, determination, and imagination. One Houston businessman, Jesse H.

Border security, tax relief and raises top list

For the Texas House and Senate, there is not much daylight between each chamber’s priorities in this year’s legislative session.


Wylie Jo Hodges prepares for The American Rodeo

Wylie Jo Hodges has had a busy past few months.

Atlanta’s powerlifting program took part in the FCA Liftoff at Texas High on Jan. 21.

Linden-Kildare’s powerlifting program competed in the FCA Liftoff at Texas High on Jan. 21. The meet consisted of 300-plus lifters from classes 1A-6A.

McLeod battles Hawkins

McLeod’s basketball program took on Hawkins on Jan. 27. The boys’ game was close until the final quarter in which McLeod pulled away for a 46-35 win. The Lady Longhorns fell to Hawkins 68-44.

McLeod’s basketball program faced county and district foe Linden-Kildare in basketball action on Jan. 24.

The boys won 69-19 and the ladies won 59-16.


Queen City High School varsity tennis players competed in the Hallsville Invitational Tennis Tourn

Queen City High School varsity tennis players competed in the Hallsville Invitational Tennis Tourn


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.

The first thing that that Jesus did when he came into this world was to present his body to the Father, and that to be used for the glory of God.

He was manifested

Matthew 1:21 - And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins.

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Damon Donald (LK High School Ag/Science teacher) provided an overview of activities his students are performing in the community and in competitions.

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The Atlanta Lions Club welcomed Kayla Williams and Steve Propes from Atlanta State Park (center). Also pictured are Billy Alexander, Billy and Hensley, Jim Christian and Stuart Smith.


Terry Haynes

April 6, 1939 - January 15, 2023

James Randall “Randy” Webster

June 21, 1957 - January 23, 2023

James Randall “Randy” Webster was born June 21, 1957 in Linden, Texas. He departed this life at the age of 65, on January 23, 2023.

February 18, 1962 – January 15, 2023

Mary Beth Womack

November 4, 1944 - January 12, 2023

Mary Beth Womack, 78, of Carrollton, Texas, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023, in a Plano, Texas hospital.

February 4, 1945 - January 18, 2023

Marvin Gene Berry

January 11, 1941 - January 8, 2023

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