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Buzbee files suit against Brooks

Well-known Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, who also owns a home in Atlanta, has agreed to take the case of Blake Sampson, the two-year-old boy who was hospitalized in April of this year for life-thre

21-year-old Atlanta resident dies in crash

At approximately 2:14 a.m. on November 18, a 2008 Chevrolet carrying 21-year-old Brenden Lomax of Atlanta, Texas hit a tree on Martin Luther King and Wood Street in Texarkana.

The fight against the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir has intensified as of late, with over a thousand people signing a petition against it.

Ransom officially files for judge

Conservative businessman, veteran, and Atlanta Mayor Travis Ransom officially filed paperwork with the Cass County Republican Party for a place on the 2022 Republican Primary Ballot for Cass County

The holidays are already upon us and the call to shop local is important more than ever. Supply chain issues have made it difficult for all businesses, driving up the cost of products this year.

Born in Georgia on August 17, 1800, William was the oldest son of Clayton Moseley Coody, Sr. and Mary Ann Walker.

 

 

Columns & Opinions

TEXAS HISTORY MINUTE

In the late 1970s and through the 1980s, millions of people would tune in weekly to watch Dallas, a night-time soap opera about the tawdry scandals and business dealings of a Texas oil family.

Extreme weather could still threaten grid

The state’s power grid could still be at risk under extreme winter conditions, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, but should operate fine under normal conditions.

Divide the Baby

1 Kings 3:16-27; Two women came before King Solomon, one with a complaint against the other, concerning her baby. I

Reasons to be Thankful

As a world, we have been through one of the toughest times that many of us can remember. In these seasons of life, it can be difficult to find things to be thankful for.

The filing period for the 2022 Texas Primary Election officially opened, allowing candidates to file with thei respective party chairs for a place on the March 1, 2022 primary ballot.

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The name “Ima Hogg” has been a running joke in Texas for many years. However, for anyone who knew her or had ever been touched by her many works, the real Ima Hogg was anything but a joke.

Sports

Hodges, Green, Stevens to compete in Vegas

Three local riders qualified to compete in the Vegas Tuffest Jr. World Championship, Dec. 1-6.

Andrea Lee wins with TKO win over Calvillo

Andrea Lee never wavered in her confidence after receiving the news that her opponent for UFC Vegas 42 was dropping out due to illness.

Basketball

Bulldogs

The Queen City varsity boys’ basketball season got underway on Nov. 16, in Morris County with a win over the Daingerfield Tigers by a score of 46-43.

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Atlanta softball pitcher Jordan Hodge signed to play softball and further her education at Grambling University.

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Atlanta’s volleyball team continued its historic run as they beat Harmony in five sets on Nov. 9, in the regional quarterfinals of the state playoffs.

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Atlanta’s volleyball team made history this season as they finished district play undefeated and went to the fourth round of the playoffs.

Lifestyle

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Queen City sophomore Mason Campbell took part in the Chill on the Hill Junior Livestock Show in Mt. Pleasant last weekend and earned Reserve Grand Champion and Junior Market Goat honors.

Dillinger, Moore place second in TC tourney

The Atlanta High School doubles’ duo of Jackson Eli Dillinger and Landon Moore placed second overall in a tournament at Texarkana College.

15th Annual Marathon for the Hungry

KPYN hosted the 15th Annual Marathon for the Hungry at Brookshire’s benefiting Rebecca’s Pantry on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Thompson, Ransom speak at meeting

The Eastern Cass County School Retirees Association held its regular meeting on Nov. 9 at the First Methodist Church in Queen City.

Tony Ciomperlik

Tony Ciomperlik, President of Atlanta Area Rotary, presents check to Robin Betts for police equipment.

DPS increases traffic enforcement for Thanksgiving holiday

There is a lot to be thankful for this year, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to ensure people are able to get to and from their holiday celebrations safely.

Obituaries

Mary Adelyn (Cobb) Cole

Mary Adelyn (Cobb) Cole, 101 of Dallas went home to Jesus on November 14, 2021 after a brief illness.

Clyde Edward Wiggins

Clyde E. Wiggins, age 79, of McLeod, Texas, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at his home. He was born on September 23, 1942 in Atlanta, Texas to Horace and Marie Wiggins.

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Concetta “Connie” Lockard age 74 of Rodessa, Louisiana went to be with our Lord on Nov. 6, 2021.

William “Bill” Polite, Jr., age 85, of Bloomburg, Texas, went to be with the Lord, Monday, November 1, 2021 in a local hospital.

Steven Ward

Steven Ward passed from this life in his home on Nov. 1. He was born in Cass County to Troy and Lucile Ward on Nov. 19, 1941.

Robert Knox

Robert Wayne Knox was born on March 7, 1965. He was loved every day of his life by his mother, Molly Knox, and his father, James Knox.

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