Reynolds gets life sentence

A Cass County jury sentenced a Naples, Texas man to life in prison without parole last Thursday afternoon after finding him guilty that morning of the continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14 ye

Black Friday may seem like the best day for Christmas deals, but Small Business Saturday is where it’s at. Shops in downtown Linden were open Saturday with all kinds of extra special sales.

Third Holiday Popup Week starting this Thursday

Pop Up shops will return once again to the historic Courthouse Square in Linden.

The Cass County Genealogical Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Tuesday, Dec.

Salem Missionary Baptist Church

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Linden Public Library is beginning to look like Christmas as patrons enter the main room and see the welcoming Christmas tree and decorated fireplace mantle.

Columns & Opinions


The twentieth century saw the shrouds surrounding the mysteries of science and creation being pulled back to reveal a universe of incredible, awe-inspiring wonder.

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.

Community...and the backyard babies


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As people race to organize the last details on travel, get-togethers, and gather last-minute ingredients, the nation again marks the Fourth Thursday in November as a day to pause and consider what

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I hope all have a great time and get a chance to see all your friends and family.


Queen City trap team competes at Rocky Creek Outdoors

The Queen City High School FFA trap shooting team participated in a shoot at Rocky Creek Outdoors in Texarkana, Ark., Nov. 22, and placed second overall.


L-K Band Upcoming Schedule

• Students will be performing in the Christmas Parade this Thursday.

• The Christmas concert is Tue, Dec 10.

Lady Rabbs battle North Caddo Lady Rebels on the hardwood

Atlanta took on the North Caddo Lady Rebels from Vivian Nov. 25.

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The 22nd Annual Turkey Trot 5k, presented by Richardson “No Bull” Insurance, was held Saturday, November 16 at the CHRISTUS St. Michael Atlanta Outpatient Rehabilitation Center located at 901 S.

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Atlanta legendary coach Gordon Pynes is just one of the many people behind the scenes of what has become the Atlanta Athletics Hall of Fame.


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.

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.

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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

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Hometown Christmas celebrates its seventh year in downtown Atlanta with a flurry of activities.

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Nov. 9, Queen City Middle School students participated in the Math & Science Meet hosted at Atlanta Middle School.

In Number Sense QC placed first overall.



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.


Paul Lyle, 79, of Plainview was born August 12, 1940 to Ramer R. Lyle and Vonie Mae Echols Lyle in Magnolia, Arkansas.

Patrick Wayne Birdsong, 55, of Texarkana, Texas passed away November 28, 2019. Mr. Birdsong was born February 5, 1964 in Houston, Texas to Stanford Wayne Birdsong and Lawana Gean Cambron.

Mary Jean Adams left this world to join her Lord Jesus Christ in heaven on November 18, 2019 at the age of

Betty Joyce Richardson, 87,of Linden, TX passed away November 12, 2019. Mrs. Richardson was born September 26, 1932 in Hughes Springs, TX to John Taylor and Vade Burkham Taylor.

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