News

L-K board members take oaths,new officers elected

The board recognized an outgoing board member, before swearing in a new member and electing officers for the new year.

A Bowie County man is scheduled for a pretrial hearing on December 6 after being arraigned before 102nd District Judge Jeff Addison in Bowie County, according to area news reports.

Flu Season is Here

Flu is on the rise in Northeast Texas with an uptick of patience seeing local clinics. The primary strain of Flu in our area is the type A strain.

Hay there... Merry Christmas!

While sleigh bells ring, these artfully decorated hay bales at the end of a driveway just outside Atlanta help bring the holiday spirit to Cass County.

Rain or Shine,Holiday Shoppers Show Up For Deals

A little drizzle didn’t drown out downtown and other small businesses for Atlanta Area Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Small Business Saturday’ event.

November 27 – December 3, 2022

Columns & Opinions

Texas History Minute

Cartoons have captivated and delighted children – and the young at heart -- for generations. As the motion picture industry emerged, cartoons became a staple feature of the matinee.

Changes urged in funding community colleges

A report submitted to state leaders ahead of the 88th legislative session’s opening in January urges lawmakers to develop “an innovative new model” to fund community colleges.

TEXAS HISTORY MINUTE

The machineries of government can be used for good or ill.

Legislators begin filing bills ahead of session

Texas legislators are off to the races, filing more than 850 bills on Monday, the first day of filing season for the 88th session, which begins Jan. 10.

The Navarro Family played an important role in the early, formative years of Texas. Angel Navarro was an important early political leader in San Antonio, service that paved the way for his son.

Sports

Basketball

Bloomburg’s varsity girls’ basketball squad opened its season with a 36-21 win over Redwater and followed that up with a 51-34 win over FM 74 neighbor Queen City.

WHOPPERS

There is much to love about a Texas deer season.

Fant named to All-ASC Team

Former Atlanta Rabbit standout Cade Fant was named to the American Southwest All-Conference Football Team recently as an Honorable Mention Tight End.

Rabbits earn All-District honors after turnaround year

Atlanta’s football team had quite a turnaround this season.

Atlanta Middle School’s boys’ basketball program kicked off its season on Nov. 14 against DeKalb at home.

Seventh grade Rabbs roll

Lifestyle

Grace Counseling Hosts Holiday Open House

Grace Counseling Center received a high turnout for its first Holiday Open House Thursday, November 17th.

CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital-Atlanta invites area residents to join in their community Christmas Lighting Celebration at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, at the front entrance of the hospital.

Bloomburg Community Center is slated to host ‘A Country Christmas’ Friday, Dec. 9 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Jay Cates

Jay Cates, Hughes Springs fire chief, receives a $1,000 check from Texas Farm Bureau. 

Bloomburg Fire Department Chief Dakota Huddleston receives a check for $500 dollars.

Yard of the month

Congratulations to Tommy O’Rear for receiving the Linden Garden Club’s November Yard of the Month. 601 N. Main, Linden.

Christmas Open House

Baby Gracie grins from ear to ear while shopping for Christmas deals with Mom and Dad at Jana’s Mercantile.

Obituaries

Mary Nell Tyson

August 26, 1938 - November 20, 2022

De’Jah Lanae-Kay Young

December 17, 2001 - November 5, 2022

Tym Wilson

June 30, 1950 - November 5, 2022

Christopher Curtis Durmon

June 9, 1977 - November 11, 2022

Marie Gaither Thomas

April 18, 1931 - November 6, 2022

The Angels of the Lord peacefully descended upon this earth and escorted Marie Gaither Thomas to Glory, early Sunday morning, November 6, 2022.

Virginia Morgan Thonges

Virginia Morgan Thonges of Queen City, Texas, passed away at age 91 on Oct. 26, 2022. She was born on Oct. 7, 1931, in England, Arkansas, to Wilford and Glenn Morgan.

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