21 AA ALL DISTRICT AWARDS

21 AA ALL DISTRICT AWARDS were announced Wednesday. UNION GROVE OFFENSIVE MVP- Ava Wightman SR NEWCOMER- Jamie Webb JR 1st TEAM Sarah Prince JR and Jenna Scott SR 2nd TEAM Keira Taylor and JR Mallorie Cannon SO HONORABLE MENTION Allie Calhoun SR, Rachel Potter FR and Danica Vestal FR ACADEMIC ALL DISTRICT Rachel Potter, Ava

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White Oak PD deputizes doorbells

New database of contact information aims to streamline investigations – Nowadays, the word ‘surveillance’ quickly conjures up dystopian visions of totalitarian regimes, that “Big Brother is watching” – or, at least, of hours of bad neighbor clips on social media. Pump the brakes a bit, though, when it comes to White Oak Police Department’s new

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Early voting for March Primary starts Tuesday

Early voting in Upshur County for the March 5 Republican and Democratic primaries opens Tuesday at the Gilmer Civic Center. No voting is scheduled Monday since it is the Presidents Day holiday. Voting hours and dates are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 20-23, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 3

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Gladewater continues to exceed last year’s sales tax revenue numbers

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced last week he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts $1.3 billion in local sales tax allocations for February, 1.6 percent more than in February 2023. These allocations are based on sales made in December by businesses that report tax monthly; October, November and December sales by

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Only City of Gladewater has contested election ahead

Filing has closed for local elected offices in the Spring 2024 cycle, and the races are already wrapped up at Gladewater ISD, the City of White Oak and White Oak ISD – there are contests ahead for the City of Gladewater, however, with Election Day set May 4. For the mayor’s seat, there are two

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Gladewater voters have no local place to vote – again

Early voting in the March 5 Primary begins Feb. 20 and runs through March 1. Voting can be done at the Gregg County Courthouse and at various locations throughout the county – except not in Gladewater. For the second consecutive time, Gladewater voters will have to drive out of town to vote early. Typically, Election

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TxDOT SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST AWARDS STUDENTS WHO HELP CLEAN UP THEIR COMMUNITIES

Don’t Mess With Texas® scholarship contest now open for applications     ATLANTA – Texas students who helped clean up and beautify their communities can now apply for a scholarship contest awarding a total of $10,000. The annual Don’t mess with Texas® Scholarship Contest is now accepting applications for the 2024 school year. All Texas high

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Contenders line up for city leadership

With a recent addition to the Spring 2024 ballot, Gladewater has a contested race for the mayor’s seat, and the final ballot isn’t set. Incumbent Place 3 council member Brandy Flanagan filed early for the central spot on the dais and has drawn a late challenger in a recent filing by Jim Valentine. There are

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