21 indictments handed down

The Upshur County Grand Jury returned 21 indictments, eight of them sealed, and no-billed two cases March 20 in Gilmer, said District Attorney Billy Byrd. Ten of the indictments were on charges of possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine.) Defendants, charges and bond information in the open indictments were as follows, Byrd’s office reported: Luke David

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Some questions answered, more remain for GISD as four-day week concept gets April 10 town hall

The possibility of a four-day school week for Gladewater ISD will remain undecided for weeks to come, and the district’s trustees listened more than they spoke during a March 25 presentation on the idea. While the school’s elected officials ponder the latest information presented by members of the District Educational Improvement Committee, a public town

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Gladewater Chamber of Commerce – 2024 Banquet Tab Insert

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Library welcomes sky-watchers for solar celebration next week

Considering the movements of the Earth, Sun, and Moon, there’s a minimum of two solar eclipses but no more than five happening around the world every year. A total solar eclipse is less common, happening only every 18 months or so, and it’s rare that one happens right over your back yard. There’s no chance

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Mirror puts council candidates in spotlight Thursday

Locals have a chance to put their questions and concerns to city council candidates Thursday night. Gladewater Mirror’s Spring 2024 Candidates Forum begins at 6 p.m. April 4 at Gladewater Chamber of Commerce. All four City Hall office-seekers were invited to participate March 8, so they’ve had about a month to ponder their platforms before

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The Economist | 4 Years Later

Unlike most weeks in my frenetic schedule of projects, deadlines, speeches, and meetings, I remember that one well – Monday speech in Lubbock; flight to Dallas for afternoon meeting; all-day testimony in Dallas on Tuesday; Wednesday meeting in DC; Longview speech on Thursday; late afternoon flight for reception at our home. That was a pretty

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New Vision takes root in renewed church building

Just last year, the building of brick, stone and stained glass was a wedding venue – on Sunday, Rickey Moore preached on the bride of Christ, the church, seeking her glorious groom, Jesus. He’d prefer we call him Rickey. Not ‘Bishop’ or ‘Dr.’ Not ‘Preacher,’ ‘Reverend’ or ‘Pastor.’ “We’re not hung up on titles,” says

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Voters asked to approve changes to city charter

Gladewater’s designation as ‘The Antique Capital of East Texas’ was never meant to be a reference to its charter. First written and adopted in the mid-1950s, the city’s guiding document has been amended just twice – in November 1968 and August of ‘85. Almost 40 years since the last update, eight proposed amendments will be

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