Eight arrested by Upshur special unit

The Special Investigations Unit of the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office arrested eight suspects on various charges in May, Sheriff Larry Webb said last week. Details of the arrests, all resulting

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White Oak kicks off new comprehensive plan project at no cost to community

A grant of up to $300,000 of storm recovery dollars is slated to fund a new comprehensive plan for White Oak to help steer the city’s progress for the foreseeable future. During their monthly

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Manufactured homes, vacant buildings on council’s plate tonight

Vacant buildings, manufactured housing, panhandling – council members will weigh a variety of local ordinance issues this week. The housing discussion is an ongoing dialogue stemming from a

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City weighs update to panhandling regulations

Some out-of-town nonprofit panhandlers are in the clear as far as local ordinances are concerned, but the Dallas-based group’s recurring collections at the intersection Hwy. 80 and 271 have

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Juneteenth’s freedom celebration returns Saturday

Each summer, Americans across the United States celebrate Juneteenth, commemorating the day – June 19, 1865 – when Gen. Gordon Granger reached Galveston Bay with 2,000 Union troops and decreed

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Three sentenced on drug charges

115th District Judge Dean Fowler sentenced three defendants to prison on drug charges Monday when they decided to plead guilty under plea bargains rather than have a jury chosen for their cases,

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Aircraft association arranges first airborne adventure for amateur aviation aficionados

It’s hard to say who was more excited (and/or anxious) about the Young Eagles first-time flights Saturday morning – the participating kids or the parents cheering from the tarmac at Gladewater

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Questions on container homes set for council’s answers next week

The local debate on regulations for shipping container homes is unsettled, but it is moving forward – employees at Gladewater City Hall are developing the outline of an updated ordinance that

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WOISD Resignation | Board, super move forward, separately

No details have been provided about what led White Oak Superintendent Dr. William Paul and the WOISD School Board to part ways, but the conclusion became public Friday afternoon – the trustees

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Rodeo Roundup

It’s a wrap … The 87th Gladewater Round-Up Rodeo is now in the record books following Saturday night’s action. And the numbers prove it was a great time for all – as 12,575 rodeo fans

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Programs empower youths through performing arts, community service

“I’m going to put you to the test.” Listen for the clues and cues, Sandy Redd told her young charges last week: Intro. Outro. Hook. Verse. Bridge. How do they feature in

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