City to waive $35,000 lease fee for ballpark vendor

With projects underway at the Gladewater Youth Baseball & Softball Complex, council members on Sept. 21 opted to waive the annual lease fee for the facility. The city’s elected officials went

County tax rate goes down

By Phillip Williams Upshur County Commissioners Court on Friday lowered the county’s property tax rate after approving the county budget for 2023-24, although dropping the rate won’t prevent most

What’s Happening

Spud Supper served The Gladewater Honeybears will host a Spud Supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in the Gladewater High School Cafeteria. Purchase tickets from Honeybears in advance or

Gladewater council to meet Thursday at 6 p.m.

The Gladewater City Council will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at City Hall for its monthly regular meeting to discuss the following agenda items: • Approve an interlocal agreement between Upshur

Upshur commissioners lift burn ban

By Phillip Williams Following recent rain, Upshur County Commissioners Court voted 4-1 Friday to immediately lift its temporary general ban on outdoor burning in rural areas, but parts of the

What’s Happening

Manna House needs donations The local Manna House is always in need of food so they can help our neighbors. So please continue your weekly donations of jelly and cereal, along with bread, canned

Upshur hires Stegall to lead road and bridge

By Phillip Williams Upshur County Commissioners Court last Thursday appointed veteran county Road and Bridge Department worker Phil Stegall as county road administrator. The court had recently

WOISD tax rate dropping 11-cents

White Oak trustees wrapped up their annual financial planning Thursday with the adoption of a decreased tax rate and a balanced budget for the coming year, and they finished with plenty of time

Gladewater city council approves tax rate cut

By James Draper The City of Gladewater’s budget and tax rate were all but ready for a vote Thursday night – a key piece of bookkeeping had to be squared away first, though. Ultimately, the


By Phillip Williams ‘Twas most likely the most overwhelming Ode to Offense in Gilmer High School football history when two state-ranked behemoths, the Chapel Hill Bulldogs and Gilmer

Local schools join KC for workforce program

By James Draper Three local high schools are working together with Kilgore College to open the workforce to students as soon as they’re ready. Based at White Oak ISD and ready to serve

Residents doing their part during current burn ban

Inside the Gladewater City Limits, there’s been just one alleged burn ban violation since Gregg County Commissioners approved the measure Aug. 7 – that was on Sunday, Mike Simmons says, and

WOISD board plans to cut tax rate

By James Draper White Oak ISD could lower its tax rate 2.5 percent to collect the same amount of local revenue – taking all variables into consideration, though, the administration has proposed a

Three file for Upshur County sheriff job

By Phillip Williams Five men, including three potential candidates for sheriff, have filed papers appointing campaign treasurers in their bids for Upshur County offices in the 2024 election,

Safe streets & roads grant being considered

The clock is ticking on Gladewater’s application for Safe Streets & Roads For All grant funds – it should take just a few months’ to get notice, according to the city’s code enforcement

Gladewater tax rate to drop 10-cents

But appraisals may negate lower rate By Jim Bardwell Two public hearings will be held Thursday by the Gladewater City Council – one regarding the proposed budget for fiscal year 2024 and the

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