Week 1 Scores
Daingerfield 20, Gladewater 56
Hughes Springs 47, Clarksville 12
Paul Pewitt 0, Arp 20
Pittsburg 35, Pleasant Grove 19
Mount Pleasant 14, Paris 44
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Local hero led Marines in the first battle of Vietnam, ‘Operation Starlite’


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Editor’s Note: Today, August 18, marks the 50th anniversary of ‘Operation Starlite’, the first battle of Vietnam. Hughes Springs resident Homer ‘Mike” Jenkins has the distinction of leading the historic mission. It isn’t every day a farmer in East Texas receives a visit from officials representing Marine Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; however, Hughes Springs resident Homer’Mike’ Jenkins received such a visit earlier this summer. The Marine veteran was interviewed as he told his story of ‘Operation Starlite,’ the first battle of Vietnam. Sgt. Continue Reading →

Looking back 35 years later: Daingerfield remembers Sunday shooter declared ‘this is war’

Daingerfield First Baptist Church

This is the first installation in a two-part series recalling a horrific Sunday in Daingerfield and the aftermath that ultimately left five victims dead 35 years ago on June 22. The tragic event unfortunately, bears an eerie similarity to last month’s shootings inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Continue Reading →

‘Mad City Money’ program teaches life lessons to high school seniors

Mad City Money

Mad City Money is an intensive six-weeks program that provides speakers who go into the classrooms once a week to teach the fundamentals of good, financial education. The materials, which include a student workbook and instructor’s manual, are provided free to the students and are prepared by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE). Students learn how to properly budget, accounts and fraud prevention, lending and credit, career choices, investment and insurance. At the conclusion of the instructional sessions, students get the opportunity to put into practice what they have learned. Continue Reading →

Regular siren tests to begin soon

FB Jay Cates

Council also appoints Robyn Shelton as its water district representative
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Fire Chief Jay Cates explained the three new sirens to the Hughes Springs City Council at its July 21 meeting
“The three sirens are installed,” Cates said. “The sirens at the American Legion and the water tower are hooked up. We are waiting on SWEPCO to get the one hooked up at the wastewater treatment plant. At this time we have to activate them manually by going to the pole. I have been working and we have codes for them. Continue Reading →