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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 →

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Veterans pay final tribute to their fellow soldiers

Veterans pay tribute

After talking with local funeral home staff and the monument company, Honzell decided something had to be done. He then enlisted the help of two fellow Camp County veterans, Mike Cannon (Army) and Billy D. McNeil (Marine Corps) and together the three are now on a mission to honor their fellow veterans. Continue Reading →

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‘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 →

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Final suspect sought in robbery case

Deputy Ken Thomas responded, and, during the course of his investigation determined that a Mount Pleasant resident was lured to a remote location under false pretenses, struck multiple times in the head with the butt of a firearm, forced to undress and robbed of his personal items. Continue Reading →

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