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Texas to receive $89M federal grant for COVID-19 testing

TEXAS–The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) for Emergency Protective Measures will receive $89,060,952.92 to increase testing for COVID-19 in Texas, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced Jan. 4. 

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Kemp ISD receives superior financial integrity rating

KEMP–The Kemp Independent School district received a superior rating for their financial integrity at their regular school board meeting Dec. 14.

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High school sports move indoors during pandemic

WESTWOOD–Eric Kipper has played basketball for as long as he remembers. As a small child, he routinely shot hoops with his dad in the driveway. He joined a team in second grade and playing became part of his daily routine.

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Panthers win final game of 2020 over Eagles

MABANK–The Mabank Panthers wrapped up the year of 2020 with a close win over the Fairfield Eagles Dec. 30. 

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Public, city officials urge board of trustees to resign

KEMP–Following a preliminary investigation conducted by Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the Kemp Independent School District (KISD) Board of Trustees held a special board meeting via Zoom Dec.

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Fitness Revolution comes to GBC

GUN BARREL CITY–When Stacy Castro and Felicia Stearman began hearing from women that they felt uncomfortable working out with men or even alongside their husbands, the two began brainstorming on the idea of opening a women’s only

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Margie Harris

Margie Harris 90, of Mabank passed away Dec. 30, 2020 in the comfort of her home. Surrounded by her loving husband Elmer Harris and all six of their children. A memorial service was held Jan.

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Billie Lee Forrester

On a beautiful Tuesday evening, our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend completed her earthly journey surrounded by her family. 

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