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San Jacinto News-Times
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Council working to ensure families are provided services for children in area  
Suspects charged in double homicide  
Mayor says he will not seek reelection  
Two found fatally shot in Coldspring  
Co-op working to mitigate wholesale power costs  
Board names lone finalist in search for superintendent  
County employee charged with dangerous drug possession, invalid drivers' license  
Drugs taken from local pharmacy in 'smash and grab' burglary Friday  
Man fatally shot  
Social media explained during chamber luncheon  
Problems continue to plague construction at community shelter  
BIG HOUSE Texas visits, leaving love behind  
Shepherd's Tyler Kolek picked by Marlins  
Juneteenth celebration announced  
70th anniversary of D-Day observed  
McClendon, Lovett win GOP nominations  
Memorial hospitals under new ownership  
Car, bike show success despite rain  
EEOC complaint filed against county flushed  
SISD announces summer food program  
Former Coldspring student leads JUCO team to national championship  
Shepherd students have plant sale  
Administrative Professionals' Day to be celebrated  
Annual mammogram clinic scheduled at Jones Complex  
Local Habitat for Humanity enjoying community success  
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month  
Monarch Utilities launches project to provide Easter food baskets  
DETCOG to meet in Shepherd March 27  
DWI task force planned  
Local bank announces promotions  
Trojan softball player pitches against all odds  
Ice storm knocks out power to 9,000  
Listen and Learn ladies brunch highlights health and wellness  
New football district realignments released  
Wyatt arrests two for vehicle thefts  
Best of San Jacinto County recipients named  
Candidates, voters invited to open house  
Officials asked to get compensatory time in check  
Nominations taken for school program  
DETCOG coordinates book drive for children of West  
Applications taken for DETCOG's Regional Housing Authority  
Two charged in shooting of game warden  
Utility easement approved by court  
Women's League meets Jan. 9  
Voting started for favorite business  
Sen. Nichols is guest speaker at DETCOG's Christmas luncheon  
Public hearing set on $291,000 TxDOT county road grant  
Filing ends for March primaries  
31st annual Christmas on the Square set Dec. 14  
Shepherd man killed cleaning gun with friend  
SHECO issues warning of scam targeting customers  
Chief deputy talks about changes, goals and the war on drugs  
County Democratic Party under new leadership  
Vehicle registration requires new identification for title  
Vehicle registration requires new identification for title  
Participants needed for wreath contest  
Coldspring EDC is formed  
Education Foundation awards teaching grant  
Photo IDs available through EIC program  
Artists, vendors attract crowds to first art walk  
Annual car, truck and bike show scheduled  
Early voting begins Oct. 21 in constitutional amendment election  
Fundraising bike ride scheduled for COHS school clubs  
Local attorney gives overview of legal issues important to women  
Recorder to help San Jac, Polk counties  
Shepherd adopts deficit budgets  
Art Walk planned  
County fighting for mineral rights to bequeathed property  
Brady champions timber payments  
County adopts budget, sets tax rate  
Heritage Days to be Celebrated  
Iowa man gets maximum sentence for vehicle fatality  
Dirt Dominoes tournament draws stiff competition for county's youth  
Cattle theft suspects surrender  
Seven athletes charged with theft of property from Coldspring Intermediate  
Educational exhibits needed for county fair  
Man found murdered in home  
Marine supports veterans causes by walking  
Domino tournament scheduled  
Golf tourney benefits youth club  
Board approves fund balanced budget  
County proposes one-cent tax increase  
Voters reminded of new photo ID requirements  
27 students participate in first arts, crafts camp  
Shepherd FFA Alumni to host annual Progress Show Aug. 24  
Clothes available for Shepherd children  
City council considers hiring officer; work on streets to total $533,868  
Four dogs die in house fire  
Pre-K registration announced  
Court approves list of election judges  
Art/craft camp planned  
Deadline for recipes in Habitat cookbook is Aug. 3  
Community works together to give wounded warriors a day of fishing  
Memorial service held for LJH student who drowned Thursday  
Body of Liberty County man found hear hiking trail  
Judges investigated for texting  
Photo ID now needed when voting  
Montgomery County's economy is topic of next chamber meet  
Christmas in July planned  
Encaustic art technique to be demonstrated July 1  
TxDOT introduces new traffic tools  
Fireworks banned in National Forest and Grasslands  
COCISD awarded TASB grant  
Oakhurst VFD fish fry fundraiser announced  
Fifth Saturday to feature June's Summer Heat  
Housing inmates profitable for county  
Juvenile stabbed during graduation  
Summer reading program offered  
Juneteenth celebration set June 15  
Megan Winfrey acquitted  
Deputies to get new bulletproof vests  
Judge denies bond for Ham  
San Jacinto News-Times awarded first place news writing  
Grant enables outdoor classroom  
Tax office reopens in Point Blank  
Summer food program announced  
Theft of road signs costing tax money  
Teacher arrested for improper relationship with a student  
New 346 area code proposed  
Shepherd council takes action on walking trail, sewer plant repairs  
Death of 14-year-old investigated in Shepherd  
One killed, two injured in vehicle accident  
Scooter Page Golf Tourney scheduled  
Kindergarten registration announced  
Arts festival in the park planned  
County landmark gone  
Habitat celebration announced  
New fair dates set  
Copper thieves cut power to thousands  
Two Shepherd teachers investigated for allegations of bullying a student  
Shepherd student killed in accident  
Testing of private water wells planned  
Shepherd Ag department's plant sale announced  
DETCOG's regional solid waste programs expanding  
Evergreen community garage sale is April 6  
Court supports Texas Bottle Bill  
Property tax sale planned April 2  
Artists participate in first juried show hosted by CAAL  
Second Winfrey acquitted of 2004 murder  
Art show scheduled March 16  
DETCOG testifies on county affairs  
Library has new website  
Faulkner gets three years  
Threatening text message gets student arrested  
Cap set on salaries for part time sanitation employees  
Consequences of date violence discussed  
Museum open second and fourth Saturdays  
Bill filed to avoid electrical rate hikes to Texas customers  
SHS students prepare for workplace  
DETCOG meets in Crockett Feb. 28  
Artist uses scratchboard techniques capturing wildlife with acrylics  
Local student wins calf scramble at Fort Worth rodeo performance  
CASA fun run planned  
Deadline to file property rendition is April 15  
Homeowners reminded to file homestead exemptions  
Coldspring-Oakhurst HOSA students spark health initiative  
Job fair planned  
Local family in Washington watches as Obama steps into second term  
Go-Texan scholarship dinner planned  
Flu shots available Jan. 24  
Area agencies explore school safety during forum  
Court to take further action Jan. 15 to confi rm candidate for tax collector  
Annual trek across county planned  
Will new tax collector be able to serve?  
Best of San Jacinto County to be held Feb. 23  
Sheriff James Walters passes  
Powerful Christmas Day storm knocks out power to 9,000 area residents  
Trapp honored by constituents  
Brady supports bill removing Social Security ID from Medicare cards  
35 mph speed limit to be extended in Coldspring  
Opening bid lowered on submachine guns  
Point Blank man charged with deadly conduct  


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