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Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 12:00am

The Kaufman County Commissioners Court found itself on familiar ground this week, revisiting a discussion topic related to the implementation of a curfew in the unincorporated portions of the county.

Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 12:00am

TxDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work in the district during the weeks of July 26 and Aug. 2, 2021.Work schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure, or other unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention in work zones.

Sports

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 2:02pm

After battling through one of the most unusual and bizarre football seasons in 2020 primarily due to COVID-19 protocols, players and coaches on the Van Vandal varsity football team are hoping that the 2021 season will be a return to normalcy.

Sunday, July 4, 2021 - 12:00am

Did you ever give thought to your favorite species of fish to catch? I mean, if you had the opportunity to fish for anything, anywhere, what would it be? And then, what is your favorite species to fish for around your home waters in Texas?

Columns

Aug 1, 2021 - 00:00

The 2021 graduations have been somewhat closer to norm than the year before when last spring, COVID-19 shut down the state so when virtual learning came into play, many adults got on board and decided to take advantage of this unique opportunity to complete the necessary classes that were needed to complete their education.

You see it more and more in the obituary columns. “Died after a long bout with Alzheimer’s,” “…following a slow decline with Alzheimer’s,” or even “robbed of their life by Alzheimer’s.”

Aug 1, 2021 - 00:00

Dear Editor,

Aug 1, 2021 - 00:00

My mother made great desserts and my father loved any kind of sweets, so we all benefitted. This also may be why we were all chubby. When my sister was away at college mama would send her this cobbler in cherry form. My favorite is peach. You decide.

Obituaries

Aug 1, 2021 - 00:00

Services for Emmit Milton Miller, Jr., 68, of Fruitvale, were scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church, Grand Saline, with Bro. C.E. Vaughan and Chaplain Robert Stovall officiating under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home.

Aug 1, 2021 - 00:00

Services for Lillian Liles, 75, of Canton, were held Friday, July 23, 2021, at Tundra Baptist Church with Bro. Phil Knott officiating under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home. Interment was in Haven of Memories.

Aug 1, 2021 - 00:00

Jodie Frank Dobecka, 81 of Holly Lake Ranch, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at his residence. Jodie was born March 9, 1940, to the late Steve Dobecka and Mary Kozlovsky. Jodie passed away peacefully with his wife at his side and surrounded by his children. He will be welcomed into heaven by his family that has gone on before him.

Aug 1, 2021 - 00:00

Mrs. Shirley Ann Armstrong passed away July 19, 2021, at her residence in Seagoville.