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Yorktown’s annual free downtown festival, Western Days, begins Friday evening with a carnival and continues through Sunday.

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Customers who supported the Shiner Strudel Bake before the pandemic will be glad to know that this project of the Shiner Catholic Church will resume on Oct. 30, according to a news release.

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HALLETTSVILLE – Like others on Saturday, Savannah Neece arrived with one thing in mind, a certain Czech sweet pastry. As organizers began setting a table for a kolache eating contest, however, the 10-year-old set her sights on the gold.

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The Yoakum Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors recognized outgoing board member Anita “Annie” R. Rodriguez at its Sept. 20 meeting for more than a quarter-century of service to the economic development needs of the Yoakum community, according to a news release.

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Kianna Stevens, graduate of Hallettsville High School, received a scholarship from the Hallettsville/Stevens-Mayo Alumni Association during a meeting on Aug. 14 at the Garden Center Club. Stevens was the head drum major in the Brahma Band and a former student council representative. She was …

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Dennis Davis, a graduate of Hallettsville High School, recently received the Entrepreneur Award from Hallettsville/Stevens-Mayo High School Alumni Association at the Garden Club in Hallettsville. Davis travels and participates in major rodeos throughout the country.

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Members of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner have more than one reason to celebrate this year. The magnificent church building, which is part of the unofficial tour of the painted churches of Texas, turned 100. And the congregation will celebrate its Centennial Fall Picnic a…

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SHERIDAN — It’s past midnight. The stars are out, and most Lavaca County residents are asleep. But Guy Hester is driving down a dirt road outside Sheridan in his Polaris four-wheeler, peering through a thermal scope in search of feral hogs.

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Soledad Carr is concerned with sending her son back to school with COVID-19 cases rising in Victoria.

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HALLETTSVILLE — Scott Henke has been hunting feral hogs all his life and he never forgets where he saw a big one.

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Due to heavy rains and the fear of vehicles getting stuck in the Appelt’s Hill Hall parking lot, the 57th annual Appelt Family Reunion was moved to the American Legion Hall in Hallettsville on June 6.

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SHINER — Shiner Police chief Zachary Kramer resigned from the department on Friday.

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Ruth Terpinski, affectionately known as “Miss Ruthie” to her adoring Shiner Gaslight Theatre patrons, was honored for her dedication as “hostess extraordinaire” at the theater on Saturday before the play, “Pinocchio Commedia.”

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    Good reminders Mike. I remember the days when it was impolite to impose your political views except when behind the curtains in the voting booth. Of course there were friends,family, and cowor…

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    Wow, where did this one come from? I suspect from those "Independent thinkers" who still have not acknowledged they lost the election and deny there was an insurrection on January 6th. Let us …

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    Great points Dan, I saw a poll that showed that the people you described would like to secede from the United States.

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