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“This historic structure is on its way to being properly preserved!”
Sheriff ’s office works to locate missing local man
High-speed chase spanning four counties ends in crash
Governor Abbott mandates masks for most Texas counties

News

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Beginning July 27, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) now electronically posts to its website COVID-19 case counts and deaths by facility name for state supported living centers,

5 YEARS AGO

• Downtown buildings are vandalized overnight. Surx13 is left on six buildings, including New Beginnings Community Church.

FYI

10 YEARS AGO: FM 3535 is still in its planning stage. It will go west from US Hwy 271, near the Pilgrim freezer plant.

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Continued from the file of John C. Porter. Mr. Porter tells of a drought in 1860 which caused a very hot summer.

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Ed Sterling wrote this column for almost three decades, so let’s open by celebrating his contributions to the Texas Press Association and its members.

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A big question on everyone’s mind of late has been the upcoming high school football season.

 

 

Sports

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On July 22, Power Showcase, a national event featuring the country’s most prolific young baseball players, announced that 13-year-old Pittsburg native Landon Graham was selected for the All-America

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The Southeastern Louisiana Lions football team announced on July 15 that Pittsburg native Jaylon Jimmerson had been placed on the second All-Conference team on the defensive line.

From Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Week of July 1, 2020

Throwback

GAZETTE ARCHIVE PHOTOS

Bob Sandlin — GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 0.22’ high. Black bass are good on jigs, senkos, crankbaits and plastic worms in 8-15’ near brushy coves, rocky shorelines, and docks.

Youth golf tour heats up

The East Texas Junior Golf Tour had a wonderful day to play golf…light wind, cool breeze and overcast.

Opinions

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“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day” with me waking up every morning trying to remember if I brushed my teeth the night before and wondering why I’m quot

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I was going through Facebook about a year after I married my husband, and I saw a post that said, “If it won’t matter in five years, don’t spend five minutes worrying about it.” This is one of the

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I attended the Naples Rodeo Saturday evening, and there was a ton of amazing cowboys and cowgirls who took part in everything from steer wrestling and team roping to barrel racing and bull riding.

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Last week, I was on my best behavior! I only attacked the front windows 47 times. That’s a new record for me!

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The Pittsburg Library’s Summer Reading Program is coming to an end. Please turn in all reading logs on or before this Friday, July 31st.

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Fannie Lou Garrett, 86, formerly of Daingerfield passed away on Friday July 17, 2020 at Golden Creek Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Navasota Texas.

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Lifestyle

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Social distancing applies to pets as well as humans in households with positive cases of COVID-19.

Steve and Weida Borkowski give $1,000 for NTCC Work4College

Steve and Weida Borkowski recently presented the Northeast Texas Community College Foundation with a $1,000 scholarship.

Souza family gives $2,000 for

The Northeast Texas Community College Foundation recently received a $2,000 donation from the family of Maria Souza.

Touching vegetable & flower plants

I’ve written before about the intelligence of plants. They don’t have eyes, but see; don’t have mouths, but can talk; don’t have ears but hear; don’t have fingers, but can touch; and so on.

Local man grows 8ft tomato plants

When Bill Friberg purchased the brandywine tomato plants shown above, he says they were only 4 inches tall.

Pittsburg Church of the Nazarene announced that Don Sides has been selected as their interim pastor, beginning July 5.

Obituaries

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Graveside services for Kenneth Richard Taft, 88, of Pittsburg were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Leesburg Cemetery. The Rev.

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Leroy Duran, Jr., 57 of Pittsburg passed away Friday, July 24,2020 at The Hospice of East Texas Tyler. Mr.

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Gary W. Walton, 68, of Arp, Texas, passed away at 10:20pm on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 with his daughter by his side.

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Service for Jackie Sims Hawkins, 79, of Pittsburg, will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., at First Baptist Church, Pittsburg.

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Tollie Lee Pilgrim, Jr., age 81, passed away on July 15, 2020 in Grapevine, TX. He will be remembered as a loving father, husband, uncle and friend to all who knew and loved him.

STROH & DYER

Funeral Mass for Michelle Lynn Baxter Stroh will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg with Father Robert Cigainero officiating.

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