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Pittsburg firefighters assist in Midway fire

By ELLIS KNOX & LYNDA STRINGER

Two units from the Pittsburg Fire Department responded to a structure fire near Midway on Monday. Fire Chief Carl Cravey said the exact location and in which county was not determined until the Pittsburg units arrived. Units from Gilmer, Bettie, and Ewell arrived soon after. One of the Pittsburg units returned to base as unneeded.

Gilmer Fire Chief Jerry Taylor said the fire was toned out at 2:53 p.m. at 9374 Highway 271 North, a quarter mile north of the Midway Truck Stop.

 

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City to donate firetruck to Thunderbird VFD

By LYNDA STRINGER

Camp County’s Thunderbird Point Volunteer Fire Department will soon add another truck to its line of vehicles thanks to the City of Pittsburg.

The City Council voted in its June 11 meeting to remove the inactive 1990 Ford Fire Truck – known as Booster 1 – from the city fleet so it can be repurposed and put back into service in the county.

 

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Wed
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Texas Rust Rally

The 1st Annual Texas Rust Rally held at Anvil Brewing in downtown Pittsburg featured “Rat Rod” vehicles as well as classic cars and trucks. The event drew people from all over the area, including Dallas and Shreveport, Louisiana for the car show, mini bike races, a 1940s-1950s Pinup Girl Contest, food and live music.

 

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Wed
13
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Commissioners Court awards bank bid

By ELLIS KNOX
reporter@campcountynow.com

In the weekly meeting of the Camp County Commissioners Court, the court considered approval of the tax-exempt financing proposals for the upgrade to the county buildings HVAC and electrical systems. There were two bids on the table, one from Guaranty Bank and the other from Pilgrim Bank, both of Pittsburg.

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Wed
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Local couple takes rust to a new level

By LYNDA STRINGER
news@campcountynow.com

Rust can become beautiful.

Not many people can immediately wrap their minds around that concept, but for Carrie Thomas and Tony Herrera, it’s the hallmark of a new event for Pittsburg and the heartbeat for a new charitable organization.

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Forever in peace may you wave

The beautiful American Flags scattered about in the Pittsburg community are placed there by the Pittsburg Rotary Club.

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Law enforcement agencies warn of hot car dangers

By LYNDA STRINGER
news@campcountynow.com

A recent warning by the Texas Department of Public Safety on the dangers of leaving children in hot vehicles hits close to home as Pittsburg has already had an incident occur this summer.

Pittsburg Police Chief Richard Penn said in a press release issued Monday, “On May 23, PPD officers responded to a child endangerment call. The investigation revealed that an infant child had been left in a car approximately three hours after a parent arrived at work.”

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Founder of Cavender’s boot empire dies at age 87

By LYNDA STRINGER

The official announcement from the Cavender’s company of the May 29 death of its founder is titled “A Celebration of Life of Texas Classic James R. Cavender.”

The fitting headline echoes the sentiments this past week of all who knew him. There was a great sadness for the loss of a patriarch and iconic businessman whose empire began in Pittsburg more than a half-century ago. But, there was also joy and some laughter in remembering and celebrating the life of a man who touched so many.

 

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Wed
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Top of the class: Colin Brown

Pittsburg Junior High Principal Kristane Moore presents a commemorative plaque to Colin Brown, the son of Daniel and LeaAnn Brown, who achieved the top grade in the PJHS eighth grade class of 193 students. Brown’s final grade point average for the 2017 – 2018 school year was 105.5 percent.

 

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