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A Houston man will face criminal charges after police identified him as the owner of 15 dogs that were found chained up to trees and deserted in a wooded area of Grimes County earlier this month.

EDITOR’S NOTE: We’ve reprinted The Houston Chronicle article below to bring awareness of the consequences of animal cruelty.

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FERRIS – In an effort to resolve on-going water issues, the Ferris City Council authorized the publication of certificates of obligation (municipal bonds) Monday night.

James Branch, the new Assistant City Manager of Support Services and the Economic Development Director for the City of Ferris.

FERRIS – James Branch has been selected as the next Economic Development Director for the City of Ferris as of Dec. 2.


Joshua Ervin connects with Raymond Gay II (7) on a crossing route in the 2nd Qtr.

The Hawks returned to AT&T Stadium on Friday, Nov. 29 to face the defending 5A Division II State Champions.

Head Coach Chris Ross hoists the Area Round Championship trophy over his Hawks football team at AT&T Stadium.

The Hawks only loss this year came in week 1 to the Denton Braswell Bengals, where the Hawks came in flat, had plenty of mistakes and were burned by the deep ball.

With a big lane to run through, Zach Sanders (9) took this carry to the house.

RED OAK – It’s been seven years since the Red Oak Hawks have won a playoff game, but on Friday November 15, the Hawks pounded the visiting Everman Bulldogs in the Bi-district round of the State 5A-


Thanksgiving 2019 is in the rearview mirror and most Americans after having sated themselves on turkey, pumpkin pie and football have turned their eyes toward the Christmas spending season with thr

The holidays can be glad, sad or bad. Take your pick and choose a direction.

I choose glad.

My father died just before the holiday season began three years ago. On the anniversary of his death I wanted to share a story with my readers that occurred about three years before he died.


Known as the “Secret Coast,” this southern area of Mississippi includes 62 miles of coastline that touches the Gulf and winds into 13 coastal communities that offer exceptional charm.

It is a secret that isn’t really a secret at all.

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After a stunning few days in Cape Town I took the Blue Train, coined “A Window to the Soul of South Africa” from Cape Town to Pretoria with the idea this would be a relaxing and slow way to enjoy t

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From Pretoria (that’s basically Johannesburg) in South Africa down to Cape Town, I took the Rovos Rail, which I had been hearing tales of for years.


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Jose “JoeMoe” A. Garza, age 74 of Ferris, Texas, passed away Oct. 7, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

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Marjorie (Margie) Coffey, 100, a longtime resident of Houston, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.

Nancy Ann Glaspy Weldon, 78, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Ennis, Texas.

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