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AUSTIN – It was a muted start to this year’s legislative session in Austin Tuesday as lawmakers returned to tackle the biggest public health crisis in living memory and the economic downturn it cau

 Wilmer Mayor Sheila Petta

WILMER – Wilmer’s newly elected Mayor Sheila Petta was appointed to the Texas Municipal League Small Cities Advisory Council earlier this month.

State Representative Jake Ellzey and his wife Shelby on the Texas House floor. Ellzey was sworn in on Jan. 12.

AUSTIN – On Jan. 12, Jake Ellzey was sworn in as the Texas State Representative of House District 10 for the 87th Texas Legislature.


WR Triston Edwards (13) splits defenders and runs up field after catching a pass from Joshua Erving (2). Photo by Steve Patterson / Moving Pictures.

After a tough loss on the road to Colleyville-Heritage last week, the Hawks bounced back with a 46-35 win over District rival Midlothian HS, in what may have been the Hawks best all-around team per

MANSFIELD – Brandon Hawkins Jr. scored two touchdowns and accounted for 220 total yards to lead Waxahachie over Mansfield 21-7 and into the playoffs.

Wilmer-Hutchins will face defending state runner-up Waco La Vega (8-2) next week at a date and site to be determined.


KF – Derek Clamon 3 run (Andres Gallegos kick).


Robert Romano

The more we learn about the assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan.

Brad Polumbo

President-elect Joe Biden just unveiled his proposal for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.


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The North Texas Film Critics Association (NTFCA) is pleased to announce this year’s nominations in each of our voting categories. 

Cauliflower “Risotto” with Shrimp and Peas

FAMILY FEATURES – Cooler weather calls for comfort foods, and it’s hard to top soups, risottos and strata for heartwarming dishes to share with the family on chilly days. 

Photo by Shawn Zapalac

Lexus uses the LC for Luxury Coupe. After driving it one might say the LC could mean “Low Center” too.


Arthur Young (A.Y.) Mohundro, Jr.

Arthur Young Mohundro, Jr. (A.Y.), age 96 of Ferris, Texas, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 9, 2020 with his family by his side.

John Franklin Bigham, Jr.

John Franklin Bigham, Jr., born March 28, 1954 in Fort Worth to John Franklin Bigham Sr. and Mary Katherine Helms.

Waymond Randolph James

Waymond Randolph James, 89, husband of Mildred Hobbs James of Rockett, TX, entered into the presence of His Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 at Baylor Scott and White in Waxahachie, TX.

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