The tri-county area was hit once again in a little over a month with a winter blast of ice, sleet and snow causing schools to be canceled and businesses to close for several days with temperatures

FLATONIA — The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit seized approximately 32 kilos of cocaine on Jan. 9 on Interstate 10 near Flatonia in a routine traffic stop.

Colorado County Habitat for Humanity held a ground blessing ceremony Saturday morning for the future home of the Cassandra Thompson family at 1619 Back St. in Columbus.


AUSTIN — Enhanced security measures have been implemented at the state capitol complex and grounds, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Jan. 11.

Consumers better think twice before clicking “purchase” on an Internet pharmacy’s site.

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Jan.


Taylor Nelius of Round Top-Carmine gets trapped in the lane against Burton during a 42-27 loss on Dec. 15 at Cub Gym in Carmine.


LONGVIEW — Eleven tricounty volleyball players, including five from Schulenburg, earned recognition on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s 2017 All- State Volleyball Teams.

Myles Thomas of Schulenburg blocks a shot in the Shorthorns’ 83-59 win over Taylor last Friday night.

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