Jacksonville police officials say a threat received against area schools, daycares and police agencies early Tuesday morning originated in the United Kingdom.

A Willis man — who has maintained his innocence for over 20 years — was put to death by the state of Texas Wednesday at the Huntsville “Walls” Unit. Larry Swearingen, 48, became the fourth inmate to die at the hands of the Lonestar State this year, after taking his last breath at 6:47 p.m.

A Johnson County man wanted on charges of super aggravated sexual assault of a child pulled into the parking lot of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and shot himself in the head at 12:13 p.m. today, officials said.

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Officials at Gordon ISD are very pleased with last week’s letter grades and accountability scores released by the Texas Education Agency.

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The Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau announced late Monday afternoon winning two awards at the recent Texas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau's Idea Fair at its annual conference.

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On Friday, more than 20 small government agencies across Texas reported a ransomware attack, including the city of Keene.

As the temperatures rise, so does our anger and fear. In light of the tragic events in El Paso and Dayton, protests around the globe, and local matters that affect us, I want to take time to pause, deeply breathe in and out, and take notice of what matters most.

The No. 1 estate planning mistake I see in my practice is failure to have an updated will or a living trust. Individuals with big incomes and/or a high net worth seem just as likely to put off estate planning as those of more modest means.

Worries are common in the weeks leading up to starting back to school. Depending on the age and personality of the child, you might see temper tantrums, clinging, headaches or stomach aches, withdrawal/isolation, pleading, bargaining, even anger or flat refusal to go to school. It is important for the parent or caregiver to NOT give in.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, an event that coincides with the kick off of a new school year in Texas, and many parents are scrambling to get their students immunized.

Since the beginning of public schools in Cleburne, high school students have gone to class in a variety of different buildings.

Playing basketball has been part of my life for a long time. I enjoy running up and down the court and playing with a team as we try to out score our opponents.

Before your little ones go down the slide at the playground, it’s a good idea to check how hot it is to prevent burns.

They served from the Vietnam era to Iraq, the seven veterans honored on Wednesday at Cleburne’s American Legion Post 50. Age and location of service differences aside, the fact that they all suffered combat wounds for which they earned Purple Heart Medals ties them together.

To be sure all students are well nourished to learn, Keene ISD recently announced that all students in the district will get free breakfast and lunch for the entire school year.

Pat Tuggle spent more than 25 football seasons in the press box at Yellow Jacket Stadium as the Cleburne ISD Athletic Department secretary.

Eleven were expected, nine showed but this year not one but two walked away with the coveted Nashville Lights opening slot. 

A Godley High School senior who was involved in a fatal car wreck on Sunday evening is remembered by friends as a funny, hard-working and loving kid.

TYLER - In light of the most recent mass shootings in Gilroy, CA, El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Better Business Bureau Serving Central East Texas (BBB) felt it appropriate to offer the following tips on how to keep your loved ones safe should you ever be faced with an active shooter situation. It is not an easy topic to consider, but it is one which needs to be discussed and practiced. The tips come from Mark Seguin, founder and CEO of BBB Accredited Business TBG Solutions, Inc.

Last week, Johnson County elected officials and department heads delivered their budget requests for the upcoming fiscal year. Johnson County commissioners on Monday began the process of approving or denying those requests and formulating a tax rate. The county’s new budget year begins Oct. 1.

The idea that information contained in historic Cleburne newspapers may soon be of aid to someone local or even say El Paso, College Station or the world is hardly far fetched, Johnson County Genealogical Society member Marsha Bruckner said.

Two inmates who escaped the Johnson County Jail on Friday are back in custody, according to a press release from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

For the first time in nearly three decades, an effort is underway to recall a Mineral Wells City Council member – this one looking to remove Mayor Christopher Perricone from office.

Continuing a process that began several years ago, first-year Mineral Wells City Manager Randy Criswell on Tuesday presented city council with a proposed 2019-2020 budget that seeks to keep moving the city moving forward.

PALO PINTO – Gov. Greg Abbott wants everyone to know Texas' passing of a hemp law earlier this year did not decriminalize pot.

Hay samples are now being accepted through Sept. 9, at the Cherokee County Extension Office (Courthouse Annex – Rusk), Farm & Ranch Feed (Jacksonville), Tri-County Livestock Market (New Summerfield), Steele’s Feed & Seed (Troup), and Hick’s Farm and Ranch (Alto).

The Sunday following our return from this year’s youth mission trip there was a plane crash in Addison, Texas. A small prop plane took off and then, because of a mechanical issue, veered to one side and stuck an empty hangar in the early morning hours. Everyone aboard died in the accident.

Officers from Dallas and DART were in attendance as the Corsicana Parks and Recreation Department joined friends and family of the late Brent Thompson to unveil a bronze statue in his honor Saturday, July 27 on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Beaton Street.

After raising four boys – one of whom was adopted – Cherokee County residents Regina and Richard Simmons decided two things: 1) they weren’t finished being parents and 2) this time they wanted girls.