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Sep 12, 2019 - 00:00

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The school shooting in Uvalde is an unimaginable tragedy, and my heart continues to break for the families who lost a child, a mother, or a loved one. There are 21 families in Texas that are forever shattered, and I will do everything in my power to ensure a tragedy like this never happens again. We must secure our children’s schools, address the mental health crisis gripping our nation, and restore respect for the sanctity of human life.

Jun 16, 2022 - 00:00

Husband has had a horrible time at work that day. Feeling kicked around, unappreciated and definitely out of sorts, he pulls into the driveway, only to find that his three-year-old has left her tricycle blocking the garage door… again. He leverages his tired body out of the car and lumbers slowly into the house, ready to snap the head from the first person he sees.

Finances keep getting scarcer for school budgets. With this mind, spending on per pupil athletes far outpaces spending per pupil in core subjects. A research of some large Colorado high schools indicated athletic budgets occupied almost 10 percent of each school’s overall budget. Per pupil spending in athletics was nearly double over non-athletic students.

Obituaries

Jun 23, 2022 - 00:00

Octavia (Sis) Kirkland Hill was born on August 10, 1926, in Van Zandt County and went home to be with her Lord on June 10, 2022. She peacefully passed away on the same homestead where she was born 95 years ago. She was the first of three daughters born to William Abe and Flora Davis Kirkland.

Jun 23, 2022 - 00:00

Zachary James Norman—a loving son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend—passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at the age of 27.

Jun 23, 2022 - 00:00

A funeral service was held for Anna Lou “Ann” Waites, 95, on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Eubank Funeral Home, with Bro. Mike Roberson officiating.

Jun 16, 2022 - 00:00

A graveside service was held for Jane Shanks Mayer, 82, of Ben Wheeler, on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Holly Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home with Bro. Derek Rogers officiating.