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Barker begins term at Wharton's mayor

Tim Barker took the oath of office Monday at the Wharton City Council meeting, becoming the first new mayor of Wharton in six years.

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Rain doesn't damper Freedom Fest spirit
Posted: May 25, 2016

A late-afternoon downpour put a temporary hold on Saturday’s Wharton County Freedom Fest, but after a couple of hours, the festival picked back up and had a good ending witih the laser light show and live band.

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Graduation arrives for Wharton County students
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 3:44 pm

Wharton County’s  high school seniors will see their 12-plus years of hard work come to an end with graduation ceremonies.

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Journal-Spectator, Express win awards in press contests
Posted: May 25, 2016

PORT ARANSAS — The Wharton Journal-Spectator and East Bernard Express won a combined six awards in the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest.

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Martinez to play at Java Jam on Friday
Posted: May 25, 2016

John Arthur Martinez headlines the Java Jam on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Milam Street Coffee Shop for a return appearance. 

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Dateline
Posted: May 25, 2016

Girl Scout Cookies

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In Custody
Posted: May 25, 2016

Alcohol, drug charges

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Saturday 05/21/2016
Rain or shine, it's Freedom Fest
Posted: May 21, 2016

Today is the day for the Wharton County Freedom Fest, but unfortunately, rain is in the weather forecast.

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Runoff election is Tuesday
Updated: May 21, 2016 - 11:57 am

With early voting over, voters will have a final chance on Tuesday to take part in the primary runoff elections.

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